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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (62 reviews)
“cantucci” (18 reviews)
“involtini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt like home. The Minestrone was out of this world... Large portions, great wine... impeccable service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ryanwM7435DO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner the last night, got a table even though it was not possible to book online the same day. The food was good and the service and atmosphere was great. Would come back again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jonasl302
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there last Friday night with my husband, and the service was so good and the food was very delicious! The owners made you feel at home. Will be definitely returning soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vicki1840
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Italian resto in Melbourne - great food great pasta!! MamaMiaa!! A great lace to meet friends or just stop for a few minutes.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Everything about our visit was perfect. The food was amongst the best we’ve ever had and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Third time back and never fails to impress! Bruschetta is amazing and the pastas are Devine - so much flavour! Staff are amazing! Thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rkta2015
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

It's cold on pavement but has overhead heating. Long table seating. Delicious food, breads. Nice wine. Friendly, attentive service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 261robink
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I had read this place was fabulous and in most ways it certainly was! The staff were wonderful - absolutely perfect. The atmosphere is fantastic - very warm and welcoming and the wine was lovely. Having read so many wonderful reviews about this place maybe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Queenie003
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

If I could eat here every night, I would. The service was excellent and the food was amazing - I recommend the squid ink spaghetti which comes with fresh seafood - delicious! The restaurant is cosy and intimate, and the hosts and staff friendly and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnnaBanana17
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

In some ways this restaurant is a step back in time. The service is so unquestionably genuine and welcoming that it’s out of place with so many restaurants these days. The food has a home cooked approach and is delicious. Our visit placed us next...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AAAMM1
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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Vicki W
September 28, 2018|
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Response from leonieb829 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately No I also would love for it to be open on a Monday
Sara A
May 31, 2018|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
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Mike K
November 18, 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
NO beach shorts or Thongs!!!! Just joking neat casual is OK.Mario
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 9959
  • E-mail
Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
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