Cacio e Pepe from Stella Restaurant & Bar

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Chapel Street destination, Stella, shares their signature dish, Cacio e Pepe. A local favourite.

26 July 2023

Cacio e Pepe from Stella Restaurant & Bar


200g Linguine

20g Cooking Oil

3g Black Pepper

Salt (to taste)

20ml Pasta Water

15g Butter

40g Pecorino

Olive Oil (to finish)


  • Blanch pasta in boiling water until cooked to al dente
  • Add cooking oil to pan and then the ground black pepper
  • Once fragrant, remove from heat and add butter
  • In a small bowl, mix your grated pecorino then pasta water to make sauce
  • Put the pasta into the pan with your black pepper and butter then add sauce (no heat)
  • Toss together and adjust seasoning to taste
  • Serve combined pasta in bowls, grate more pecorino, and finish with olive oil 


Either pan-fried sage or freshly shaved truffle

Serves 2

Stella Restaurant & Bar

427 Chapel Street, South Yarra