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Il Duca

9.1/10
167

Average price $65

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Chef Dominic Bonadio
  • Average price $65
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  • American express Welcome
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)
$29

Gnocchi tossed in pesto in a bed of napolitana sauce

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.1/10
based on 167 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Brett M.
    Brett M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Brilliant food and excellent service. Exactly as advertised.

  2. Maureen M.
    Maureen M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great place to wine and dine. Lino and Dominic and staff are amazing. Highly recommend Il Duca. Thanks all. M and M Adams

  3. Peter s.
    Peter s.
    • one review
    10/10

    return customer and il duca fantastic again. service, food and ambience all outstanding. we will definitely return. you can tell there are a lot of returning customers, which is a great indicator of the offering at il duca

  4. Craig M.
    Craig M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Booked the minute the 25km restrictions were eased.. Never disappoints! Food, Service and Staff are magnificent. Always welcomed warmly ????????

  5. LYNDEN K.
    LYNDEN K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Dom and Lino are truly outstanding hosts and coupled with great traditional homestyle Italian cuisine makes every dining experience occasion a special one!

  6. Don D.
    Don D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Thanks Dom another very pleasant night with a great meal.then porterhouse was very tender and the pepper sauce extremely tasty.The chicken dish was also very nice.Of coarse our hostess was lovely

  7. Stephanie L.
    Stephanie L.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    Friendly staff who accommodated us even though our online booking didn’t come through their end. The food was not bad (we got the veal scallopini and pork rib eye, with potatoes and salad) but I expected it to be more delicious for the price. However, the serving sizes are good. The atmosphere was also nice and it felt very COVIDsafe – clean and spread out.

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

    Lovely little Italian place????

  9. Courtney j.
    Courtney j.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was amazing would definitely recommend, Taste like quality food, everyone was super nice and the service was very quick! loved it haha

  10. David A.
    David A.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Great to see be back after the lockdown. Along with the great food and service we thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful music provided by Ciao Bella which created great atmosphere.

  11. Mick G.
    Mick G.
    • one review
    10/10

    we have been going to this restaurant for years. Always enjoyed the quality of the Food & Atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation and hear each other! Service is also very good.

  12. Greg H.
    Greg H.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great place for Italian food. especially lasagne. Service great and location near MCG also a plus

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    9.25/10

    Lovely evening. Beautiful food just a fraction pricey.

  14. Dallas B.
    Dallas B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic night of food and Opera!!

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    10/10

    A wonderful night, celebrating a special time with family. The spacing of the courses was nothing short of perfect.

  16. Brian H.
    Brian H.
    • 2 reviews
    8.25/10

    One our new favourites

  17. Leith M.
    Leith M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    I love this place. Staff lovely, food great.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    8/10

    We often go to Il Duca for a quick lunch. The food is great, the service is great. What's not to like?

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9.25/10

    Excellent atmosphere, good food and service.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    1.5/10

    We went at 6pm Friday night. It was chaotic to say the least. Frenzied, noisy and very lack luster service. 70 people. Given menu and ordered food. Food without a exaggerating was there LESS than 10 minutes later! This might sound good but the linguine marinara was barely warm, suggests pre cooking, no bread offered till we asked. Still waiting to order wine. Tables jammed together, no smiles we couldn’t wait to leave !! We have been many times before but will certainly think twice before returning again. Couldn’t even tell them as it was so busy so difficult to get anyone’s attention. Not a great start to our evening out. Very disappointing experience albeit a very expensive one for not much.

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More information

Opening time

Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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

European, , Pizza, Welcome

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