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By Tom Clift
September 23, 2015

A25 Espresso to Open in Melbourne's CBD

Melbourne's latest Italian eatery from a team who really know what they're doing.
By Tom Clift
September 23, 2015

The team behind A25 Pizza Parlour in South Yarra will launch an offshoot in the city by the end of the year. Currently expected to start service in mid-December on the corners of Lonsdale Street and Hardware Lane, A25 Espresso will focus on Italian coffee and share plates, with owner Remo Nicolini promising "some interesting surprises."

Obviously, expect quite the Italian focus at this newbie. Speaking to Hospitality Magazine, the veteran restaurateur described the A25 spinoff as "an all day Italian eatery" that would bring "a bigger focus to new age Italian sharing plates and speciality coffee." The beans will come courtesy of Dukes Coffee Roasters, while head chef Salvatore Giorgio will make the move from A25 South Yarra to run the kitchen in their new CBD digs.

"I feel at home in the CBD," said Nicolini of the new location, which will reportedly seat 50 people indoors with room for another 20 outside. "I love the buzz and am thrilled to have acquired such a prominent site on Hardware Lane."

In addition to A25 South Yarra and the soon to open A25 Espresso, Nicolini's resume includes +39 Pizzeria on Little Bourke Street, Espressino on King Street and Non Solo Pasta in the Docklands. His brother Tony, meanwhile, runs the show over at Carlton's D.O.C. Point is, when it comes to Italian dining, this guy is no slouch.

Via Hospitality Magazine.

Image: A25 South Yarra.

Published on September 23, 2015 by Tom Clift


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