Il Duca, East Melbourne (VIC)
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Reviews - Il Duca

132 Wellington Parade, 3002 East Melbourne (VIC)
Average price $65


Il Duca

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Good value for money
Very short waiting time
  • Birgitta T.3 reviews

    5 December 2023


    God mat men små portioner och dyrt

  • James M.1 review

    1 December 2023


    Loved it. Great staff. Great Food. Great Wine. What more could you want!

  • Peter K.2 reviews

    9 November 2023


    Excellent food, helpful service, great ambiance

  • Cameron G.1 review

    30 October 2023


    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 2023


    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 2023


    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 2023


    Delicious dinner and attentive service. Highly recommend.

  • Denis V.4 reviews

    30 September 2023


    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 2023


    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 2023


    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.

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    Don M.1 review

    22 September 2023


    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 2023


    Very nice Italian food. Hospitality also great.

  • Fiona O.1 review

    16 September 2023


    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 2023


    Great service and very delicious and yummy food. Would highly recommend Il Duca

  • Roger T.1 review

    29 August 2023


    Great food, wine and service!

  • Carol O.1 review

    22 August 2023


    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 2023


    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 2023


    Never dissapoint

  • John T.4 reviews

    29 July 2023


    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 2023


    Pregame set menu . Great service and good food

  • Brian P.2 reviews

    28 July 2023


    Perfect once again Dom, never fail to hit it out of the park. Thanks

  • Peter H.1 review

    24 July 2023


    Excellent food and service.A very good restaurant.

  • Belinda M.1 review

    22 July 2023


    Amazing food and service. Will be definitely back!

  • Fay R.1 review

    15 July 2023


    Il duca never disappoints

  • Edth C.9 reviews

    6 July 2023


    This traditional little restaurant has a lovely ambience. White tablecloths, friendly and accommodating wait staff. All the food was fabulous and servings generous. We had garlic prawns and bruschetta for appetisers which were beautiful. The orecchiette with ragu and wild mushrooms was delicate and delightful. The baby snapper with green beans was cooked perfectly and tasted incredible. Thankyou for a wonderful meal and evening.

  • Cheryl O.1 review

    30 June 2023


    This restaurant was great

  • Kay W.1 review

    24 June 2023


    A wonderful restaurant not far from the Pullman Hotel on the Park. an Il Duca fan from many years back!! Look forward to our next visit

  • Nick D.1 review

    13 June 2023


    Warm and friendly environment, the food was just as good to match. Seafood Marianna was just what I expected from a restaurant like this. Quick and friendly service, we were in and out ready for our show

  • Brad H.

    Brad H.1 review

    13 June 2023


    Excellent little restaurant. Food and service was exemplary. We were greeted and served immediately and all staff were extremely polite and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Jenny C.1 review

    31 May 2023


    As always, the food and service is impeccable. I feel like I’ve come home for a real Italian meal and I am always welcomed as if I was family. Whenever I visit Melbourne it usually involves a meal at Il Duca.


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  • Carolyn F.2 reviews

    27 May 2023


    Fantastic ambience and attentive service- food was delicious! Very welcoming and great service by all staff. Highly recommend. Would definitely go again .

  • Darren M.1 review

    19 May 2023


    top class meal pasta is always fresh and very tasty , pizza very flavour some staff are very friendly and attentive . Booking process was very simple.

  • Steve S.1 review

    6 May 2023


    I have always liked the atmosphere. The table setting and the way the staff are both attentive and yet not intrusive.

  • Robert J.1 review

    4 May 2023


    An enjoyable lunch. Lovely traditional food prepared and presented beautifully. The pea & ham soup was excellent as was the grilled pork. A nice wine list and very good and attentive staff.

  • Dominic C.2 reviews

    27 April 2023


    Il Duca always serves up outstanding food and service. So very pleased to be able to go to Il Duca and know we are assured of the best cuisine and ambience.

  • Nicole M.1 review

    24 April 2023


    Great food and service. Perfect for lunch or dinner before or after the Football. They have a great Footy menu. I had the Pasta Pescatora and it was fantastic. Will definately come back

  • michelle g.1 review

    21 April 2023


    Service was lovely! Staff were well presented and very attentive. Restaurant was really nice. Food was Delish. We had the lasagna and pork fillet.

  • Hans Martin H.1 review

    15 April 2023


    A nice quiet spot just outside the buisy centre. The atmosphere were as promised a «fine dining» set. Main dish and wine selecton was excelent, despite the final touch of Italian enthusiasm was missing. Definitly a place to recommend outside the crouded parts of Melbourne.

  • Dominic C.2 reviews

    14 April 2023


    After a number of years it was great to re-visit Il Duca and renew our acquaintance with the management and enjoy great food, service and ambience.

  • Jenny S.1 review

    1 April 2023


    Another beautiful evening at Il Duca with fabulous friendly service, delicious food and wine. Always our go to for a special celebration with family and friends

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