Italy 528

In the heart of Ascot Vale, dine with us and enjoy white walls, dark furnishings, and a wall-sized sepia canvas of Rome's Spanish Steps. More traditional is our authentic wood-fired clay oven, minimal toppings on the pizzas and flavours true to the motherland, with imported produce including Roma tomatoes, truffle oil, buffalo mozzarella, porcini mushrooms. Our pasta menu changes according to season but will always include hand made pasta and gnocchi incorporating meat based and vegetarian sauces.


Pasta making workshops

Experience the freshness and divine texture of fresh handmade pasta demonstrated by pastaia Rachele, owner of Melbourne's Italy 528. Rachele will teach you how to knead pasta dough by hand then turn that dough into a variety of pasta types including orecchiette, cavatelli, strascinati, gnocchetti sardi, maccheroni, sagne torte, and spirali. Rachele will then cook pasta sauce complimenting a variety of  pasta shapes. If you love cooking pasta at home, you'll enjoy learning how to make authentic pasta by hand. The pasta workshops are conducted in groups of no more than 6.  This is followed by lunch including wine and a sweet treat. Rachele can also plan a demonstration course menu which can be incorporated into a dinner party. 

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No matter what you order, Italy 528 will whisk you away to the tastes and smells of the motherland. By using fresh ingredients and an Italian approach to cooking, Rachele and her team successfully integrate tradition with a modern attitude to hospitality.
— Smudge Eats
We talked of the merits of homemade pasta, sauces made with quality, fresh ingredients, the wonders of olive oil, the importance of sharing a meal with family and how Italians traditionally don’t eat masses of pasta. We all agreed that there was definitely room for pasta in our lives.
— Whats For Eats
Italy 528 would have to be one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets!! The gourmet pizza’s are consistently first rate with a perfect base, topped with only the best of seasonal quality produce. We have just returned from an European vacation & struggled to find as good a pizza with the exception of one Roman pizzeria. The pasta is also made on site, each dish is served cooked perfectly, with aroma’s that entice the senses. I grew up on good Italian food & thanks to Rachel at Italy 528 l revisit my childhood on every visit.
— Trip Advisor


528 Mt Alexander Road
Ascot Vale 3032


Tue – Sun 6 pm – 10 pm
Takeaway pizza – 5pm

Closed Mondays

Lunch available for group bookings/functions


03 9372 7528