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Il Cantuccio

209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 9959
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
209 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy restaurant in Lygon Street. The owners involve themselves in providing a friendly service. The food is fine and comes at tasty Italian cuisine at a reasonable price for Lygon Street.

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling from Sydney for dinner with friends, I was searching for a great restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. Il Cantuccio really stood out on TA, and although I couldn't get a table online, I was able to get one over the phone, no problem....More

Thank candijam2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best visited during the week if you want a quieter dinner, Friday's & Saturday's get very busy! But they still manage to make you feel looked after. So not to worry if that's a concern. The atmosphere is great. Family run buisness for more then...More

Thank Josephinee7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone who hasn't been to Melbourne has to go and see Lygon Street famous for its restaurants . In particular this restaurant has delicious fresh food and great for family dinners. Even though we live in Melbourne we choose to spend any special occasion in...More

1  Thank Giannina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining at Il Cantuccio is always a treat.......fresh ingredients, unobtrusive service and all very affordable, what more could you ask for! A family owned and run business, Mario, his wife & staff have been wowing diners for years and years and although the menu hardly...More

1  Thank Phil P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good old fashion service and home. Style meals. This is what you get here. I felt like we stepped back in time with the decor, Italian waiters and big portioned meals. The muscles, salmon , prawns and gnocchi were to die for. Hands down the...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this review from the taxi after leaving Il Cantuccio.. I could not wait another minute to write this review. This family orientated restaurant provided not only amazing Italian food, but an amazing Italian experience. In the heart of Lygon, it was the...More

1  Thank JewelsD14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was great and very attentive waitstaff. Pasta was great and many choices for dinner. We were passing through town and would love to come back.

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restuarant was just what we were after- delicious food, warm ambiance and friendly, gracious hosts and wait staff. Recommended!

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were having a short get away from Queensland,so I wanted something cosy with traditional Italian fare,found this restaurant online and booked it for our first night stay,warm welcome,great staff and service and the food was wonderful,so pleased I chose here,we were...More

3  Thank Annette J
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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Questions & Answers
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.
10 September 2016|
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Response from jiffy2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely.
Teagan C
19 August 2016|
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Response from emcee-corn | Property representative |
HI yes we are BYO and fully licensed with prices starting @30.00 up to $120.00 for Penfolds St Henri. but average prices around $35.00 for great reds and white wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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