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La Citta

#236 of 4,198 Restaurants in Melbourne
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11 Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
0396391860
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for lunch & dinner

A stones throw from Flinders St station this little restaurant has a small but tasty Italian inspired menu. Book for busy times but pop in at lunch time for the lunch special - choice of 2 pasta dishes $ a glass of wine, or a drink after work. Good for a quick dinner before a show or a more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
marsham745
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Ivanhoe, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ivanhoe, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A stones throw from Flinders St station this little restaurant has a small but tasty Italian inspired menu. Book for busy times but pop in at lunch time for the lunch special - choice of 2 pasta dishes $ a glass of wine, or a drink after work. Good for a quick dinner before a show or a more leisurely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a regular in Melbourne, this is the place to start your day. La Citta is located in Degraves Street (A must see lane with brilliant range of small quirky shops and great food) close to Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. If good coffee is critical to you this where it starts, it is consistently excellent. The staff are... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

All lovely and friendly to start with then at the end approached counter and "requested" to pay on 2 cards- one work, one personal (for the wine). All 3 staff rolled their eyes and scoffed at one another, then one said (condescendingly) I don't know what your asking for? Fair enough if they don't split bills - just tell us.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I suggested this restaurant to some friends after reading a glowing review from a well respected author. How wrong could they be? It wasn't. Just a poor night it was a poor restaurant. In a trendy laneway in Melbourne. It appeared to be the most expensive in the Lane but the good review pulled us in. We ordered 4 different... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We decided to sit inside where the lovely dark tones, mirrors and beautiful chandelier gave the restaurant a lovely romantic feel. The waiter was efficient, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The tapas menu looked interesting and tasty, however my husband and I both had the special which was a beautifully cooked wagyu rump. Their wine list was quite... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Hard to define Italian or Spain very good tapas menu but main menu dominant from Italy Regardless it was delicious 6 or 7 pasta dishes 3 very generous salads including a pear parmasan & rocket tapas looked amazing but I refrained choice of 4 or 5 desserts an expensive cheese platter which was good but pricey Wine list is excellent... More 

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San Diego, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a great little restaurant located in Melbourne's lane ways where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere!The tapas were delicious and the service friendly. We had the prawns with apple cider and chorizo, the lamb shank arancini balls and the pork belly.....yum! Just what was required!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

great breakfast venue amongst a large number of cafes/restaurants. staff very friendly and attentive. good coffee. had the scrambled eggs with chilli and jamon. lovely meal and good size serves. other meals of poached eggs were also very good. well worth a visit.

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Largs, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Planned a nice lunch in Melbourne and after looking at a number of places decided on La Citta. We had been in the same street in March so had eaten elsewhere before. Was rather let down with a rare requested steak coming as medium - sent back and they reluctantly agreed to replace so started eating my main course well... More 

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Melbourne
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I regularly go to La Citta on my way to work every morning and the staff are always friendly and attentive. Diligence is a top priority of everyone there. Food, coffee always served with a smile. Opera as background music just tops off a perfect morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396391860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?