At La Svolta the mantra is “mangiare e felicita”, meaning eating is happiness. This family kitchen and authentic Italian pizzeria and trattoria brings a touch of Italy to Melbourne.
Newly opened Cecil Place, Prahran restaurant
Newly opened in Cecil Place, Prahran, in addition to the much loved Hampton restaurant, La Svolta has won hearts and awards.
The La Svolta team is lead by Valerio Calabro and Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Russo, Italian natives, best friends and home cooks with a passion for authentic Italian fare. Opening the restaurant was a defining moment in their lives, hence the name ‘La Svolta’ which translates to ‘turning point’.
At La Svolta each and every meal is prepared with love, with dishes inspired by family recipes and techniques, passed down from the teams’ Mammas and Nonnas, Pappas and Nonnos. The award winning menu also plays homage to all corners of ‘The Boot’ and the passionate people that make La Svolta possible.
La Svolta’s dynamic team originates from a number of regions of Italy including Tuscany, Campagna, Venice and Sicily, and this is represented through the diversity of the La Svolta offering.
Everything is made on site, from delicious pizza bases to fresh pastas. Transport yourself to a cobbled Naples laneway, the picturesque Tuscan countryside or to a delightful seaside town with one satisfying visit to La Svolta.
La Svolta holds Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) Accreditation awarded by the official association in Naples, specifying that pizza is prepared as per the specific guidelines. To receive accreditation pizza must be prepared in a woodfire oven, the temperature must be over 400 degrees and cooked for 60-90 seconds.
This accreditation certifies that La Svolta's pizzas are prepared according to these specific guidelines, making them one of only a handful in Melbourne preparing authentic Italian pizzas.