Friday, August 6, 2010

Lunch at Totos

So Sunday dawned rainy and cold with hailstorms predicted - gotta love Melbourne weather!

All rugged up, we got moving and walked the length of Melbourne city from the Casino to Lygon St stopping to browse the Victoria Markets where I finally bought a pair of Uggs and J bought some Dunlops. Mum wanted to stroll up and down every aisle until K and I put a stop to it - we got sick of looking at the same 'crap' over and over again after a couple of hours.

Starving hungry we trekked to Lygon St for lunch and stopped at the first place we came to. Toto's claims the honour of being Australia's first pizza parlour and is a member of the Internation Pizza Hall of Fame. Good enough for me (despite that I had pizza on Friday night and Saturday lunch). The aromas of the restaurant were amazing - rich Italian smells and loads of garlic. The atmosphere was wonderful with a huge family party going on in the back of the restaurant.
We ordered an American pizza, a Mexican pizza and fettucine & penne with a creamy herbed chicken, fresh tomato and avocado sauce to share. I enjoyed a glass of chianti with my meal also. The food (and my wine) was delicious! Tasty and fresh, I can highly recommend this restaurant for a meal if you are down that way.



After a leisurely meal unwinding in the warmth, we braced the cold to walk the streets and head back to the hotel and collect our bags for the cab ride to the airport. Thankfully this cab did have the odour of the one from the night before!

A turbulent ride home and we were back on the Gold Coast by 6pm. No winter woolies needed here after experiencing the chill down South.
We must have walked a million miles over Saturday and Sunday because my legs were absolutely dead and aching by the time I got home Sunday night.

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