Pasta Bambino

Bouvier Bar has launched a new pasta pop-up serving comforting classics just in time for winter.
Pauline De Leon
Published on April 26, 2024


A new Italian pop-up has appeared in Brunswick East at Lygon Street establishment Bouvier Bar. Dubbed Pasta Bambino, the takeover is led by chef Adrian Richardson, who is known for his inventive cuisine at La Luna Bistro.

"Some of my fondest food memories are helping my Italian grandparents in the kitchen and making pasta from scratch. That's how I first got my feeling for food," shares Richardson. "We're going back to basics with good food at an honest price — and what is more comforting than a bowl of pasta at this time of the year?

The menu is rooted in Richardson's Italian background, with mains such as rigatoni beef ragout, pappardelle with mushroom cream sauce and casarecce bolognese. For a light prelude to the main course, choose from appetisers like fried mozzarella, bruschetta with tomato, anchovies and baslamic, or stuffed arancini. Classic Italian desserts like cannoli and tiramisu complete the menu, served with a carefully chosen cocktail list that includes house favourites like the amaretto espresso martini and limoncello spritz.

You can find Pasta Bambino this autumn and winter at 159 Lygon Street, open from 4pm–12am Wednesday–Thursday and 4pm–2am Friday–Saturday.


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