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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Pellegrinis - A Melbourne Institution

Pellegrini's is a Melbourne institution which has operated in the heart of the CBD for several decades. Paul, the owner, migrated from Southern Italy and started the business in the 1950's. Noted for its hearty meals, great coffee and delectable Italian desserts, this is a place where everyone should come - at least once in their life.
The food's delicious and so are the waiters!


 
Above: Waiters
How about a coffee? They use a special Vittoria blend which gives a great flavour.


 
Above: Memorabilia line the walls
There's a fantastic collection of 50's and 60's memorabilia - handsome dudes on motor bikes, saucy actresses with hour-glass figures, old postcards and assorted knick-knacks. There's even an old 78 record!

Above: Dining Italian style
The place is always packed and you either sit on a stool at the bar or a stool at the wall - Italiano style.

The food is what might be called plain fare - unpretentious, not fancy stuff topped with wilted greens in un-natural poses. Just good old-fashioned Italian fare.

I did hear of a lady who asked for a garden salad to which the waiter replied something like "we do not have a garden"


 
Above: Cannelloni Ripieni Di Vitello e Spinaci
My lunch. Home cooked and delicious, large serves and meals only $14.00.

 
Above: Delectable Deserts and Goody Num Nums
Don't they just take your breath away if you're a sweet tooth? I put on weight just looking at them!


Today's Quote: Making coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It's the only thing "real" men do that doesn't seem to threaten their masculinity. To women, it's on the same domestic entry level as putting the spring back into the toilet-tissue holder or taking a chicken out of the freezer to thaw ~ Erma Louise Bombeck

5 comments:

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Looks like a great place to dine. I like the cosy atmosphere and the decor.

Jacob said...

I gained five pounds just looking at your photos! Seriously, I like these kinds of places, which are unpretentious and have lots of character (not to mention decent food)...

Hope all is well!

Birdman said...

Looks like there's plenty to eat and look at there.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow, it looks like a great place. Lotsa food and lotsa noise too. A fun place. I'll be there in the summertime which is coming right up--right? MB

Louis la Vache said...

Ah! «Louis» would like to visit this place! It reminds him of Caffe Trieste in San Francisco.

Re your question about what the cost would be on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge today: «Louis» doesn't know, but it wouldn't be cheap. With a $400,000,000 (and counting) cost overrun on the replacement of the cantilever section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, «Louis'» guess would be something like $5,000,000,000. More and more, California is becoming as dysfunctional as a third world country...

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.