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Tutto Benne launches a ripper of a summer menu

Italian restaurant Tutto Benne has recently launched their summer menu – and it’s a ripper. Think elderflower spritzer cocktails, monk inspired Frangelico mules, and fancy bites over the Southgate precinct terrazza overlooking the Yarra. Is there a better way to enjoy alfresco dining? [...]

29 December 2016 // 0 Comments

Soho on Southbank

Combining a love affair of Soho, New York and capturing traditional Italian flavours makes up the key origins of the newly open Southbank restaurant and bar – Soho. Granted the name doesn’t have a strong correlation to its Italian themed; this can be overlooked with the offerings and [...]

19 May 2015 // 0 Comments

All’aperto dining at La Svolta

Words and photography by Helena Michalak Everything at La Svolta was delicious. I ate it all! That’s enough of a review, right? Okay, probably not. As the Melbourne weather finally catches up to the entire point of daylight savings (sunshine!), it’s time to embrace the warmth and outdoors. La [...]

28 November 2014 // 0 Comments

DATE NIGHT: Bistro Bakini

Words by: Geoff Ferres and Miss SL Photography by: Miss SL On a cold, wet July evening we gratefully entered the warm embrace of Bistro Bakini on St Kilda Road. With an appealing ambience of mood lighting, clean lines and a chilled out play list, Bistro Bakini occupies a long space looking right [...]

6 August 2014 // 0 Comments

Artusi: The newest kid on the Southgate Block

Words and photography by: Sonika Mehta Artusi are the newest kid on the block at Southgate Shopping Precinct and they sure are making some noise. Creators Luis Pampliega and Tamara Volkoff have put a new spin on the classic Italian wine bar, inviting guests to experience ‘the art of eating and [...]

24 July 2014 // 1 Comment

A ballin’ good time at Smithballs

Words by: Helena Michalak Photography by: Helena Michalak and ALP Photography On the eve of Good Friday, The Meatball & Wine Bar’s third restaurant opened with a bang on Collingwood’s Smith Street. Smithballs joins Cityballs on Flinders Lane in the city and Richballs on Swan St, Richmond. [...]

28 April 2014 // 1 Comment


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