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DOC Espresso, Carlton, AU-VIC

DOC Espresso

4.1
4.1
23 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
D.O.C is real Italian eating and age old simplicity refreshed with contemporary flair. A celebration of heritage. A joy in sharing. Authentic, exuberant and outrageously Italian.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9347 8482

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Cross street

    Lygon street, University Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Melbourne University/Swanston St #1

  • Additional

    Cafe, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gluten Free Options

  • Melbourne

    Outdoor Dining

  • Melbourne

    Sunday Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Great for Brunch

  • Inner City North

    Good for Groups

  • Inner City North

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City North

    Late Night Find

  • Inner City North

    Outdoor Dining

  • Inner City North

    Sunday Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Italian

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  1. NH

    NataliaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The menu is very limited, but food is solid and well cocked. It is a simple venue with no frills.
  2. BN

    BenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service, as always. It’s been a couple of years since last visit, the food is still good but I must say that the tagliatelle and linguine dishes we had lacked the depth they’ve had before, less creamy and rich than previously.
  3. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service, and real Italian food! Good value quality / cost
  4. CC

    CaitlinC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - the wait staff were highlights and the pasta excellent
  5. AJ

    AndreeJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Great pasta, good wine list with a good choice of wines by the glass. Service was very average, our waiter could barely speak English or understand us, no knowledge of the wines, the manager always had to be consulted. Refused to split our bill even though it was only in three equal parts. Finally did it as a "one-off" saying that was a condition of booking, which I hadn't seen. He caused such a big unnecessary fuss, took longer to argue than it did to pay the bill. Didn't feel like leaving them a tip after that. Plenty of other equally good or better choices along Lygon Street next time.
  6. J

    Jackson

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall not bad. It would have been good if the waiter read what we ordered before sending off the list. By the end, it was missing a dish, and we had to "line up" again before receiving the order that was missed. With just one dish, we could have been served first, so we could have left earlier!
  7. R

    Robb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Pasta was very good. Mistakes with the wine ordered but they did fix it. Kitchen continued to offer an item on the menu they didn’t have the ingredients for. Won’t split bills. Pasta is good but it needs to be tightened up by whoever runs it.
  8. BN

    BronwynN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service felt rushed, food was ok, but small servings for the price
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Very average food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had an 8:30pm booking but when we arrived we were told that last order is at 8:30 and the place closes in 10 minutes. Doesn’t make any sense to allow bookings at 8:30pm if that’s when last order is called! Ruined our Saturday night plans.
  11. TF

    TFJ100

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This place is a bit bland. Food was not bad, but they go cheap on the bread. It feels like someone has created a lowest effort formula and does the bare minimum to get by. Need to find some more passion
  12. AF

    AlexanderF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy a sensational meal at D.O.C espresso. They always have a great option on their specials board!
  13. MW

    MarketaW

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was our second time at DOC. First time - fantastic, second - not so great. Overpriced average tasting pasta. No parmigiano offered. Waitress didn’t hide her desire for us to leave quickly after we paid our bill. Won’t be returning.
  14. A

    Alexandra

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this is the best pasta restaurant in the world, it must be.
  15. TB

    TonyB

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality fresh food and good selection and well priced wines
  16. KA

    KAJOA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to be back at DOC. Thanks for your great service.
  17. RF

    RobertF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good food and service. Background music too loud to allow conversation
  18. M

    Melbournediner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as good as I remember. Due to the lockdown I haven't been able to visit in 3 years, I certainly will be back sooner next time.
  19. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Decided to dine here last minute and managed to get a reservation outside. The heaters kept us warm and it was actually nice to soak in the culture of Lygon street while we ate. The menu was small but considered, shared some cured meats, cheeses and 2 pastas from the deli, all were great. Service was good too.
  20. A

    Anonymous

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding, service attentive and atmosphere was full. I had the pappardelle and my partner had the special, dishes had brilliant flavour and serving size was great, we loved the tiramisu too. Thanks DOC - see again soon!
  21. O

    Olivia

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We thought the staff were struggling a bit, and the food was overpriced. Much prefer the DOC pizza restaurant around the corner.
  22. LT

    LauraT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Feeling really disappointed from this visit to DOC espresso. Was really looking forward to our booking but left feeling disappointed. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table however after ordering our food and receiving our entree we waited almost 45 minutes for our pasta to arrive. The carbonara was tasty however the papardelle with mushroom and truffle was extremely bland - the only the flavour was garlic. The portion sizes were generous however the flavours were disappointing. We noticed while waiting for our table that other people who had ordered the papardelle had not eaten much of their dish. My partner didn’t eat any of his pasta and no staff came to check how we were enjoying our meals. Extremely disappointed considering other times I have visited DOC espresso I have had fantastic pasta and service. At the very least staff should check in to see how customers are enjoying their meals.
  23. SD

    1111SD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always good. Reliable. Good food, atmosphere, vibe. Pasta is to die for. The tiramisu was not as good as usual but still a winner.

FAQs

DOC Espresso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 8482.

DOC Espresso is rated 4.1 stars by 23 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 3 times today
Google Map for DOC Espresso

326 Lygon St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lygon street, University Street

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Melbourne University/Swanston St #1

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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