You can get spaghetti bolognese in a bread bowl at this Fitzroy North spot.
Libby Curran
Published on November 28, 2019
Updated on October 19, 2020


UPDATE: MARCH 27, 2020 — Picollino is now delivering its famed spaghetti-filled bowls via UberEats and Deliveroo.cp-line

Neighbourhood gem Piccolino serves up a modern take on the classic Italian trattoria. In the kitchen, Head Chef and Co-Owner Andrea Fioriti pulls inspiration from his homeland of Umbria, for his menu of vibrant eats. It's a rotating selection of hand-stretched woodfired pizzas, fresh pasta and gnocchi made in-house.

Balmy evenings are best kicked off with bites like the classic torta al testo ($10) — flat breads stuffed with the likes of burrata, salumi and grilled vegetables — along with antipasti, bruschetta and daily-changing deep-fried croquettes (three for $12). Enjoy alongside something from the range of tap wines and spritz.

Heartier appetites will be easily tempted by the oft-changing lineup of pasta ($19), dictated by each week's fresh market haul. Meanwhile, the woodfired pizza oven also gets a serious workout, churning out long-time favourites alongside a handful of newer creations.

Head in for signatures like the Hawaiian-inspired Porky Pine ($18) and the Piggie White ($21) topped with potato, fresh chilli, and pork and fennel sausage. Of course, if you're torn between the two Italian classics, your perfect match has got to be the Spag Bowl ($22) — Piccolino's traditional spaghetti bolognese, served in an edible pizza bowl. Best come hungry for that one.


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