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209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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Ranked #34 of 4,139 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $28
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to this family run restaurant for years. Sometimes with friends, sometimes with family but always for the great home style cooking and welcoming staff. I've tried many of the restaurants in Lygon Street; this is the one I always look forward to going back to the most as it never disappoints.

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Warragul, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We really lucked in while walking along Lygon Street and noticed this place was humming . Walked in and were very fortunate to get a table for 3 without a reservation . The interior is rustic and on being seated were greeted by our waitress like we were returned customers forever ! What a lovely start to dinner . Within... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great little italian restaurant. Staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic. I had a wonderful experience and the manager even gave me a sample of their amazing chocolate mousse when I said I was too full to order dessert.

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Maroubra, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sensational food. Sensational staff. What more could you ask for? Favourite dish is the Scaloppini Valdostano (yum). A good selection of wines at reasonable prices was a bonus. Mario (the owner) is an excellent host.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a restaurant that has "regulars" every night. It's popularity has been rising significantly in recent years which is now making it hard for us regulars to just "rock up" and get a table! My wife and I have been dining here every few months for the better part of nearly 30 years. In all that time, the quality... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been there many times BEST steak in melbourne ribeye 400 grams about $35 cooked exactly to your liking,Your Host Mario is the real deal southern italian host.His pastas are home made and his chocolate mouse is hard to replicate.This review is coming from people who have been to many restaurants.WELL DONE Mario hope to visit again soon,Geoff & Linda.

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launceston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Not being familiar with restaurants in Lygon St, I had decided to NOT go into anywhere that spruiked us or anywhere that looked like a café. We wanted somewhere special and a little intimate for a birthday celebration. After reading the menu from outside, we liked the sound of many of the selections and upon entering were greeted with a... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This friendly, quaint Italian restaurant was exactly as I had hoped for. My daughter and I arrived without a reservation and were quickly seated. The Manager was friendly upon our arrival and happy to accommodate us. The wait staff were also friendly while still maintaining a professional level of service. The food was exquisite and we were not disappointed. My... More 

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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening and our hospitality .Hope to see you again soon. Mario @ Il Cantuccio More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Yet another great Italian meal. Each time I visit from Newcastle I have to eat at Il Cantuccio on Lygon to get my fix of authentic Italian. This is how veal is meant to be cooked.

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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening and our hospitality .Hope to see you again soon. Mario @ Il Cantuccio More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I went with my family on thurday for dinner, I gave a try based on the reviews, pretty small and dark restaurant, the staff is very friendly, but very disappointed with the food. We order antipasto, very poor quality plate, for main I order the cannelloni with tomato and cream and I ask, if can I only have it with... More 

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Additional Information about Il Cantuccio

Address: 209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9347 9959
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 28

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