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Il Cantuccio

Average price $45
9.3/10
110 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 110 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Erfan H.
    Erfan H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice and well plated dishes. Good selection of whiskey. Good service.

  2. Lorna E.
    Lorna E.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food was outstanding - fresh, authentic, and loaded with flavors. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The restaurant is a little plain and dark but don't be fooled. This is Italian at it's best.

  3. Catriona C.
    Catriona C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Delicious food,service a little slow but food made up for it...Tanks very much

  4. Lucinda  C.
    Lucinda C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful little Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere! The staff are friendly with great service. The food was delicious and prompt! Definitely will visit again when back in Melbourne!

  5. Michelle M.
    Michelle M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Delicious food and excellent service. Had a real family feel. Would definitely dine here again. We took some international visitors, who loved the food and said they’d have to go back again before the end of their trip.

  6. Adam M.
    Adam M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic setting, you feel right at home here. The food is amazing and the service in impeccable. Such a great all round experience. Thank you.

  7. Teng Kiat T.
    Teng Kiat T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food, excellent service. Can't ask for more.

  8. Karla V.
    Karla V.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The lady waitresses were absolutely wonderful, but the gentleman who may be an owner was not very friendly when we asked if they made lasagna (which they don't, but my Mum felt like eating). We had gnocchi, fettuccine and tortellini which were all very rich and yummy. Served quickly, which was nice in this case because we were heading to a movie afterwards.

  9. Rob S.
    Rob S.
    • one review
    10/10

    As always, Mario and family delivered a memorable evening. Excellent food, welcoming atmosphere and the feeling that we were sharing a meal with family and friends. Delightful place. Delightful people. Do yourself a favour and book a table!

  10. Rosella C.
    Rosella C.
    • one review
    8/10

    A quaint little spot on Lygon Street but bursting with good service and amazing good food. It’s a place worth going back to and bringing other friends along. Keep up the good work.

  11. Michael O.
    Michael O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was exquisite. Really tasty. Staff very polite. Honestly, felt like having a home made meal in a home.

  12. Verna M.
    Verna M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff was amazing! I have a free small cake from them because it was my birthday :) i was really happy with the food and the service, they always check on us if we need anything or if the food is good. Excellent!

  13. Frank L.
    Frank L.
    • one review
    6/10

    some waiters were over keen; dishes are over priced, tiramisu dessert was too runny, male toilets need an urgent renovation; would not recommend going there

  14. William  L.
    William L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love coming here on my infrequent visits to Melbourne. Service is warm and attentive, food is delicious, and prices reasonable. Last night enjoyed Prawns Caravaggio entree, and Pollo capesanti main (chicken with mushrooms and scallops in creamy masala sauce!). Went down well with an Italian red! Highly recommended.

  15. Corey B.
    Corey B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic Night

  16. Jin X.
    Jin X.
    • 13 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very nice food. will come back

  17. Genevieve R.
    Genevieve R.
    • one review
    9/10

    The risotto made “a la italian” , so no cream or cheese added, is the best outside Italy. Don’t go for the calamari fritti or the spaghetti bolognese. The filled in pasta and the veal are also a good choice. The atmosphere and decoration are amazing. Perfect for families with teenagers. Cocking fee is only $3 per person which is really reasonable. And last but nonetheless, we have been served by the owner herself and recommended some meals. She is very dedicated to her restaurant. Bravo! Great experience.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful evening with great food and Mario organised a bottle of Prosecco to accompany the birthday cake. Restaurant was very accommodating for my son’s 21st.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    8.25/10

    Fast and courteous service and delicious food!

  20. Sharon Y.
    Sharon Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful atmosphere & friendly staff. Italian food like Nona would make.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

209 Lygon St, 3053, Carlton, Australia

Directions to get there

Carlton, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

Superstar pasta

Step into this bluestone wonderland and discover a quaint little Italian restaurant full of arty decor and attentive staff. Don´t look now, but I think that picture frame is displaying a hole in the wall. Arty, huh? With its bare brick walls and hanging-bottle decor, Il Cantuccio has a neo-rustic vibe to match their food. The moderately priced Italian fare comes from homely recipes and the service is based on traditional hospitality. If you miss your nonna´s gnocci, look no further than Il Cantuccio´s pasta dishes. So highly regarded, famous stars and celebrities order their miracles of modern pasta. All you need to do is look at the pictures on the walls to find out what your favourite star had before you. When it comes to atmosphere, great food and delightful service, Il Cantuccio wins all round.

Best dish: the homemade gnocci

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