We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

I Carusi II

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 6033
Today
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 66: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away from the busy Acland Street area is this cosy trattoria that I happened to chance upon. The food was great, as Italian food should be. We ordered saltimbocca, pizzas, a lasagna, rocket and pear salad and a zuchini "spaghetti" with prawns. The house chianti was good too. A most unassuming place for the St Kilda location.

Helpful?
Thank ElfGirl31
Collingwood, Australia
Level Contributor
406 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

food here was really, really good and really, really reasonable! we had pasticcio lasgna that was dreamy, creamy, sublime and vegatariano antipasto with marianted peppers & artichoke, chargrilled eggplant & zucchini, green olives and the best feta we have ever had. on top, we were served complimentry polenta sticks with gorgonzola bechemal which we could hardly fit in. service was... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1mightymouse
Kew, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious and delicious pizza, top quality of flour, tomato sauce is the top, I recommend the Bufalina pizza

Helpful?
Thank Ironman70_10
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, flavoursome food! Something for everyone.. (Gluten free pizza as well). Every time I go it feels like I'm visiting my Uncle Mario's home, always warm and friendly ... My fav pizza; Alla moda Di Mario with the extra chilli.. I recommend 1 pizza per person.. Hard to share!

Helpful?
Thank Jopossum
Dromana, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Met friends here, had a wonderful meal, service, wine. Great atmosphere, will look forward to a return visit.

Helpful?
Thank Margaret C
Birmingham, UK
Level Contributor
86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

First class pizza by base, sauce, and topping. Not just pizza either. This is a small authentic feel Italian experience. Great food nice ambiance. Had a take away pizza too - just as good.

Helpful?
Thank Roypee
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We had great authentic Italian food & even better service! The server was attentive, knowledgeable & very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

Helpful?
Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Ordered in last night ans was super impressed with i carusi. We tried the pizza with roasted pumpkin and goats cheese and a potato and caramalized onion one which was one of the tastiest pizzas I've had. Perfect crust and toppings, delivery time was quick also. Have not dined in but the place looks very nice from the outside.

Helpful?
Thank Jimmyripper
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place for a quick dinner or even takeaway. The new bigger menu is great, love the calamari entree. Really is the best pizza I've had in Melbourne. Expect it to be busy and noisy but well worth a visit. Oh and you must have a dessert pizza.

Helpful?
Thank Kate S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Having been waiting for gorgeous pizza all day, our table of 5 was most disappointed when we walked in to be advised that there was an issue with one of the pizza ovens and the recommendation was to order something other than pizza off the menu to avoid a long wait of up to an hour. We expressed to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wonder2006

Travellers who viewed I Carusi II also viewed

St Kilda, Port Phillip
St Kilda, Port Phillip
 
St Kilda, Port Phillip
St Kilda, Port Phillip
 
St Kilda, Port Phillip
St Kilda, Port Phillip
 

Been to I Carusi II? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9593 6033
Description
I Carusi ii opened on 2004 as an authentic Italian gourmet Pizzeria. It has added a second kitchen in 2013 enabling it to become an Osteria also serving all kinds of main dishes including home mage pasta's and lasagna's, steak, seafood, and a whole lot more.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from I Carusi II staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?