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“Very Average!!!”
Review of Cafe Cavallino

Cafe Cavallino
Ranked #738 of 4,051 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Lygon Street
Melbourne, Australia
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very Average!!!”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We are regulars at Papa Ginos and wanted to try Cafe Cavallino on the recommendation of others. We were sorely disappointed! Pizzas were way too oily. Veal schnitzel ordered by my daughter was tough and gristly. We ordered a salad for the table (table of 7) and got a tiny bowl that was barely enough for one. We had to ask for water about 4 times after we ordered our food and drinks. Wait staff were not interested in seating us when we first arrived - it appeared that because we were a party of 7 this was too hard for them, even though the restaurant was 3/4 empty (obvioulsy for a reason). The wait staff were then very disinterested in assisting us during our entire stay. Do yourself a favour and give it a BIG miss. There are plenty of Italian Bistros/pizza places on Lygon St - this is just one to avoid. If the owner spent as much time and effort in getting the right staff and putting better food on the plates as he/she does on their Ferrari pictures and memorabilia, it might be a good place to eat!

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Gosford, Australia
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Try the gourmet salmon pizza”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Friendly staff and delicious, reasonalbe price pizza, yum

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great location”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is the place my friends & I meet to have lunch or dinner. The menu has something to satisfy anybody.
The pizzas are really nice!
It's also fantastic for big groups. There's lots of room inside or out so when the weather is nice, we like to sit in the front part of the restaurant which is still well clear of the footpath.
The best part about Cafe Cavallino is that the food & service is always consistent. I hope it doesn't change.

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Brisbane
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The only place to eat in Lygon Street”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Authentic Italian food, amazing pasta, great service (with a smile and some humour), I wish I could eat here every night. We had two meals whilst in Melbourne and we were in St Kilda so trekked across town to get there. We were recommended here by friends and have since recommended all of our friends. Good value too.

  • Visited October 2011
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