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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
“cantucci” (15 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must for Italian food lovers! It became our favourite restaurant to dine out, a very friendly service and food that never disappoints. Thank you!

1  Thank rogervanhoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table for 4 was very cozy on a cold winters night The Maitre d and waitress made us feel very welcomed and special from the moment we entered in every way The dining experience was perfect an extensive menu and wines to choose from...More

2  Thank Leonie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe how wonderful our experience was. Lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff, owners hands on and ensure you're going to have a amazing evening. Easily the best Italian i have had. Without burning a hole in your pocket! Can't fault will...More

Thank lovetimeaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in, the smells and atmosphere welcomed us, as did the friendly and authentic hosts. Antipasto generous and delicious. Gnocchi divine with pesto sauce. Salmon superb. We will be back. Kylie Ps. It won’t let me click on ratings but 5⭐️...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best Italian meal last night at this restaurant. Food, service, ambiance and everything about this place was spot on. Highly recommend this place and whatever you are doing guys keep it going as you’ll be rewarded with great reviews.

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service. Have been here numerous times over the past year and the service and quality is consistently good. Doesn't matter what you order, its all delicious.

2  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had such a wonderful evening at this restaurant. I felt like I was back in Italy enjoying an authentic Italian meal. The service is attentive and charismatic. The menu was large and everything we ordered was beyond expectations. It is a romantic venue perfect for...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here last night. Highly recommended the carbonara. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank honeymooner040915
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were welcomed in just before opening time and were made to feel at home. The service was very friendly, professional with attention to detail. The flexibility to change offerings on the menu was great. The wine list was great with a good choice on...More

2  Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Came here for family dinner. It was very nice and cosy with great service and food. I like to visit again.

1  Thank Go U
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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Sara A
31 May 2018|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 30
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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