This dining institution has been serving up authentic Italian fare to West Melbourne locals for over 60 years.
June 14, 2023
Melbourne is full of Italian restaurants, but not all are made equally. And few have as much character as Amiconi in West Melbourne. This institution has been serving up plates of spag bol for over 60 years now, feeding all of those who are in the know.
And it's so loved because it's as authentic as Italian dining gets. Little has changed over the decades — it still has the same soccer jerseys on the wall and regional Italian flags hanging from the ceiling. The old black and white family photos have faded, but it's all part of the charm.
Warehouse chic, this is not. And its Instagram will not inspire much food envy. But that's not what Amiconi is about – people come back to this Italian restaurant in Melbourne for their entire lives, because at the end of the day, it's all about the traditional southern Italian dishes done to perfection.
First off, we are truly, madly, deeply obsessed with its Michelangelo Banquet. This has been a staple of its menus for many years. Get around the fried eggplant parmigiana and calamari, platters of gnocchi and all the semifreddo with amaretto your body can withstand. But you can easily go off-piste too, choosing from a huge selection of pasta dishes and regional southern Italian delicacies.
It also has a BYO liquor license. Bring a few bottles of your favourite wine from home, and pair them with some of the best Italian food in Melbourne. How can you beat that?
Images: Supplied via Facebook, Amiconi.
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