Melt CBD

38 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Tapas and pizza in the heart of the city

Melt CBD caters for anything from a quick lunch with friends to a feast for a crowd, supplying hungry locals and tourists with tapas and gourmet pizzas all day long.

After the success of Melt Pizzeria in Hyde Park, Simon Kardachi, Justin Brooks, Scott Kuerschner and Sally Davey decided to establish a city venue together, opening the doors of Melt CBD in December 2010. The name was inspired by the already established Melting Pot owned by Simon (now The Pot Food & Wine) and its location next door to Melt Pizzeria.

Wooden floorboards and tables set the scene for an eatery buzzing with atmosphere; ambient lighting and colourful modern artwork refine the retro vibe of the dining spaces. Perch on a stool at the bar overlooking the busy open kitchen or choose to sit in the quieter, cosy room.

Head Chef, Scott, has gained experience through his time at Mezes, Amalfi, Pheasant Farm, Universal and The Pot Food & Wine.

Scott’s menu is designed with sharing in mind and he sources as much produce as possible from local suppliers to ensure freshness and flavour.

The chalkboard of daily specials offers fresh tapas dishes, which may include baked gnocchi with peas, pesto, cream and spinach; risotto balls; or green beans with chilli, garlic and anchovies. Pizzas include the Queen Margarita topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, fior di latte, fresh basil, oregano and ricotta salata; or The Turk – a delicious combination of lamb, pine nuts, pomegranate, provolone, yoghurt, mint and sumac. Crusts are light and crispy with gluten-free bases also offered, and salads are fresh and generous.

Guests can opt for the Share Table Luncheon, a popular choice offering a generous selection of tapas, pizza and salads. Dessert, which may include chocolate and pistachio pizza with Frangelico cream, is added for the shared dinner menu.

With McLaren Vale, the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills on the doorstep, South Australian diners are often spoilt for choice when it comes to wine, so it’s no surprise that the drinks list champions local makers. Though, you will find a few international drops on the menu too, as well as cocktails, beers, ciders and sherry.

Designed to cater for corporate and private events, the first-floor dining space can accommodate sit-down dinner parties, cocktail functions or larger gatherings for dinner or lunch.

Whether you’re at Melt CBD for a fast lunch or a leisurely feast, the combination of fabulous food, humming vibe and warm hospitality will ensure a memorable dining experience.

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