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“Excellent service and 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 #12 of 3,983 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $1 - $33
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
Hobart, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The casual, friendly but attentive table service at this small but popular Italian restaurant makes it a nice change from the pushiness of most Lygon Street restaurants.
The antipasta Della casa is really a share platter if you wants to enjoy a main. The scaloppine valdistano and masala & fungi were both delicious and nicely prepared.
The meals are large so sadly we didn't have room for a dessert. Next time we'll share an entree and leave room for something septet at the end

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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
  • Italian first
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English first
2 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Lygon St at its Best !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is Italian dinning as it should be...great food, great service and great value for money. Went there with the family (& partners) over the Easter break..was busy, but the quality of food & service was excellent (we all ordered something different and with no disappoinments). Visting establishments like this are just a joy... to see how a well run family business can deliver on all levels of service & food.

Visited April 2014
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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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Lower Plenty, Australia
1 review
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“One of the Better Lygon St traditional Restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hey, my friends and I really enjoyed a great night. Cosy and warm atmosphere with great service. We can talk about very good presentation but a great meal is what we were all after and we got one. The highlight gnocchi was just like a home meal (probably as good as) with the pasta and seafood dishes excellent. So now the movie night will be the Nova then Il Cantuccio.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Bellissimo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A great little Italian restaurant! Warm, friendly & attentive service, lovely atmosphere, great food & good wine...the perfect evening!

  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent service and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

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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