The owners of this friendly Italian trattoria make an annual pilgrimage back to Italy to cook in restaurant kitchens, gleaning new ideas for their menu. They make their own pasta and fill ravioli cushions with tasty things like pumpkin or rabbit, or Bergamo-style with beef, pork, veal, prosciutto, pancetta and more. Much of the antipasto plate is house-made: yoghurt cheese, marinated olives, mushrooms and tuna mousse – ideal to share. Other recommended dishes include sizzling Spanish-style king prawns, homemade fettucini marinara, mare monte, classic veal saltimbocca, and pasta served with prawns and porcini mushrooms. Australian and Italian wine list.
26 Ocean Beach Rd; (03) 5984 0811; open Thurs–Mon for dinner; extended summer hours