Sisto Malaspina To Be Remembered In Neighbourhood Street Party

A Melbourne hero

30 January 2019

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The life of Melbourne hospitality legend Sisto Malaspina will be celebrated at at neighbourhood street party in Melbourne's CBD. 

On the Closing Night of the 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, March 21, Pellegrini’s and their neighbours will take over Crossley Street for an afternoon street party.
As co-owner of Pellegrini’s, Sisto ran the landmark espresso and pasta bar with his business partner Nino Pangrazio for more than 40 years. 

Anthea Loucas Bosha, Food + Wine Victoria CEO, said it was the perfect event to honour Sisto: 

“Pellegrini’s is a bona fide Melbourne institution. Its place in Melbourne’s heart was clearly evident when this city galvanised in its grief over this loss of one of its principles, Sisto Malaspina. It is only fitting for the Festival to honour Sisto in true Pellegrini’s fashion - an afternoon of down-to-earth Italian hospitality which has become Pellegrini’s hallmark, and why it is so beloved to Melburnians.” 

The menu includes panini, gnocchi, pizza and, of course, granita from Pellegrini’s, with Becco, Ombra Salumi Bar, Bottega, The European and Gingerboy also on the pans.

Drinks include Negronis from Meyers Place, Aperol Spritzes, beer and wine from Becco and punch and wine from Gingerboy. 
Tickets are $75 per person, with $5 from each ticket to be donated to the Salvation Army in honour of Sisto Malaspina.
More information and tickets available at

Event details
Street Party for Sisto
Sunday 24 March 2019
3:30pm to 7:00pm
$75 per person (includes all food and non-alcoholic drinks and one alcoholic drink, with additional drinks available for purchase)
$5 from each ticket will be donated to the Salvation Army.

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