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Review: Madame Spaghetti, Port Melbourne

Tacked on to Nonna’s Cucina is Madame Spaghetti a quirky cute dessert bar specialising in shaping gelato based in the heart of residential South Melbourne.

Madame Spaghetti – The Overview…

Food: Berry Bolognese, Waffles with Salted Caramel

Food: 4.5/5
Atmosphere: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value: 4.5/5

The details…

This funky, pocket sized little dessert bar is bright and fun. Seating is simply a window bar along one side. With its lively music and sun drenched environment, it’s a lovely place to pop in for a dessert. The small range of perfectly executed artisan desserts make for a refined and grown up offering that is more than just your usual gelato or ice cream place.  

Madame Spaghetti - Port Melbourne

Their trademark is the spaghetti gelato, and they do 4 stunning desserts. Originating in Germany, traditionally this dessert comes looking like a Bolognese; however, Madame Spaghetti have taken this and turned it on its head – there’s a salted caramel, Chris P. Bacon (yeah, give that pun a minute), the amazing sounding death by chocolate, and the beautiful (and vegan) berry bolognese. 


For winter they’ve also added 4 limited edition winter specials – putting their spaghetti gelato on top of a thick warm waffle. We decided to try one of each – the berry bolognese and the waffles with salted caramel. The berry sorbet was a really fruity dish that tasted delicious with a nice syrupy sweetness to it. They’ve balanced the natural bitterness of the berries well without it becoming sugary and the simple toppings are perfect to let the noodles themselves shine, both visually and taste wise.


The waffles were surprisingly light given how big they were and Lee wolfed this down in 2 mins! What’s really cool about the salted caramel gelato is that it actually looks like noodles colour-wise too! The salted caramel was fairly mild and refreshing. These held up better than the sorbet in terms of keeping their shape and style the whole time we were eating it. For winter as well the dish was a little more hearty and warming than just ice cream alone. The toppings nicely rounded it out and made it a thoughtful dessert too. It’s clear Madame Spaghetti are set for big things and we think this pocket sized venue is likely to only be the start of their ice cream journey! 

Everything else…


Address: 40 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne

Opening Times: 

Mon        Closed
Tue          6pm to 10pm
Wed         6pm to 10pm
Thu          6pm to 10pm
Fri            6pm to 10pm
Sat           2pm to 10pm
Sun         2pm to 10pm

Parking:  Being in a residential area the parking is pretty easy and we managed to find a spot just around the corner. 

Getting here on PT: The 234 bus stops about a minute away (alight at Garden City), or it’s about a 10 minute walk from South Melbourne Market if you want to jump on a 1 or 96 tram. 

Madame Spaghetti Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Madame Spaghetti, Port Melbourne. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.

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