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“Best food I've ever eaten, ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Svago Ristorante

Svago Ristorante
118 Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9663 3536
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Ranked #338 of 3,912 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $27
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best food I've ever eaten, ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This was the best meal I have ever eaten.

I eat out fairly often, once or twice a week. I know a bit about cooking. The best meal I've made myself or ordered elsewhere could only get a 2nd place, compared to the meal I had at Svago. I ate here 3 months ago and I still remember it! (we had the mushoom risotto).

Very, very highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 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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English first
Perth, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A sweet little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

A lovely quiet spot for a romantic dinner for two or a quaint place to catch up with a few friends. A very nice meal and good service.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely quaint little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The service and quality of food was great, lovely spot for dinner for two or quiet feel venue for a few friends to catch up. Felt very personalized as only two staff (chef & waiter) great meal :)

Visited June 2012
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Alice Springs, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Such a great find on Lygon Street!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

A birthday dinner with my daughter at Svago last week turned into a beautiful dining experience. It was a very cold Wednesday evening with only three small parties enjoying this venue with its amazing menu. The tables are spaced apart enough so you have some semblance of verbal privacy and are nicely set with crisp white tablecloths and floral arrangements - it looks inviting and slightly formal. With the charming attention of Lars to guide us, we enjoyed a warm bread and olive platter as we studied the menu. It was difficult to choose from the range on offer from pear gnocchi and risotto beetroot to salmon and Duck a l`Orange; it all sounded delicious. We eventually decide upon the Loin of Lamb ($31) which was served with braised legumes, pea puree and Juniper berries jus and the mushroom risotto ($21) with a side dish of seasonal organic young vegetables tossed with garlic, butter and olive oil ($7). The freshness of the food was outstanding and it was obvious the chef takes pride and a lot of care in preparing top quality food. You don't often come across a restaurant of this calibre. For desert we shared a Cheese Selection($14) which is often just thrown together at some eating houses. Not at Svago's!! The 3 superb cheeses offered with a selection of very fresh and thinly sliced fresh fruit & some nuts was a perfect finish to a perfect meal. Lars was also very accommodating and presented my daughter with a supplied small chocolate cake complete with lighted candle for her birthday, (thank you so much!). Svago's is a true dining experience and we will return to enjoy this fabulous menu again. Very highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Best food experience of my life. Excellent service. Standout was the 5 Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil and the Gnocchi with Pear and Walnuts. Chocolate mousse is exquistie, so was the Calamari with the Squid Ink Aoli. Everything we had was to die for! Highly recommend this place. Loved it!

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