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Cosentino

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Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Australian
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129 Lygon Street-Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9349 3334
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of Little Italy on Lygon Street, Cosentino has been a...
Nestled in the heart of Little Italy on Lygon Street, Cosentino has been a mainstay for authentic Italian dining for years. Offering a large menu of both Italian and modern Australian cuisine and an ample selection of local and imported fine wines, beers, ciders, ales & cocktails Cosentino is the choice for an exceptional dining experience. With its warm and intimate atmosphere, our restaurant is perfect for an enjoyable evening out or event birthdays and get togethers with old friends. Our experienced chefs, waiters and bartenders pride themselves on offering the best service and best food to every diner, visit us today!
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Caeser Salad

Were really busy but still found us a table - we were in a super hurry and they were very accomodating and fast. Loved the caeser salad. Good prices too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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English first
Brisbane
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As I stepped in the door I was asked what meal I wanted as they may be out of the ingredients. Unfortunately I did not take this as a red flag and still chose to order the bruchetta and grilled chicken prosciutto meal. unfortunately the bruchetta was drenched in oil with not a great deal of toppings and the main... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food here seems to be a poor imitation of Italian food. Not my favourite food in the world but I do get the impression there is no Italian people involved with this cooking. I have a bland messy looking pasta and the lasagne wasn't to appealing either. Maybe a little can be done with the food and it could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Were really busy but still found us a table - we were in a super hurry and they were very accomodating and fast. Loved the caeser salad. Good prices too.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a restaurant trying hard to be Italian but in my opinion failing significantly.Dinner was an extremely disappointing experience which began with none of the wines listed on the menu being available, we had to contend with their range of three wines. The food was certainly below par, with no prosciutto available for any pizza, trying to convince me... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Save your money & find somewhere else to dine - wines available are low quality - steak is under-cooked - pasta is poorly prepared & tasteless - unreceptive to criticism & still insist on charging premium $$ Rating 2/ 10 . . woulda been better to go to the corner fish n chips shop !!

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Seattle, Washington
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104 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

One of the many restaurants in this “Little Italy” area and while this is the only one I tried, it was terrible. The house red wine tasted incredible cheap and awful, my meal was very rubbery and my husband’s plate was very soupy and had everything except the kitchen sink thrown in. I would prefer them to reduce their huge... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Friendly service and generous sized servings, but that is where the positives end. Very average, out of a packet flavour and the pizza had that frozen pizza base flavour, though the topping amount was generous.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped by for dinner during a 4 night stay. Convinced by the menu and the politeness of the gentleman out the front. Thought we'd give it a try. Had the bruschetta and garlic bread starters, and the seafood marinara pizza and mussels in tomato sauce mains. Very generous servings and toppings, but dishes lacked flavour. Mussels were good. Too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to this restaurant two out of the four nights I was in Melbourne. Food and service was exceptional. Veal Rosamarino was to die for!

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

In Melbourne for a long weekend and strolled over to Lygon st . A nice man offered us some drinks and garlic bread and promised a genuine Italian feed , we were not disappointed . Ordered risotto , lamb shanks , veal Marsala and a pizza . Everyone was happy , the service great and staff friendly . Will be... More 

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Additional Information about Cosentino

Address: 129 Lygon Street-Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9349 3334
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Average Prices: USD 13 - 21
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Australian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Lygon Street-Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9349 3334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Australian

Description

Nestled in the heart of Little Italy on Lygon Street, Cosentino has been a mainstay for authentic Italian dining for years. Offering a large menu of both Italian and modern Australian cuisine and an ample selection of local and imported fine wines, beers, ciders, ales & cocktails Cosentino is the choice for an exceptional dining experience. With its warm and intimate atmosphere, our restaurant is perfect for an enjoyable evening out or event birthdays and get togethers with old friends. Our experienced chefs, waiters and bartenders pride themselves on offering the best service and best food to every diner, visit us today!

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