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Cafe Cavallino

181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9347 5520
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (60 reviews)
“agnolotti” (3 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What is a trip to Melbourne without a meal on Lygon street? From the moment we sat down our waiter was very friendly. Our orders arrived in a reasonable amount of time except for one. Must say they are huge servings and very tasty we...More

Thank terrina25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time for me on Lygon Street in many years. I visit med with friends. The staff were attentive and helpful. The menu is just to big in size. I had the tortellini with a blue cheese sauce.....very tasty indeed. I would recommend this place.

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner, food was great but the service was shocking.. staff were all over the place. The lack of service left a bad taste...

Thank dipy2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner. We chose two pizzas, tre pasta and one chicken schnitzel dish. It's was difficult to order because the staff had forgotten about us. When the food came, one of the pasta dishes was cold, the other food was very warm,...More

Thank Elena_Lind
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Food here is very good. Pizzas are excellent (some of the best we have ever eaten, and the pizza base is perfect), but the garlic bread could be put to shame by the likes of Pizza Hut! (Really guys, how hard is it to make...More

Thank Sydneytown
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Chose this place because it was busy, stupidly assumed it was good. Ok service. Took forever for waitress to take our order. When it came it wasn’t that good. Food was ordinary, my friend took 2bites and left it. When the waitress cleaned our table...More

Thank Eugenia W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Cafe Cavallino seems very fond of Ferrari's, there is much red in the cafe and even on the ceilings. Despite all this "red" we had a late lunch (mid-afternoon) sharing a pizza with tea and coffee. The service was pleasant with good humour, the pizza...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We love Cafe Cavallino and always make sure we go there for a meal when in Melbourne. A short walk from the CBD (or cheap cab ride), delicious food and lovely staff. Highly recommend the pizza as well as the pasta, but the huge menu...More

Thank emyka2017
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Small cafe with the best pizza! Enjoy the decor, lots of Ferrari team photos and uniforms on display. Friendly staff and prompt service.

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I had a business dinner at this restaurant. Clearly very popular and we are glad we had booked as it looked like many people there. We were seated outside and the whole place had a great atmosphere. The service was timed well and the food...More

Thank Moonrock1962
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 5520
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