Emporio Della Pasta is an Italian style eatery in the Crown complex of Melbourne. As the name suggests, they specialize in pasta.
The furnishings and finish of this restaurant is nice and modern. Living up to Crowns ‘casual’ standard of restaurants. The environment is open, with an essence of sophistication.
We got the peri peri pollo pizza. (Try say that fast 10 times.) Now try say irish wristwatch. Moving on. The pizza was good, it had a nice thin base, good amount of sauce and a tangy kick of spice from the peri peri sauce. The chillis on the pizza were a bit too hot for me to handle, lucky there wasn’t many of them.
The pasta we got was the tagliatelle pollo fungi, this was delicious, pasta cooked al dante and a generous serving of chicken bits. If they added one more tablespoon of sauce it might have been the perfect amount of sauce.
This was my second visit to Emporio Della Pasta, and I think the restaurant isn’t mind blowing or special. It’s comfortable, and serves good food. However both visits, we didn’t receive good service. Perhaps they are a little understaffed, or maybe they just need to be quicker on their feet.
Emporio Della Pasta
Crown Entertainment Complex,
8 Whiteman St
Melbourne, VIC 3006
Melbourne Pizza Bar is a super casual, cheap and easy going restaurant located on King Street in Melbourne CBD. Jake’s favourite food is pizza, so we had to try this place out!
This place didn’t seem all that popular, no real branding and not much character at all. The restaurant ambience was boring and stale. Lucky I had Jake with me to make the experience worth while.
Ok, I know this photo looks disgusting. They looked disgusting in real life too, but the chips and gravy were surprisingly tasty.
Onto the pizza, I got the gourmet bolognese. The pizza was a little soggy and the toppings were falling off. Flavour was standard, didn’t really have a “gourmet” or unique taste.
Jake got the classic American pizza. Salami cheese and tomato. It had a good crispiness to it, but there wasn’t enough pizza sauce applied to the base. The pizza was a bit salty too.
In conclusion, Melbourne Pizza Bar sounded like it would serve great pizza in a chilled out environment. The environment was average, and the pizza was a let down. I’m sure you can get better pizza elsewhere.
Melbourne Pizza Bar