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No Name Lane is getting busy again after some COVID closures and one of the newest ventures is a quick-stop pasta joint that is heavy on taste and light on expense and time.
P’sghetti Bar (oh how we love the name!) has taken over the corner real-estate at the Jolimont Centre end of the lane, where the former Barrio venture Taco Taco once resided.
The fit out is much the same in terms of high bench seats and a communal middle table inside, and sunny benches and tables outside.
P’sghetti Bar promises some classic pasta and pizza options to eat-in or takeaway—all homemade by Italophiles and owners Emma Hamilton and Peter Nesic. Peter used to work at the Italian Deli in Mawson Tutto, while Emma has a hospitality/retail background. They have two young daughters between them and feel they have nailed the brief of simple, high-quality Italian fare.
Dishes include fussili with pesto, fettucine alfredo, P’sghetti and meatballs, parpadelle with Bolognese, and gluten-free maccheroni with marinara. You can order a whole lot of extras to go with those dishes, including chicken, chilli prawns, meatballs, olives, and mozzarella etc.
And if you aren’t in the market for pasta, they still have you covered. P’sghetti also offers a range of homemade pizzas, with both red and white bases, and some Italian-themed salads, including a Panzanella, caprese and bruschetta.
You can make a meal of it with a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits although judging by the people traffic on the first day of trade, yesterday, this looks to be a mainly business crowd, in search of a fresh bowl of something hearty to break up their work day.
The pasta is all home-made (even the gluten-free one) by Emma and Peter and while the prices are reasonable ($14 for pasta and $16 for pizza) they have sourced quality Italian imported ingredients such as the 18-month aged pecorino cheese, the 24-month aged prosciutto and the pizza and pasta flours.
“We are aiming to serve fast meals to the surrounding office workers and residents in the new apartments but we also want to do it in quality, traditional ways,” says Emma.
What: P’Sghetti Bar
Where: No Name Lane, Alinga Street, City West
When: Monday-Saturday 7.30 am to 10 pm