A little bit of this, a little bit of that: antipasto is a dish loved by the grazers of the world. In what might just be the greatest Italian invention, apart from the espresso machine and Isabella Rossellini, the traditional spread consists of cheeses, cured meats, olives, seafood, pickled vegetables, and breads; and is usually served as the first course of a meal. Anti - pasto = Before - meal.
But, down here on our Antipodean shores, an antipasto platter is a meal unto itself. Best served with a bottle of wine and friends who share your choice in cheese selection; antipasto is a fine art in the Melbourne restaurant scene. Whether it’s a grazing plate at your local bar, or more of a fancy feast, we hunted down some of the best antipasto plates in Melbourne. When it comes to getting the cheque, you can pay in confidence knowing these venues welcome American Express.