Brothers Frank and Roque Romano had their beginnings in the restaurant trade with Woodfire Cafe Pizzeria in Ivanhoe back in 2008. Maintaining an allegiance to their Italian background, Son of a Pizzaiolo was opened up in nearby Thornbury.The launch of their new 'Prima Colazione' (aka breakfast) menu coincides with their first birthday, so is a cause for celebration. An all-day breakfast is served here, with lunch options kicking in at 11:30am...

So what exactly is a chato? Took me a while to figure it out, but it's a small glass of wine - a perfect size for wine flights or simply for enjoying with a couple of snacks. Madrid-born chef Maria Echevarria-Lang and her partner Jenny Echevarria-Lang, have opened Chato in the up-and-coming Thornbury with a view to serve tasty food along with good drink in a stylish yet casual eatery. The fit-out displays Spanish rusticism with tiles, exposed brick, rustic timbers and colourful Spanish-inspired wall tiles. Codornices al chocolate, which...

Glutard-friendly Italian restaurants aren't easily come by, so Pizza Farro really stands out with its offer of low gluten and gluten-free Italian fare. 100% Australian organic spelt flour is used in all their pizza, bread and pasta, and although spelt is low gluten rather than non-gluten, Pizza Farro also provides gluten free pizza bases, with prior notice. The pizza menu features flavour combinations that are quite different from the norm, though those exist too. Bases are made on-site daily before being adorned with toppings and cooked in their...