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Il Duca

9.2/10
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132 Wellington Parade, 3002 East Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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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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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 211 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Marie M.
    Marie M.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Very comfortable restaurant with lovely service. Some dishes hit or miss but overall delicious. Loved the Calamari entree and antipasto. Duck well cooked too. Generous sized desserts and cheese platter.

  2. Ana P.
    Ana P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect little Italian restaurant. Lino and his staff were amazing and very accomodating. The food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back again. Super happy!

  3. Brian P.
    Brian P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic service, asked for something not on the menu and they were able to adapt and combine existing dishes to provide it. We be back again most definitely

  4. Maurice S.
    Maurice S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    service was good - ambience was good 3 of the 4 meals were fantastic considering the dining room was packed - probably the easiest meal, Pizza was disappointing - but definitely be back

  5. Kate L.
    Kate L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Fabulous food, perfectly cooked, presentation excellent. It was an early booking, 6pm. Only a couple of tables taken. Waited a long while for a waiter to give us menus for drinks and meal, Waiting staff continued to seem disinterested in us. I complimented the chefs, personally. We left the restaurant unnoticed after paying. But would return as the food is consistently good.

  6. Faye H.
    Faye H.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    A reliable perennial quality bistro ...relaxed but attentive atmosphere ...hard to beat for a mid week lunch and good chat

  7. Brian H.
    Brian H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Il Duca is a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant, Well worth the very short tram ride out of the CBD. Delicious food and terrific service. Will be back very soon.

  8. Mike N.
    Mike N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Such a friendly group of staff with A wide range of excellent food.

  9. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Il Duca never disappoints, the food is always good, the staff are delightful and everything is very fairly priced. We will certainly go back again....and again.

  10. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Good honest food with adequate sized servings. Staff are very professional. It is a typical Italian restaurant with good old fashioned service.

  11. Kim B.
    Kim B.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a great night to catch up with our group of friends for the first time since lockdown restrictions had eased! Food was fantastic and the function room was the perfect setting for us. Thank you!

  12. Patricia R.
    Patricia R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food and attentive service. We had bruschetta, the special barramundi with asparagus and a rocket salad - and a vegan risotto . All were beautifully presented and delicious. Only concern was I found the room a bit noisy. Maybe some soft wall coverings could minimise the noise richochet.

  13. Kerryn A.
    Kerryn A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always a special occasion visit. Lovely food and service.

  14. Abhishek M.
    Abhishek M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice food, nice service, took a load of money off the bill for something we didn’t even think was a problem. Somewhere that clearly cares about its customers.

  15. Dianna E.
    Dianna E.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Always love this place. We went there with close friends who just loved it too. The food is always excellent and the staff are very informed and very pleasant.

  16. Brett M.
    Brett M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Brilliant food and excellent service. Exactly as advertised.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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 ????????

  20. 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!

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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, , Christmas and New Year

Services

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