On a quiet street in Carlton, right near Melbourne University, is a pizza place that feels like it’s actually on a quiet street in Rome. The menus are handwritten photocopies and often covered in red wine stains, wine is poured into tumblers, and the seating is so cramped you’ll definitely be involved in the relationship debrief happening at the table next door. Yes the pastas are good, but we’d advise not using too much stomach space for those - it’s all about the thin crusted, simply topped pizzas. And that includes the dessert pizzas too.
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Cafe Di Stasio
If a local invites you for an Italian dinner at Melbourne's Cafe Di Stasio, it basically means they’re in love with you.
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