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What diners said about this restaurant:
James M. • 1 review
1 December 202310/10
Loved it. Great staff. Great Food. Great Wine. What more could you want!
Peter K. • 2 reviews
9 November 202310/10
Excellent food, helpful service, great ambiance
Cameron G. • 1 review
30 October 20239.5/10
Excellent food and great service. They know their food and wine, and make a great martini. A solid and reliable restaurant. A+
Peter W. • 1 review
21 October 202310/10
The restaurant was fantastic. It was amazingly located close to the CBD and had a leafy outlook despite being near a train station. The food was delicious annd well varied and the waiters were wonderfully attentive. My family and I had a wonderful evening.
Anne W. • 2 reviews
17 October 20236/10
This restaurant was nice enough and the staff were nice enough also. The food was also nice but just missing a few things that would have made us rate it higher. We can only go on what we ate. The grilled calamari with orange and fennel salad. The calamari was beautiful fresh and tender but there was very little salad accompanying it which was disappointing. We both had the Veal Scallopine which had a beautiful sauce. The Veal was nice and tender but served with a few beans for $42. For that price i would have expected possibly some baby carrots along with the beans and not be expected to order extra sides. The Chocolate crepe was full of cream and just not what i expected - possibly some chocolate gelato to go with it might have given it that finish. These comments are not meant to offend the kitchen but possibly help. It was a very expensive lunch and i went away hungry which i never do. Thankyou
Kathleen K. • 3 reviews
16 October 202310/10
Delicious dinner and attentive service. Highly recommend.
Denis V. • 4 reviews
30 September 20239.5/10
Fabulous East Melbourne restaurant. The owners & staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home. Food & service were excellent as always. Great value for money and BYO wine!
Louise F. • 1 review
28 September 202310/10
I I Duca is the best restaurant ever - all staff were so friendly and looked after us I will definitely be coming back
Melissa H. • 1 review
28 September 20237/10
Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Meals were good, we’re hoping for a bit more wow. Lasagne was nice, layers of pasta were well cooked but the filling and bechamel a little underwhelming. The veal scallopini was nice but was hoping for a wow dish as it was the main reason we visited Il Duca.
Don M. • 1 review
22 September 202310/10
Il Duca is a great place to eat when in town - be it before a match at the G or anytime for that matter - go there - food, service and ambience are excellent!!!
David T. • 1 review
16 September 20239/10
Very nice Italian food. Hospitality also great.
Fiona O. • 1 review
16 September 202310/10
Really enjoyed everything about this place. The menu was great, extensive wine list, staff were attentive and the ambiance was lovely. Highly recommend ????
Merrill F. • 7 reviews
9 September 202310/10
Great service and very delicious and yummy food. Would highly recommend Il Duca
Roger T. • 1 review
29 August 202310/10
Great food, wine and service!
Carol O. • 1 review
22 August 20238/10
A nice dining venue with tasty food and great service. Our preferred restaurant when we are in this part of Melbourne.
Carolyn F. • 2 reviews
5 August 202310/10
Always a pleasure to dine here - from the moment you walk in to when you leave. The staff are welcoming and very attentive. Our food was tasty and served promptly. Highly recommend this restaurant. The only problem is parking unless you are lucky to find a spot right outside which we did.
Gregory J. • 10 reviews
4 August 202310/10
John T. • 4 reviews
29 July 20239/10
It was a pre Rugby game dinner @ 5.00pm, the restaurant was completely full, the wait staff handled this busy session professionally and efficiently. Food was delivered on time and was very good. A Great all round by Il Duca, we will be back.
Alan m. • 4 reviews
29 July 20238/10
Pregame set menu . Great service and good food
Brian P. • 2 reviews
28 July 202310/10
Perfect once again Dom, never fail to hit it out of the park. Thanks
242 Tripadvisor Reviews
132 Wellington Parade, 3002, East Melbourne (VIC), Australia
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.
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