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“Good Pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Notturno

Cafe Notturno
177-179 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 9347 8286
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Ranked #1,754 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good Pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My wife and I were persuaded by the offer of a free glass of Champagne (yeah sparkling something!) to try this one out - in fact we had two excellent large bowls of pasta for a reasonable price. Would definitely eat there again. We sat outside - a real treat for us English - especially in November!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sunshine Coast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Breakky on a budget - soo good!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed in Melbourne for one week and visited this cafe for breakky at least 4 times. Service was fantastic, coffee was to die for and meals were ample and yummy. We had the bacon and egg muffin $5.80, bacon and egg sandwich as well as the bacon and eggs themselves. Could not fault hence our return many times. They also serve other meals however we were not in the vicinity during the day:)

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“For the locality it's perfect. That's the only positives about this place.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

So my partner and I decided to stop here for lunch during a trip into the city for business. I had two hours to spare so we went to Lygon and chose Notturnos. At first glance the place looks good and smells divine, but don't let that fool you. Firstly, the tables inside (couples) are squeezed in anywhere including the base of the stairs where you cannot even pull your chair out. Fortunately, we were seated right in front of the utensils, napkins, plates etc, so that everytime the waitress came she had to come collect stuff for other patrons she had to hover next to me and I had to stop my conversation so it was not eavesdropped upon. The service was relatively quick, however it took us to ask the waitresses to remove our dirty plates after staring at them for 20 minutes after we finished our meals. The food I ordered was all day brekkie so I can't comment on the other food, but the food was really bland. Eggs rubbery and no taste. Mushrooms were just fat and tasteless. Waitress yelling at a new staff member and not helping her when clearly she needed it. Found this really upsetting to see. Not a friendly establishment whatsoever. Not one single smile other then the new girl. Will never recommend this place to anyone.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Friendly late night venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

After a very long day driving from Gosford to Melbourne I was thrilled to venture in to Notturno just before 1AM on a Monday morning to find a friendly welcome and the full menu to choose from. The venue was busy owing to it being the only place open at the time. We ordered pizza which arrived fresh hot and tasty. Well worth a try.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Proserpine
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Good prices, nice food and sinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stopped in here for a late lunch (3.30pm) for two adults and two children (7 and 9). The service was very quick and efficient, the staff were friendly. The children's menu had very good range and not the usual nuggets and chips. The children's meals were about $6.95 each and a medium pizza was under $14.00, this was large enough to feed the two adults. Drinks were good, the coffee, although not the best was okay. I would recommend this cafe for families wanting a quick and fresh meal. We will go again.

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