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Il Cantuccio

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209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Amazing Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Australia
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Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When in Melbourne we always have at least one meal in this delightful little restaurant in Lygon Street. Prices are mid-range, perhaps just a little high for the food you get, but the quality is always there and the food delicious. The staff are very friendly, courteous and helpful. We have never been disappointed. As it is not large I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very old fashioned Italian, gloomy inside. Pretty poor Caesar salad with stale croutons. Pasta OK but all a bit bland. My mistake coming in with a tourist. If you love fresh tasty food you can do much better in Melbourne.

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I enjoyed the evening so much that I decided to write this review as soon as I got home. The atmosphere was dark, cosy and intimate, with lots of happy chat at the tables. Three of us dined here tonight and had the best meal. We received a friendly greeting, without being over the top. They took pains to ensure... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My father and I visited Il Cantuccio on a Saturday night in late December without a booking. It was busy with lots of reserved tables but we managed to get a get a table outside for two people after 830pm. The restaurant is on the southern end of the Lygon St precinct which makes it an early pick for those... More 

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Torridon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Thank you for a lovely evening on Sunday night 15th Feb. We had a lovely meal followed by a surprise port and dessert to celebrate mum's 70th Birthday! The Spaghetti Marinara and Squid Ink linguine were espeically tasty! Thank you we will remember the dinner always!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In the 90 percentile of Italian restaurants I've visited. Owner was very cordial Seafood linguine was delicious

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Mario i, 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 

Bermagui
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews but our lift dropped us in a different part of Lygon st so we thought as we were having trouble finding it we would just go to another restaurant. As we walked by restaurants we became overwhelmed by the people trying to get us into their restaurants with offers and quite aggressive... More 

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Mario i, 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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have often dined at iL Cantuccio In the past during my frequent visits to Melbourne. During my most recent visit, in the company of my wife and a couple of friends, I discovered that the establishment was closed with a sign posted on the door saying that the owners were taking their annual break. This in itself is fair... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant in Melbourne's Little Italy section and decided to take the advice of Trip Advisor's reviews(as usual). Be sure to make a reservation for this gem. It is located among what seems like hundreds of Italian restaurants and reminds me of a typical New York Italian Restaurant, except, the prices are much more to my... More 

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Mario i, 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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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 1 - 27

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?