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Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

4.5
4.5
246 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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Booked 22 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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Menu

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What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Italian

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  1. JP

    JaydenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Overall it was nice, pasta was pretty good but a little chewy. Staff were really friendly but good lord was it loud

  2. RM

    RussellM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service with authentic Italian charm. Big enough for a group and small enough to be intimate. Reasonably priced and great location. Will go back

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place was busy on Friday night but the staff are very friendly and eager to help. The ambiance is great.

  4. TA

    TonyA

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, interesting menu, good drinks selection & good friendly service. We will continue to return here.

  5. DE

    DarrenE

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    The food was great as always but on this particular occasion the service let the experience down.

  6. JS

    JmieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Italian food. Love the spaghetti carbonara.

  7. FE

    FredE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great. The food was fantastic and it was great value for the money. Overall fantastic experience. Will definitely go back.

  8. JL

    JennieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vegan menu, very large and tasty servings. We love the energy and staff here, fun and attentive. Very quick service

  9. SB

    SarahB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was all fine. Just not the tastiest of food or the quickest of service. Desserts were good. Was quite loud.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good!

  11. JE

    JENK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Conveniently located, comfortable atmosphere, great service and excellent food.

  12. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic 💯 Would recommend 👌 The service and the food was great. Was great to see Melbourne back to life. Great coffee too

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Beautiful good and excellent service. We’ll come back again soon

  14. JK

    JaydK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite places in Melbourne for the Italian experience. Great food, beautiful little restaurant hidden in one of Melbournes many laneways.

  15. BR

    BruceR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food was good. Perhaps a bit overpriced, but I may still have pre-COVID thinking in my head.

  16. DG

    DomG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    First time diner with three friends and were really impressed with the food and friendly staff who were very accommodating. The entrees were great and pizza exceptional. Just like Arnie said, 'I'll be back'.

  17. AT

    AnneT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly service. I’d go back again.

  18. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I had a booking for two people last Sat night at 7.15pm. We arrived half hour early to see if we could get a table sooner. Despite a few people waiting outside for tables we were accommodated straight away. Very quick and courteous service. Our two drinks arrived within minutes of ordering. Our food orders arrived soon after..delicious. The restaurant was full so I was very impressed at how speedy our meal was delivered. Very impressed. I'll definitely be back

  19. JM

    JillM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely location and feel to the restaurant. Friendly staff, great food and wine.

  20. MM

    MeMe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Probably the best pasta I have ever eaten. Highly recommend

  21. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely lively atmosphere and very good service. Would have liked a choice of an Italian veal dish or something

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious authentic Italian food done right. An awesome cozy restaurant in the heart of the city with an impressive menu that presented amazing value for money without compromising on quality, the generous amount of parmesan and chilli oil upon offering is always greatly appreciated. The food was delicious and arrived promptly considering the abundance of other diners and even a large table. The wine list is well thought out and cocktail selection was extensive and very reasonably priced. My partner and I went on a public holiday and yet were still very happy with the bang for our buck. (The Ravioli al Pesto and Spinach Arancini were delicious, and the Almond Semifreddo was an excellent way to end our night) thank you Macaroni Trattoria team for a lovely night!

  23. ZS

    ZoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best Italian food we’ve ever had…. The ambience was beautiful with candle lighting and a funky interior. Best money spent in Melbourne. THANK YOU

  24. YP

    YongP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little place. Had a nice cosy table in the corner. Lovely food

  25. H

    Hair

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Terrific spot for a pre theatre meal. The spaghetti carbonara was disappointing, but the other three meals were terrific.

  26. RH

    RachelH

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The Pesto ravioli was outstanding, definitely the best on the menu.

  27. TL

    TessL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our Friday night dinner here. Despite getting caught in traffic, first question staff asked was if we needed to get out quickly to a show/booking - yes we were headed to the Comedy Festival. They were forthcoming with needing to order ASAP and what dishes would be quickest to prepare. Meals arrived very quick and were good..the 4 of us chose pastas. Love that they have a separate vegan menu - big ticks. We were able to get out in time with full tummies. Would return.

  28. MB

    MichelleB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, friendly staff and the food came out fast! Everyone loved their meals, I had the calamari which was dry and not as good as it smelt but everyone else raved about the pasta dishes so I'll try one of those next time! I'll be back and I will recommend this hidden lane way superstar to everyone!

  29. W

    Wrtistik

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a spot. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by a warm smile and friendly service. The friendly service was there throughout the night even up until we walked out the door they were great. The vibe in there is awesome. And the food was delicious! Decent servings, and well presented. End the night with a dessert and your sorted.

  30. SM

    ShonaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and wine and brilliant service, staff are all lovely!

  31. T

    Tanya

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous silky pasta, great vibe, excellent service! Will definitely be back.

  32. RC

    ReneeC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was delicious. Will absolutely go back again.

  33. K

    Kaye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the whole experience, we will definitely be back

  34. LM

    LizM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    This restaurant was close to a show we were seeing and the service was very fast. The staff were wonderful, the drinks were reasonably priced and the food was very good and and the quantity was good. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant particularly if seeing a show in the City.

  35. JP

    JacintaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful restaurant with high quality Sicilian cuisine and lovely wine list. Quiet, cosy and a beautiful place to enjoy a hearty meal on a cold Melbourne day.

  36. R

    Raymond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    poor service, long wait times however, food was decent and was delivered quickly

  37. X

    Xxxxx

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Great service, we were running late for a show so they rushed our food out for us which was appreciated. Fantastic atmosphere, really cool decor. My food was really nice but a couple of dishes on our table weren’t great. Calamari was over cooked and bolognaise was bland.

  38. N

    Netster5

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We shared a main seafood dish between two - it was absolutely delicious! The fish was so yum and melt in your mouth quality. All of the seafood was cooked to perfection - the sauce was so good it took all my strength not to pick up the pot and lick it! We had to ask for more bread to soak it up. They were very busy and staff very busy. We were on our way to Hamilton so we didn’t stay for dessert.

  39. FR

    FrancesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and priced well. Always a pleasure coming back.

  40. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service on a very busy night. There was no compromise on food or the attention from the fantastic staff. Well done chef(s). Highly recommend also for value. John R.

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 4.5 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 22 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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