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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (55 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
“cantucci” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited for my fathers 60, with a group of 7 of us The food was beautiful and of the highest quality. The owner Mario, really provided the highest of service and was excellent with our 18 month old who was a bit agitated because...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience we had at Il Cantuccio! Such warm and welcoming owners, very attentive service. And the food was a delight. Don't miss the polenta. Thank you!

1  Thank roih439
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my daughter and her partner. What an excellent find this was. This will definitely be a port of call every time I come to Melbourne.

1  Thank samanthaede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to feel like you’re in Italy you must come to try this restaurant. Everything was delicious!! Awesome stuff!!

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Original, warm & hearty dining, the food here is made from the heart with bags of love. You WILL roll out of here with your belly full & a smile on your face.

1  Thank Quest554025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Cantuccio offers serves delicious, Italian food. It offers a range of Italian main meals. The service was excellent, with a superb atmosphere. It felt very cosy and homely.

1  Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I visited Il Cantuccio on a hens weekend in Melbourne and from the minute we walked in the door, the maitre d' made us feel so welcome. The restaurant felt like we'd entered into a family-owned establishment in the heart of Italy. I'd recommend Il...More

2  Thank HappyasLarry88
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

A must for Italian food lovers! It became our favourite restaurant to dine out, a very friendly service and food that never disappoints. Thank you!

3  Thank rogervanhoot
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much.After 35 years we hope we're doing something right to last this long. Our focus is on fresh and quality. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home.Thank you.Mario

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Our table for 4 was very cozy on a cold winters night The Maitre d and waitress made us feel very welcomed and special from the moment we entered in every way The dining experience was perfect an extensive menu and wines to choose from...More

4  Thank Leonie B
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much.After 35 years we hope we're doing something right to last this long. Our focus is on fresh and quality. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home.Thank you.Mario

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Can't believe how wonderful our experience was. Lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff, owners hands on and ensure you're going to have a amazing evening. Easily the best Italian i have had. Without burning a hole in your pocket! Can't fault will...More

1  Thank lovetimeaway
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much.After 35 years we hope we're doing something right to last this long. Our focus is on fresh and quality. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home.Thank you.Mario

Nearby
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Sara A
May 31, 2018|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
Yes we do...
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Mike K
November 18, 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
NO beach shorts or Thongs!!!! Just joking neat casual is OK.Mario
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mgmgkyi09
January 13, 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
Yes we are open Tuesday to Sunday nights love to have you here just give us a call and we'll book you in.03 9347 9959.or go to our website and book on line. Ciao Mario.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 9959
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Description
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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