The combination of sauce and Windsor might call to mind the Queen Mother after a day at the races, or a ragu made from the blood of corgis and the poor, but when you go to Sauced Pasta Bar in Windsor, you can have a right royal feast without harming any monarchical matriarchs or their pets. Sauced offers an exemplary guide to the messier, more enjoyable aspects of Italian food, with a menu customisable to your favourites in pastas, sauces and more. Head down to Chapel Street – close to the border with Prahran – and treat you and your mates to a feed fit for a king, queen, baron, lord or, given the Italian origins, maybe even a doge.
What have the Romans ever done for us, eh? Aside from the aqueducts, irrigation and Francesco Totti, they gave us the humble ragu, that red and messy sauce so beloved of Italians the world over. Your nonna might not be Italian – and if she is, feel free to gesticulate wildly and claim that hers is the best in the world and no messing around – but you can get a taste of the bel paese just like non-existent nonna used to make at Sauced Pasta Bar on Chapel Street in Melbourne’s Windsor district.
Sauced Pasta Bar in Melbourne doesn’t pretend to do anything you haven’t seen before: in fact, they want you to know what you’re getting and to get what you want. To that end, you order your choice of pasta and your choice of sauce, your choice of extras and your vino with which to wash it down. All that remains is to book your table and choose your type of shirt to get the sauce down the front of. Head down to Chapel Street in Windsor and get ready for a great Italian meal.