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Il Gambero

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Australian, Italian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews pasta garlic bread oysters lygon street chose il italian meal friendly atmosphere family dinner have eaten here service was prompt busy restaurant wonderful food quick lunch saturday night the wait staff mains trio
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Saturday night before the Grand Prix really isn't the best time to be in Lygon St. but circumstances put as there and we were hungry. The restaurant was rocking customers private functions it was busy to say the least. We got a corner table and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BillandGreg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Long time visitors to this restaurant bringing Italian food lover for first time. Friend 1 & 2 seriously love this place so we hoped first timer loved it as much. Food was awesome. (As expected) but service pushed it once again to 100% perfection. Every...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank karenbE1849YU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here when we were in Melbourne and it remains our favourite. We ordered pizza, lasagna and salad along with some wine and we enjoyed our dinner. The staff are nice and the restaurant has a friendly atmosphere. We will always be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Net12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before stating what I thought I better mention that we didn't go to the restaurant on ground level but hosted a function for around 80 people for two birthdays on level 1 and my thoughts relate to that. Other than the air conditioning which didn't...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank StonebridgeMF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently pizza best I’ve had in melb. Service was impeccible. Frank the owner was on duty and what a friendly guy. He is a afl great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trishie69
Reviewed 13 February 2019

It has been a decade since visiting Il Gambero but it seemed like yesterday. happy staff, superb food, still an iconic mainstay of the Lygon Street Italian restaurant strip. Not as flashy as some, certainly not as manic, just good honest delicious food done well...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Len W
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Ate here on a Monday night with my wife and a friend. The restaurant itself had a nice Italian feel to it which added to the overall experience. I had the carbonara, my wife the cannelloni and our friend a vegetarian pasta dish. All meals...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jackTK1993
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We dined here to celebrate being in Australia 50 years. The food was lovely and the staff were very helpful. The Italian Wine was also very nice. We shared three entrees between us before we all had a lovely main meal. One of our group...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tullagirl
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Traditional Italian restaurant with 25years on Lygon St. Great food and friendly atmosphere. Food was delivered very quickly which was great for us because we were very hungry. Reasonable pricing. They were very accommodating to us because our daughter has allergies. She loved the spaghetti...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Masiar14
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Went for Sunday lunch to celebrate an occasion with friends. Service was great. All of the staff were really friendly and attentive without going over the top. Food.... awesome. All five of us had excellent meals that were very generous. Would we go back again...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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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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