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Rescue Pack – Pasta (and other stuff) for Pick Up

No pasta at the shops? Some of Melbourne’s best restaurants are coming to the rescue! Please call ahead to order your amazing pasta (plus other stuff) for pick up.

Most of the listings below are for the collection of fresh, uncooked pasta. Did you know fresh, uncooked pasta can be frozen, and cooked directly from the freezer?

We now have produce listings on this page too: take me there.

MELBOURNE – CBD & DELIVERY


Alligator, DELIVERY
Normally wholesaling to restaurants, delis and workplaces, Alligator is now delivering to homes Tuesday to Friday. Their product is great!


Trattoria Emilia, CITY
“We are selling our super super ragù bolognese  in vacuum bags and dried tagliatelle,” says Francesco. I can confirm that their ragu is SUPER. Feeds 2 people, $18. Order for pick-up. Phone (03) 9670 7214.


MELBOURNE – EAST

Kitchenette, HAWTHORN
Got pasta, need sauce? Kitchenette is the sweetest, nicest cafe. In my review I said, Simple food, done perfectly. “We have excellent supplies of bolognese sauce (meat from our butcher Donati’s),” says owner Megan. “Jenna will be making lasagne too. Give us a ring to confirm what pasta sauces we have available each day.” If you order 10 tubs you get 10% off. Phone (03) 9939 9340.


Mister Bianco, KEW

Fresh pasta made in-house made with local (exceptional!) Tuerong Farm wheat. Sauces available as well. Products available to pick-up or deliver within a 4KM radius of the restaurant. Phone (03) 9853 6929 or email manager@misterbianco.com.au


400 Gradi, RINGWOOD

Fresh vegan rigatoni,  spaghetti, pappardelle, tagliatelle, bucatini, casarecce, orecchiette and lasagna sheets. Shelf life seven days and can be frozen. $10 for 500 grams. Phone 0488 001 427.



Vaporetto, HAWTHORN

In good times, Vaporetto is a little slice of Venice just behind Glenferrie Road. Right now, they need you to buy pasta from them. No hardship! It’s great stuff. They’re packing up tagliatelle, spaghetti, casareccia, orecchiette and GLUTEN-FREE gnocchi. The 500g tubs feed 4 ($9.50). Chef Greg Feck says they’re all extruded daily and are fine to freeze. Phone (03) 9078 5492.


MELBOURNE – NORTH

Basta, FITZROY

Basta means ‘enough’ – it’s humble yet delicious with a Sicilian spin. The Basta spirit is now offered in fresh homemade pasta and sauces – check out the menu. Phone (03) 8488 8150.


Bayleaf, NORTH MELBOURNE

Bayleaf is usually a busy corporate caterer, feeding corporates and events. But…yeah… Keep their chefs working by ordering grocery boxes, take-home meals, WINE, and handy staples like chicken stock ($10/litre). Order online or phone (03) 9690 5831.


Capitano, CARLTON

In normal times, this is SUCH a cool place to sit and soak up the energetic vibes but if you’re hanging home, you can still pick up cooked pizzas, pasta and veg. There are two cook-at-home pasta dishes too. Baked Ziti and Rigatoncini with Vodka Sauce (um, yes, make mine a double). Full takeaway menu here. Order online capitano.com.au.


     

District North                    The Arancini Lady

Normally these guys do events but that’s not happening much these days…sooooo you better buy their lovely rigatoni, casarecce, fettuccine, spaghetti and fusilli (500g for $9) or go big on arancini – there’s vegan pumpkin ($38 for 18) and bolognese ($36 for 18).
Order via events@districtnorth.com.au and pick-up 678 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds


D.O.C Deli, CARLTON

Fresh fettuccine, spaghetti and gnocchi – YUM. This is normally one of the busiest spots in Carlton – it’s a bloody institution. Why wouldn’t you want a bit of DOC magic at home? They’re doing fettuccine and spaghetti (1 kg, $22.90) and gnocchi (1 kg, $29.90) for pick-up. Phone (03) 9347 8482.


Faye, BRUNSWICK

I’m so heartbroken that this new indie restaurant has hit such hard times so early in its sweet life. Help them out by ordering fresh or frozen filled pasta ($15/250gm/approx. 15 pieces). You can have either pumpkin and brown butter ravioli, or black pudding agnolotti. If you need to add sauce, there’s reheatable braised silverbeet pesto and a smoked mushroom and chicken broth with smoked Swiss brown mushrooms.
Email info@fayebr.com, text 0422 565 347 or phone (03) 9943 3050.


Future Future, RICHMOND

Sometimes you just NEEDS NOODS. Future Future can help with a nice big bowl of udon noodles plus other Mod Japanese takeaway.
Phone order (03) 9965 7900


Ganzo, RICHMOND

Wow, so top chef Ian Curley is working with Ganzo to produce pasta from a dedicated kitchen. You really want to get onto this. If you’re southside, check out sister restaurants Figo and La Svolta for the same offering.

Pasta

    • Gnocchi (vegan and/or gluten-free) (300g for $15)
    • Egg tagliatelle (500g for $10)

Sauces

    • Bolognese (serves 4, $15)
    • Sugo Napoli (serves 4, $10)

Valerio’s amazing fresh/frozen pizzas

    • Margherita – $12
    • Salame & Olives – $15
    •  Capricciosa – $15
    • Add $3.50 for gluten free or vegan

Order via eat@ganzo.com.au – pick up or free delivery for orders over $30 within 3km.



400 Gradi, BRUNSWICK, ESSENDON

Fresh vegan rigatoni,  spaghetti, pappardelle, tagliatelle, bucatini, casarecce, orecchiette and lasagna sheets. Shelf life seven days and can be frozen. $10 for 500 grams. Phone 0488 001 427.



King & Godfree, CARLTON

This multi-faceted business has lots of pre-packaged meals ready to pick up – maybe start with their and lasagne (500g, $20)? They also have a great selection of packaged dry pasta, cheeses and salumi. Drop by or phone (03) 9347 1619.


Lagotto, NORTH FITZROY

Part of Lagotto’s mission was always to keep the hood in comestibles so they’re happy to step up the plate with extra deli goods. The fridges are fully stocked with nourishing home-cooked meals including fresh pasta, pesto and pantry essentials – plus WINE. While you’re there to pick up, check out the beautiful booths and imagine how nice it’s going to be to have a big snuggly session when we’re out the other side. Just turn up or phone ahead on (03) 9965 7900.


Honest food with integrity and generosity of spirit is the Pinotta ethos. They’ve put all their dine-in love into pasta that is delivered to your door. So far the range has included gnocchi with gorgonzola and pickled zucchini, and pappardelle with braised greens, ricotta and lemon. There are other savoury and sweet items too. Email pinottabookings@gmail.com.


MELBOURNE – SOUTH

Figo, ELWOOD
I love Figo – it’s a chatty, friendly neighbourhood spot for a spritz or a pizza or some gelato…but yeah, maybe now you just need to eat their pasta and imagine a visit.

Wow, so top chef Ian Curley is working with Figo to produce pasta from a dedicated kitchen. You really want to get onto this. If you’re northside, check out sister restaurant Ganza for the same offering. If you’re Hampton way, see La Svolta.

Pasta

    • Gnocchi (vegan and/or gluten-free) (300g for $15)
    • Egg tagliatelle (500g for $10)

Sauces

    • Bolognese (serves 4, $15)
    • Sugo Napoli (serves 4, $10)

Valerio’s amazing fresh/frozen pizzas

    • Margherita – $12
    • Salame & Olives – $15
    •  Capricciosa – $15
    • Add $3.50 for gluten free or vegan

Order via figo@figo.com.au – pick up or free delivery for orders over $30 within 3km.


La Svolta, HAMPTON

Wow, so top chef Ian Curley is working with Ganzo to produce pasta from a dedicated kitchen. You really want to get onto this. If you’re southside, check out sister restaurants Figo and La Svolta for the same offering.

Pasta

    • Gnocchi (vegan and/or gluten-free) (300g for $15)
    • Egg tagliatelle (500g for $10)

Sauces

    • Bolognese (serves 4, $15)
    • Sugo Napoli (serves 4, $10)

Valerio’s amazing fresh/frozen pizzas

    • Margherita – $12
    • Salame & Olives – $15
    •  Capricciosa – $15
    • Add $3.50 for gluten free or vegan

Order via hampton@lasvolta.com.au – pick up or free delivery for orders over $30 within 3km.


Rinas, ARMADALE

Sweet little Rina’s is offering cooked pasta meals, such as pappardelle ragu as well as crumbed cotoletta, and chicken porcini terrine. They also have organic wines. Just show up. The guys are also doing free meals for hospo workers who’ve lost their jobs. Bless!


Tipico, WINDSOR

Gah, I haven’t even been to Tipico yet but I’ve popped in and salivated over the menu. Gee, that sounds so wrong in these times! Anyway, the team has some fab take-home offers.
– Dry pasta with sugo or norma sauce (one serve, $15)
– Dry pasta with vacuum-sealed beef cheek or duck ragu (2 serves, 20)
– Lasagne (2 serves, $30). Lasagne orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Pick-up or $5 delivery by your friendly Tipico staffer to nearby suburbs including Malvern, South Yarra and Armadale.
Order via info@tipico.melbourne or phone (03) 9089 0768.

MELBOURNE – WEST

The Catering Company, KENSINGTON

Catering companies have pretty much zero custom with events cancelled left, right, centre and every which way. However, they are still cooking for YOU. Give them a call to discuss all the options for quality cooked meals, starting at $3.90 a serve. Phone (03) 9372 5865.

FURTHER WEST!

This Geelong fave for slow dough and good times has take-home pasta to make your lock-in sessions absolutely delicious. The variety of pasta and sauce changes daily but think spaghetti (500g / $10 / serves 4) with a choice of passata, pesto or creamy herb sauce ($8 / serves 4). Phone 0410 685 434.

360q, QUEENSCLIFF

This vibrant restaurant and function venue is usually thrumming with parties and multi-course extravaganzas. Not right now though. As well as heat-and-eat meals they’re offering a very clever 14-day isolation food pack with free delivery in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale & Ocean Grove. Sign up and they’ll deliver meals every four days so your food is fresh and fabulous. You can top up with milk, eggs, bread, cereals, fresh fruit and veg too.
Phone (03) 5257 4200 to arrange.


PRODUCE

Meat, fish, vegies and groceries.

DELIVERY

Melbourne Food Squad

This COVID enterprise is an open market place allowing you to purchase food directly from the chefs, wholesalers, farmers and producers and have it delivered to the door in one easy transaction. Produce will be updated daily depending on seasonality of goods.


One Hour Out

Daytripper and weekender website One Hour Out is letting us shop at country markets and stores from our couches. As well as food and drink, there’s clothing, accessories, home and garden items and artwork.


Ash Bros

Ash Bros delivers premium fresh and frozen seafood (including deluxe products like caviar!), groceries and pasta all over Melbourne.


MELBOURNE – CBD

Becco, CITY

In an effort to retain as many staff as possible during this crisis, Becco is reopening its long-departed (and much-loved) produce store from Monday March 23.

Owner Simon Hartley was chatting to Bronwyn from Dobson’s Potatoes the other day. “I realised there was a need to try and help replace potato sales due to low demand from restaurants in the CBD, and offered to sell them from Becco. Then the idea took off and here we are! We’ll be stocking dried and fresh pasta, Baker Boys bread, olive oils, fresh produce etc, plus our kitchen will be making stocks, sauces and ready meals. All the essentials, plus wine and all you need to make that Negroni or Quarantini. In the spirit of sustainability, we encourage our customers to bring their own containers, which the chefs can fill for them. Anything on the menu will be available to take home. We intend to enforce strict social distancing and hygiene practices within the store at all times.”

More info phone (03) 9663 3000.


MELBOURNE – EAST


MELBOURNE – NORTH

Meat, bread, ready meals and wine – quality doesn’t get better than Meatsmith. They also have pantry items, everything from anchovies to salt to tortillas. Order online.


Brunswick restaurant Theodore’s has refashioned itself as a grocery supplier, using lovely fruit and veg from Northside, which normally supplies great restaurants including Attica and Omnia. I wrote a story about it. Check out their website to register for home delivery.


MELBOURNE – SOUTH

Coffee, wine, spices, fruit and vegetables are all available via home delivery and click-and-collect from one of Melbourne’s most vibrant markets. Check it all out online.

Stunning florist Victoria Whitelaw has diversified into produce boxes during these crazy times. Order online for contactless pick-up. Boxes from $60.
Browse and order here.


MELBOURNE – WEST

Clamms Seafood, YARRAVILLE

The guys who sell to many of Melbourne top restaurants are offering free home delivery of fresh and frozen seafood. There’s a minimum order of $200 – maybe you can band together with neighbours? They have thousands of products – email or call them to discuss. If you’re in the hood, they’ll accept pick-up with guidelines around contact. Email: info@clamms.com.au or Phone (03) 9689 6322

Got a #rescuepack you want people to know about? Comment below and/or email me at dani@danivalent.com. Put Rescue Pack as the subject so I can find it in the swamp that is my inbox!

Thanks to the ace Kristoffer Paulsen for this brainwave.

2020-04-09T10:39:06+10:00

5 Comments

  1. Peta M March 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Well done Dani!
    This is great.
    We live in Berwick, so none are local to us BUT when things get back to normal; you have provided a wonderful list of restaurants for people to consider.
    I’m sure this idea will be well supported by locals.

  2. Peta M March 20, 2020 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Well Done Dani!
    This is a great idea.
    We live in the outer South East, so none are local to us BUT, when things get back to normal; you have provided a wonderful list of great pasta restaurants to consider.
    I’m certain this initiative will be well supported by locals and regular customers.
    Best wishes to all…

  3. Rosa March 20, 2020 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this awesome list Dani. I’d be interested in a seafood order from CLAMMS if anyone in Balaclava wants to chip in to share with me xx

  4. Minnie Constan March 20, 2020 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Dani you’re amazing we will certainly get through these crazy times together.

    Minnie Constan
    Fine Food Expo

  5. Helen White March 31, 2020 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for theinfo

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