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Il Duca

132 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9417 4243
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (17 reviews)
“pork ribeye” (2 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
132 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to il Duca three times in 24 hours. Despite congestion everywhere else due to ANZAC Day and the Essendon/Collingwood AFL Match at the MCG across the road, the staff were at all times calm, professional and incredibly welcoming. Also, even though we are...More

1  Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a great meal and evening with a waiter who sings opera, very well. Still humming to myself. Had a mixture of entrees - superb calamari and beautiful pasta. All our meals were great, beautiful steaks, wild barramundi and goat. Lovely wine to wash...More

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 13 March 2018

As my friend knew the owner, we were treated very well......service was excellent and the food was really good. Ravioli agli spinaci, the gnocchi, pasta,etc were all delicious. The restaurant is refined with white table clothes, yet felt casual. A very good meal in Melbourne.

Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We tried this restaurant as it was busy, so assumed it would be good... That was a mistake, initial service was quick, waiter was pleasant, told us the specials and took our order, being busy we thought we might be in for a wait, but...More

1  Thank Clivesam
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. Friendly staff. Prompt service. Reasonably priced main meals. Pasta was $23 and decent serving. We had bruschetta and chips for starters. Chips was a meal in itself and they were delicious. Mains we shared between 3 - tortellini carbonara and fettuccine pollo...More

1  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit in two years. Friends live nearby and introduced me. This is a great local Italian with excellent food, whether fish, meat pasta or pizza. The chips are great too. There is a good wine list. Service is efficient and charming....More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place knows service. They aim to please with there authentic style. Great food. Good place for all the family.

Thank missmooo
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Came for an Italian feast. Pricey but we expected that. Wine $48, starters about $20, secondi about $40, desert $16. Taster plate had amazing meatballs, marinated olives, and a taste of other delicacies. With the complimentary bread a nice way to start the meal. TBone...More

Thank TnT42
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Many venues being closed early January, we searched for a place which would cater for a lunchtime function for 40+ people. An internet search brought us to il duca. From our first contact we were more than pleased with the way our requests were accommodated....More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Came here due to proximity to our hotel. Service poor - don’t seem to have heard of service with a smile! Really slow too. Hubby had lasagne - watery and tasteless. I had spatchcock chicken - bland doesn’t begin to describe it! Pricey considering the...More

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Questions & Answers
Peter M
16 May 2017|
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Response from Dave B | Property representative |
Hi Peter Yes we will be opening for Christmas Lunch this year. Please call the restaurant on 9417 4243 for more details and to make a booking Regards, David Business Partner
Peter M
30 June 2015|
Response from Dave B | Property representative |
Hi Peter Yes we allow BYO wine Monday to Saturday evenings. Corkage charge is $10 per bottle. Regards David Business partner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 4243
  • E-mail
Family owned and run providing fine dining Italian cuisine, casual lunches, coffee, take away and private functions
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