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6° & CLOUDY ON SUNDAY 19 AUGUST IN MELBOURNE
By Julia Gaw
November 28, 2014
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Pallino Bar

Place bocce in summer or cosy up with a glass of wine in winter at this High Street bar.
By Julia Gaw
November 28, 2014
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There's something really inviting about Pallino. Maybe it's the warm, modern European fit-out filled with marble, dark wood and brass features. Maybe it's the inviting courtyard (complete with astro turf and Bocce games in summer), or maybe it's the humble drinks list (five regulars on tap plus a couple of rotating specials, modest and largely local wine list, and standard cocktail offerings). Or it could be the welcoming bar staff who stand at the divine marble bar and ask you how your day's been? Whatever it is, Pallino — the longest running business in this list — attracts a friendly, yet trendy local crowd and strikes the perfect (and oft misplaced) balance between sophistication and neighbourhood warmth.

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