This cosy South Yarra kitchen specialises in pillowy gnocchi and cheese wheel pasta.
Libby Curran
Published on July 24, 2019
Updated on October 19, 2020


The restaurant behind last year's legendary 29-cheese gnocchi creation, it's safe to say South Yarra's Cucinetta has a soft spot for pillowy potato dumplings. This cosy eatery specialises in generous pasta dishes, alongside a slew of other traditional Italian fare, its weekly-changing menu heroing top local produce and home-style cooking.

In good news for true aficionados, a new handmade gnocchi dish appears with each Tuesday's new menu. These days, you might find yourself sitting down to a version made with rocket pesto and swordfish, a fusion of crab, clams and cherry tomatoes, or perhaps a seasonal concoction of Italian sausage, pumpkin cream and truffle oil.

Plus, the kitchen also serves up cacio e pepe straight out of a pecorino wheel every day of the week.


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