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Cafe Cavallino, Carlton, AU-VIC

Cafe Cavallino

4.8
4.8
111 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Gino Francese opened his first restaurant in 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. The restaurant was an instant success because of its authentic Italian Pizza, Pasta, Seafood, Steak and friendly service. Cafe Cavallino is owned by Gino Francese. Cafe Cavallino will continue serving the same traditional Italian style cuisine that has been done so by the Francese family for the past 43 years. Cafe Cavallino provides one of the largest alfresco seating areas in Melbourne, to give you the true dining experience and atmosphere of Lygon Street. The Cafe Cavallino mission is to continue serving you with the freshest food within the cleanest environment. Gino Francese has built an excellent reputation for his traditional Italian homestyle cuisine and friendly atmosphere that stands strong today.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9347 5520
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Carlton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Melbourne University
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wi-Fi available

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Inner City North

    Best Overall

  • Inner City North

    Best Food

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City North

    Italian

111 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here many times over the years and Cavallino never disappoints. The staff are always welcoming and friendly, food is always fresh and delicious, and the menu is large enough to accommodate any palate. We have a mix of both fussy and diverse eaters in our family so it’s great that everyone is catered for here. My son recently had his 21st birthday dinner at Cavallino and it was a perfect start to our night out… still the most obvious choice whenever we visit Melbourne.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love coming to Cafe Cavallino! The staff are always so welcoming, helpful and friendly. It feels like you’re eating in a family dining room with the love it oozes. We took my friend here for her birthday and the staff all came out to sing happy birthday along with the patrons around us. It’s loud. The food is delicious. The food is SO reasonably priced and we just LOVE coming here! Wine is excellent too!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and atmosphere! The meals were delicious (the crumbed olives were the best). Thankyou to the waiters for showing my son the upstairs dining area and let him take photos. I will definitely be back. Ciao

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic food and service as always the food was quick to come out , well presented and tasted great

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not fault the service, atmosphere and food at Cafe Cavallino. We had the best Mother's Day lunch!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're looking for Italian, this is the place to go. Wide variety of choices and all of them are delicious. The staff is fantastic - all very welcoming and kind. Shout out to Alberto! He made our 3yo stay much more please and engaged in a few games with him.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, family friendly and lovely service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night with group booking where we shared our dishes. The staff were great. Friendly, efficient . Fun atmosphere. Would go back again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been multiple times before and I enjoy it every time, staff are incredibly friendly and food is always delicious. Also a good place to go if you’re a Ferrari fan or know one.

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  10. DeliaT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Staff were very attentive. Our meals were service quickly by staff who demonstrated good, old-fashioned service.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Cavallino using the Order Online button. Cafe Cavallino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 5520.

Cafe Cavallino is rated 4.8 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Cavallino

181-183 lygon street, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Carlton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Melbourne University
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wi-Fi available
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