Italian gem Pompei on Pakington is hosting Geelong’s first-ever bottomless Aperitivo afternoon this month 

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Italian gem Pompei on Pakington is hosting Geelong’s first-ever bottomless Aperitivo afternoon this month 

Graze your way across a bottomless selection of charcuterie, cheese and more, while drinking prosecco and beer and catching the last of the winter afternoons.

Aperitivo is one of the many, many great Italian traditions. Quintessential of the Italian lifestyle and more than a drink, aperitivo is a moment of the day where people gather with good company to chill over drinks and nibbles, opening the palate before dinner, and leaving the working day behind for evening leisure.

Now the Italian tradition of afternoon grazing and drinking comes to Geelong this month, with one of our favourite local gems curating aperitivo specials to savour.

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Newtown’s popular local Italian destination Pompei on Pakington – known for combining Italian simplicity with high-quality produce – is hosting its first-ever Aperitivo Afternoon this month.

Taking place on Sunday, August 28 from 2pm to 5pm, the no-frills authentic restaurant is delivering a long and leisurely aperitivo experience to Geelong, providing a brand-new experience the region has not yet seen.

Essentially the Italian version of a bottomless brunch, for $40 the afternoon will see you indulging in bottomless tasting dishes of Italian antipasti, pasta and snacks, with a prosecco or Peroni on arrival. Think olives, Italian meats, cheese, fritto misto, warm bread, olive oil and balsamic, and so much more.


Located at the river end of Pakington Street, Pompei on Pakington is a local family run business of four, comprising Alastair, Alastair’s partner Tamara, Kai, their daughter, and Brendan, their brother-in-law, Pompei combines about 50 years of experience working in food, dishing up the kind of devotedly rustic, no-frills authentic Italian food that you can feel doing you good, body and soul

Forget all your mates in Italy currently spamming your Instagram feed and simply spend your afternoons like an Italian in Geelong – with a snack in one hand and a drink in the other.

Pompei’s Aperitivo goes down on Sunday, August 28 from 2pm-5pm. Book now online or call 52981414.