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261 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9696 3886
09:30 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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441 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A McDonald's style Italian joint on the main street of South Melbourne should only work if the food served is fantastic and can compete quality wise with nearby trade. It isn't. It shouldn't. The flavour is bland at best. And, something wrong about paying for parmesan cheese as an extra to pasta. Just don't go there.

Thank Webster27
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Such a great little restaurant to enjoy hand made traditional pasta! It is also available for takeaway or ordering through 3rd parties so you don't even have to be there to enjoy it!! They let you choose your sauce and your pasta so it is custom to the way you like it!! Nothing beats customisation!! I always have the gnocchi... More 

Thank ainsleeash
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The pasta is fresh and full of flavour! The serving sizes can be deceiving, I ordered a small and when it arrived I thought it was too small, it wasn't at all.. I couldn't even finish it! The staff seemed friendly enough. Great place for trusty tasty italian street food

Thank holsmc
Adelaide, Australia
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Nice set up in a clean store with friendly staff, Etto offers a nice selection of "Italian street food", whatever that is, at reasonable prices. My carbonara was ok, the pasta a bit chewy and the bacon overcooked, but overall, for what it offers, Etto doesn't fall too far from the mark.

Thank coffeenut64
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure they don't put to much salt on otherwise it tastes gross. Otherwise pretty good. The sauce tasted good but the size didn't seem to really fit the price.

Thank Braiden F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place always catches my eye as I drive past on the tram, so I finally wandered in one night and o-m-g the carbonara is amazing, do yourself a favor and pair it with the black angus beef ravioli. It was so delicious I went back the next night for more of the same!

Thank Disrad
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Love the carbonara at Etto! Not a traditional carbonara, it has creme fraiche and leeks but it is delicious. I'll be going back to Etto regularly just for this dish.

Thank LlamaAsh
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I didn't know this was a chain and was shocked and surprised at the range of Italian-style food available. But just note that it is Italian-style food (cooked? or warmed up?) by a couple of part-time, pimple-faced university students. This is NOT a restaurant and should not even be included in Tripadvisor, in my opinion. It is closer to a... More 

Thank Kay C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Home delivery: Ordered salami olive pizza, added pesto n cherry toms. Genuinely good pizza. Also ordered garlic bread, it was small and lacked good garlic flavour. Do Better!

Thank Rudy_Love
Birmingham, UK
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I was looking to buy some fresh pasta to do at home and I googled to see what what was available and took a chance on Etto on Clarendon Street. I was not disappointed. the young and friendly staff certainly knew their dough and how to make it and I took home enough for two greedy portions of fettuccine even... More 

Thank Roypee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 3886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Melbourne

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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in, a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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