REVIEW || Osteria Ilaria, Melbourne

With some of the best pasta in town and seating for just 40 diners, Tipo 00 was always gonna break a few hearts. But newly arrived sibling venue Osteria Ilaria isn’t just there to satisfy the overflow, it’s a seriously worthy destination in itself.

IMAGE: Osteria Ilaria (supplied)

IMAGE: Osteria Ilaria (supplied)

Forget Flinders Lane, there’s a hot new dining precinct emerging in Melbourne’s former camping supplies quarter. Within a short stretch, Little Bourke Street (between Elizabeth and Queen) has triumphed over the puffer jackets, day packs and tourist-trap tackiness of nearby Hardware Lane to spawn some of the city’s best dining, with names like Kirk’s Wine Bar, Tipo 00 and French Saloon leading the charge.

IMAGE: Osteria Ilaria (supplied)

IMAGE: Osteria Ilaria (supplied)

Newcomer Osteria Ilaria has quite possibly gone down as one of my top new openers for 2017 (big call, I know) and I've been telling anyone who cares to get down there stat for chef Andreas Papadakis' ridiculously good multi-course chef's menu.

Consider this your memo.

 

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OSTERIA ILARIA

367 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC.

osteriailaria.com