Maccaroni Osteria Italiana, (in Clifton Hill, with great vegan options!)

My friend Jacqui found out i love lasagna (because of Garfield haha!) and so she told me about one of her favourite places to get italian food, Maccaroni Osteria Italiana in Clifton Hill. I decided to go on an adventure to Clifton Hill and check it out!

It was pleasant night! (First night of Spring this year!).

When i finally found the restaurant, (which was conveniently quite close to Clifton Hill station) i stepped inside and immediately felt a warm, cosy vibe. The place looks nice!

I sat down and the lovely waittress handed me a menu, and i took some time reading it, although i had already made up my mind what i was going to order hehehe (lasagna! :D).

So i ordered a lasagna and a coke! I just love coke with my pasta for some odd reason!

While i was waiting, i saw this on the table:

I looked like croutons or something to me, and i assumed thats what it was! But i wasnt 100% sure.. it possibly could have been some crazy potpourri or something haha! But i was hungry so i just picked one up and bit into it!

Yum!! It was edible hahaah! Phew 🙂 and delicious too. I ate all of them before my food came, i couldnt really stop haha.

And then my lasagna came out:

Looks good right? 🙂

Add some cheese…

And then dig in! 🙂

It was so flavoursome, yes!! Great tomato taste. And it was just the perfect amount of slight firmness/chewiness for me! I had a good time eating that 🙂 so much so i wven forgot to drink much of my coke during the meal hehe.

Then for dessert, i ordered an almond tart with custard and apple:

Also delicious! And flavours!

I love places that obviously put a lot of thought and care into their food, and this place obviously does!

I definitely recommend checking this place out if you feel like italian. Especially if you need a place with delicious vegan options! 🙂

Maccaroni Osteria Italiana is at 201 Queens parade Clifton Hill.

Edit:

I came back here again with Jacqui, Ted and Mo and it was so good once again! I ordered the gnocchi and it was so great. So soft mmmmmmmm

Love it! Yummmmmmm

Tiamo, italian restaurant in Carlton

Tonight we were going to Cinema Nova in Carlton to watch a Studio Ghibli movie (Whispers of the Heart), because this month, cinemas were celebrating the awesome animated movies of Studio Ghibli! I really wanted to go to Cinema Nova, because my friend Tilly told me that they were doing Totoro themed Choctops!

I had to go get one! 😀

Haha!!

And since we were going to cinema nova, we decided to go to dinner first. Levina and Ben suggested we go to Tiamo, one of their favourite places. I was looking forward to it!

Its just across the road from cinema nova. So convenient!

When the lovely waittress came to serve us, i was so impressed that she didnt even need to write down our orders (and there was seven of us!). I told her she had such a good memory snd she said its a good exercise!

I chose to eat a lasagna, because i love garfield and he loves lasagna, so i love lasagna haha! If only i could eat it the way he does, and just shovel it into my mouth 😀

Looks good right??? And it tasted good too! And at a reasonable price!! Ahhh… i know why levina and ben keep coming back here 🙂

I got to try levina’s mushroom pizza and it was delicious too!

So if youre looking for a yum place for good italian food near the city, i can recommend Tiamo!

Its at 303 lygon st, carlton