Phone your Host, Mario on (03) 9347-9959, at il Cantuccio Restaurant to book a table reservation, inside or 'al fresco' or to reserve the function room for your special event ~ Phone (03) 9347-9959 ~ We are located close to Melbourne City at 209 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne's little Italy precinct. il Cantuccio Restaurant, a favourite location to take advantage of fine food, great Italian hospitality, great local wine and beers in a fantastic location and company.. call ahead, (03) 9347-9959 to order take away service or book your favourite table for a group, party or intimate dinner for two. il Cantuccio Restaurant will cater to you with personal attention all in a warm and friendly family environment.
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~~WOW ~ We now offer free car parking Sunday-Thursday to our dining Clientele....
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Welcome to
IL Cantuccio Restaurant..
in the heart of Melbourne's Little Italy

the World Famous food precinct of Melbourne.
Phone (03) 9347-9959


Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6.00pm
"Lunch large groups only"

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Ranked in the top 50 from over 4000 restaurants in Melbourne on trip adviser with a 93% approval rating from many happy diners.

Thank you so much to all our customers.

That makes us #1 in Carlton

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Il Cantuccio offers over 30 years of great customer service and experience.

Mario and Lory, combine their proud Italian heritage with a passion for good wholesome home style Italian food,to create a versatile menu and wine list that is going to please the taste buds.
Come and enjoy our hospitality.

Fully Licensed and BYO WINE ONLY
(Corkage applies $3.00 p/p)
IL Cantuccio is a welcoming warm and relaxing venue offering good old fashioned and modern Italian cuisine,and all with friendly homely service. Enjoy 'al fresco' on the pavement outdoors under the heated protection and cover of the awning, or inside in a traditional Italian ambiance.

Many International stars of film & television have enjoyed our hospitality and have been immortalized in photos on the walls throughout the restaurant.

Since opening in August 1983, IL Cantuccio has consistently impressed and excited patrons with great food, wine & hospitality.
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We are currently seeking well presented and experienced waiting staff on a casual basis 3-4 nights per week.
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iL Cantuccio Restaurant ~ Italian Cuisine
209 Lygon Street Carlton
Phone (03) 9347-9959
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At IL Cantuccio we now offer free WI FI for your convenience.
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