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

Now Open: A South-Side Pizzeria Bringing Back Nonna’s Recipes

Written for Broadsheet Andrea De Luca started making pizza in his hometown of Milan at 17. He moved to Australia in 2011 and became pizzaiolo at Zanini in Elwood, owned by Gabriele Rossi and Maurizio Speranza. Now 29, De Luca has teamed up with Rossi and Speranza to open a second Zanini in St Kilda East. “[We… Continue reading Now Open: A South-Side Pizzeria Bringing Back Nonna’s Recipes

A Pizzeria With Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly Fare

Co-owner Lorenzo Tron has personally visited all of his suppliers nearby and overseas, “so I personally picked all the products that I wanted to use,” he says. It means he knows a thing or two about what he’s serving up, and his passion for the product is transmitted to his customers.   “We attract a… Continue reading A Pizzeria With Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly Fare