Location: 68-70 King Street, The Rialto, Melbourne Phone: 03 9620 4774 Link: http://www.rialto.com.au/espressino.html Cuisine: Italian Overall Impression: 6/10
I grew up with the most amazing sister. She is incredibly intelligent, athletic and beautiful both on the inside and out. Growing up, I have always been L’s little sister. People knew me as the younger sister of that really hot chick. I guess that is how Espressino feels, as the sister restaurant to the famous +39 Pizzeria.
The truth is, the pizzas are just as good. And I don’t mean it in a metaphorical, “I am just as good as my sister way, so please love me.” In all seriousness, this is where the comparison departs (my sister and I could not be more different!).
Salads – Insalata
With Rocket, Avocado, Cherry Tomato & Fresh Pecorino Cheese
With Mozzarelle, Zucchini, Prawns & Cherry Tomato
The pizzas served at Espressino are of the same quality and standard to that served at +39. Both eateries rate very high on this blogger’s scale of deliciousness. Notably, their menus are almost identical!
So, if you like +39 Pizzeria, you will like Espressino – unless there is something about the +39 Pizzeria venue that you particularly love.
With Tomato, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Porcini Mushroom & Parmesan
The pizzas are very much what you would expect from a pizzeria in Italy – delicious without being overly complicated with a beautifully thin crust.