Stop in to this upmarket Italian-style deli and grocer to grab a chef-quality meal to take home, or to get the local and imported ingredients you need to whip up a simple Italian dish.

Inside the green-and-white shop, light-wood shelves are lined with goods such as lasagnas from Andrew McConnell’s fancy Fitzroy butcher Meatsmith, and soups and pasta sauces from Marisa Cardamone, whose parents ran Fairfield’s Cardamone Gourmet Supermarket for more than 50 years.

Red Hill Bakery’s sourdough is available and there are pizza bases from Naples, Italy, plus plenty of toppings to stack on them. Pick up Italian ice-cream and cannoli for dessert, or make a smoothie bowl with ingredients from the well-stocked gluten-free and vegan section.

On weekends, the Sicilian barista will make you a coffee with San Pedro beans to sip at a cafe table out front, or get some ground to take back to your Airbnb.

Updated: November 5th, 2020

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