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18° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Libby Curran
November 28, 2019
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Piccolino

You can get spaghetti bolognese in a bread bowl at this Fitzroy North spot.
By Libby Curran
November 28, 2019
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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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