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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (51 reviews)
“scaloppine” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are in Melbourne from Sydney for the weekend. Tonight we did a search for a highly rated Italian restaurant and decided to visit Il Cantuccio. We arrived late in Carlton and worried it would be too late to get in. At almost 9.30 we...More

Thank Salad73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four dined here a couple of nights ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing - they personalised the children's meals and were very attentive. The pasta was delicious. Couldn't be happier.

1  Thank Graham E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined here many times over the last 10 years and mine host (the owner) is most hospitable and very helpful regarding dietry requirements. A lovely atmosphere and always full, testament to the ongoing quality

1  Thank Frequentflyer002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want a great night out with delicious Italian food with an international flare, where you have the option of licensed or BYO, then this is the best in Melbourne

1  Thank andrew m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best real Italian food around we where lucky to get a table full as a i was and value for money best meal around , best in Lygon street

1  Thank frommet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Il Cantuccio Restaurant is the perfect spot if you want to taste the real Italian cuisine in Melbourne. The "Spaghetti alla Marinara" with fresh seafood were delicious. Tiramisù and limoncello perfect as dessert. The owner and the staff were very friendly , expecially the Italian...More

1  Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken asiago was absolutely beautiful! Would highly recommend. We came here a year ago and had a lemon and lime tart which was to die for. Came back a year later to see it had been taken off the menu. Very disappointing :( the...More

Thank Kristy K
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you .Yes the lemon tart was to die for but the company went broke and i was unable to find to find anything that came close to that quality so we decided to take off the menu.

Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is a busy spot with a fairly basic dining room (wood, framed photos, lanterns), and cozy seating. Service is friendly and prompt. There's a nice selection of authentic Italian dishes, including a very good lasagne. Portions are quite large. Very pleasant.

1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed September 8, 2017

We were walking into Melbourne CBD and noticed a queue outside a place over the road. When we looked closer we saw it was a restaurant. Thinking the food must be good there we decided to try it out for dinner the next night. It...More

1  Thank Janelle M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

As a family of four (two teenagers) we love this restaurant. Good service, home cooked fresh meals and good prices. Highly recommend!

2  Thank ZTFwse
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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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.
September 10, 2016|
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Response from jiffy2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely.
Teagan C
August 19, 2016|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
HI yes we are BYO and fully licensed with prices starting @30.00 up to $120.00 for Penfolds St Henri. but average prices around $35.00 for great reds and white wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $31
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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