Tipo 00 – Melbourne IS Foodie

Before arriving in Melbourne, I had asked people in Sydney what they thought about Melbourne.  Here are some of the responses:

  • its more European
  • its food obsessed
  • fashion capital
  • they take time to enjoy the finer things in life
  • its foodie heaven
  • great food

The food kept coming up.  Because I was already impressed by the food scene in Sydney, I couldn’t wait to see what Melbourne was all about.  It did NOT disappoint.  More on that in a later post.

Our first dinner was at Tipo 00.  A pasta restaurant where the name alone should indicate the great things to come (00 is the flour Italians use to make pasta).

The restaurant is casual and VERY busy.  I definitely recommend reserving in advance.

We were seated right away and presented with the menu.

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The restaurant provided some focaccia and ricotta to start.

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We started with a beet salad.

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…and then shared three pastas – gnocchi (with duck, porcini, pecorino), squid ink tagliolini (with bottarga) and spaghettini (with crab).

All were delicious and the pasta was well cooked.  My favorites were the spaghettini which was a bit spicy and the gnocchi.

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I would definitely return here – many times.  Service was good. 8.5/10

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