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Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

4.4
4.4
346 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana in the Melbourne CBD is serving rustic and authentic Italian food like its meant to be – flavoursome, simple and made with a healthy dose of Italian passion. The chefs behind this Manchester Lane restaurant are dedicated to following traditional recipes (just like Nonna used), using their knowledge from homeland Italy and adding just a touch of gourmet modernity. Freshly made pasta is undoubtedly the star of the show at Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, ranging from gnocchi and tagliatelle to fettuccine and pappardelle. Yet the menu also offers rustic pizzas, traditional mains and homemade desserts that will satisfy any guest – especially when enjoyed alongside the Italian and Australian wines available. Better yet, the service and atmosphere of Maccaroni is both genuine and inviting. Located in the Melbourne CBD, this restaurant is understandably popular and making an advance booking is highly recommended.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9090 7634

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Just Off Collins Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram Number 109. 11, 12 and 48 just outside the restaurant. Trams 1-6, 16. 64 and 72 on Swanston street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • City Centre

    Italian

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  1. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 3 had excellent meal with beautiful wines. The service is amazing. We’ve been here twice and would definitely come again. We had squid ink pasta and the special with Morton bay bugs and salmon which was divine.
  2. CF

    CourtneyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is without a doubt incredible. By far my favourite restaurant in Melbourne! Looking forward to coming back asap!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The pumpkin gnocchi was chewy I felt like it had been microwaved and ravioli was chewy too , my drink was brought to the table and waitress didnt know what whisky it was so took it back to bar 10 mins later still no drink and had to go ask for my drink Tuesday 9/8/22
  4. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    We ordered Chivas Regal and received something else. Were not told they were out of stock. Only knew when we saw the bill. As the music was turned up, the voices became extremely loud. Staff require a lot of training as they have no idea.
  5. M

    Macca

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Close to Regent theatre. Lovely restaurant down quiet lane. Beautiful food & great service. Will definitely be back!
  6. ST

    SamT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food served by friendly authentic people.
  7. JB

    JodieB

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian restaurant with delicious food and great service
  8. SA

    ScottA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great little place to eat before heading to the theatre. Food was great
  9. W

    Winn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The PAPPARDELLE MUSHROOMS AND TRUFFLE. Wow! A very well balanced dish, so much so that we had to order a 2nd plate of it! An absolute must try!!!
  10. GR

    GenR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    This is our favourite pre-show place to eat in town... last time was before covid... the calamari was to die for last time... but last night - having changed the calamari - was just not the same... But the staff are easy going and attentive.
  11. DB

    DenisB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a little late for our booking, but despite being very busy they were very understanding and found us a table. The food was superb and the whole experience perfect, if a little noisy, but what could you expect from a popular city restaurant on a Friday night!
  12. RH

    RebeccaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Amazing food. Food came out quick. service was decent, a bit slow for the amount of people that were in the restaurant. Quiet, didn’t have to yell across the table
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Will definitely go back there.
  14. AS

    AnitaS

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Lovely food. Great sized portions. Absolutely delicious
  15. AA

    rorAA

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was delicious. No complaints there, at all. However, the service wasn't up to the mark. We ordered for Garlic Bread as a side to our mains. Garlic Bread wasn't served with the mains. Later, we had to remind the waiters that we had ordered it with the mains. Finally, the bread arrived once we had finished with our mains. We had to send it back then. The waiters were friendly but not too attentive. It was a bit difficult to reach out. Also, felt just a tad bit pricey. But, overall, we came out happy. Especially, because the pasta was delicious.
  16. PC

    PeterC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We dined here pre theatre, the service was that good we were to early for the show. Food was very good.
  17. AP

    AlanaP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and good atmosphere! Would visit again definitely
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely food experience! Quick seating, lovely friendly waiter and the most beautiful food from start to finish. I had the trad lasagne, shared garlic bread and the panacotta, whilst my companion had the spag cabonara and the Tiramisu. Just beautiful! Will be back very soon. Highly recommended!
  19. RN

    RobN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at this restaurant with delicious Italian food, good wine and very friendly service. Loved the pasta and deserts and will be back for more.
  20. F

    Fanoogle

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overall pretty disappointing. Starting with arrival. There is a sign outside the restaurant asking patrons to wait to be seated. We waited. Staff just inside the door (the glass door was closed due to the cold) were chatting and laughing with each other, but nobody greeted us, so we walked in. There were a lot of staff, maybe 5 or 6 serving, but they were hard to summon. These things we accept, but the food was just very average and overpriced. I had the truffle pasta - which is apparently the restaurant's most popular dish - but it was just okay. The pasta (pappardelle) itself was nice - but the mushrooms were slimy and flavourless, there was only a hint of truffle and the portion itself small for $32. My wife had gnocchi which she only ate a third of as they tasted undercooked (overly firm and floury). The room was nice - a fun ambience and low light - and the drinks were good - but Italian restaurants must get the food right. There are so many brilliant Italian restaurants in Melbourne and this is nowhere near them.
  21. L

    Lizz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was bland, pasta was stuck to each other and waited an hour for food.
  22. U

    Unhappy

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Accommodating service even though slow. Food was very average. Ordered the seafood casserole- sauce was tasteless, mussels weren’t debearded and fish chalky. Risotto crunchy and horrible too. Won’t be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Ok, so i was really excited about the vegan options for my wife, but when we ordered she was told the vegan lasagna was sold out, seriously, at 7:30? She then ordered the gnocchi, which she tells me was average 😢, I was really disappointed cos I pumped u guy’s up so much prior to attending. Anyway the rest of us really enjoyed our food. My poor wife always misses out, u didn’t even have a desert for her 🥲, we won’t be back. It’s really a great place, most of the staff were lovely, I hate complaining, but it was our first time out in ages and your reviews really convinced me to book, but the guy who greeted us initially seemed so uninterested. I know, 1st world problem, but we don’t get out much. Ok thats my vent. I would still recommend your restaurant, we just had a sad, not bad, experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not the best experience. Not enough menus, had to ask twice. The maths is simple, if you have a 100 seats you need that many menus. No Gluten Free spaghetti or Bread, how can an Italian restaurant run out of pasta and bread. The seafood marinara was like soup, had to ask for a spoon and not much seafood. My wife's Gnocchi was cold, had to send back. Had to ask for the dessert menu then no one came to take our order for over 10 minutes so we left. Water on table was not replenished, no one checked on us to see if we needed anything. Had to wait outside the toilets until staff came past to tell us the combination to get in. Very disappointed, won't be going back.
  25. MK

    MissK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was very slow. Not attentive enough. And the food wasn’t of very good quality.
  26. JS

    JadSM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails and great service. Overall and excellent night out with my children.
  27. SR

    SimonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night, pasta absolutely delicious, great staff and atmosphere, definitely be back
  28. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    meals were very yummy , authentic Italian foods. Busy place and can get to very noise.
  29. H

    Happy

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great find in the CBD The pappardelle fungi truffle was divine.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great overall. Small mix up with the veg lasagna and the server didn't come back to ask us for any desserts which was a shame as the creme brulee sounded pretty good. But apart from that, it's good place to eat and great ambience. The gnoccis were delicious!
  31. DF

    DavidF

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Nice place, food was average
  32. CR

    CathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, wine and service. Slightly noisy tho.
  33. AW

    AlyssaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, staff were lovely despite being run off their feet.
  34. AS

    AdrianaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    The pasta wasn't cooked properly and the stuff in the pasta was hard
  35. C

    Cdmartin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Food was very poor (worst bolognese I ever ate) and service below average.
  36. KH

    KateH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Initial welcoming was fantastic but then took a while to be served. I don’t feel like the waitresses knew which tables they had. The food was great and ended up being delivered promptly after ordering. Staff were lovely to speak to. One table was a little on the noisy side but generally it wasn’t too noisy. Ambience was great.
  37. KT

    KateT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Small intimate table for my husband and I . Perfect for dinner before heading to the forum. Food was authentic Italian with a modern twist Thank you
  38. KD

    KatD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food. We had Nonna’s lasagne and the Gnocchi Sorrentina. Both very generous servings. Nice ambience. Everyone from couples to families.
  39. SK

    StavK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great comfortable restaurant with beautiful food and atmosphere. Unfortunately it seemed like staffing was an issue as we did have to wait quite a lengthy time between drinks and for orders to be taken however this is understandable during the current hospitality crisis. Food was amazing and we were very comfortable to continue sitting there for hours catching up with friends.
  40. A

    Andy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really good, Enjoyed the food was great, and the food came out super quick, will defs be going back, perfect for a date night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9090 7634.

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana is rated 4.4 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

10-16 Manchester Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Just Off Collins Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram Number 109. 11, 12 and 48 just outside the restaurant. Trams 1-6, 16. 64 and 72 on Swanston street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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