Food – DOC Delicatessen

330 Lygon Street
Carlton Vic 3053


I make no secret of the fact that I love everything DOC has to offer, so when I was invited to a Zomato meet up at their Carlton Delicatessen, I jumped at the opportunity. Coming from a very traditional Italian family, I’ve been spoilt with great food my entire life, however I’ve often struggled to find the same quality in restaurants. DOC is most definitely the exception to this. Offering authentic and simple yet contemporary Italian food, this quickly expanding group are setting the standard for Italian cuisine in this city.

Starting from very humble beginnings in a small Templestowe pizza shop, the DOC empire now includes an espresso bar, a delicatessen and three pizza and mozzarella bars. The entire operation has been built around the desire to showcase the best of Italian food to Melbourne. Stocking both imported and locally sourced goods, everything served or made available for purchase at DOC is of the highest possible quality. I’m talking about beautiful prosciutto that just melts in your mouth and the most divine buffalo mozzarella I’ve ever tasted. Continue reading

Foodie Corner – Operator25, DOC Pizza and Mozzarella Bar

25 Wills Street
West Melbourne Vic 3000


I had to drop the husband off in the city for his work Christmas party last week, so since I was in the area I decided to duck into Operator25 for a quick lunch.

Tucked away in a quiet little street off La Trobe Street you’ll find this great little café, just follow the smell of coffee and you won’t miss it. I rolled up with bubs in the stroller and needed some help up the stairs, but once inside the staff were so lovely and seated us in a corner so that we weren’t bothering anyone.

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