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Piccolino is a city-cool Italian restaurant in the suburbs worth visiting

There are few places out in the suburbs of Melbourne that have something so oozingly inner-city-cool about them that you’re baffled as to what it’s doing there in the first place. Piccolino in Mount Waverley is just that.

It’s a warm, yellow-lit, aesthetically flooring restaurant run by a family for whom quality Italian fare is tantamount to life itself.

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It took them four years to plan, construct and finesse and when you take a look at the amount of detail in every element of the restaurant from the floor plan to the mezzanine level and the gigantic, ceiling-tall iron cast pizza oven, it’s easy to see why.

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The restaurant is stunning, their menu new and their staff not only friendly and inviting, but also well-versed in respective elements of the menu itself, from choosing the options that populate it, to coming up with recipes themselves.

With a menu of traditional Italian restaurant staples like a ravishing antipasti plate and uniquely ‘un’-Italian crispy prawns wrapped in wanton skins with a zingy chilli, lime and coriander mayonnaise, any dinner is off to a sumptuous start.

Piccolino Italian restaurant Mount Waverley Melbourne

Pair that with a fairly extensive offering of main dishes the likes of a traditional spaghetti bolognese, linguine marinara, veal trifolata of pan fried veal backstrap in white wine mushroom and rosemary gravy or a range of chef’s specials and the menu leaves no¬†plate unturned.

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Of course, complete the dinner with the restaurant’s prized – and reciped by their own chef – Italian¬†sfinge dessert of soft Italian style doughnuts, fresh from the fryer, topped with a Nutella sauce and dunked in sugar, your interpretation of ‘decadence’ will be granted a whole new meaning.

Find Piccolino at 55 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley. See more at the website here.

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