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Il Duca

9.3/10
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132 Wellington Parade, 3002 East Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Meet the Chef

Coming from an Italian family that grew and made their own produce, Dominic's passion for cooking started at a young age. From 16 years old before Teachers College, he worked at various hotels and restaurants around Melbourne. After teaching for 4 years, the love of hospitality was too much and he bought his first restaurant, Fellinis. This is where Dominic found his passion for cooking. From 1983 until present, Dominic has owned three different restaurants in Melbourne, including il Duca.

Restaurant menu

Chef Dominic Bonadio
  • Average price $65
Risotto di Zucca e Piselli (GF) (V)
$27
Pumkin, peas, toasted pine nuts and rocket
Risotto di Pollo e Funghi (GF)
$29
Chicken, mushrooms and parmesan
Gnocchi Pesto e Napoli (V)
$27
Gnocchi tossed in pesto in a bed of napolitana sauce

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent281 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9/10

Ambience

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  • Jon H.
    Jon H.

    24 June 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely restaurant. A very comprehensive menu with an excellent selection of specials as well. A very good wine list too. The service was attentive and personal. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

  • Juliana P.
    Juliana P.

    11 June 20221 review

    10/10

    They don’t have kids menu. ????

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    10 June 202211 reviews

    5/10
  • Sabahat R.
    Sabahat R.

    3 June 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing service. Exceptional food. We dined in 2 weeks in a row, staff remembered us and provided incredible service. Beautiful Italian food, will definitely be visiting in the future ❤️

  • Christine F.
    Christine F.

    1 June 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Grahame C.
    Grahame C.

    13 May 20221 review

    10/10

    Great service, nice atmosphere Would return

  • Joseph c.
    Joseph c.

    25 April 202212 reviews

    9.5/10

    Always consistently good

  • Anthony P.

    22 April 20221 review

    9/10

    Excellent food and service. A nice place for a regular and reliable good meal with plenty of options on the menu plus specials. Staff are particularly polite and go out of their way to please.

  • David R.

    1 April 20221 review

    10/10

    Great people, service and food.

  • Martin R.

    19 March 20227 reviews

    5.5/10
  • Matt D.

    5 March 20221 review

    10/10

    Food and and service was great!!

  • Angela M.

    2 December 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    We love the food and the staff are fabulous. It is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant and we feel lucky to have it and are so happy that it is still there for us all.

  • David W.

    1 December 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very popular local restaurant -and for a reason. Good food, generous serves and reasonable prices.

  • Craig M.
    Craig M.

    22 October 20216 reviews

    10/10
  • Peter H.

    30 July 20211 review

    10/10

    Lino and staff provide great service and food in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next visit already.

  • Warren T.

    12 June 20211 review

    10/10

    Excellent service the food was terrific the environment was nice and relaxing the staff were great the wine list was good we will be back again soon

  • Thoa H.

    12 June 20214 reviews

    10/10

    We had a great dinner here. Very delicious food. Attentive staff and quick services.

  • Anne F.

    12 June 20213 reviews

    9/10

    all 4 meals were delicious, the veal was tender and tasty,The staff were very pleasant, and all felt very safe

  • Des C.
    Des C.

    22 May 202111 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Marie M.

    1 May 20215 reviews

    9/10
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Opening time

Monday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

132 Wellington Parade, 3002, East Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Melbourne East, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

Game on!

Il Duca is a local favourite in East-Melbourne: loved not only for its tasty Italian food, but also for its convenient location - super close to Melbourne's popular sporting grounds. Run by Dominic and David, whose family has been in the area for over

three decades, this restaurant boasts superb service and fresh flavours! Pop in wearing your team colours and sample their fettuccine con agnello, handmade pasta with lamb ragu and roast peppers or the misto di pesce, a grilled seafood selection served with fries and salad. They even have a function space, so you can bring the whole team with you for a special night out. So come calm your nerves before the semi-final, or celebrate a win with a post-match glass of vino. Either way Il Duca will be there cheering you on!

Best Dish: vitello al funghi - pan seared veal scallopine with wild mushrooms and white wine glaze.

Features

Italian, European, , Pizza, , Christmas and New Year, , , Valentine's Day

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