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Cafe Italia

University St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“garlic pizza” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“lygon street” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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University St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We have eaten at Cafe Italia several times over the years. We had our 120th birthday celebration there in 2005. In 2008 cousins from Scotland took our whole family there for dinner and more recently we've eaten there with our grandchildren, now students at Melbourne...More

Thank cgbradbeer
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were a group of around 50. We were out the back and it was very cold. When we arrived we could see bowls of bread sitting in the kitchen. I suspect they had been sliced up since lunch time. The bread was dry and...More

Thank caramellokoala
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Very tasty pasta and meats. Reasonably priced and no one out front trying to convince you to come on because the food will be enough to keep you coming back. Service is great, fast and friendly. A number of great options for entrees and mains....More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A group of about fifty of us dined on garlic pizza, a choice of five mains (beef ragu, a tomato gnocchi, fish baked in red wine, margarita pizza and calamari) and a choice of cheesecake or chocolate mousse. The garlic pizza was very good. The...More

Thank Robyn-Wendy
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Situated just off Logon street ion University Street it's an out of the way place to have a delightful meat. It boast open air and enclosed area so you can enjoy anytime , any weather. Fully bar and function rooms also available.

Thank Louis L
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived early pre them officially opening re a kids function we had at 6pm. Even though they weren't open we given great & friendly customer service. And the food arrived the gnocchi was superb just melted in the mouth and the pizza was also...More

Thank DShalders
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My daughter and I visiting from S.A. found this cafe so good we went back the next night. We both agreed that the pasta on the first night was the best pasta we have ever had, cooked to perfection. The 2nd night we chose the...More

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were staying on Drummond St. and this great restaurant was a 3min walk away. We went 2 nights in a row so we could sample another dish as we had enjoyed the first meal so much. The pasta was delicious as was the entre...More

Thank Bambi E
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed with the menu and the food. We could not decide which dish to try first.The menu was not your typical meals and the food was exceptional. Reminded me of home cooked meals. Very generous in the servings. Definitely coming back to...More

Thank Gsbees
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were a group and only 1 chef who could not cope with the amount of people. We had to ask the staff to take our order. Food came out very late, and not one person in our group enjoyed what they ordered. Terrible. Would...More

1  Thank MIA01Melbourne
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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
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