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“Lovely ambience, staff friendly, but timed meal”

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #149 of 4,256 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our concierge and it is tucked away down one of the laneways. We did not have a reservation but it was mid week and freezing cold Melbourne! We were seated inside and it was 5.45pm but we were told that we had to be finished by 7pm. No problem is we were served promptly. The service was pleasant, with a smile, genuine but slow. the pasta was excellent, the portions, not huge but big enough to make you order desert. The gnocchi was nice but a little on the stoggy side, not a light and fluffy gnochi but more a stoggy, gluey type. The mushroom sauce was creamy but had only mushrooms that were scarce and we could count them. Sure enough at 6.45pm we were told to finish eating and get out. What a shame, were were nearly finished and if she had just looked she would have seen that and serving us a bill would have been a nicer finish.

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Thank Kerrivv
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stumbled onto this restaurant while looking for somewhere to eat before a show
Good range of Italian food at reasonable prices. Food was very tasty and came out quick as well. Highly recommended for a pre show dinner.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner with friends all in a lovely atmosphere.
Will definitely go again and recommend it for Italian food lovers like me :)

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The fact that this place is run by Italians and macaroni is spelt wrong says it all really! Got a table for dinner. Staff took 20 minutes to serve us even though everyone else had food. Ordered garlic bread with mains but didn't get any. Had to ask for cutlery as only had one fork on table. My lasagne was cold and half of it was crunchy! Mash potato with cacciatore is instant and cacciatore way too oily. Staff were rude and visibly complaining when we only left a 50 cent tip. Stay away from this abysmal place! A disgrace to Italians.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Visited twice and tried different menu during our trip in Melbourne. I love the soup of the day, the garlic bread, and pasta choices. Two waitresses seem very busy to cover the whole restaurant, so that we may need remind them of what should be in place. But overall, it's a nice restaurant with great foods.

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Thank Sammy W
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