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I Carusi II

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$$ - $$$
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231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 6033
18:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place! Awesome and authentic pizza, great house wine, fabulous staff and a lovely vibe. We've been coming here for ages and every time we come we know that they won't disappoint.

Thank Sarahlou8888
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice food pasta&meat, nice service friendly, nice restaurant just a little bit crowded but looks like a popular place. Dinner delicious!

Thank DanielMui
Denver, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The food was delicious. We kept it simple: traditional lasagna and a quattro formaggi pizza. There were no leftovers at all! Service was warm and friendly, and the atmosphere is lovely and very homey. Highly recommended.

1 Thank igbotrevordc
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast sounded delicious on paper but was visually unappealing not to mention average flavours. Ordered juice that was advertised as fresh but which came in a bottle. Around the edge of the plate was chips, two lonely mushrooms stuffed with mince meat. The bread tasted a tad stale. The highlight was the two poached eggs. To be fair the service... More 

Thank Vanessa2012_13
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away from the busy Acland Street area is this cosy trattoria that I happened to chance upon. The food was great, as Italian food should be. We ordered saltimbocca, pizzas, a lasagna, rocket and pear salad and a zuchini "spaghetti" with prawns. The house chianti was good too. A most unassuming place for the St Kilda location.

Thank ElfGirl31
Footscray, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

food here was really, really good and really, really reasonable! we had pasticcio lasgna that was dreamy, creamy, sublime and vegatariano antipasto with marianted peppers & artichoke, chargrilled eggplant & zucchini, green olives and the best feta we have ever had. on top, we were served complimentry polenta sticks with gorgonzola bechemal which we could hardly fit in. service was... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
Kew, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious and delicious pizza, top quality of flour, tomato sauce is the top, I recommend the Bufalina pizza

Thank Ironman70_10
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, flavoursome food! Something for everyone.. (Gluten free pizza as well). Every time I go it feels like I'm visiting my Uncle Mario's home, always warm and friendly ... My fav pizza; Alla moda Di Mario with the extra chilli.. I recommend 1 pizza per person.. Hard to share!

Thank Jopossum
Dromana, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Met friends here, had a wonderful meal, service, wine. Great atmosphere, will look forward to a return visit.

Thank Margaret C
Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

First class pizza by base, sauce, and topping. Not just pizza either. This is a small authentic feel Italian experience. Great food nice ambiance. Had a take away pizza too - just as good.

Thank Roypee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 38
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 6033
I Carusi ii opened on 2004 as an authentic Italian gourmet Pizzeria. It has added a second kitchen in 2013 enabling it to become an Osteria also serving all kinds of main dishes including home mage pasta's and lasagna's, steak, seafood, and a whole lot more.

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