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Slow Cooked Lamb A Rustic Winner at Smith Street Alimentari


Smith Street Alimentari is a foodie haven that's the kind of place that will always be fashionable. With an Italian delicatessen space combined with serious dining spaces, you're covered in every way for all things culinary. This is the kind of place you come for exclusively sourced fine products, and for memorable dishes in a great atmosphere. Paul and Linda Jones have worked wonders with the two locations of the Alimentari - Brunswick St and Smith St.

Smith Street Alimentari Eatery & Foodstore provides a substantial selection of fresh and carefully prepared food, meals and goods to take home. An original French rotisserie offers roasted meats everyday, with hot and cold accompaniments. Limited window and kerb seating is available for those on the go or to just soak up the Smith Street antics. Smith Street Alimentari also offers a catering service.

The World Loves Melbourne wandered into Smith Street Alimentari one lazy lunchtime and was struck by the high ceilings, exposed brick and iconic retro artwork on the walls. Chick bar and kitchen areas with a bevvy of staff also draws attention. This is an attractive restaurant, even artistic. The word "alimentari" means "good food and camaraderie", an apt description for this venue.


White tiles and subtle lighting are a welcoming backdrop, with attractive bar and coffee spaces.

Smith Street Alimentari offers a rustic and rewarding menu. The World Loves Melbourne couldn't go past the Slow cooked lamb with hummus and tabouli, the pick of the menu according to my waitress.


The lamb is to be raved about with Smith Street Alimentari boasting a rotisserie for perfectly cooked meat. Tender succulent lamb with a tasty hummus and fresh tabouli was an outstanding, somewhat Middle Eastern lunch.


Hargreaves Ale was the perfect beverage to wash down the lamb.


Smith Street Alimentari has an exceptional vibe and a series of interesting spaces.


Explore the stunning courtyard out the back.


Staff look pristine in their uniforms.


A strength of Smith Street Alimentari is that it's a food store and so you can purchase meals and supplies for your cooking at home.


The World Loves Melbourne was highly impressed with the cuisine, foodie haven, gourmet selections, service and ambience and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Smith Street Alimentari.

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