Authentic food from the Southern regions of Italy
Authentic food from the Southern regions of Italy
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 6 days
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 6 days
We hand make all our pasta and pizza
We hand make all our pasta and pizza
Traditional customer service
Traditional customer service
We are closed Tuesday, 13th Feb
Fettuccine pasta being twisted into a white bowl

Welcome to Sassy Italian - Serving the Best Pasta Melbourne has to offer

Looking for the best pasta Melbourne has to offer?

Look only as far as Sassy Italian Restaurant, West Melbourne.
Our handmade pasta is made with the finest sourced ingredients and cooked to perfection by our talented head chef, Trent Kerr.

Our dedication to using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients has earned us a reputation as one of the top Italian restaurants in Melbourne City.

Our Signature Pasta Dishes, al dente

Sassy Italian restaurant presents a choice of the finest Melbourne pasta dishes.

Spicy penne pasta

Ele's Spicy Salami Penne

This dish features spicy salami and tomato sauce guaranteed to heat things up. It's perfect for those who love a little heat with their pasta.


Home-made Lasagna

Ele's grandfather's recipe. A traditional southern Italian recipe with ragu & shaved parmesan. It's a unique lasagne that will leave you begging for the recipe.

Spaghetti marinara and red wine

Home-made Spaghetti Marinara

A must for seafood lovers. Fresh seafood sauteed with garlic and chilli and finished with olive oil, parsley & grated bottarga.

bowl of risotto

Roasted Cauliflower Risotto (VGO)

Our risotto includes red onion, spinach, and fresh herbs. We top this dish with shaved pecorino, pine nuts, and golden raisins.

Diner eating orrecchiette

Orecchiette (V) (new for 2023)

You'll find a blend of garlic, shallots, broccoli, pesto, shaved pecorino, and pangrattato in this dish.

spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese or Napoli (V)

It is a classical pasta dish that tastes just like it does in Italy. Finished with shaved parmesan.

Gnocchi pasta in a bowl on a table

Home-made Gnocchi

With osso bucco, roasted red onion, olives, tomato, and sugo. Finished with mozzarella and pangrattato.

carbonara pasta

Home-made Fettucine Carbonara (VO)

With pancetta and shaved pecorino.

Pasta being tossed in the air
Diner eating gnocchi

Your go-to Pasta Restaurant, moments from Melbourne’s CBD

At Sassy Italian Restaurant, we’re well known for our signature pasta.

Whether you’re in the mood for something classic or adventurous, there is a pasta dish for everyone.

Additionally, our extensive menu features a range of pasta dishes to suit all tastes. From classic favorites like fettucine carbonara to our signature herb and ricotta gnocchi.

Similarly, our sought-after homemade lasagna is our grandfather’s recipe. A timeless and authentic dish that will leave you begging for the recipe!

Authentic Pasta Dishes moments from Melbourne City

Just a few stops from Melbourne CBD, enjoy our cosy and intimate atmosphere and our range of classic Italian pasta.
All our food is fresh to order at Sassy Italian Restaurant.
Our restaurant provides:

  • A romantic date night location.
  • A gathering with family.
  • An enjoyable outing with friends.

Similarly, we’re the perfect function venue for any special occasion in Melbourne. Our friendly staff and warm hospitality will ensure your visit is one to remember from start to finish.

Fettuccine pasta topped with cheese

Types of Pasta we make

We make a range of Italian pasta such as spaghetti, fettuccine, gnocchi, orecchiette, tortelloni, and lasagna.

Some of our pasta is also available in our Italian catering service. The pasta available in our catering includes pasta bake and our gourmet lasagna.

chef serving lasagna onto plates

A Different Pasta Experience

At Sassy Italian Restaurant, we believe the best pasta in Melbourne is more than just great ingredients and traditional recipes.

It’s about creating a complete and unforgettable dining experience.
From our cosy atmosphere to exceptional service, we strive to create an experience that will keep you coming back.

So whether you’re a Melbourne local or just passing through, we’re conveniently located next to North Melbourne train station.

Herb and ricotta gnocchi

A Handcrafted Menu

We take pride in serving the best pasta Melbourne has to offer. We handcraft our dishes to ensure authenticity is at its finest for you to enjoy. We call it authentic home-style Sicilian fare!

Authentic Italian Food

Like many other Italian restaurants, Sassy serves authentic food that captures the essence of Southern and Northern Italy.

However, what sets us apart is our dedication to crafting delicious pasta dishes. See below for our menu.

Spaghetti marinara

Unlike other Italian restaurants in Melbourne

Owner Ele Troise believes dining out is about the experience customers receive.

Ele sets himself apart from other Italian restaurants by delivering the finest experience for every guest who dines.

Taste the Authenticity of Our Homemade Pasta

Like many other great Italian restaurants in Melbourne, Sassy Italian is known for serving fantastic food, unique Italian events and excellent service just outside Melbourne’s CBD.

Through timeless classic dishes such as our lasagna to our herb and ricotta gnocchi, enjoy a beautiful dining experience.

penne pasta with cheese on top

Savor the Perfectly Cooked Al Dente Pasta at Sassy Italian

Enjoy the best pasta dishes at Sassy Italian, one of Melbourne’s top-rated Italian restaurants. We take pride in handcrafting our mix, combining traditional recipes with a modern twist.

Our menu showcases an authentic selection of Italian food inspired by family traditions.

The menu includes classic favourites like spaghetti bolognese and innovative creations like truffled mushroom risotto.

Experience the essence of Italian cuisine and savour every bite of our best Melbourne pasta.

Sprinkling fresh topping over a bowl of gnocchi.

Handcrafted Pasta

Sassy Italian is right up there as one of the best pasta restaurants in Melbourne.

Since opening in 2019, it has become a destination for authentic pasta lovers in Melbourne, VIC. Come and try our locally sourced produce and good food at Sassy Italian!

Ragu gnocchi

How to find our Recipes

At Sassy Italian, we take great pride in crafting the best pasta in Melbourne.

Our secret lies in the art of handmade pasta, carefully prepared by our head chef, Trent Kerr.

If you’d like to view our most sought-after recipes, head to Chef’s Pencil, where we showcase our method to try at home.

Every pasta strand is made with precision to ensure a tender and al dente texture. We draw inspiration from traditional Italian dishes, infusing them with our unique method.

Our menu showcases a variety of authentic Italian food, from classic comfort food to innovative creations by Trent and Ele.

Chef grating seasoning onto pasta dish

What our customers say

“Was here for dinner on a Sunday, the food was delicious, especially the homemade lasagna and pasta was to die for. The staff and owner were extremely amazing and very welcoming, feels like home”

“Excellent service, great selection on the menu, great variety of wines, spaghetti marina was not too mild and not too hot, just right. Pasta perfectly cooked. My partner’s steak was amazing”