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Cafe Cavallino

181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9347 5520
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“pizza” (55 reviews)
“agnolotti” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love their pastas, soups, pizza, great value for money!! I come here regularly with my family and their fresh homemade pasta is a winner!!

Thank Van V
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nice food and the service was good and the heaters were fantastic. We were able to enjoy some fair dinkum Italian food. Desert was lovely.

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We went to cafe cavallino for dinner on our holiday to melbourne. Walked in because it was crowded and looked good. We placed our orders and waited. I ordered white wine and my husband red. They brought 2 red wines. When i said i asked...More

1  Thank Jayshree M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We decided to try this place because it looked was pretty busy so the food must be good given lots of locals were eating here, Right? Wrong! Food is average at best, the pasta dishes lacked flavour and were overcooked. The wait staff glared at...More

Thank erryted
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you for an enjoyable evening. Service at Cafe Cavallino is superb the friendly staff will see that every guest is happy with the food. The gluten free bases are delicious, and I also had a risotto with no diary and it was utterly yumo....More

Thank cmax6373
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Interesting restaurant on the Lygon Street strip with lots of Ferrari memorabilia adorning the walls which made for conversation. Our waitress was very helpful an accommodating and the meals were enormous. Extensive menu which is great for feeding even the fussiest eater. Prices were as...More

Thank nickers2015
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went to my two friends and our kids (3 of them aged four), we were made to feel uncomfortable by the manager, like maybe we shouldn't leave the house without our husbands......Food was average.

Thank gorga15
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a main, side and dessert each. It took a little while to get the food but it was worth the wait. Tasty not over the top and great portion sizes.

Thank Antony L
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is unmistakably Italian, the photos of Ferrari, the name "Cavallino" and featuring red in the furnishing makes this unmistakably authentic. The food ordered came out promptly and was good quality. The service was attentive without being over the top. The style of pizza...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Grand Prix Friday and​ it's really happening on Lygon St. Stumbled onto this place and first impressions, they are very friendly, beautiful night so let's sit outside with the other 60 people. The staff were friendly, funny and very accommodating, considering how busy they were....More

Thank Kenji M
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-183 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 5520
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