Episode 224 ft Dave Ansett from Etto Pasta Bar – Summer Series 3/10

Episode 224 ft Dave Ansett from Etto Pasta Bar – Summer Series 3/10

Episode 224

Taking on delivery and actually winning with Dave Ansett from Etto Pasta Bar

Dave Ansett, along with his partner Stephane Meyer founded Etto with one simple idea: you should be able to get an experience on par with the trattorias of Italy for the price of a burger.

“Melbourne’s got such a great Italian heritage, but Italian (food) here has turned into either you’re sitting at a restaurant with white table cloths, and a waiter, and you’re there for an hour and a half and you’re paying forty bucks for a bowl of pasta. Or you’re going in somewhere and it’s slop, and it’s fifteen bucks.

“We really saw this opportunity to do this model in the middle. Do really great food—really high-quality food—but without the restaurant overheads, in a fast-casual model.

“When we’re humming we can do a plate of pasta every 30 seconds, that’s sort of our volume that we can pump out.”

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Please find our guest information here:

Website: https://etto.com.au/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ettopasta/

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Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/

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