Alberto’s Delicacies
Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta sauces
Local outlets:
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Notes (in their own words):

Alberto’s Delicacies use old family recipes and have been servicing small markets for around 12 years.

Nick’s Gnocchi & Pasta
A variety of pastas. Sauces.
Local outlets:
Floridia Cheese, Thomastown
Granieri’s Food Services, Epping
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Rosanna Fine Produce
Sculli Brother’s, Greensborough
Notes (in their own words):

Nick’s Gnocchi & Pasta make cut pastas (fettuccine, spaghetti, etc), filled pastas (cannelloni and ravioli), lasagne and handmade gnocchi. They also make bolognese and napoletana sauces.

Their pastas are made fresh then frozen (this is the best way to preserve fresh pasta if not cooking within a few days from purchase). They don’t use any preservatives.

Nick started his business in 2019 when he was 19 years of age. It is now a family run business, “like Nonna’s, but Nick’s.” Nick was Nillumbik’s Young Business Achiever for 2022.

Take Me Home
Pastas, gnocchi, pizza bases, pasta sauces and crostatas
Local outlets:
Own shop
Aunt Maggies, Brunswick
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Balwyn Fruit Supply
Biviano and Sons, Fairfield
Brunswick Supa IGA
Fredericks Local Grocer, Richmond
La Manna Fresh, Brunswick
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Monaco’s Deli, Camberwell
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Signorellis Fresh Fruiterers, Balwyn North
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Notes (in their own words):

Take Me Home are a family run artisan pasta business. They make everything by hand using traditional techniques and their Italian family’s recipes. They do not use any preservatives or additives. They grow as many of their veggies as they can at their farm in Thorpdale (Gippsland) and, apart from that, use local ingredients where possible.