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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)
“herb bread” (2 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true Italian restaurant, even to the background music. Staff were very efficient, polite and friendly. Had salt and pepper calamari for entree, which can recommend and spaghetti bolagnese for mains. Then tiramisu for dessert.Very nice meal. Can recommend this restaurant. Has a...More

Thank Geoff N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1. Loved the pasta and the pizza. Very fresh. 2. Nice interior and spacious but had dinner outside. 3. Friendly staff. 4. Price slightly expensive. 5. The menu could be a little more creative.

Thank Tamzid F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The calamari rings were fresh and delicious. Our main was Linguini Marinara which was cooked after we finished the entree and minestrone soup. In the main, the scallops, calamari strips and prawns were very good but the mussels were a bit tiny. Wood fireplace and...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant. We had 13 people. Think it was the owner who waited on us. Gave us first round of drinks, obviously didn't hear my request for a second round as they never came and no one asked us again in the 3hrs our group...More

Thank Karin M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We got here early after seeing a football game at the MCG. We settled in and before I knew it, the whole restaurant was full, inside and out. We were outside in August but you would never have known. The overhead heaters are perfect and...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We were a large table of 11 and we all left full and happy. The food was delicious (I had the chargrilled chicken with roasted honey and mustard) and it was reasonably priced. Service was amazing. Thanks so much guys! Great night and definitely recommend.

Thank Jazi L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Terrible. It was absolutely terrible, my friends and I were bitterly disappointed. The food was cold and about as fresh as the steak I cooked in January. The service was equally as poor, with an old man asking if we were okay then saying "I...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The food, value & service was impeccable. Thanks to Maurizio who was one of the friendliest waiters weve encountered for a while. Our boys really took to him. This means the world to us.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Our family had lunch here and it was great. The service was awesome, coffee made well, generous Italian serving, rib eye was tasty and the gnocchi just beautiful soft and definitely tasted homemade. Well worth it for families

Thank UCavanagh
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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