Superfood smoothies for breakfast mean you can have pasta for dinner. This is the world we live in and we’re ok with that. It’s all about balance anyway, right? Sometimes all you want is to sit down to a good, honest bowl of pasta and a glass of red wine. And that’s exactly what you can do at Tipo 00, the new pasta bar from co-owner Luke Skidmore (ex-Saint Crispin, Merchant, Vue de Monde) and co-owner and chef Andreas Papadakis (ex Vue de Monde – any guesses where these two met?!).
The 42 seater was fit out by Collaborative Collectif and Aaron McKenzie. It’s a casual Italian spot with a bar for a snack on the go and white marble bench tops.
For those playing at home, the name Tipo 00 comes from the flour that’s traditionally used to make pizza and pasta. And with a name like that you’re already expecting the carbs to be damn good. Speaking of carbs, the pasta and risotto menu is something of Italian dreams. Risotto with Moreton Bay bugs, asparagus filled tortelloni with a parmesan and sage sauce, a ragu bolognese, and a pappardelle with braised rabbit, marjoram, and hazelnut. This is of course after you’ve started on burrata and salumi.
It would be rude not to order sides and dessert. Green beans, snow peas, witlof, goats cheese, and almonds count as greens, while the polenta chips with rosemary don’t need a reason.
Finish with a Tipomisu – a tiramisu at Tipo, get it? Or a plate of formaggio and fall into sweet cheese dreams.
Top it all off with a bottle, or two of red from Tuscany or Piedmont. There are a few local wines thrown in the mix but when you’re already in Italy, it would be a shame not to enjoy their vines.
361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000