HELLO VEGAN ITALIAN, AT SHOP 225
Once we got back from Italy, all we wanted was incredible pizza and an aperol spritz, but it was time to get back on the diet since our return and try our hardest to stick to a vegan diet. I always say I'm 80% vegan, mainly because when we eat out or head to an event, it can become quite difficult to find an option that's completely vegan. I then cam across Shop 225, which is not only the best Italian I've had in Melbourne, but everything is designed to be vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten free, depending on your eating habits.
It's an absolute hidden gem, from the relaxed atmosphere in the small shop front, to the amazing wood fired oven inside. The pizza and all of the food is classic Italian, from minimal topics, to just really delicious, fresh ingredients. We ate a little too much, but gosh it was great, from the arancini, to the fettuccine, and the 213 pizza, and then we may have tried three desserts, the panacotta, nutella calzone and the cannoli which was my top pick. Over half the menu is stamped with vegan, and even a 'nutella' substitute which is created in house.
225 MELVILLE ROAD, PASCOE VALE SOUTH, VIC 3044