There are few things more comforting and delicious than a good bowl of pasta. With its longstanding Italian community and commitment to good food, Melbourne serves up some of the best spaghetti, fettuccine, pappardelle, orecchiette and ravioli in the world. It’s telling that some of the places on this list have been operating since the ’80s, with few changes to what they do. Good pasta is timeless and resistant to trends.

As of this year, you don’t have to leave home to eat Tipo 00’s casarecce with sausage ragu, Grossi Florentino Grill’s testaroli or Park Street’s rabbit and veal agnolotti. You can recreate them in your own kitchen with The Broadsheet Italian Cookbook. Pastas from Il Bacaro, Pellegrini’s, Mario’s are are also among the book’s 80 recipes. Available now at

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Tipo 00

A fine-dining chef's handmade-pasta passion project.

361 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Il Bacaro

All about that Moreton Bay bug spaghettini.

168-170 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Pasta made fresh, twice a day.

261 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne VIC

Caffe e Cucina

An old-style Italian local.

581 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141