La dolce vita: where to find a taste of Italy in Melbourne
Dreaming of a holiday in Italy? Before you go, discover the multitude of Italian-influenced experiences in the heart of Melbourne.
Italian food culture has long captivated our taste buds, and it’s hard to imagine Australia without pizza, pasta, and pesto.
Whether it’s sipping a negroni in a laneway bar such as Sojourn, getting a gooey, cheesy fix in a bustling pizzeria, or sharing a tiramisu in a fine-dining institution, you’ll find Italian influences throughout Melbourne, including RACV Club.
It’s no surprise that Italy is one of our favourite travel destinations, and our ultimate guide to Rome gives you an overview of the city’s unmissable ancient wonders and culinary delights. Or find why Italy’s second most populous city is famed for its fashion, design and cuisine in our travel guide to cosmopolitan Milan.
But while you’re planning your trip overseas, immerse yourself in one of Melbourne's famous cultural food hubs – ‘Little Italy’ in Lygon Street in Carlton, and find out where the best gelato joints are in Melbourne and Victoria.