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Pasta Rustica Ristorante

148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 8125
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“gnocchi” (19 reviews)
“profiteroles” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I've been here twice and both times I was plesantly surprised. Saltimbocca and a nice pasta for starters. Cucina vera. Service always presnt but never intrusive

Thank sptheaussie
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Firstly let me start with that we were the first into the restaurant for the day. Followed soon after by many others. We ordered a bolognese, kids bolognese, bruschetta and gnocchi pesto with a garlic bread to start. The garlic bread never came out, we...More

Thank Ryans_travel
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Little dinner to welcome in 2018. Simple but extensive menu and staff willing to please. Enjoyed atmosphere and polite staff.

Thank BJ J
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Hawkers lure you into the restaurants in this street You must negotiate a free glass of wine and at least a sharing entree Once inside listen to the experts explain the dishes they would recommend Stay away from expensive imported wine and drink perfectacally acceptable...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Nuce place with friendly staff Food nothing special and a little bit dated Very big extensive menu One of many others in Lygon

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! Both my partner and I enjoyed our meal. We were a bit reluctant to go in the beginning because there are so many restaurants to chose in Lygon Street. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone and would go back here again. I had...More

Thank Vi M
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to this amazing restaurant for my birthday. The food was beautiful, the service perfect. The gentleman who served us presented me with desert and sang happy birthday. A great place well worth the drive.

Thank idance57
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were looking for a good Italian Meal and found it at this restaurant. We had a shared garlic bread and both had a pasta dish. Mine was a little bland but still delicious. Hubby's was tasty with hint of chilli. My only complaint with...More

Thank rosai516
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After a long drive to Carlton and ages to find a park we stumbled upon this little beauty. My wife and I agree one of the best meals we have had. My Gnocchi Gorgonzola was about the tastiest dish I've ever had. Light fluffy and...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Friends had been to this several times and highly recommended it. They said they had yet to have a dish that was not up to scratch. We decided to have the Lamb shanks tonight. The waiter was polite and friendly, the tables had nice linen...More

Thank Marlyanne
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148-150 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8125
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