Etto Pasta Bar South Melbourne Menu & Review

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Etto Pasta Bar has got to be my favourite pasta place in South Melbourne. I’ve not found anywhere else with such an emphasis on fresh pasta and quality ingredients. I’ve only ordered 1 pizza from Etto and whilst it wasn’t terrible, I would say that the pasta is the main meal you should really be getting if you’re ordering from Etto Pasta Bar. Pasta is definitely the signature dish, it’s in the name after all.

That being said, my absolute favourite menu item is the cheesy garlic bread.

Melbourne’s Best Cheesy Garlic Bread

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The cheesy garlic bread (called Two Cheese Garlic Bread) at Etto Pasta Bar in South Melbourne is quite unlike your typical pizza shop or supermarket garlic bread. This is a small loaf of ciabatta bread with cuts in it lumped with garlic butter and melted mozzarella and parmesan over it.

I regularly buy this as a meal for myself rather than pasta.

Carbonara Pasta at Etto

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The Carbonara pasta at Etto includes Smoky bacon with leek & garlic crème Fraiche. This is my ideal carbonara recipe as I’m not big on the overall eggy recipes. My order included the Mushroom, leek & ricotta ravioli and parmesan on the top.

Some of the more premium pasta and pasta alternatives such as gnocchi, gluten-free, ravioli and zucchini alternatives each cost a few dollars extra. I found that this was more than enough food for me at lunch.


Lasagna al Forno

Our slow-cooked​ Bolognese, creamy Béchamel and Parmigiano layered with sheets of fresh pasta

Bolognese della Nonna

Classic, slow-cooked beef ragù

Vegan Bolognese

A vegan version of our classic, slow-cooked bolognese, Rich, full flavour with plant based protein

Roma Tomato Napoli (VG)

Italian tomatoes with basil & garlic

Meatball Polpette

Traditional Beef & Pork meatballs in a rich tomato sauce


Smoky bacon, chilli & tomato Napoli

Chicken Pomodoro

Herb chicken breast & roasted mushrooms in a rich Napoli sauce with a touch of cream

Puttanesca (vg)

Roasted Pepper, olives, dried capers and fresh spinach cooked in our house-made Napoli sauce


Classic Margherita

With fresh mozzarella

Smoked Ham & Roasted Pineapple

With fresh mozzarella, Parmesan & basil

Bacon & Persian Feta Pizza

Crispy smoked bacon, caramelised onions and Persian Feta


Country ham, garlic mushrooms, olives and fresh mozzarella

Salami & Oliva

Italian salami, olives & fresh mozzarela

Prosciutto & Gorgonzola

Prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, Gorgonzola & rocket

Vegetariano Pizza

Baby spinach, roasted capsicum, caramelised onion, creamy Persian Feta

Three Cheese & Truffle

Gorgonzola, mozzarella & Parmesan with garlic mushrooms drizzled in black truffle oil

Mac & Cheese

Smoky Bacon & Leek Mac’n’Cheese

Classic Mac & Cheese

Truffle & Mushroom Mac’n’Cheese

Pesto, Chicken and Broc Mac’n’Cheese


Etto Caesar Salad

Crispy bacon, free-range egg, shaved Parmesan, mixed leaves, garlic & herb croutons with our house cream dressing

Tomato Mozza Leaves

Crisp mixed leaves, Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella with balsamic glaze

Rocket & Parmesan Salad

Fresh rocket, cherry tomatoes & fresh shaved Grana Padano Parmesan

Side & Snacks

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Crusty ciabatta, garlic butter, melted mozzarella & Parmesan (Serves two)

Oven Baked Garlic Bread

Crusty ciabatta smothered with our home made garlic butter (Serves two)

Mac‘N’Cheese Croquettes

Three croquettes filled with mac and cheese and coated with panko breadcrumbs

Mozzarella Sticks

4 crispy, crumbed mozzarella sticks

Parmesan Dusted Chips

Truffle & Parmesan Chips

Seasoned with black truffle salt

Roasted Meatball Polpette

Smothered in Napoli & freshly grated Grana Padano Parmesan


Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Bombolone

Italian doughnut filled with a chocolate, hazelnut crème

Sicilian Cannoli (N)

Crunchy sweet pastry filled with a creamy and sweet ricotta filling topped with Pistachio crumble

Chocolate Fondente

Warm chocolate cake with a decadent melted chocolate sauce centre


Kids Beef Ravioli With Napoli

Kids Rigatoni With Napoli

Kids Rigatoni With Meatballs

Kids Spaghetti Bolognese

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