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Scugnizzo

9.3/10
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558 Little Bourke St, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $55

Reservations for more than 9 guests, please contact us at 0396705622 - Starting price $55

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Meet the Chef

Owner and head chef Carmine Carannante was born and grew up in Nalpes, Italy. His first job in a kitchen was in Naples Italy in the Ristorante Garibaldi. He worked in Italy for 10 Years and during this time did his military service where he also worked in the kitchen. He moved to London in 1998. His passion for the culinary arts saw him travel to London where he worked for some of the top restaurants and chefs including Harvey Nichols, The Cavendish hotel and Zaneda bar. it was there, whilst he was working in London, that he met his wife and together they moved to Melbourne in 2006 and opened their first restaurant, named after the affectionate Neapoloitan nickname they gave their son - Scugnizzo.

Restaurant menu

Chef Carmine Carannante
  • Average price $55
Gnocchi di lenticchie
$22
House made lentil gnocchi with cotechino ragú in a white wine sauce
Risotto alla Milanese
$24
Saffron risotto with veal ossobuco
Lasagna alla carbonara
$26
House made carbonara lasagna
Reservations for more than 9 guests, please contact us at 0396705622 - Starting price $55
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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent308 reviews
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Food

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Service

9.2/10

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  • Justine M.
    Justine M.

    22 July 20221 review

    10/10
  • Peter C.
    Peter C.

    8 July 202243 reviews

    10/10
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon W.

    8 July 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Great food and ambience and wonderfully attentive service. Absolutely recommended.

  • EJ C.
    EJ C.

    29 June 202214 reviews

    10/10

    Great pasta and good service. Rustic ambiance.

  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer B.

    25 June 202230 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Salvatore D.
    Salvatore D.

    10 June 20221 review

    10/10

    Great meal in a fantastic setting. The service was spot on the the food was very well prepared.

  • Mark S.
    Mark S.

    3 June 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The food was incredibly delicious. Every dish was perfect. We were not jammed in together, giving us enough room for privacy and to be able to hear each other. One of the best spots in Melbourne.

  • Phil T.
    Phil T.

    2 June 202221 reviews

    10/10

    Food is amazing. Highly recommended!!

  • Peter R.
    Peter R.

    21 May 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Very friendly staff, very good Italian food. Excellent wine list.

  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer H.

    20 May 202221 reviews

    8/10

    Friendly wait staff.

  • Cathy Bu
    Cathy Bu

    8 May 20221 review

    10/10

    Had mother day special, great meal! Great service!

  • George O.
    George O.

    6 May 20228 reviews

    9/10

    Amazing home made pasta. Was very satisfied

  • Robert R.
    Robert R.

    31 March 20227 reviews

    10/10

    Really impressed with this little hidden gem. A great night with fantastic food and such great staff. Looking forward to coming back

  • Malcolm C.

    23 March 20221 review

    10/10

    We'd been prior to Covid and now post, same great quality and service. The food is excellent and we really like the space and not being cramped. Recommend it!

  • Elmo j.

    11 March 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent varity of food choices, the food was good, excellent service and pretty timely. and I've had the best engagement proposal ever!!!!!

  • Anthony S.

    10 March 20229 reviews

    10/10
  • Ashlee L.
    Ashlee L.

    10 March 20223 reviews

    10/10
  • Phil T.
    Phil T.

    9 March 202221 reviews

    10/10

    The food is amazing. Highly recommended!

  • Robert L.
    Robert L.

    17 February 2022167 reviews

    7.5/10

    Very quiet, which affected the atmosphere….folks still choosing to stay home?! Food and service was good, will come again

  • Santa T.

    16 February 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent in every way. Happy to go again. Great experience and great place to take interstate visitors. Great food service and authentic Italian

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How to get to the restaurant

558 Little Bourke St, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

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Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Italian Done Right Tucked down Little Bourke Street in Melbourne's CBD, Scugnizzo is the type of restaurant you'll be recommending to friends. It's quiet enough for good conversation, whether it's a lunch with business colleagues, dinner with girlfriends or a first date. Scugnizzo is sophisticated Italian fare with homemade charm, the type of food that can please everyone at the table. The risotto and ravioli are worth taking note of, as is the gnocchi. And to top it off, the presentation here is top-notch, too. Scugnizzo represents owner Carmine Carannante's childhood in Naples and experience as a chef in Italy and London. With this Melbourne CBD restaurant, Carmine brings the vivid colours of Southern Italy to Melbourne while paying tribute to the many restaurants he's worked for, including his time as head chef at Caffe e Cucina. When you head to Scugnizzo, you're likely to see Carmine roaming the dining room and chatting with patrons. After all, that personal touch is what this warm, inviting Italian eatery is all about. Best dish: gnocchi

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