“Had lunch at [Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar] here in Melbourne to pay my respects to dear departed Sisto,” she wrote on her Instagram account, sharing an image of herself outside the restaurant and one with Pangrazio.
Minogue’s respectful nod to the hugely popular restaurateur, who was 74 when he died, did not go unappreciated by fans, with many taking to the comments to praise the singer.
“This is all class,” wrote on Instagram follower. “Once a Melbourne girl, always a Melbourne girl.”
“Beautiful to see the ‘2 Hearts’ of Melbourne beating as one!” said another, referencing one of the pop star’s songs. “Welcome home, Kylie! Respect and RIP, Sisto.”
Minogue, 50, is nearing the end of her world tour, which kicked off in England in September last year and has taken her to France, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Ireland, among other countries.
Starting the Australian leg of the tour in Sydney on March 5, Minogue has since performed to rave reviews in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, with the NSW Hunter Valley and Queensland’s Mount Cotton due for their turns on March 16 and 17, respectively.