Panette, South Melbourne

Caffe Panette
144 Cecil St
South Melbourne 3205
(03) 9690 2803
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I walk past Panette many times during South Melbourne market weekdays. It always seem packed with breakfast and lunch crowd. So I took the opportunity to visit this place when Mr. S said to catch up for lunch.

I ordered the meatball linguine. It was a mixture of slow cooked veal and pork meatballs with linguine in tomato sugo and topped with thin slices of Parmesan cheese. The meatballs were very juicy and flavourful. It was a very decent plate of pasta. I will give it a benefit of a doubt that the pasta is freshly made or else it means that it is very over cooked!By the way, I like how the sugo coats the pasta. Great consistency.

meatball

Meatball pasta

My friend, Mr. S, ordered fish & chips from the specials board as well. I can’t tell you much as I didn’t taste any of it. According to Mr. S, they were pretty good but dry. And why? Because they do not serve or have any tar tar sauce! And not even tomato sauce? Before we left, Mr. S gave them his feedback on the sauces. Hope that they will take it on board.

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

One more place in South Melbourne that is worth the effort to come back to for a nice lunch. There is a nice little strip of cafes in this area. Will have to try them all. Maybe there is hope in South Melbourne for good lunch places but it doesn’t come as cheap. A plate of the pasta was $18. At least it was satisfying. :)

Do you dine alone?

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