Welcome to

Il Cantuccio Restaurant

209 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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.

Why Choose Us?

All of our menu options are available as a take away service. Offered at 20% off the normal dine-in prices, just call ahead and we'll have your dinner ready for your enjoyment to eat at home or on the run. Pnone ahead (03) 9347-9959, to order your dinner then call in at 209 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria. to collect your meal. Buon Apetito !


Get to Know Us

Our Story

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.


IL Cantuccio Restaurant
Fine Italian Cuisine and Customer Service
209 Lygon Street Carlton
Phone (03) 9347-9959
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6.00pm

Table Setting

iL Cantuccio offers a FREE function room for Weddings, Parties, Anything !,
Call now,(03) 9347-9959 to inquire for your next function.

Italian cuisine..

Made in Melbourne's little Italy,

IL Cantuccio function room is an ideal place for.

* Small Baptisms *
*Intimate engagements *
* Small weddings *
* Birthdays*
* Corporate functions *
*Product launches *
* Corprate meetings *
*And yes....... even done the odd divorce party*
just about any social event you may have in mind catering for up to 45 guests.

A menu selection guaranteed to please and within your budget.
Choose from our regular menu or we will be very happy to discuss a specially designed menu for you.
Call us and we'll be more than happy to discuss your needs,dates and special requirements.
iL Cantuccio is fully licensed and we offer BYO wine only.

Fully licensed and BYO wine only. (Corkage applies @$3.00 P/P)

Il Cantuccio Italian Restaurant,
Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Step into an Italian cantina in Italy.

Started originally by Brothers Vince and Mario in 1983.

Mario and his lovely wife are now providing service to their long term friends & customers after Vince retired.


Mario, Lory & their daughter will provide you with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can be comfortable bringing your Family, Friends or Business Associates to enjoy a nice evening of home style hospitality, great food and wine and all in a comfortable and relaxing environment and at an affordable price.

Whether your occasion is intimo or di festa large or small, we welcome you to experience fine home style Italian dining at its best.

We welcome you, at IL Cantuccio.

Or, as we Italians say!!!  "Mangi Bevi E' Ti diverti! " ..... Eat Drink & Enjoy yourself!

We Want to Hear From You

Please send us your comments here or go to trip advisor.

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"I found Il Cantuccio with a quick Google search, and I couldn’t have been more fortunate. They were, friendly, and super hospitable from the moment we got there. We booked a table for six and the table service and food was just great, Thanks Mario."

Casey Johnson

Testimonials Blog and Feedback

Il Cantuccio Moto... Happy Client, Happy Us

“I couldn’t be happier about my choice to dine with Mario and Lory at il cantuccio italian restaurant. They always provid professional service, great food, and a guaranteed customer satisfaction. Thank you, il cantuccio italian restaurant for a job well done!”

Jessie Brown

I live nearby in Carlton and cannot go past an opportunity to take my friends or family to il cantuccio italian restaurant for dinner, love it.”

Avery Smith

“Great Italian Food,  Efficient. Courteous and a lovely wines selection... il cantuccio italian restaurant delivered on every front with their impeccable service and professional results. I know that I’ll be returning to il cantuccio italian restaurant when the next opportunity arises.”

Skyler Adelson

At Il cantuccio, Italian Restaurant, we love to interact with our customers. We will post here, what our clientele are saying.

February 19, 2018

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