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“Best gnocchi I've ever had!!!” 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 #15 of 3,998 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Best gnocchi I've ever had!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We will definitely be returning to this little gem. The gnocchi is incredible. Staff are lovely and attentive. Very cosy and inviting atmosphere. We will make this place a regular.

  • Visited April 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hobart, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
83 helpful votes 83 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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2 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
109 helpful votes 109 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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