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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (57 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
“cantucci” (14 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here with my gf and another friend, while looking for somewhere to eat on Lygon St on a Saturday night. It was quite at random that we chose this place over any other. There were many authentic looking restaurants on that street as locals...More

Thank seigwailo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A group of four for dinner on a Thurs night. We have been researching on TripAdvisor and saw the recent reviews were all good. My husband was expecting to try the lamb shank. Unfortunately they had put the lamb shank off the menu. I had...More

Thank Jeanny Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in at Il Cantuccio. Our greeting was so welcoming by the hosts. We took an outside table. We were treated extremely well. I ordered the Gnocchi Gorgonzola and it was so soft and fluffy and the sauce amazing. My husband chose the spaghetti...More

Thank Elaine E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as a group on a busy Saturday night for dinner. The lady in charge is very efficient, friendly and helpful. All our meals were good and served within a perfect time frame. This place looks nice and authentic and the atmosphere is...More

Thank LeisureMerchant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant I have been visiting for 24 years, the food is not the most amazing in Melbourne but it is always a good night out. The meals are adequate and service is good, it's fresh with flavour. I've never been disappointed.

1  Thank Katrina V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Melbourne for our anniversary and pre-planned to go here for dinner on our first night based solely on the reviews on trip advisor and we are so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing, we had pasta and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food fresh home made great short black had old fashioned service would like to pick up and drop in Perth WA

1  Thank nickfarago
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Went to iL Cantuccio - for M-in-law 82nd birthday. Group ranged from 8 to 82. Excellent atmosphere and friendly service added to a great night. Byo wine - corkage $3 per adult was pretty reasonable. Had the Eye fillet and tiramisu - both delicious. We...More

Thank BillG59
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I was visiting Melbourne, one of my friends invited me to have lunch at II Cantuccio. The atmosphere was cozy and warm Melbourne was having four seasons in one day, immediately after walking into the restaurant with a warm welcome from the staff you realize...More

1  Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We attended here because of the great reviews. Unlike many of the restaurants we passed on the way here there was nobody stood outside the door trying to drum up business- always a good sign. We ordered an antipasti to start with gluten free bread...More

Thank JimUtd
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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Mike K
18 November 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
NO beach shorts or Thongs!!!! Just joking neat casual is OK.Mario
13 January 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
Yes we are open Tuesday to Sunday nights love to have you here just give us a call and we'll book you in.03 9347 9959.or go to our website and book on line. Ciao Mario.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Melanie V | Reviewed this property |
Took my 8 and 10 year olds. Miss 8 was having a fussy eating stage that month and the staff were awesome and had no problem rolling with the punches! Conclusion, both kids and me fed well, and left happy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 9959
  • E-mail
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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