Pasta Poetry delivers a pasta party to Fairfield, and Victoria

Pasta is made daily in full view through the store's picture windows.
Pasta is made daily in full view through the store's picture windows.  Photo: Simon Schiff

The good people of Victoria never need to make their own pasta again. Chefs making pasta for the home was a top pandemic pivot that stuck. Grossi Florentino's Andrea Vignale started Al Dente, which is now a restaurant and enoteca, and roving lasagne business 1800 Lasagne became so popular there is now a bricks-and-mortar Thornbury restaurant. But Pasta Poetry, an emporium of fresh-made pastas plus all the trim (with a restaurant to follow this spring), was in the making for Theo Krambias long before the pandemic.

Krambias', whose family owned and previously operated a cafe on the site at 86 Station Street, Fairfield, before its new incarnation, intended to open the restaurant part of the business first. But large-scale renovations of the adjoining church have delayed this aspect.

Instead, head chefs Elena Kavallarisa and Robin Turner (ex-La Luna bistro), who are taking the Bologna approach to their pasta making, can be seen through the store's giant picture windows making the huge finish-at-home range, which includes vegan saffron tagliatelle, ox cheek ravioli, and giant lasagnes for eight.

Pasta Poetry is Fairfield's (and Victoria's) one-stop pasta party shop.
Pasta Poetry is Fairfield's (and Victoria's) one-stop pasta party shop. Photo: Simon Schiff

This is a one-stop pasta party shop. You can also collect various cheeses, fresh herbs, house-baked garlic butter focaccia, pasta-friendly wines and a range of sauces to take home. Seasonal and weekly specials will be available, and the good news is fresh pasta delivery is available anywhere in Victoria, with Australia-wide delivery to follow. The website is coming late May, but until then, walk in or order by phone.

Open Sun-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 8am-6pm.

Pasta Poetry, 86 Station Street, Fairfield, 03 9486 3484, pastapoetry.com.au