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129 Lygon Street-Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9349 3334
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Ranked #1,715 of 4,130 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Australian, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • English first
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English first
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 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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528 reviews 528 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Perth
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When in Melbourne you must visit Lygon Street for the italian experience and Cosentino hit the mark perfectly. We ate outside alfresco and had the perfect pasta. Staff where very friendly and attentive and the meal generous and well priced. What more can you ask. The street itself is famous for italian food and you simply can't go wrong. I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely staff, great location and clean. Food was delicious and generous size. Would go back to this one. Very reasonably priced.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were on a shopping trip to melbourne and landed up in the Italian district. We were swooned over to eat here with the promise of a free bottle of wine and some bruschetta :) Had a good, homely meal but nothing spectacular. Service very good though. Had an enjoyable meal.

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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 14 - 23
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Australian, Pizza & Pasta

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