tipo 00 pasta bar, melbourne

Have you been looking for a tall, dark and handsome Italian?  Well close down your Tinder app and unregister from RSVP because the Baroness has found him for you.  Your new beau is tucked discreetly away down Little Bourke St and is open to multiple partners, taking you at traditional tables or by the window bench seating if you prefer.  Unsurprisingly like any fresh meat our new European arrival is already making a name for himself, so book ahead.

Make a reservation with a view of the kitchen at Tipo 00

Make a reservation with a view of the kitchen at Tipo 00

Now whilst our sexy Italian is named after a type of flour, Tipo 00, his subtle entry, his dark wood interiors and warm welcome will mesmerize you.  Tipo 00 specialises in making pasta and does so very well indeed.  I have had one, all too brief, lunchtime dalliance with bello and thoroughly enjoyed the voyeurism of being seated next to the kitchen with full view of the action.

Front row seats at Tipo 00

Front row seats at Tipo 00

I indulged in a luxurious Moreton Bay bug risotto, savoring every moreish bite.  My date had the broccolini orecchiette and commented on the quality of the texture of the hand made pasta.  What can I say; Tipo 00 is very good with his hands.  Accompanying our dishes was some very good complimentary bread with ricotta, a nice change from olive oil.  Tipo 00 likes to keep things fresh.

The luxurious Moreton Bay bug risotto at Tipo 00

The luxurious Moreton Bay bug risotto at Tipo 00

If you are ready to go for another round Tipo 00 has got more tricks up his sleeve and a bit on the side if you are up for it.  There are both sweet and savoury happy endings to this date.  I will be coming back for the full treatment next time with a Tipomisu.  So if you like some classy Italian food porn, Tipo 00 is your man and mine too.  Bon apetito.

The broccolini orecchiette at Tipo 00

The broccolini orecchiette at Tipo 00


Tipo 00 - 361 Little Bourke St Melbourne

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