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Il Cantuccio

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209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run...
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Delicious Italian Food

Have eaten here a few times now. Cannot fault it. Food is wonderful, service impeccable. Having a meal at Il Cantuccio is on the agenda every time we travel to Melbourne.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sandi E
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Brisbane, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here a few times now. Cannot fault it. Food is wonderful, service impeccable. Having a meal at Il Cantuccio is on the agenda every time we travel to Melbourne.

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Australia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had dinner with friends at this restaurant after searching for a good Italian restaurant on the Internet. This place really lived up to it's reviews. We were allocated seats inside but chose to sit outside as it was a lovely night and the heaters they had outside really kept us warm. The staff were friendly and obliging. We started... 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 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This restaurant is a little gem. Not beset by all the razzle dazzle of the usual Lygon street eateries with their touts on the street trying to hustle a customer or two, this place survives and thrives on its own merits of providing an authentic Italian dining experience. My Gnocchi and saltinbocca had me thinking that Mama must have been... 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 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Everytime we pay a visit to Melbourne this place is on the ' to do ' list. The food is always top notch and the only reason there is anything left on my plate is because I'm full to bursting. Very highly recommended.

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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 

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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I visit this lovely little restaurant often and especially when I have foreign business guests that I want to experience the delights of Melbourne. The food is always supurb and not the common pizza/pasta but delicious extras - try the polenta or the Calabrian meatballs you won't regret it.

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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was introduced to this fantastic restaurant by a friend and will definately be returning. The owners are so friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious.

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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 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were impressed the moment we walked in the door, by the friendly welcome and cozy setting. The exposed brickwork adds a charming ambiance. Our italian speaking waitress was delightful, and my agnelotti (ricotta filled ravioli) were deliciously light with a pumpkin and tomato sauce. Very, very enjoyable. My husband liked his gnocchi but said that the agnelotti were even... 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 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was looking for one in Carlton and Il Cantuccio hold my attention with these very nice reviews. I gave it a chance and I will never regret. I felt like Italian this evening. I went for chicken as always and Italian wine, WOW! Marabilioso - I think I should say!

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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 

Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We planned to go to this restaurant from reading reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing..my partner said it was one of the best meals he has ever had at a restaurant. They were very quick and we felt they went above our expectations, providing pasta and icecream to our toddler at no cost.

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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 

Australia
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We go to Melbourne once a year and always eat here. One of the reasons is the great welcome from Laurie. She does make us feel special and has great recommendations. We ordered a bottle of " Bonking Frog" merlot on her recommendation and it was very good. She also suggested a great veal dish which I really enjoyed. The... 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 

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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 8 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 9959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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

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