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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
“cantucci” (14 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love going to this restaurant. The owners are lovely people who are always very welcoming. The food is absolutely amazing. I love the food Everyone loved there food. Try the dolce rosso a beautiful red wine. We visit Melbourne once a year and this is...More

1  Thank massdj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to go into this restaurant as we were walking past. First impressions were that it felt very authentic and cosy. Menu was quite extensive and moderately priced. Portion sizes were good. Staff friendly and attentive. Would come back here again when next in Melbourne.

1  Thank Travelling-Leolion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for my fathers 60, with a group of 7 of us The food was beautiful and of the highest quality. The owner Mario, really provided the highest of service and was excellent with our 18 month old who was a bit agitated because...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience we had at Il Cantuccio! Such warm and welcoming owners, very attentive service. And the food was a delight. Don't miss the polenta. Thank you!

2  Thank roih439
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my daughter and her partner. What an excellent find this was. This will definitely be a port of call every time I come to Melbourne.

1  Thank samanthaede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to feel like you’re in Italy you must come to try this restaurant. Everything was delicious!! Awesome stuff!!

2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Original, warm & hearty dining, the food here is made from the heart with bags of love. You WILL roll out of here with your belly full & a smile on your face.

2  Thank Quest554025
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Cantuccio offers serves delicious, Italian food. It offers a range of Italian main meals. The service was excellent, with a superb atmosphere. It felt very cosy and homely.

1  Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I visited Il Cantuccio on a hens weekend in Melbourne and from the minute we walked in the door, the maitre d' made us feel so welcome. The restaurant felt like we'd entered into a family-owned establishment in the heart of Italy. I'd recommend Il...More

2  Thank HappyasLarry88
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

A must for Italian food lovers! It became our favourite restaurant to dine out, a very friendly service and food that never disappoints. Thank you!

3  Thank rogervanhoot
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much.After 35 years we hope we're doing something right to last this long. Our focus is on fresh and quality. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home.Thank you.Mario

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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Sara A
31 May 2018|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
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Mike K
19 November 2017|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
NO beach shorts or Thongs!!!! Just joking neat casual is OK.Mario
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 29
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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