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Pasta Rustica Ristorante

148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 8125
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (19 reviews)
“profiteroles” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nuce place with friendly staff Food nothing special and a little bit dated Very big extensive menu One of many others in Lygon

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food! Both my partner and I enjoyed our meal. We were a bit reluctant to go in the beginning because there are so many restaurants to chose in Lygon Street. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone and would go back here again. I had...More

Thank Vi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to this amazing restaurant for my birthday. The food was beautiful, the service perfect. The gentleman who served us presented me with desert and sang happy birthday. A great place well worth the drive.

Thank idance57
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were looking for a good Italian Meal and found it at this restaurant. We had a shared garlic bread and both had a pasta dish. Mine was a little bland but still delicious. Hubby's was tasty with hint of chilli. My only complaint with...More

Thank rosai516
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After a long drive to Carlton and ages to find a park we stumbled upon this little beauty. My wife and I agree one of the best meals we have had. My Gnocchi Gorgonzola was about the tastiest dish I've ever had. Light fluffy and...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Friends had been to this several times and highly recommended it. They said they had yet to have a dish that was not up to scratch. We decided to have the Lamb shanks tonight. The waiter was polite and friendly, the tables had nice linen...More

Thank Marlyanne
Reviewed 15 October 2017

No visit to Melbourne can be complete without enjoying real Italian food in Lygon st ...right ?? That's what we like to do, & having had fabulous Spanish Tapas last night, we headed to Lygon st in Great anticipation of the fabulous flavours of bella...More

Thank 426Christina
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered Veal Santa Rosa & I felt short changed by the inadequate portion & poor service. Lygon Street restauranteurs tout for customer’s business & this place was no different. Contrary to promises, the service was slow & the food cold. I won’t waste time...More

Thank Gabriel F
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Always consistent quality and service. They accomodate my wife's dietary needs with grace. If it is cold out the fireplace gives a warm glow and adds to the intimate atmosphere. It is nice that you can have a nice conversation without having to raise your...More

Thank archi2m
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Brilliant meal! We had family over from England and dropped in for lunch. I chose Lasagna, the family had pasta seafood. Very traditional Italian meal with bruschetta and garlic bread. Great range of wine at reasonable prices. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal outside in the sunshine....More

Thank Cheryl R
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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8125
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