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Alessio Di Bari

Alessio Di Bari is from Puglia in Southern Italy. The 'Cucina Italiana' has taken Alessio worldwide from Italy to London the Middle East and now firmly footed in Melbourne. Like Puglian cuisine Aleesio likes to keep things simple and not overdone but respecting the produce and the seasons. Commencing with Sosta in February 2019 we are extremely thrilled with Alessio's food to date and we are extremely excited with what is coming next.

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285 reviews
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Brenden Reid

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

We've been going to Sosta a for the past 8 years, its a great place, and we alway's have a great experience.

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

The most amazing home cooked dishes made of the freshest ingredients, the traditional Italian way! Very nice ambience, dimly lit and a diverse wine list. 10/10

dined on Sun, 24 Feb 2019

Always a pleasure to dine here. A recently installed new chef has tweaked some of the usual favourites with great success. A wonderful continuity of quality with an update on their great Italian food.

dined on Sun, 27 Jan 2019

Always consistent, reliable and provides deliciousness with impeccable friendly service.

dined on Tue, 4 Jun 2019

Cosy place, great service, food and wine!

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

My favourite local

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

Really liked this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, delicious food great service

dined on Thu, 23 May 2019

Delicious food and good range of wines
Thanks Jill for the review and look forward to seeing you soon.
Maurice Santucci, Sosta Cucina responded on Mon, 27 May 2019
Barbara Champion

dined on Wed, 22 May 2019

Thank you, we enjoyed our lunch as usual.

dined on Tue, 7 May 2019

Great food and exceptional service, outstanding BYO restaurant
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Regional Business Lunch Come try our Regional Lunch special, we visit a new region of Italy every 2-3 weeks to bring you classical rustic dishes from Alto Adige to Sicilia! Tuesday to Friday. 2 Courses - $30 or 3 Courses - $40 with no wine included.
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About Sosta Cucina

Looking for Italian food that is a few steps above the rest in Melbourne? Well, this welcoming space in North Melbourne’s Errol Street might be just what you’re looking for. Owner of Sosta Cucina, Maurice Santucci offers a delicious blend of contemporary and traditional Italian food that constantly impresses and excites Melbourne’s food community. The menu constantly evolves and incorporates the very best seasonal produce while also shining light on the many fabulous Italian products available. This is one well oiled restaurant (especially when there’s bread involved) with smooth service, crisp linen and candlelight complementing the refined food offerings. Best dish: fresh pappardelle with a slow cooked lamb ragu with pecorino romano



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