Posted: 27 Jun 2013

5 of the best places
to buy fresh pasta

Comfort food isn’t just food that makes you feel good inside. Perfect comfort food is also fast and easy to cook. Here are five take-home pasta makers that make you look like a kitchen hero in five minutes flat.

1. Donnini’s Pasta

398 Lygon St, Carlton, 9347 1655 (plus stores in Toorak, Cantebury and Ivanhoe)
Try walking past this gorgeous window display without stopping for a box of angolotti pillows full of pumpkin or beetroot. The ready-to-heat pasta sauces are always spot on.

Pasta Classica2. Pasta Classica

352 Smith St, Collingwood, 9419 2366
How good does this sound? Fresh jumbo ravioli with halloumi, fresh mint, cracked pepper and buffalo ricotta. It’s just one of the gorgeous flavour combos created by Pasta Classica’s Daniel Tonin, who’s always on the look out for fresh new ingredients. Just check out some of his creations (right).

Farinacci gluten free pasta3. Farinacci Pasta

662 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield, 9528 6076
Everything is made fresh each day at Farinacci, with an excellent selection of gluten-free pasta (left). Hotels and restaurants across Victoria claim Farinacci’s gluten-free pasta as their own – that’s how good they are. In fact, it’s just as good as the gluten-rich variety.

4. The Traditional Pasta Shop

Shop 3-4, Dairy Produce Hall, Queen Vic Market, Elizabeth St, city, 0424 868 459.
Find every pasta shape and color imaginable, with an excellent texture and plenty of advice on tap from the friendly staff.

5. Alligator Brand

1-3 Taylor St. Yarraville, 9687 0870
This place is a treasure trove for fresh and frozen pastas. Look out for the spinach and ricotta ravioli – a real crowd pleaser with ready-to-heat pasta sauce. Alligator is celebrating its 20th birthday with a gorgeous truffle ravioli created in partnership with Western Australia’s Oak Valley Truffles.

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