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Carlton Espresso

326 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 8482
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
18 Mar 2017
“Bombolone”
17 Sep 2016
“Italian food to enjoy”
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
326 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went in for the Custard Bombolone and was not disappointed. It was perhaps the best custard I have had. The pastry was good too.

Thank classicchch
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Since more than 15 years we visit our daughter and Melbourne. This place in Carlton is our absolute favourite ! Our numero uno for drinks, latte, aperol spritz and italian food !

Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had dinner here on a cool September evening. Between the 2 of us we ordered the small sampler board of cold meat and cheese, a spaghetti dish and the black rice with pinenuts, etc. Those 3 dishes, together with the bread and 2 glasses...More

Thank OlddogHK
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We arrived very late after the theatre and yet DOC Espresso was still open and smoking' ! Even after what must have been a very busy day staff were still ON and happy to engage. The food is rustic Italian - no pretensions here -...More

Thank Nyall G
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Every time we come to Carlton we have a coffee or a meal at D.O.C. . We already visit this place for 14 years, since our daughter lives in Melbourne. We like to sit outside and to watch the passegiata. The service is very friendly...More

Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This family restaurant is fabulous for all ages. Guaranteed fresh and delicious food..smooth service and relaxed yet noisy atmosphere.

Thank mira l
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The waitress last night was super busy as the place was crowded (why isn't there more competition in this St??) so maybe it wasn't her fault that she seemed stressed & was impatient?? The pasta with "peas & broadbeans" hardly had anything green in it...More

Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Nice bar food here with some good drinks options. Each drink order came with a small board of tapas style foods which were decent. It's nice that you can go to the deli next door and order some food to be brought over as well.

5  Thank Nirz33
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Nothing beats Carlton Espresso and its alimentary next door for the real deal. The staff are happy and funny and chaotic and work like hell. The food and wine, with quintessential Italian pride in generosity and service, is very good. They serve excellent antipasti with...More

1  Thank calyps013
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I travel a long way to go to CARLTON ESPRESSO, it is a unique place and the best place for coffee or a light meal and you can even enjoy an excellent dish of pasta "al dente" just like in Italy. The atmosphere is friendly...More

Thank 922general
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 8482
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