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Il Duca

#110 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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132 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9417 4243
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at The Pullman hotel and noticed IL Duca restaurant a few doors down. As it was a Friday we thought it may be a good idea to pop in and pre book a table for later that evening. We were very lucky and we literally did have the last table available. We had no idea how busy... More 

Thank misspoppy02
Sydney, Australia
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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Jolimont station and trams on Wellington Parade, kind of old style Italian restaurant. I just walked in early and although they were booked, was kindly offered a seat for a quick meal before the crowds arrived. And they did. One could tell this is very much a place for the locals by the way the staff greeted return... More 

Thank LisaGordonSimons
Melbourne, Australia
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283 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times, often just before the football at the iconic MCG, the famous sporting ground just over the road. But I had occasion to be in the area regularly lately, so I went to Il Duca a couple of times in one week. The family make you feel as if you are part of the family,... More 

Thank Nathan1000
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well known Italian culinary institution frequented by East Melbourne establishment & business associates presents a cosy ambience. Seasoned professional wait service fussing over white table cloths - attentive & warm friendly service. Asking our waiter his two favourite non pizza & pasta dishes, we settled on twice roasted duck with orange & grand mariner glaze, and pork ribeye with... More 

Thank Viviann B
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great meal, will eat there again next time I am in Melbourne. Staff very friendly and attentive. Good wine selection as well.

Thank Jan H
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A nicely presented restaurant where we experienced very friendly and attentive service when we enjoyed a family dinner here recently. The menu is fairly typical of a good Italian restaurant with pizza and pasta plus a range of more substantial meat and fish based main courses. There are also daily specials on offer. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our chosen pasta... More 

Thank Munro-Phil
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We phone and arrived early as we had a show to attend Our waiter was attentive and the entree were enjoyable my Duck was the best I have had in a long time and my partner's risotto was delightful The Garlic bread was the only disappointment Thank you to all the staff for a lovely dinner before Andre Reiu

Thank Lynpj
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a fabulous night on Saturday night. Just the 2 of us. Had a lovely meal - plenty of choices. drinks very well stocked & choices. Wait staff very attentive. Will visit again.

Thank Bernadette B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious, the staff were very friendly and patient. I had the the Ox tail stew special which tasted just like my mothers recipe! Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Henry F
Coomera, Australia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Maybe we struck an off night here arriving just after 9pm on a Saturday which is not late in Melbourne. The restaurant was still half full but the attitude of the wait staff was a case of take it or leave it. We had to literally wait for everything and the attitude and demeanor of the waiter was such that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 4243
Family owned and run providing fine dining Italian cuisine, casual lunches, coffee, take away and private functions

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