The Kiosk d’Asporto
You won’t find any Chiko Rolls at The Kiosk d’Asporto (“takeaway” in Italian). Here it’s Italian street food, made daily and ready to take to the beach.
Co-owner Claudio Acquaro is also the owner of Pizza d’Asporto, also in Williamstown. Together with his mate and co-owner Mark Smundin, he has designed a menu that brings some southern Italian culture to the Williamstown locals.
There’s illy Coffee served with imported traditional pastries including sfoglia, a shell-shaped treat filled with sweet ricotta and candied orange peel, or bombolones (Italian doughnuts) filled with hazelnut or crema.
For lunch you’ll find echoes of what Acquaro’s mother or grandmother would cook the night before and then use to fill a panini with for lunch the next day, such as a meatball panini on a bed of Italian coleslaw. There are also aranchini balls, salads, roman-style pizza slices and chips served in a cone.
And of course, there’s gelato. All flavours are traditional, including pistachio, vanilla and chocolate, as well as berry and citrus sorbets. You can grab a cup, cone, or a gelato slider. The guys recommend vanilla as the best flavour to sandwich between the brioche bun.
The kiosk is open later on Fridays, and in good weather.