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“Tucked Away but Fabulous Italian Food”
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Ranked #2 of 4,323 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 32
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
Description: Step back in time as you enjoy your meal in a friendly relaxed family run business.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We were walking into Melbourne CBD and noticed a queue outside a place over the road. When we looked closer we saw it was a restaurant. Thinking the food must be good there we decided to try it out for dinner the next night.
It is only small but has oodles of warmth and charm. The waiting staff couldn't have been friendlier. My husband and I started with Bruschettas which were lovely. I followed with Veal Marsala $34.90 my husband Involtini {which was a beef wrap] also $34.90. Both dishes were yummy and we were given complimentary bread to soak up the sauces.Accompanied by a very delightful Chianti $35.
For dessert we both chose a vanilla Pannacotta with berries at $11.90 each. It too was fantastic. We were also given a complimentary liqueur. I didn't get a chance to ask what it was as we were unsure.
It was a very enjoyable meal and we can now understand why it is so popular. Next time we are in Melbourne we'll go again.

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1  Thank Janelle M
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much.I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal..After 35 years here we hope we're doing something right to last this long. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home. Hope to see you soon Mario

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As a family of four (two teenagers) we love this restaurant.
Good service, home cooked fresh meals and good prices.
Highly recommend!

2  Thank ZTFwse
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much.I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal..After 35 years here we hope we're doing something right to last this long. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home. Hope to see you soon Mario

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

You won't find such fabulous tasting Italian; with a menu that will please everyone, nor such genuine service than Il Cantuccio. An iconic restaurant on Lygon Street, I think I first went here nearly 30 years ago. It's busy; and noisy; but there service is terrific; and the food is simply delicious. I just love this place. Writing this review has made me decide to go again ... and soon.

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2  Thank Natstar26
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much Nat.I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal..After 35 years here we hope we're doing something right to last this long. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home. Hope to see you soon Mario

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A typical Italian style restaurant Family run with Great Food wine and atmosphere.
Decor is welcoming, as are the hosts., Highly recommend a visit.

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3  Thank darth9734
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much.I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal..After 35 years here we hope we're doing something right to last this long. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home. Hope to see you soon Mario

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Doesn't inspire visually as a building but the food and service are king and queen...the sauces have that 'hard to find authentic italian flavour' one does not normally get without travelling for a day

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1  Thank dogmycat
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emcee-corn, Owner at Il Cantuccio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much.I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal..After 35 years here we hope we're doing something right to last this long. We try to treat all our customers like family and friends it's like coming to my home. Hope to see you soon Mario

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