Tennis fans can now enjoy a serve of Barilla's pasta at this year's Australian Open with Barilla's Master of Pasta pop up restaurant and a series of authentic and tasty Italian pasta dishes created by Executive Chef Andrea Tranchero.

Located just outside Rod Laver Arena in Garden Square, Australian Open goers can enjoy dishes such as penne rigate with chicken ragu, mushroom and pecorino, tortiglini with eggplant, olives and dry ricotta or spaghetti with swordfish, calamari and prawns in Arrabiata sauce among other options. And in case you're one of those who thinks that warm weather and pasta don't really go hand in hand, the cold fusilli salad with pesto Genovese and salmon serves as a great option for the scorchers. Although my pick of the spaghetti still went down a treat even with the 42 degree weather on the day of visit. 


Barilla's Masters of Pasta Pop Up Restaurant

Rod Laver Arena,

Batman Ave, East Melbourne, Victoria.

From 11 am daily, Monday 15th January - Sunday 28th January.  

Disclosure: I visited the pop up as a guest of Barilla Pasta. All opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit.