Pellegrinis is a Melbourne institution and perhaps one of the city’s most loved bistros for heart-warming food.
I have memories of going to Pellegrinis with my late grandfather for weekday lunches as little girl and now there is nothing more special than being able to share this Melbourne treasure with my own children (they love eating in the back kitchen beside massive beaten pots and pans bubbling away on the original gas stove.)
After opening the doors in 1954, Nino and Sisto still serve the same menu that is as delicious as ever! Spaghetti bolognese and cheesy lasagne are unmistakably the favourites, closely followed by the sweet selection of desserts – all made with love on site of course.
The colourful, noisy atmosphere is everything at Pellegrinis and is only made better by the original décor that is still as charming as it was on day one; original signage, checkered floors, and dark timber paneling still remain.
Fortunately The Selby visited Pellegrinis and have captured, in candid photos and hand scribbled notes, some of their famous recipes.
Photos: The Selby