Who says you have to travel overseas to find authentic pho or munch on pizza just like in Naples? Sure, there’s no beating the original, but Melbourne sure has some spots that get pretty close! Here are 5 places where you’ll find some seriously tasty food from all around the world. And the best thing is, they’re not a 7-hour flight away!
1. Italian – 400 Gradi
These guys have been listed in the top 50 pizzas in the world as well as the best in the Oceania region – enough said You’ll see why once you try their famous Margarita pizza or spaghetti carbonara.
99 Lygon St, Brunswick East
2. Vietnamese – Thanh Ha 2
You can’t really go wrong on Victoria Street, but Thanh Ha 2 is one of the best. The rice paper rolls and Vietnamese pancake are to die for here and dishes are served with towering piles for fresh herbs, lettuce and lemon. It’s a huge menu with all your Vietnamese favourites and more!
Thanh Han 2
120 Victoria St, Richmond
3. Indian – Horn Please
A bit of a twist on traditional Indian but all the flavours you love are there. The menu changes regularly so there’ll always be something new and exciting to try. There’s delicious appetisers like Gol Gappa and samosas, as well as the essentials – naan, butter chicken and daal.
167 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
4. Greek – Stalactites Restaurant
Open 24 hours so you can always get that gyros fix. Meats are charred on a spit and there’s plenty of sides – chips, dips and bread – as well as the classic souvas.
177/183 Lonsdale St
5. Korean – Spicy Korea
This little place has huge servings and some great meal deals available. For $12 you can get a main dish with rice, kimchi and salad included. It’s tucked away in the city but it’s well worth seeking out for some authentic Korean food, kimchi, bulgogi and fried chicken included.
1/601 Little Collins St