Park Street Pasta & Wine

4.6
176 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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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.

What 176 People Are Saying
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PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 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
1 review
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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GK
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the best pasta plavce in Melbourne by far. Staff awesome and great wine list too. very helpful with wine selections as well.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. 10/10 will go back

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

Amazing food, beautifully presented; friendly staff and some lovely wine - highly recommended!

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

We came here with a group of 8 for dinner on Saturday night. We had a lovely time. Delicious food and fabulous service. We sat upstairs which was good for a group.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I read about the Park Street Pasta Bar in the Herald Sun recently. It was given a very good review and it definitely did not disappoint. The food was delicious and we had a lovely Pinot Blanc with our pasta. Will definitely be going back in the New Year with a group of friends. The waiter was lovely too.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and wine were first class. I would have liked more vegetarian options in the pasta dishes and seafood option without pork. Everything we had was very tasty. More variety in the desserts would also be good.

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MS
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been here 5 times. have never left disappointed. a must for anyone who has not been before.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place. Pasta dishes are outstanding and we always get delightful wine pairing recommendations.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, as always! Friendly service and spectacular food.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The authentic Italian food was delicious, the staff and service was outstanding even though they were busy, the experience was fabulous. I highly recommend.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and really good service. Some seating is upstairs and the stairs are steep which would not suit everyone.; book a table downstairs.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding in all levels. The pasta just melts in your mouth. Couldn’t fault a thing

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n
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very pricey but average taste and also portions were very small.

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GK
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pasta in Melbourne, highly recommended. Never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Ragu was lacking meat and was watery. Service was slow. Problem in the kitchen with preparing desert was not communicated.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is outstanding, best John Dory, lovely house made pasta.
All of it was fantastic!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Real Italian food with relatively small menu but I could choose just about anything and be happy.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Park St Past and Wine did exactly what it said on the label: great pasta, great wine selection. The cacio e pepe was perfection. Too many places in Melbourne try to pimp it with garlic or parsley - still tasty, but unncessary. Perhaps there is a belief that Australians wouldn't fall for something as simple as a sharp cheese and some tangy black pepper, but when the emulsion comes together perfectly as it did here, then there really is nothing else needed. The choice of mafalde with its thin ribbons and ruffled edges was ideal to cling to the creamy cheese and pepper. Unfortunately I feel as though I may have been spoiled now and will never get further down the menu past this classic Roman dish. That may be the case, but if I continue to fall for something as simple as cacio and pepe again and again I'll be a happy man.

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SW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The boys at Park St really know modern, Northern Italian cusine. Better than Rosetta, better than Grossi and just round the corner in Sth Melbourne.

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and ambiance. The wait staff really know how to take care of you and are very informative! Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Pasta was delicious, great vibe and good service.
Desert and cheese platter were both fantastic. A great night of dining.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Park St Pasta & Wine, as usual. The food is amazing and the service attentive without being intrusive. Love having this dining option in South Melbourne!

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TW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing energetic service that made you feel at home.
Very down to earth, knowledgeable and sincere staff.
The food was amazing. Subtle yet complex flavours.

Will return for sure

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AD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, and the best service I've seen in a restaurant. It was a little over-valued for the money I paid vs the portions received.

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