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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” (52 reviews)
“scaloppine” (7 reviews)
“cantucci” (12 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Il Cantuccio offers the most authentic, traditional and above all, delicious, Italian food in Melbourne. Located in the heart of Lygon Street, 'Melbourne's Little Italy', Il Cantuccio offers a range of Italian main meals including antipasto and freshly made pasta. It is unique in the...More

Thank mmcp57311
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Al dente pasta,veal melted in your mouth,prosecca divine.Great services even though very busy on a Wed. night.

Thank sandra w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon Street is a destination and with restauranteurs enticing you into their place and sometimes with a free bottle of wine, discovering your place is an experience . I so enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street and when you discover your place is...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome little restaurant, I had Garlic Prawns followed by the Gnocchi. Very nice and great staff... would go back for sure!

2  Thank Sagacity_Solutions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an Italian place for dinner. We showed up right st 6pm with no reservation and was lucky enough to get a table. The entrees were each outstanding. The atmosphere authentic. The wait staff very accommodating and helpful. The wine selection was...More

2  Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic traditional Italian food and friendly staff. Well worth a visit & I’ll be returning. Good value.

2  Thank Pmarn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner with two colleagues was very pleasant. Good service, very good food, terrific atmosphere and a reasonable wine selection - everybody left very satisfied.

1  Thank Ted G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I dined here last night & it was great. My friend is a coeliac and therefore cannot eat gluten and she was happily surprised to find she could eat the fettuccine with any sauce of her choosing, and that it tasted amazing...More

1  Thank Sophie H
emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comments yes we use imported Italian corn based fettuccine pasta which is to die for. Coeliacs like your freind just love it, it's just as good if not better then the flour based pasta.Hope to see you soon.Mario

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner, seafood risotto and ink squid spaghetti. We tried the house meatballs as starter. Nothing to complain about nothing to die for. The best dish was probably the risotto. Ink squid spaghetti does not have fresh ink in the sauce, just...More

1  Thank Gianni966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner Liam and I visited here last night, probably the most enjoyable dining experience I’ve ever had. The staff were so lovely and caring, and the food was perfect!

1  Thank jennas93
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 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.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Melanie V | Reviewed this property |
Took my 8 and 10 year olds. Miss 8 was having a fussy eating stage that month and the staff were awesome and had no problem rolling with the punches! Conclusion, both kids and me fed well, and left happy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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