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Cafe Cavallino

181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9347 5520
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (64 reviews)
“agnolotti” (3 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Always our go-to restaurant for yummy Italian pasta. Not all Italians will eat Italian food when they go out, but my husband certainly enjoys his seafood pasta when we to go Cafe Cavallino. After having garlic bread or a bruschetta (haven't had this in a...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good reliable restaurant on busy Lygon Street. The pizza and pasta dishes were all delicious and the service was efficient and friendly.

Thank NellyC76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for Sunday lunch. Have been here before and was impressed with the pizzas. Today it was pasta and other mains. Sitting outside the service was average. The food was nice but mine was nothing really spectacular. I had gourmet agnolotti. They were large but...More

Thank PakeFrankie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pizza, very attentive waitress, superb house red: all in all a fantastic light lunch and so good we returned the next day.

Thank Australian57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended this restaurant to celebrate my mothers 70th birthday, There were 22 of us and we were seated outside on a cold day mind.you inside was empty, the service was slow our meals took over 1/2 hour to come out, my wife requested a...More

Thank Ritzi70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just popped in while feeling hungry and was searching for something small and faster. Saw this restaurant with lots of people which attracted me and decided to try it. Ordered pizza and beer and truly enjoyed. Good and truly Italian choice and they have...More

Thank Mukesh S
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a pizza on our way back from the market. We should have just grabbed a baguette from the market and eaten at home.. This pizza is authentic as Domminoes. Thick crust smothered in oil and not even risen....More

Thank Ada S
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely horrible greasy food no good service all over the shop will never come back to this place it’s that bad

Thank jmock91
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is one of our favourite family restaurants when we're in town. Great value for money & sticks to the classic rule about Italian food - do simple things well. Serves are an excellent size with many mains almost big enough to share so smaller...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This is one restaurant we always come back to! Highly recommend the Ferrari pizza & all of the pasta! Food never disappoints they even accommodate large groups in a timely manner without a booking, love!

Thank Jess0169
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 5520
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