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“Delicious Italian”
Review of Carlton Espresso

Carlton Espresso
Ranked #64 of 205 Coffee & Tea in Melbourne
Cuisines: Pizza
Neighborhood: Lygon Street
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Neighborhood: Lygon Street
Reviewed May 6, 2014

It's a simple dining place, serving traditional tasty Italian food. Strategic location, delicious food, great coffee, friendliest crew and yummo tiramisu! :)

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Thank Incredimya
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Carlton Espresso is a real gem of a place. A simple café, staffed by a young Italian crew, they make piadina and pasta in-house and serve it simply and fresh. What more could you want? In the busy Lygon Street strip, and with all the related competition nearby, this place is almost always full and overflowing into the sidewalk seating. This is both a testament to the food and its biggest drawback. It can be hard to get a seat if your timing is wrong but when you do you can rely on almost anything on the menu.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Excellent food in a casual dining setting.
Good service with authentic Italian service.
Great coffee and sweets too.

Thank Katmeow05
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Great coffee and some really traditional Italian food - beautiful pasta dishes amd the lasagne is one of the best Ive had. Service leaves a little something to be desired but its never rude. Casual dining with a lot of shared tables. Yummy paninis too and a new deli next door with lovely delights

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Thank meikadalton
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Italy away from Italy.
Great ambience and cosy feel. Food never disappoints! From Aperol spritz (closest to what you get in Italy - haven't found anything closer in melbourne). Fresh pasta made on premises from spaghetti to carbonara and salad - quinoa my favourite. Tiramisu always made fresh as it tastes really creamy and not frozen. As for coffee lovers, whether its a quick sip and go at the bar or catch up outside you won't be disappointed! Espresso is not exactly a cheap place expect to spend $30-50 for main and drinks but if you looking for Italian this place sure delivers compared to others on Lygon!

Thank Paradisodream
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