There are lots of pizza/pasta restaurants around, and generally you can’t go wrong at most of them. Of course, it’s not “fine dining”, and things can be noisy, but usually it’s straight-forward and cheerful. . We went to Versachi’s in Toorak Road (not far from the South Yarra station) with M and D. The pizzas were excellent, and my veal schnitzel was certainly acceptable. The extensive range of pizzas includes both the “traditional” types as well as a range of “gourmet” varieties (how about a “Lamborhini” pizza?)
However, our timing was a bit out, because we were there at peak time early on a Saturday evening. The seating area is quite limited and things were a bit cramped. However, the service was pleasant enough and when a larger table became available, we were moved.