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“simple and tasty”

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #130 of 4,298 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed August 6, 2013

love this place,. tucked away in a lane way ( it is Melbourne after all) Pasta is good, the sauces simple but a great array of tastes, they have some good vegetarian options that are always constant. the wine list is limited and the house red cheap and a bit sharp however adequate.
staff are always friendly.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We came across this trattoria by chance and how lucky we were. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food excellent. We ate risotto with salmon and asparagus and it was quite perfect. The portions were not too big and just perfect for lunch. The prices were reasonable. This is a small establishment and the tables are close together so it is probably difficult to chat if it is full. It is also down a lane way off Collins Street and I think after dark this lane way may be somewhere that you would not to linger. however great find for lunch and obviously popular.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stumbled upon this little restaurant by accident in one of the many little laneways in the Melbourne CBD. It was a Saturday so we decided to book for that night, luckily we did as they said they had a large party coming in, so we had to be out by 7.30 which was fine with us. It is a tiny place and we were squeezed into the back table upstairs. We were quickly served with drinks and they took our orders not long after that. The menu was not as varied as I expected but having said that the food that we did select was just wonderful. Great price and food. Will go back again next time we go to Melbourne.

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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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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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