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#363 of 3,167 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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558 Little Bourke St | entrance via Merritts place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 5622
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Pensacola, Florida
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would recommend this restaurant. 4 instead of 5 stars because the menu was limited. Still, we were able to find tasty seafood dishes. The staff was friendly, the restaurant was attractive and quite enough for dinner conversation.

Thank CyberDawg
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected find..wonderful pasta and good wine list..relaxed no push to order or to leave..just great!

Thank ritzbits
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit was a team lunch at Scugnizzo, a set menu where I had ordered for fish of the day - salmon. It was perfectly cooked and was delicious. The next time I went with my partner, we ordered the prawn and zucchini ravioli , fried calamari with mayo. It was scrumptiously delicious and since then it's been a... More 

Thank nanparul
Mildura, Australia
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Five of attended friendly welcome I had a booking and where offered a choice to tables which was good. The owner brought out a small garlic bread each tasty. Then two gnocchi sorrentina which both persons said they like the sauce but as the gnocchi had been in the oven it was rubbery and not light and fluffy as they... More 

Thank Kezzasboy
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Loved this restaurant. As soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly. The place has a charming atmosphere and I felt like I was at home. The food also was equally as pleasing. Absolutely delicious meals! I even ate calamari (I don't even like calamari, guess I do now). The artwork on the walls is wonderful to look at... More 

Thank Howsies
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96 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The decor and atmosphere of this restaurant led us to anticipate an outstanding night. Unfortunately the main fare failed to impress. Shared antipasto was generous and tasty, however the gnocchi and marinara were of average quality. Adequate wine list and deserts were acceptable.

1 Thank Malvoleo
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff with close attention to detail and close connections to Italy which showed in the fabulous food and service. Pasta dishes great and attentive service. Definitely will return.

Thank Diane D
New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

After traveling through Italy in 2015 and enjoying the simple, flavoursome food on offer, it was a delight to find Scugnizzo in Little Bourke Street. We had lunch here with a pizza and liguine with seafood ordered. The pizza was enough for two, but with no fuss, the remainder was packed in a takeaway box. This was Diavola and we... More 

Thank Val063
Wangaratta, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

In Melb for business and looking for some Italian food. Walked down Little Bourke and thought I would try this restaurant. What a great choice, very friendly staff and the food was magnificent. Reasonably priced and good sized quantity. I would recommend this to any who like a quiet, old style restaurant.

Thank markat101
Umina Beach, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting in the restaurant I decided to look up the TripAdvisor (I like reading what other people have said when I go somewhere and often read comments while I'm there) I honestly guffawed when I saw some of the reviews - this place is amazing! We were welcomed immediately after walking in the door by a lovely waiter who sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Little Bourke St | entrance via Merritts place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 5622
Sequestered in one of Melbourne's lane ways, Scugnizzo is snugly ensconced on the west end of Little Bourke Street. Scugnizzo specializes in house made pasta's and their specials are very popular with regular customers. They offer a varied wine list of both Australian and Italian wines. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and will transport you back to Italy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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