Park Street Pasta & Wine

4.6
201 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We are a neighborhood Osteria in South Melbourne. We make fresh pasta daily and feature a range of Italian banquet share dishes, a seasonal wine list and inventive cocktails.

We are located at 268 Park Street on the Corner of Park & Perrins St, just down from the iconic South Melbourne Town Hall.

Our philosophy pays homage to the Italian traditions of 'fatto a mano,' OR, 'made by hand,' referring to the craftsmanship that translates through our seasonal menu.

Our kitchen is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon and 6pm respectively.

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DO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Very disappointing! This was our third visit and on the previous occasions the pasta was excellent. But this time two of the three dishes were frankly substandard.

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J
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great and simple menu, brilliant pasta, great service, but please let us have tea........I'm Italian and love coffee but not everyone likes to take coffee at night.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Park St, the pasta - delicious! Great service and ambience. We'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely the best pasta in Melbourne and we eat at a lot of Italian restaurants.
Also an amazing Negroni and bomboloni to cap it off!

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LH
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Terrific little local. Best to book because it’s busy. Delicious food. We had great oysters and octopus to start. My main was prawn pasta. It was the most expensive pasta on the menu, but was a very small serve like a small entree. There was no discernible prawn meat in the dish although it was tasty.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food and great staff.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We were ushered to our table with the drinks list, and then ignored. We waited between 5 and 10 minutes; not asked whether we'd like a drink, nor offered a menu.

Got up and left but no-one noticed. To be fair, the manager, Alex, did call to ask why we were no longer at the table, so I explained the above.

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j
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. The food and wine was outstanding and the service perfect. Can’t wait to come back.

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P
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best pasta restaurant in Melbourne. Excellent specials. Fantastic service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service !! Highly recommend

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E
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was spectacular and will certainly be going back

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DM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great. Really nice atmosphere on a not too crowded street. Good selection of wines and whiskeys.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always. This is our local and the pasta is always excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Again a great experience so thanks a lot! On this occasion a 4 star rating on the food as the duck breast didn’t have a crispy skin as promised by the chef. However the duck was still very tasty. Will be back.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We planned our second visit, even down to which table we would request before finishing our first meal there. Wait staff and management extremely knowledgeable and delivered outstanding service.
Don’t expect much from the decor but the ambience is great when the restaurant fills a little

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MS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were fantastic. Their knowledge of menu and food helped with deciding what to order.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighbourhood vibe and ambience. Food, wine and service were fantastic. I'll definitely be back!

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T
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Found the cost didn’t represent value. Pasta was the size of an entree with a price tag for most of $30+ At a local cafe this seemed a little over the top! And my pasta had well passed the al dente stage so wasn’t pleasant eating. And an entree of bbq octopus at $24 consisting of a slice of octopus leg of no more than 10cm in length on top of some watery, peppery cream was ridiculously overpriced. Was so looking forward to visiting this establishment but left more than disappointed.

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R
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place, excellent people, excellent service, excellent food.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, this was second visit. Would totally recommend

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NH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food, it's ridiculous! The BBQ Polpo, bonissimo!

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SR
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expensive Expensive but worth it ...................................................................................,,

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M
27 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We left it all up to Alex and were definitely not disAppointed...food and service all great

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A treasure I will definitely go back and will soon become my go to restaurant when entertaining staff and customers. Amazing home made pasta and great wine.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best pasta I have ever eaten! Outstanding staff and service. Excellent recommendations. Five of us, three entrees, five mains and four desserts, excellent wines and a few beers.... $330. Really great value given the exceptional quality of the food, wines and service. Can't wait to go again. Thank you for making an important night for us, memorable.

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GR
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great pasta, interesting wine list and a lovely local restaurant.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic quality pasta in a convivial, chic but relaxed setting. Great service. Well considered short wine list featuring Aus and Italian wines. Not a 'family' venue but dealt kindly with our very young ones. We'll certainly be back.

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GT
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine

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FN
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. Beautiful food, great drinks and service x

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s
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cuisine and fresh daily pasta. Lovely cute waiters and great service.

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a
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Park Street Pasta leaves a bad taste in your mouth with their bad service.

Dined here many times previously. Made another booking for dinner using OpenTable. The OpenTable app states the table may be required back after 2 hours. On arrival we were shown stool seating at the bar. Requested a table as we had a restaurant booking and one of our party was pregnant. Begrudgingly shown a table by the manager but told we were only allowed the table for 45 minutes!

Our advice to you is don’t bother coming here. There are plenty of great places for pasta with better attention to customer service. Ordinary food with a very ordinary experience for our group.

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EN
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing authentic pasta and service to match, great wine list. Can’t go wrong.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Pasta especially after I was fresh back from Italy. Took me back there!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go for a culinary experience! Very friendly service and tasty food.

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GK
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best pasta in Melbourne with friendly and efficient service. Best local restaurants in the Albert park/south Melbourne region

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B
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Came here to celebrate the festive season with 3 girlfriends. Love my lemoncello sour cocktail. Delicious.
I had a cheese and burnt leek pasta that was scrumptious. It was just the right portion. It was a lovely night the service was great but as the room filled with people it got quite noisy. We enjoyed our night out and will return as the food was fresh and delicious.

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H
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious the staff were amazing- Highly recommended

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SH
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service, I was able to try the wine before ordering which was great. The deserts were yummy. The mains are not large sizes but good quality.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food. Staff are amazing with their ability to know exactly what you want and the selection was great! Thanks again for a wonderful dinner.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great dining at Park St Pasta & Wine: really friendly and professional staff + home-made and tasty dishes

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