Itali.Co is contemporary Italian cuisine done absolutely right. Plenty of love. Plenty of passion. Plenty of fine ingredients. It’s hard to overstate what a difference all of these things make when it comes to the food that leaves the kitchen. Itali.Co takes its residence in Melbourne’s St Kilda and has amassed quite the following of pizza and pasta lovers thus far during its time in what is one of the most buzzing culinary cities in the world. To be found on Barkly Street, Itali.Co doesn’t just specialise in great food – its hospitality is pretty hard to match as well. For a true Italian experience, make the trip to St Kilda.
For an Italian restaurant to stand out in Melbourne it has to do something special, so vast is the plain of restaurants to choose from. Itali.Co, we are delighted to report, is doing something special. On Barkly Street in St Kilda, this Italian restaurant carries sophistication and a contemporary approach that is quickly transforming it into the first choice for foodies far and wide. From distinctive and award-winning Naples-style pizzas to refined mains and plates of pasta, considering any other Italian restaurant in St Kilda besides Itali.Co does, to be honest, seem folly.
Begin your meal with a selection of antipasti in the way of chargrilled octopus or arancini, then weigh up your options when it comes to some of the finest pizza in Melbourne. Toppings are classics of Italy and we’d have to recommend the tartufata, complete with white truffle cream, fior di latte, mushrooms, rocket and parmesan. That said, the bresaola is also good with squacquerone cheese, air-dried beef and a citronette dressing. In terms of pasta, the homemade ravioli filled with beetroot, burnt butter, parmesan and poppy seeds is as intriguing as the braised beef cheeks with mashed potatoes, broccolini and bitter chocolate sauce that’s over on the mains menu. What are you waiting for? Give St Kilda’s Itali.Co a try!
It was an overall great experience! I would love to go back again for pizza. The 13 dollar pizzas are a dream! Thanks a lot
Had a delicious meal with great attentive service before seeing a show close by. Restaurant has a great vibe and a bright contemporary atmosphere. Will definitely go again.
Great food, lovely people, good wine and an enjoyable atmosphere. Not much more you could ask for but it was also pizza half price night so fantastic value!
Lovely food, good wine and friendly service. What more can you ask for? My alla Scoglio was excellent as was the pizza and other pastas. A good montepulciano by the glass with plenty of other choices.
We returned to Itali.Co for a pre-show dinner, & despite them being booked out the staff were very attentive & made sure that we got to our show on time. Plus the food was great. :-)
The location for pre-National Theatre dining is absolutely perfect. The decor and menu were fine. The service was slightly vague. The food was just ok. My lasagne was fine. I ordered an insalata mista that was mostly just lettuce and not very interesting. My daughter ordered gluten free pasta and the serve was tiny - twice the size would have been more like it. They were very busy but we got our food quickly and had plenty of time to get to the show. An easy place for pre-theatre dining so I would go again. But it was unremarkable.
Food was Gorgeous! at Itali.Co. The staff was very nice and helpful. The enviroment of this place was agreable and friendly. Also prices are reasonable, really no expensive.
This was our first time at Itali.co,; we chose it ahead of other local restaurants due to good reviews and proximity to National Theatre where we were attending a show. Great food and ambience; excellent friendly and timely service, would definitely come again
Great place! Can't fault the service or food. Pizzas delicious, and Dad said his seafood soup was the best he's ever had. Great atmosphere too. Prefect dining before going to the National Theatre. Will definitely return.
Amazing food and awesome service.. we were running late and they understood that and still served us fast so that we were able to make our show.. absolutely loved it and definitely go back