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Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

4.4
4.4
304 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

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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 304 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and environment!
  2. AD

    AngeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great atmosphere! All staff very friendly and service was great. First time visit for us, but will be back. What a gem we've found!!
  3. F

    Farzanehs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Low quality in everything! Very disappointed......
  4. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner & I found it one of the best eating experiences we have had for a long time! The food was exquisite & the service prompt , friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. We will return at our first opportunity.
  5. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very tasty food, nicely presented. Service was a little slow.
  6. S

    Simm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, vegan options are delicious! Great service !
  7. AH

    AlexH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My boyfriend and I’s favourite date restaurant. We Love it !
  8. JT

    JTJT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked here for a birthday. Reserved a whole month beforehand and booking was confirmed. Arrived at the restaurant on the day only to find it was closed. Checked on google and turns out the restaurant is closed on Mondays, but then why did the booking go through in the first place? My booking also would have been in their system for a whole month but I never got notified at all. Be wary if you're booking here for a special occasion.
  9. MH

    MegH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant with an awesome vibe. great service.
  10. LA

    LucyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience,the staff were friendly and cortiius and the food was great and didn't expect such a great portion. Overall loved it and will definitely return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fettuccine Bolognaise is amazing, a bit more meat would be great
  12. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. Every time we visit Melbourne it’s on our ‘must visit’ list.
  13. CA

    CamA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and casual dining. Made to wait outside in the cold despite the table being free and having a booking was a bit rude. Would go there again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely food but initial service was slow. Had to call for a waiter to order. I had the squid ink fettuccine which was beautiful!! My partner’s pizza was a bit stodgy. Ver interesting and atmospheric restaurant and zI would go again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place for a date night, fantastic food and good service.
  16. SA

    StephA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was great, service was fantastic and the meal came out rather quickly and was absolutely delicious! Would definitely come back again
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service
  18. SK

    SusyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Favourite restaurant in Melbourne - so good - highly recommended
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed with pasta dishes. Menu looked great.. Pasta was chewy and not fresh. Have eaten Better quality from supermarket. Ambience buzzing and restaurant busy . Maître’d lovely and keen to ensure we were happy with the dining experience.
  20. F

    Flav

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I had the macaroni incasciati, and I found a sharp piece of plastic that I almost swallowed, really put me off the rest of my meal. Told the waitress about it, and it was like she didn’t even care. Didn’t get any apology from the chef or management. Not impressed
  21. MM

    MichaelMeehan

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience at Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, and cannot rate it high enough. Absolutely brilliant service and food.
  22. MA

    MArcus

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The place seemed overstaff with lack of organization. The host checking us in told us that our reserved table was given to someone else just because we were 5 minutes late (they said it was fine anyway and gave us another reserved table??). Took a while to have our orders taken. Although food was good, the service does not level up to it.
  23. L

    Luke

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good for a pre-theatre meal. Fast service and good food.
  24. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. The food was spectacular, the staff are amazing and the atmosphere is just great. Couldn’t recommend this place more.
  25. JC

    JustineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The cocktails were mainly ice.The food was delicious and service was satisfactory.
  26. MS

    MaggieS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good food but a very loud environment! I would not go back here only because I couldn’t speak or hear my companions.
  27. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had lasagne snd salad have had it before and it did not dissapoint. Highly recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated partner’s birthday. Very good food, excellent service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food and atmosphere was great but you could tell they were understaffed as we had to wait a while to be seated but then our food came all out at once vs entree then mains which meant our mains were cold by the time we were eating them and we had no space for them on our tables so had to put them on chairs next to us
  30. KW

    KathW1

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We arrived at a full restaurant which is great considering all of the hardship during COVID and our great City is getting back up and running. The issue is that we were placed at a table that really had no right to be considered a table and we were uncomfortable the whole time. The table was sandwiched between a busy service station and a table family style table. This meant that the large table couldn’t get out without me having to stand up and my partner had staff rushing past him and when they bent over to grab things it was unfortunately right at table height and only 30 centimetres away. We mentioned that the table was less then desirable & was meet with… what do you want me to do ? Move someone else already seated. My squid ink Pasta was good but couldn’t see any crab meat. Pizza was ok according to my husband. To note by the time we left there was plenty of tables available so potential this was how they structure the service. Food came out very quickly for us but the large table behind us was complaining that they hadn’t got there meals yet.
  31. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    This place came highly recommended but sadly did not compete with other restaurants we had visited earlier that week. Service was way below standard with a girl wearing active wear with her stomach on show and a less than enthusiastic attitude to serving diners. The two main dishes we wanted were no longer available and after being moved once we were then moved again due to a booking/table error. The pasta dishes we had were no better than what we could have whipped up at home or purchased at a supermarket to reheat. Won’t be returning.
  32. CG

    CGonzaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely place. The ambience and vibe is cosy. The customer service was superb, lots of communication. Food was spectacular and did not pay an arm and leg to have a full belly.
  33. CP

    ClareP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super quick service, perfect before a show. Food was lovely
  34. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was absolutely fantastic. Very genuine Italian food. Atmosphere warm and inviting on a cold night.
  35. IH

    IsabellaH

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had the vegan duck gnocchi. Was tasty but found only one piece of vegan duck in the whole dish. Would have expected more for the price of the dish. Overall, nice atmosphere, quick and friendly service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This was my second time visiting Maccaroni. The food was very yummy but we were so disappointed in the service. Every time we wanted to order it took ages to get someones attention. Overall a lovely place to dine at which would be even better with improved service.
  37. F

    Ferdinand

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Restaurant wasn't busy but diners were still made to stand outside in the cold for 10-15 mins before being shown to a table. This included some elderly couples on a cold June night. Restaurant door was left open which made for a cold dining experience. Carbonara was bland, wine was average. Overall, unfortunately, a disappointing experience.
  38. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were overwhelmingly lovely, authentic italian food and reasonable price. i loved the location mostly. you wouldnt know about it unless u walked passed it. 10/10
  39. PH

    PaulineH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Website advertises open at 11.30pm. We chose here because we were seeing a show nearby at 1pm. However when we arrived advised the kitchen didn't open until 12pm. Advised when ordering we were sharing the dishes ordered. However when food was brought out server unaware. They did return wish to plates for all of us. The place was clean and presentable, easy to find and close to Regent Theatre. I found 2 of the 3 dishes lacking in flavour however the other 2 dining with me enjoy their share. So maybe just me.
  40. KS

    KylieS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really love this restaurant. So close to the Regent Theater, great food, warm and welcoming service. I can highly recommend.

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 304 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 40 times today
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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