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La Citta

#281 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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11 Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9639 1860
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was venturing down the Degraves Street not knowing what to have for dinner, and decided to give this restaurant a try after encountering very warm service from the staff. Did not disappoint and enjoyed the authentic italian meal with wine. In fact, it was so good, my wife decided to re-visit this place the next day.

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Thank WTJH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming from the moment my partner and I walked in the door. The food was fantastic and the gnocchi melted in our mouths, it was easily the best I've ever had. The food was well priced and the service was quick. The staff ensured to make our visit amazing, from brining out extra plates... More 

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Thank AngelaSamantha
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Booked for a quick meal with work colleagues before Comedy festival show . At time if booking checked that we would be able to get our meals in plenty of time to reach our venue . Arrived tonight, quickly shown our table , given menus and placed our orders and told the waiter that we had to be out at... More 

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Thank Karen B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The lunch pasta special was amazing, felt like we were in Italy, very friendly. The best. Staff even recommended a place to celebrate our special occaision. Great place for lunch. The outside presentation didn't match the great atmosphere inside.

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Thank Simon H
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

walked the area for ages trying to find Greek Italian German or Aussie food. This was a pleasant choice and I was delighted I went in. The waiter was polite and most helpful. The food tasty.

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Thank Sandra B
Smithton, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Atmosphere was great. Staff very friendly, always topping up our water. Didn't have to wait long for dinner to arrive. And it was so yummy. Beautiful flavours

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Thank Jodie W
Haifa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Recommendations were better than reality. Dishes were mediocre minus, half dish was returned, and i went to look for another place to break the hunger

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Fleet, Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We were really just looking for a simple dinner on Degraves but of course everywhere was packed it was Saturday night! But we stumbled across La Cita so thought we would give it a try. Very pleasant waitress offered us a table outside so we could watch the world go by it was really a table for 4 but she... More 

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Thank Jane131262
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I've had a couple of late-ish dinners here now. The service is very professional and attentive, the food is good, and the wine list interesting. Free wi-fi, as it should be. I really enjoy watching Melbourne laneway life through the large windows. It's a small, intimate, non-fancy, quality restaurant where they know what they are doing. I like it.

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Thank Taxidhi
Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Hi visited here recently while in Melbourne. We arrived early and was looking somewhere for Breakfast. The menu was good but not what we wanted so just had a coffee. The cappuccino was very nice and a small friendly place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Italian, Spanish, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Degraves Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 1860

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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