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Il Gambero

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
166 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 2246
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Australian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
166 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only the food would be as good as the service, a very disappointing experience. Not recommended .

Thank geza11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from interstate, we randomly chose Il Gambero for a family dinner and we were so happy we did. The service was friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble for our large group (18) on a busy Friday night. All our meals ranging...More

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Il Gambero and Quadro Formagio pizzas were really good. Squid was fresh and tasty. The marinara risotto good too. I have no complains of the food and ambience of the place. Would definitely be back. I just didn’t like the service. We asked to take...More

Thank Naiker
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was everything we wanted and more. Was looking forward to some decent Italian whilst in Melbourne and picked this place over others on lygon st as it wasn’t too busy. We definitely were impressed by the great food, enjoying meatballs and carbonara for the...More

Thank MattP2626
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Wait staff didn't smile the whole night & obviously didn't enjoy what they were doing Had to constantly ask for drinks & food or we would never have been served Would not recommend or return

Thank shelleyfos1
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous staff and wonderful food. The gnocchi was so light and tender and my partner loved the carbonara. Clearly lots of people agreed as it was very busy. Highly recommend

Thank karenanded2016
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Popped into this restaurant after spending the morning at the museum, the gentleman who served us was friendly and our meals bought out quickly, we ordered 2 pasta dishes and a garlic bread, food was delicious and well priced, in total came to 40.00 and...More

Thank Laurbennu
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here by chance as we had Good Food gift card. Very happy and satisfied with large servings of pasta. Great location opposite Argyle Square, which allowed me to entertain my toddler while wife waited for meals at table. Very friendly staff

1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

My adult kids & I love Il Gambero - we popped in for an early dinner (4pm) on Sunday. Parking was a bit tricky but we were greeted warmly by very nice staff, seated immediately & had placed our order within minutes. Our food was...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 and a baby for a Saturday night. We were seated next to the walkway in front of the bar. It was very busy with staff and patrons, as it is the only access to the rear of the restaurant/...More

Thank KazLoudspeaker
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2246
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