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Burrata with anchovy and pangrattato at Torino Aperitivo.

Torino Aperitivo brings Italian bar tradition to Melbourne’s CBD (but don’t call them snacks)

Expect free bites with your first round of drinks when this Italian-style bar opens in a tiny laneway.

  • Donna Demaio
The Age GOOD FOOD - Chauncy review Heathcote. Pic Simon Schluter 11 February 2022.

Victoria’s best regional restaurants of the year (plus great places to stay and make a weekend of it)

Looking for destination inspiration for your next road trip? The Age Good Food Guide’s Regional Restaurant of the Year finalists are a great starting point.

  • Emma Breheny
Mozzarella en carrozza (fried mozzarella sandwich).

Is Studio Amaro the retro Italian restaurant (and disco) that Windsor’s been waiting for?

Fried mozzarella sandwiches, cacio e pepe butter ... the Commune Group’s new Italian all-rounder Studio Amaro brings the cheese.

  • Dani Valent
The namesake banh cuon at Xuan Banh Cuon in Sunshine.

20 under-the-radar restaurants the Good Food Guide critics can’t get enough of

From a wine bar in an industrial park to late-night spicy Korean street food, these are the spots our reviewers keep going back to.

  • Ellen Fraser, Emma Breheny and Good Food Guide reviewers
Sosta’s new owners (L-R) Roby Giannetta, Alex Tintori and Frank Remoundos.

‘I want to treat Australia as a region of Italy’: This reborn North Melbourne restaurant is only getting started

Sixteen years in, the North Melbourne restaurant formerly known as Sosta Cucina is ready to write a new chapter in Melbourne’s love affair with Italian cooking.

  • Emma Breheny
The chicken parmigiana at the Central Club Hotel in North Melbourne.

A much-loved North Melbourne pub has re-emerged after a two-year reno. Does it still have soul?

The revamped Central Club Hotel takes advantage of its vicinity to the Queen Victoria Market with quality chicken parma - but is it still a great pub?

  • Dani Valent
Stokehouse Pasta & Bar remains the definition of casual-elegant Aussie beachside dining.

Is this the best the beachy chic ground floor restaurant at this St Kilda stalwart has ever been?

With its simple but often excellent food, beautiful bayside views and flat rate wine, there’s something special going on at Stokehouse Pasta & Bar.

  • Michael Harden
Yellow curry with sweet picked crab meat.

Pa Tong offers a ‘thrilling’ taste of southern Thailand in the CBD

You could walk-in for ubiquitous dishes such as pad Thai, but it’s the southern specialities that keep drawing me back.

  • Dani Valent
Parcs’ new chef Damien Neylon swings open the doors next week.

Popular low-waste city restaurant reopens this week – with a surprising new cooking appliance

In the best tradition of reduce, reuse, recycle, waste-watching restaurant Parcs opens again after a three-month break.

  • Dani Valent
Best new restaurant nominees for the Good Food Guide - (left to right) Julieanne Blum and Stephannie Liu, chefs at Julie Restaurant, Abbotsford Convent.

Victoria’s New Restaurant of the Year finalists are...

From a four-seat sushi den to a fine diner in the former stock exchange, the Good Food Guide New Restaurant of the Year finalists are far from formulaic.

  • Dani Valent

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