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“Excellent service and delicious food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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Ranked #48 of 3,912 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Excellent service and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We came to the restaurant in the evening and had reserved out table (unnecessary though) so the waitress asked my name and seated us outside where we decided that we would prefer the ac inside. No problem. The food (squid ink pasta) came quickly and tasted great. It was a very good experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening.Hope to see you again soon. Il Cantuccio
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
“two more nights at my favourite Lygon Street restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Another business trip to melbourne and fortunate to be able to eat at Il Cantuccio on a Thursday and then a Saturday night. You know how great a place can be when you only get to go occasionally - in my case months between bookings - and the service and food continues to be consistent every time.

The family who run this place are true workers - on duty every night to care for their customers and offer superb meals and friendly service. I cannot think of any reason why I would not go there each time I am in Melbourne and why I would not recommend to all my friends.

This time - a menu dish called (I think) Avoltonini - it is superb!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much again D for your nice comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening.Hope to see you again soon.Mario@Il Cantuccio
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Mornington, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“An authentic Italian meal experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

From the time we walked into the restaurant we were made welcome, the menu is thorough and authentic Italian. Staff are attentive without hovering. 11 out of 10 !!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening.Hope to see you again soon. Il Cantuccio
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Au
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Fantastic Authentic Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Recommended to this restaurant and was not disappointed. Wonderful family restaurant and service was excellent. Food good and the owner helped us pick a great Italian wine. Serving sizes were huge. Great restaurant

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening.Hope to see you again soon. Il Cantuccio
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Gorgeous gnocchi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My partner and I went to Il Cantuccio while on a weekend trip to Melbourne and we were not disappointed. After checking the reviews on Trip Advisor and seeing all the positive reviews we gave it a try and I am so glad we did.
Firstly the wait staff are kind, polite, welcoming and look to assist you in any way possible. Then the food, amazing! We shared the calamari for starters which was soft and tasty. I had the chef's special gnocchi which were like little balls of light, fluffy, delicious goodness and definitely the best I have ever had. I am always hesitant to order gnocchi because it can be quite heavy but this was just delicious. My partner had the prawn pasta which was buttery, garlicy and tasty.
The only disappointment I had was that I couldn't fit in any dessert.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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emcee-corn, Manager at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comments we're glad you enjoyed the evening.Hope to see you again soon. Il Cantuccio
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