Leonardo’s Pizza Palace is taking over the old Pizza-by-the-Metre space in Carlton. It’s from the team behind Ramblr and Leonard’s House of Love.

• Ripponlea has a new, teeny tiny diner in the form of Mocha Jo’s Burger Bar.

• Take a look inside Heroes, a barbeque, Karaoke and “good time bar” from the Fancy Hanks crew.

A few nostalgic new gelato cakes have just hit the menu at gelataria Pidapipo.

Embla’s big sister, Lesa, is almost here. Expect slow-cooked, smoky and grilled dishes alongside spectacular wine.

• Pizzicotto is a cosy new woodfired pizza spot for the northwest.

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Bang Bang at the Rifle Club has launched a Dry July-friendly cocktail list.

Hop Skip Fly is a roaming dinner experience taking in courses at Mrs Hopper, Supernormal Canteen and Milk the Cow.

• Brunswick daytime diner Small Axe Kitchen’s breakfast pasta was so well-loved, it’s now serving Sicilian fare for dinner.