Permesso, Melbourne (Online)

MELBOURNE | Last Saturday I was gifted an Italian meal kit from new Melbourne start up, Permesso. The business was started by friends Paolo and Giacomo, who have know each other since playing soccer as children in their hometown of Cremona, Italy.

Fate saw them both move to Australia in 2013, with Giacomo working in finance and Paolo as a waiter while studying business. Circumstances saw them both move back to Italy a few years later, but they both missed Australia so they moved back. Paolo last year and Giacomo this year.

Lockdowns made it very difficult for Giacomo to find a job, so the duo decided to launch Permesso. The aim is simple, to share their love of rustic Italian food using ethically sourced Australian produce.

My dinner box contained tagliatelle with ragu alla Bolognese, focaccia with basil and rocket pesto, and two ricotta cannoli with lemon zest and pistachio. All absolute quality that I really enjoyed.

The week’s menu is released on Mondays, with orders open until Thursday/Friday for fresh preparation and Saturday morning delivery. The menu is structured around the classic Italian meal – antipasto, primo, and dolce. There’s also fresh pasta and sauces to order.


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Victoria 3000

Telephone: 0466 064 187
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Sun: 24 hours a day

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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