As the crisis deepens and a shutdown seems imminent, it is clear that some businesses will need to pivot in order to stay open. If a shutdown happens, how long will it be for? Noe, a restaurant pivots in the face of the crisis.

In view of this, Joseph Vargetto of Mister Bianco and Massi restaurants has launched The Italian Job. One of the first restaurants to change their offering, Mister Bianco offers Italian essentials delivered.

The menu includes freshly made and snap frozen pastas, sauces, main meals as well as fresh sides and desserts. A partnership with Doncaster Mini means the food will arrive to customers’ doors in a mini.

With no delivery fee, this is the ideal way for locals to not only get to enjoy expertly prepared food from Mister Bianco in their home but also stock their freezer with produce that is near impossible to find in supermarkets while supporting a local business.

Joe sees The Italian Job as a way of replicating his mum’s freezer when he was growing up as an Italian at home – it was full of schnitzels, chicken stock, tomato sauce and pastas.

A new Instagram has been created to keep people informed of news and menu updates @theitalianjobdelivery

Mister Bianco restaurant has been a destination in Kew for fine Italian dining for many years and is a favourite with locals, Melburnians and visitors alike.

With the hospitality landscape of restaurants and cafes is changing as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, it is clear we are all going to have to do what we can to support our local businesses in the coming months.

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