Whenever you imagine being in Italy you would daydream about sitting in a local pizzeria munching on some of the best Neapolitan pizza, oozing with melted parmesan cheese, best paired with a velvety glass of wine. But there’s definitely more to Italy than pizza and wine.  

Italy is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world – you get to sip opulent wine from Tuscany, taste delectable pasta dishes and of course, catch sight of breathtaking sceneries. While we may not be able to do much about the lack of vitas, Italy’s authentic flavours can be brought to life in the land down under. 

Italy may be a plane trip away but at Rick’s Place, you need no passport to explore Italian dishes you can’t say no to. Live the dream and visit Italy in a spoonful with Rick’s Place dishes.  

Experience Italian dining in one of the finest Italian restaurants in Melbourne.  Savour a burst of flavours on your plate at Kensington with Rick’s Place ten hearty noshes. 

Eating out in the middle of a bad day at work? Go ahead. Ease your stress with these lunchables 

  1. Exotic Mushroom & Black Truffle 

If you’ve not had the pleasure of eating a black truffle, it’s nearly impossible to describe the flavour. The aroma of the black truffle is heady, earthy, and exotic and will arrive well before your taste buds get to work. A wild and decadent taste sits on your palate with the meticulously hand-picked exotic mushrooms simmered and stirred in a sticky risotto, finished off with local brie and lemon mascarpone.  

This dish sends you straight to your happy place because you’ll never go wrong with truffles. Don’t you? 

  1. Lemon Pepper Calamari 

Are you a fan of seafood? Rick’s Place prides itself as an Italian seafood restaurant in Melbourne serving rich and fresh seafood plates.  

The lemon pepper calamari spread is a showstopper. Best served with tossed through fried shallots, parsley, red wine vinegar, olive oil and smoky paprika, this dish is perfect any time of the day. Well, who would say no to this crispy treat?  

  1. Chicken Parma 

Parma – one of the best things humankind has ever made. The chicken, cheese and specialty red sauce combo everyone loves.  Chicken Parmigiana (Parma) is a staple Italian meal that has caught the hearts of many food lovers. Rick’s Place chicken parma offers the right amount of adventure your taste buds need.  

Perfect for lunch, this house crumbed chicken breast topped with sliced fresh tomato, Napoli sauce, mozzarella cheese & crispy bacon will make you smile as you feast on. 

  1. Penne Carbonara 

Australian, we love pasta like how we love our barbies – hot and appetising. Tossed in garlic and cream sauce topped with bacon, onion, Parmesan cheese, egg, our penne carbonara is a plate wonder packed with savoury flavours you can enjoy with your friends over a quick lunch date. 

  1. Zeppole Italian Doughnuts 

There’s always a room for dessert especially when they are artisan Zeppole Italian doughnuts. These doughnuts are dusted in cinnamon sugar, served with chocolate ganache & vanilla bean ice-cream. Indulge yourself in this decadent dolce. 

Fancy a romantic date overlooking the Kensington city view? You can dine with your SO in our balcony. Delight in the city lights with peaceful conversations while tucking in a succulent dinner.  

  1. Bruschetta Olive Tapenade 

How would you want to start your dinner, if not with bruschetta olive tapenade? The diced season tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, imported olive oil & sea salt on olive crostini with shaved pecorino cheese will up your appetite wanting for more. It is a perfect starter – not intimidatingly strong and savoury – a well-balanced appetiser to start your dinner date right.  

  1. Cured Shared Platter 

Food is always best when shared. Relish a good spread of cured meats coupled with imported and local cheese with in-house fruit chutney, bread and marinated olives. As an antipasto, the platter is best enjoyed before your pasta.  

  1. Rick’s Parmigiana 

A Rick’s Place original recipe, Rick’s Parmigiana is a house crumbed chicken breast topped with sliced fresh tomato, Napoli sauce, Mozzarella cheese & crispy bacon, and then served with house seasoned chips, mixed green salad. Do you fancy a little bit of spice on your food? You can request some chilis to spice up your meal. 

  1. Gnocchi 

Gnocchi’s plump, pillowy texture and mild, delicate flavour make them perfect for people who love a full-flavoured dish. You’d certainly love how the taste rolls in your tongue. The exquisite combination of burnt butter, roasted pumpkin, snow peas fried sage, black cracked pepper and shaved parmesan is something you would not want to miss.  

  1. Penne Matriciana 

A famous Italian pasta, Penne Matriciana is a fantastic chow to your five-course meal. With salami, bacon, olives, roasted peppers, chili oil, garlic, onion, Napoli sauce & shaved parmesan, the pasta is a delight and Italians would definitely agree. 

Italian cuisine is amazing but Italian cuisine at the heart of Kensington is perfection. Embark on an unforgettable culinary experience without having to break the bank with our Italian dishes. Book your reservation or view our first our take away food Melbourne with us by calling on 03 9376 2112.