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Mercadante Woodfired Pizzeria

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Shop 123, Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 9347 6974
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11:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never fails to deliver

After not visiting for quite a while, our family dined at Mercandante again a few weeks ago. To be remembered & warmly greeted by the owner, shows just how in touch with the clients, this restaurant is. The pizza was exceptional, as always, with the base puffy & crispy as all good wood fired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Simon M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After not visiting for quite a while, our family dined at Mercandante again a few weeks ago. To be remembered & warmly greeted by the owner, shows just how in touch with the clients, this restaurant is. The pizza was exceptional, as always, with the base puffy & crispy as all good wood fired pizza should be. And the toppings... More 

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Tewantin, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants. My family & I always stop in for a meal when we are visiting Melbourne. Its a must. We stumbled onto this restaurant a few years ago & have always had a great experience. Carlos & his team do a wonderful job. Its a great friendly environment for people of all ages. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The service was friendly and quick, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and we had a great meal with generous portions. We were seated next to the pizza making area and enjoyed watching. The owner/manager makes a point of engaging the customers one-on-one. We felt wanted. Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Found this restaurant on a Friday night visiting from Sydney and were not disappointed. Had just finished a $2 a day fundraising week so this was my first main meal in a week and it made the wait worth it. We had Pesto Pasta and the Chicken with white wine/mushroom sauce. Both were lovely as was the Garlic bread (large... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were hoping for a good Italian meal and picked this restaurant at the recommendation of the trip advisor app. I must say we made the right choice. The serving/portion was generous and food was yummy. We were treated with some fun surprises and given complimentary lattes and cappuccinos after our meal. The owner was generous and humorous. He could... More 

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Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went for a late lunch and the restaurant was quiet. The staff was really friendly and funny. We tried the pasta and pizzas, which were good. But it was the chocolate pizza we enjoyed most. Yummy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were walking along Lygon street looking for a place to eat and was told to try this out. We weren't expecting anything special from looking inside the restaurant. But we went inside and gave it a try anyway. The staff were very friendly and the food came out fast. The pizza tasted amazing and the base was wonderful. It... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed two excellent meals at this fun bistro in the exciting Italian section of Melbourne at 123 Lygon Street. My spaghetti Bolognese was prepared perfectly with al dente pasta. My wife enjoyed an excellent calimare meal with a modest but very fresh salad. Other younger diners around us spoke glowingly of the excellent pizzas we observed. The employees seemed... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The pizzas here are quite good. I would rate the dough and tomato sauce as excellent, though the toppings are more in the "good" category. The service is friendly and prompt. Only downside is the heavy traffic in the back ground, though the food more than makes up for it.

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Perth, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love pizza and the wood-fired ones we had at lunch at Mercadante were perfect. Light, crispy base, generous, good quality topping with ingredients we chose as 'add-ons' and the 'small' pizza was large enough for two to share....which left room for the desserts....Italian ice cream. Next time we will try the pasta.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 123, Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9347 6974

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:45 am - 12:00 am

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