11 Sep Old Mates Pizza & Pasta, South Melbourne
Old Mates Pizza & Pasta is a small pizza and pasta shop mainly catering to takeaway and delivery, though there are a handful of tables both inside and outdoors.
You can’t usually expect out-of-this world pasta at pizza places, especially when most of the patrons here are after a quick feed. I tried the House Special with fettucine, which consisted of chicken, bacon, spring onion, pesto, and pine nuts with cream and Napoli sauce. There was a generous portion of bacon and pine nuts, though I would have liked a bit more chicken too. The risottos were OK, but the rice was a little past al dente and in some places the sauce hadn’t been mixed through properly. In both the mixed vegetable and the marinara risotto, there was a decent amount of ingredients.
The pizzas were a much better pick and were full of flavour. The Kebab pizza came with cheese, lamb kebab, Spanish onion, rocket, and garlic sauce, whilst the Prosciutto Special was adorned with cheese, spinach, prosciutto, bocconcini, goats cheese, and basil. The bases were more towards medium-crust than thin, and were crispy with biscuit-like edges and a slight chew. Both the pizzas ordered were small-sized, which provided a decent meal for not-too-hungry stomachs.
Old Mates Pizza & Pasta
290-292 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
(03) 9696 2837
Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of Zomato, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own and not influenced by them in any way