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“Where all the Italians eat on Lygon St” 5 of 5 stars
Review of D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar
295 Drummond St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Carlton)
9347 2998
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Ranked #56 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Carlton
Description: Ph; 03 9347 2998
Melbourne
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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“Where all the Italians eat on Lygon St”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Thankgoodness for DOC. Lygon St was getting a reputation as a very poor place to eat Italian Food. Until DOC came along. You actually feel like you are in Italy when there- cool Italians dressed in the quintessential Italian collared shirt and coloured trouser for males and cool chic dressing for females. The clamber of the place with 'Ciao' being said here and there, the young Italian hip Italian waiters, the exceptional and reliably excellent food, the cappucinos, the San Pelligrinos, the DOC Delicatessen, the DOC Pizza Restaurant- all scream Authentic Italian Food, Ambience and Service. Just don't try and go in the peak dinner or lunch times- understandably, there is a bit of a queue.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Singing waiters - nice spin.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere at this restaurant. Happy singing waiters, aesthetically pleasing kitchen filled with lots of scrumptious looking things. I ordered a pizza, it was fresh and great but was not as flavoursome as I expected. I did leave slightly disappointed and dare i say felt it is a little overrated but in saying that I will head back some time to try a different pizza and see if I change my opinion because all I hear is lots of good things about these pizzas so I would love to try it again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Pizza you dream about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This has to be the best Pizza outside of Italy. The team are all Italian and the food is amazing. No bookings so you line up for a table, but so far no matter how busy it has been we have never had to wait too long.

The place is bustling and has a great vibe. A good selection of wines by the glass and bottle, great salads to accompany your pizza.

You MUST try the smoked mozzarella and speck as a starter - it is amazing. While a lot of people seem to order a whole pizza each, we found a shared starter and then one pizza and salad is plenty for two people.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“True Italian pizza in Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

I definitely agree with other review about D.O.C which you feel like you're in Italy when you're eating here... Italian server and authentic Italian food.. Even they have Italian soft drink.. Delicioso!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Australia
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“A little piece of Italy...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

First visit was about a year ago on another trip to Melbourne, and my second visit on a busy Sunday night was not disappointing.

Other reviewers mention the price alot - but you get what you pay for, and the ingredients are fresh, authentic and worth it! (If you want cheap, go to Domino's and you'll get plastic cheese and doughy bases, so I don't understand the moaning about price!).

D.O.C. is busy, but the food is worth it. Fantastic wines, waiters are good - follow their recommendations if a little lost...and yes, this is a pretty authentic place so sit back, enjoy the noise, food, and pretend you are back in Italy. Not too big of a stretch of the imagination!

They've opened a deli on Lygon St - that could be dangerously tempting!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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