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I Carusi II

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231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 6033
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, flavoursome food! Something for everyone.. (Gluten free pizza as well). Every time I go it feels like I'm visiting my Uncle Mario's home, always warm and friendly ... My fav pizza; Alla moda Di Mario with the extra chilli.. I recommend 1 pizza per person.. Hard to share!

Thank Jopossum
Dromana, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Met friends here, had a wonderful meal, service, wine. Great atmosphere, will look forward to a return visit.

Thank Margaret C
Birmingham, UK
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

First class pizza by base, sauce, and topping. Not just pizza either. This is a small authentic feel Italian experience. Great food nice ambiance. Had a take away pizza too - just as good.

Thank Roypee
Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We had great authentic Italian food & even better service! The server was attentive, knowledgeable & very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Ordered in last night ans was super impressed with i carusi. We tried the pizza with roasted pumpkin and goats cheese and a potato and caramalized onion one which was one of the tastiest pizzas I've had. Perfect crust and toppings, delivery time was quick also. Have not dined in but the place looks very nice from the outside.

Thank Jimmyripper
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I love this place for a quick dinner or even takeaway. The new bigger menu is great, love the calamari entree. Really is the best pizza I've had in Melbourne. Expect it to be busy and noisy but well worth a visit. Oh and you must have a dessert pizza.

Thank Kate S
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Having been waiting for gorgeous pizza all day, our table of 5 was most disappointed when we walked in to be advised that there was an issue with one of the pizza ovens and the recommendation was to order something other than pizza off the menu to avoid a long wait of up to an hour. We expressed to the... More 

Thank Wonder2006
Melbourne, Australia
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282 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Al fresco eating amongst the young tourists visiting in our summer adds to the ambience. Food was okay although the veal meatballs had been microwaved ergo dry ! Would have expected better. International staff who am sure will become permanent residents rather than return to wherever in Europe once they come to realise how wonderful and easy this country is... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

not pretentious with good service and good food. The fried calamari and the pizza are delicious. The second time we took pasta and I was not as convinced as by the pizza. Wine of house was good despite a bit warm. Overall a very pleasant place for a pizza evening. The restaurant is well located.

Thank Edonistpur
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212 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We enjoyed sitting outside in a quiet side street away from the noisy heart of Acland St. We enjoyed super red wine and delicious dinners (I especially loved my fish). Our waitress was very knowledgeable and advised us well. Look forward to returning one day.

1 Thank LAR60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $38
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 6033
I Carusi ii opened on 2004 as an authentic Italian gourmet Pizzeria. It has added a second kitchen in 2013 enabling it to become an Osteria also serving all kinds of main dishes including home mage pasta's and lasagna's, steak, seafood, and a whole lot more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?