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Meet the Chef

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.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Alessio Di Bari

Average price $85 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 198 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.9/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Tracey V.
    Tracey V.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The staff and service was superb. Intimate setting ideal for small groups or couples. Food was delicious. Didn’t leave a crumb behind. Will definitely be back.

  2. Peter b.
    Peter b.
    • one review
    10/10

    A North Melbourne gem. Excellent cuisine, staff and ambience. Will recommend to family and friends.

  3. Lorraine L.
    Lorraine L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant with great atmosphere and reliable food.

  4. Anthony  B.
    Anthony B.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Pasta’s are amazing

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    9.75/10

    We have been here a number of times and never disappointed. Great food.

  6. Susie P.
    Susie P.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    All round fabulous food, service and ambiance!

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great food and service. Upmarket Italian

  8. Graeme M.
    Graeme M.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Real Italian food, wine, service

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing service from very knowledgeable, professional team. Save room for dessert - some of the best desserts it's been my pleasure to eat!

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.25/10

    The main dishes on the menu should be updated. There is no poultry dish and the pork neck 'special' has been available since May.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    9/10

    great little place, good for work lunch

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    8.5/10

    all good, it took a little while for our waiter to be friendly, first half rather on the reserved side

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    A calm and inviting atmosphere with outstanding food and service. Always a delight to dine here!

  14. Gary R.
    Gary R.
    • 30 reviews
    9.25/10

    Would highly recommend

  15. Kristin S.
    Kristin S.
    • 7 reviews
    9.25/10

    Food good with authentic ingredients. Service very good and knowledgeable. Atmosphere elegant in a low key way.

  16. Russell m.
    Russell m.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    Limited menu trying to be too clever Overpriced and taking a gamble with specials as no price indicated unless you ask

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    7.5/10

    Overall was a pleasant meal, although the serve size of the papardelle was disappointing! 2 strips of pasta for for an entree was very disappointing! Also we were charged for an extra order of bread! Really! When you are paying $90-100/person surely bread should be complimentary!

  18. Joe S.
    Joe S.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Lovely Italian food in a professional envrionment

  19. Sue G.
    Sue G.
    • 22 reviews
    9.25/10

    Amazing service and great food and wine, we will be back.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    10/10

    Cosy place, great service, food and wine!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

12 Errol street, 3051, North Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

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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