I was cutting it fine to squeeze in lunch before flying back to Canberra but my friend said I definitely have to come here. I found Spontini restaurant down one of many of Melbourne’s charming alley ways. The entrance leads down some stairs to a bustling dining room, they must have an extensive wine list as almost everyone was drinking wine.
I asked the friendly staff if I could be in and out ASAP as I had a flight to catch and they were happy to help. By 1:08pm lasagne was sold out which is sad because that’s what I was going to order.
I’m ready to eat!
The food came out within 15 minutes after ordering with a lot of steam coming off the food.
The pasta was perfect, chewy and al dente! I was a bit disappointed that such an authentic Italian restaurant would have ‘powdered cheese’ but when I tasted it it’s not your usual powdered parmesan and in fact it’s a lot stronger.
Spaghetti con Polpette Home-made meat balls in tomato based sauce and served on spaghetti ($21.90) This was such a flavoursome tomato-y sauce and was sooo good, the meatballs were mediocre though.
Spaghetti Pescatore Fresh selection of seafood pan tossed with olive oil, white wine and tomato ($23.90) Nothing really special about this dish, the seafood didn’t taste fresh and the flavours didn’t really infuse into the sauce. I much preferred the spaghetti and meatballs.
We were in and out in 40 minutes which is very fast considering that includes me eating.
Address: 22 McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9670 2468