Nope - authentic Italian eatery Eat'Aliano by Pino has opened its doors a stone's throw from buzzing Chapel Street, where until now, you were much more likely to find pad thai than pasta. It's brought to you by Italian restaurateur Alessio Ali (formerly of Sicialian Orange) and head chef Pino Russo (ex-Mulata and La Svolta), who first worked together at Mascalzone Pizzeria in Williamstown.
The wood-fired pizzas are the focus here, with Russo's dough recipe, like most of the menu, passed down from his nonno. Toppings are authentic, from the tartufata - mushroom cream, sausages, truffle oil and shaved parmigiano - to the parmigiana - Sam Marzano tomatoes with eggplant, parmigiano, cherry tomatoes and basil. But - no surprises here - it's the panzerotti fritti - that's deep-fried pizza dough stuffed with friarelli and mozzarella - that's the hot favourite.
The menu's got gluten-free, vego and vegan options covered, and is open for lunch and dinner. Hot tip: it's not just the food that's Italian - the waiters are too.
Eat'aliano by Pino, 122 High Street, Windsor, VIC.