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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“scaloppine” (7 reviews)
“cantucci” (12 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

Dined here for dinner in a group of 10, must say the ambience is very warm and homely, meals were very tasty and very authentic Italian, the squid ink spaghetti was to die for, as was the scallapine saltimbocca, excellent delicious meals, highly recommend.

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Melbourne I enjoyed a delicious meal at this atmospheric Italian restaurant. Based on its popular reviews I booked ahead. I had the whitebait entree, and main of chicken with scallops and mushrooms in a creamy marsala and port sauce. The service was efficient and...More

1  Thank bjlethb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mario and staff make sure you are well looked after. Great homely ambience make you feel you are in Italy. The food is original recipes not tampered with and tastes fantastic. Good selection of wines to accompany the food, prices are a lot cheaper than...More

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had meatballs and omg, best meatballs Eva seriously. Mixed breads garlic. Herb and bruschetta all Lovely. The staff were Lovely attentive and super friendly. Chicken pepperanato was fantastic Tortellini fantastic. Rich creamy mmm Fetticini gamberi beautiful creamy pasta Spaghetti marinara.was nice A rustic restaurant...More

1  Thank Grant G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, great service and very accommodating for kids. A wonderful authentic Italian lygon st experience for all.

1  Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Melbourne from Sydney for the weekend. Tonight we did a search for a highly rated Italian restaurant and decided to visit Il Cantuccio. We arrived late in Carlton and worried it would be too late to get in. At almost 9.30 we...More

2  Thank Salad73
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our family of four dined here a couple of nights ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The service was amazing - they personalised the children's meals and were very attentive. The pasta was delicious. Couldn't be happier.

3  Thank Graham E
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We have dined here many times over the last 10 years and mine host (the owner) is most hospitable and very helpful regarding dietry requirements. A lovely atmosphere and always full, testament to the ongoing quality

1  Thank Frequentflyer002
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Want a great night out with delicious Italian food with an international flare, where you have the option of licensed or BYO, then this is the best in Melbourne

2  Thank andrew m
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Best real Italian food around we where lucky to get a table full as a i was and value for money best meal around , best in Lygon street

1  Thank frommet
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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Mike K
19 November 2017|
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Response from ArlettaC | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s quite casual. We went there for dinner, and the range of dress was wide, from suits on people who appeared to have come straight from the office, to what I would describe as jogging pants on the more casual set. I... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
Yes we are open Tuesday to Sunday nights love to have you here just give us a call and we'll book you in.03 9347 9959.or go to our website and book on line. Ciao Mario.
10 September 2016|
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Response from jiffy2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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