Park Street Pasta & Wine

4.6
214 reviews
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  • 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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SB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my mom for Mother’s Day and we had a wonderful meal! It’s my second time here and I would definitely recommend it to other people :)

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most authentic pasta I have had in melbourne. Flavours are amazing. Recommended wine was 10/10 also. Well done David and team

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c
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

After reading lots of positive reviews we were really looking forward to this place. However one of the pastas was cold and the other ones (we ordered 4 pastas for 4 people) were very mildly warm. On the plus, the Brussel sprouts and pannacotta were delicious! Ambience was lovely.

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JO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Would absolutely recommend Park Street Pasta and Wine Bar.
Excellent simple Italian food. The way it should be.
Great service. Great venue.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the agnolotti for a main and the pork meatballs with pesto for an entree. At the same time our group had 5 different entrees and shared them and they were all just as good. If they offer up some more bread take it, it is so fresh and tasty and great for soaking up any just juices from the sauces on the pasta. Don’t let any of it go to waste! Staff are very friendly l, helpful and very knowledgeable and have some good recommendations from the wine list. Will be going back next time I am in Melbourne.

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ID
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Service somewhat haphazard. Some food did not taste freshly cooked. The bread provided was skimpy and overworked. Why not provide good-quality plain bread like a real Italian restaurant?

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A
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

After the Age review our expectations were high. Service was good but food disappointing. Starter of burrata with eggplant and tomato was ok but a large piece of burrata and the accompanying sauce not particularly tasty. The deep fried brussel sprouts were the standout dish of the evening coming with pancetta and excellent flavour. Went for cacio e pepe and a pasta special of puttanesca and both were disappointing. Puttanesca didn't have much flavour and an unusual salt/fishy taste and the cacio was over peppered and lacked any subtlety. Waitress took the puttanesca off the bill but overall the package would probably not attract us back.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Having been favorably reviewed in Tuesday’s Age , the restaurant was full and I thought the staff struggled with that
Whilst our waiter was very friendly his lack of fulfilling basic duties
( lengthy wait to deliver salt, wine and water ) let the restaurant down
Food beautifully presented and excellent flavours
Wine by the glass was underwhelming and quite expensive
No de cafe 😢

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MB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! Sooo good. I can’t wait to go again. I have told about 20 people about this hidden gem

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h
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food.
Prompt & friendly service.
We had the fried pork for entree , the meat was moist and very tasty.
The charred broccoli sitting on a bed of parsnip purée was absolutely yummy.
Huong

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent local authentic Italian wine & pasta bar. Loved it & will be back.

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LH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Park Street Pasta cauliflower with vincotto, muscatels and pine nut butter was incredible. Pasta mains are the house specialty and don't disappoint - my special of spaghetti with pesto was fragrant and tasty without being stodgy (a challenge with pesto).
Wine list is strong with lots of local and Italian drops.
The service is friendly and efficient although they can get a bit busy which meant I had to get the pepper grinder myself for example.
The room on the night we went was noisy and overheated. When we went in winter last year, it was so dark we could hardly read the menu. These are minor quibbles though given the extraordinary food.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The pasta at Park St has got to be up there with the best in Melbourne, you can taste how much love is put into it! The staff were lovely and friendly, extremely professional and knew their stuff! We dined on a Tuesday lunch and by 1pm the downstairs area was packed... Hurry in here! (The cappelletti with leek and hazelnut butter is a must). Not to mention the restaurant nails it from a design apsect, what a beautiful space!

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DO
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food and great staff.

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DD
London
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
London
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
London
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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M
Toronto
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
Hawaii
4 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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