WITH supermarket shelves stripped bare, Buno Appetito Pasta, located in Wonthaggi’s IGA arcade, is working around the clock to provide hungry locals with fresh, ready-made pasta meals.
Husband and wife duo Duane and Gianna Hardy hand-make a variety of pasta and pasta sauces in-store, proving dine-in and take away customers with a little taste of Italy.
As well as providing local restaurants like Inverloch RACV Resort, Cape Tavern and Silverwater Resort with their famous gnocchi, the Hardy’s have been focusing on their microwave ready-meals.
“This week has been phenomenal,” Gianna said last week.
The pre-packaged, vacuumed sealed ready to eat meals have been extremely popular with customers.
The packs are kept in the fridge for no more than five days to keep them fresh, and then transferred into the freezer section.
“Often they are never there long enough to get into the freezer,” Gianna said.
All freshly packaged meals are easily freezable at home.
Husband Duane, dubbed pasta master, said the gnocchi, arancini balls and lasagne were among the favourites.
“Let us do the hard work!” Duane said.
Little taste of Italy