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Prosciutto - Donnini's, Carlton, AU-VIC

Donnini's

4.6
4.6
475 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Donnini's is a generational Italian eatery with a sincere focus on handmade pasta, real food, generous hospitality & well sourced wines.

Family owned and operated DONNINI'S relaxed atmosphere and honest approach to traditional cooking provides the perfect environment for family get-togethers, intimate dinners and business lunches alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9347 3128

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Cross street

    Faraday & Grattan Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1, 6, 8, 16, 64, 72 tram lines

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Inner City North

    Italian

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  1. N

    Nessa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Booked this last minute for a team lunch and was pleasantly surprised with how delicious everything was. Special mention to the warm Focaccia that was served, everyone agreed it was a big hit!
  2. JQ

    JohnQ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food will definitely visit again
  3. J

    Jasmine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere in the venue. The service was great. However the food was disappointing. The Tagliatelle lacked flavour.
  4. C

    Caro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Brilliant food (omg the mushroom ravioli?) but so noisy we could hardly hear each other speak. Could anything be done with - I don't know, softer coverings for walls and ceiling???
  5. NM

    NeilMoore

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Donnini's is fabulous. My wife and I live in the USA, travel to Melbourne regularly, and always look forward to eating here. It's chic and contemporary setting, that serves outstanding, uncomplicated, authentic, modern Italian fare. The owners (brothers Riccardo and Marco Donnini) have done an outstanding job, and I love to bring local Melburnians here - always to their delightful surprise and appreciation. I highly, wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.
  6. PP

    PeppinoP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Felt it was not as amazing usual and my guests were not so impressed
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  8. NL

    NickyL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was terrific. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
  9. K

    Kylie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and incredible food! Second time going here and can't fault them.
  10. RO

    ROSEMARYF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great standard of food. Vic and Ricardo are awesome hosts.
  11. GH

    GeorgeH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Donnini's is impressive on all counts. Fortunate to have the table at a big window which looks out across this part of Lygon St which has great atmosphere. Staff were excellent and our group of six really enjoyed it.
  12. MT

    MeganT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I live in Sydney but without fail everytime we come to Melbourne we come to Donnini's. The service, melt in the mouth pasta and family run institution brings us back. Definitely recommend if you are in town.
  13. M

    Martina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The ingredients in every dish were of the highest quality. The noise level was a bit high, but the food so delicious it didn't matter.
  14. CA

    CASSANDRA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was very good. A clean well set out venue.
  15. JG

    JoeyGee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I’ve eaten in a while! Loved the food. Thank you!!
  16. RM

    RobynM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service from attentive staff. A really lovely night out & highly recommended.
  17. KG

    KristineG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and the service very attentive . Would definitely return
  18. S

    Sumayia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Thank you. Will be coming back.
  19. RB

    RitaB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We highly recommend this place. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the tables are set up at the recommended distance, which was reassuring. The food was delicious. I am fructose intolerant and selected the grilled calamari. The calamari were tender and very tasty. My husband had the TRIS DI PASTA DONNINI with veal and pork sugo and it was delicious also. One of my friends had the gnocchi and he said that they tasted very well and really like made by a nonna. The service is also excellent.
  20. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pasta was excellent and the portions were good sizes. We felt that the cannelloni and the Panna Cotta were a bit disappointing in comparison to the mains.
  21. AZ

    AmyZ

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed all the food at Donnini. They were delicious and of good prices. The restaurant has a lovely bright interior which creates a welcoming feeling.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best pasta I have had since being in Italy.
  23. LI

    LINDAO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was the service but a 15% surcharge for a Sunday was way over the top!
  24. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared some suggested starters and pasta dishes between the four of us and they were all excellent. In particular the calamari dish - I think the best I’ve ever had. Well done!
  25. D

    Desley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever ! Service was professional and quick. Our waiter was very lovely, cool place to eat out on Lygon Street, Carlton. Noise level not to loud absolutely perfect night for my first date would recommend this place 100%. The food is to die for 🙂 thanks to the staff at Donninis for a great night!
  26. JO

    JOHNM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ambience is great and service fantastic. Highly recommended
  27. CT

    CathiT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quintessential Lygon St Italian restaurant with wonderful food and lovely staff. Perfect!
  28. JS

    JulieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Donnini’s always fabulous! Love, love, love! ❤️❤️❤️
  29. MR

    MaryR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with my nephew visiting from Germany
  30. LS

    LindaS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had mentioned in the booking notes that I was on crutches and would appreciate extra room. We were given a table with plenty of room and it was obvious some thought had gone into the seating plan. The service was attentive without being overwhelming and the food was lovely. When I had to go to the toilet, staff noticed me approaching the stairs and watched carefully to see I was OK.
  31. RW

    RobW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot fault Donnini's. My family came down from Canberra for my birthday. They agree with me that it's, in our opinion, the best Italian restaurant in Melbourne. Bravo!
  32. JM

    JohnM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good with very nice Food and Atmosphere and Courteous and Helpful Staff!!
  33. ED

    EmilioD

    Melbourne

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and plentiful food; lovely wine chosen by Riccardo and all round a great lunch visit! People at our lunch had not been here before but the summary was - "fantastic, we'll be back!" Says it all really! Thanks again Donnini's!
  34. Y

    Yvonne

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this Italian restaurant. The pasta is perfect, the best in Melbourne Staff are very welcoming and helpful. Ambience is warm and relaxing. Our favourite local Italian
  35. JC

    JoanneC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been dining here for 20 years. A family favourite. Highly recommended.
  36. T

    Throbchops

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good tasty entrees, pasta, and salads. Waiter's service excellent.
  37. ZL

    ZeenaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, service great and on time.
  38. O

    Oupa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was a favourite a few years ago due to good service and good food at a reasonable price.
  39. NB

    NatashaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The best pasta I've ever eaten! Honestly orgasmic.
  40. LS

    LukeS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. We had a 4 person booking but had a fifth join us and they accommodated that no worries. Food was exceptional, simple but well executed. Try the gnocchi! Large wine selection. 5/5!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Donnini's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 3128.

Donnini's is rated 4.6 stars by 475 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 19 times today
Google Map for Donnini's

320 Lygon street, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Faraday & Grattan Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1, 6, 8, 16, 64, 72 tram lines

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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