Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits

Written for Broadsheet Cannoli Bar came to be when friends Carlo Mellini and Anthony Calenda decided to sell cannoli and biscotti in the suburb where they grew up – Avondale Heights in Melbourne’s north-west. The name is a nod to the mid-century milk bar the cannolificio has operated in since 2018. It’s on a quiet residential street, but… Continue reading Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits

First Look: Il Porto, a New Pizzeria in Avondale Heights Where Dough Is King

Written for Broadsheet Father and son duo Alessio and Armando Villani are no strangers to the baking game. Before opening their thriving Avondale Heights bakery Impasto in 2014, the pair were selling bread at three different bakeries they owned in Deer Park and East Keilor. Now the Villanis have ventured into restaurant territory for the first time… Continue reading First Look: Il Porto, a New Pizzeria in Avondale Heights Where Dough Is King

A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne “My passion for cannoli started when I was little,” says Cannoli Bar co-owner Carlo Mellini. Growing up in Italy, every Sunday his nonno would bring the family a box of Sicilian desserts. “The ricotta cannoli,” he says. “That was always my favourite.” Before moving to Australia, Mellini’s father Achille worked at… Continue reading A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West