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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%
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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

Went to iL Cantuccio - for M-in-law 82nd birthday. Group ranged from 8 to 82. Excellent atmosphere and friendly service added to a great night. Byo wine - corkage $3 per adult was pretty reasonable. Had the Eye fillet and tiramisu - both delicious. We...More

Thank BillG59
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting Melbourne, one of my friends invited me to have lunch at II Cantuccio. The atmosphere was cozy and warm Melbourne was having four seasons in one day, immediately after walking into the restaurant with a warm welcome from the staff you realize...More

1  Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended here because of the great reviews. Unlike many of the restaurants we passed on the way here there was nobody stood outside the door trying to drum up business- always a good sign. We ordered an antipasti to start with gluten free bread...More

Thank JimUtd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table for 2 as walk-ins in a busy Saturday night. Lovely service, food was beautiful and authentic.

1  Thank scr8484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my partner here to celebrate his 60th birthday and we were very impressed with the food, the service and the friendly authentic Italian atmosphere of this restaurant. Mario and Lory brought us extra drinks on the house and people around us joined in...More

Thank YachtieLass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick stop in Melbourne for my partners birthday and a catch up with friends and this cosy restaurant couldn't have been better. Family owned and run, great food and service. We'll definitely be back again.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After all the hype we heard about il Cantuccio, we found the service mediocre, the food overpriced and no love in the air.

Thank Annettee81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just arrived in Melbourne and went to trendy Carlton, not sure what to expect from this Italian restaurant. It didn't start off well, There was only a half portion of Cannelloni left for me, my partner had the last full portion. I has happy to...More

4  Thank alanwillconsult
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great experience. Thanks Mario and Lory for the great service, food and Italian hospitality..

1  Thank MacsBac
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My parents and I visited the restaurant on 28th Dec and these were the 3 dishes that we ordered. Portion was big but the taste was quite standard. Service was excellent!

1  Thank milkygoesholiday
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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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.
10 September 2016|
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Response from Melanie V | Reviewed this property |
Took my 8 and 10 year olds. Miss 8 was having a fussy eating stage that month and the staff were awesome and had no problem rolling with the punches! Conclusion, both kids and me fed well, and left happy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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