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Mercadante Woodfired Pizzeria

#134 of 3,316 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Lygon Street
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Shop 123, Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 6974
11:45 - 00:00
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Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:45 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 00:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, this small but well featured restaurant is a great change from the other pizza places on the great Lygon st strip. Friendly staff are a big part of a meal out and you will not be disappointed. The owner is a character who engages with the guests and will happily share a... More 

Thank Lego_Fans
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late dinner (by our standards) it was going on for 9pm this place where the taxi dropped us off was still packed inside and out always a good sign. Talked into staying by the doorman with a complementary drink we were placed at a table which made us feel we were part of the party next to us it is... More 

Thank JuneofBrisVegas
Matamata, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was enticed by their front man to come in & try their complimentary Sfilatino desert pizza. We all were thankful that we took his advice. We all had amazing meals and the team were very obliging. Atmosphere was great which also added to the evening. Highly recommend as a place to go if visiting Melbourne

Thank melessa2016
Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has great and authentic Italian Pizza, just loved it and couldn't get enough. Just a small couple of things I didn't like.. Being hassled off the street - I realise that with many italian restaurants they have to solicit people off the street, but the main reason we usually avoid restaurants is because of this type of heavy... More 

Thank Marion A
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Would recommend for the food, our whole table were happy with their mains ranging from pasta to the main dishes. The restaurant was full and we still didn't wait too long. Most desserts got a good wrap, however two of us didn't enjoy the chocolate mousse. I had pasta which was very tasty. We had booked a table of 7,... More 

Thank Misstraveller1993
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Such quick service, food was out really quickly too! Food was absolutely amazing. Staff are very friendly and more than happy to be there/assist you

Thank Sarah M
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were shown to our table (by the girl spruiking out the front) which was near the pizza oven. The waitress came over shortly and gave us the menus without any greeting what so ever and walked off. Another waitress came to take our order. I had a fish special which was really good. We could watch the guy making... More 

Thank Aussiefamily2012
Diamond Creek, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely sensational meal the pizza was so fresh and crisp and the gnocchi melted in your mouth with a smooth delicate seduction to your taste buds. The staff were warm welcoming and very entertaining ,a great night

Thank desireehope
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Had dinner with the family on New Year's Eve. Although the restaurant was very busy, the food arrived promptly. The staff were wonderful, the food delicious and the prices reasonable. Would highly recommend.

Thank Loula K
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We booked a table but was half hour late (parking was slightly challenging) so they gave our table away which was fair enough. Very accommodating and set up another table for us straight away. Our waiter was very cheery. A bit too cheery because he threw plates at us which scared the living daylight out of us! Fortunately the plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 123, Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 6974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighbourhood Profile
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 they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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