Where it all started.
Pizza, pasta and a handful of non-Italian options.
Find them up and down Nicholson Street, and in the wide, quiet side streets.
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What began as a lockdown pasta-delivery service by a stood-down chef is now a swish restaurant and wine bar. Come for spanner crab ravioli, cacio e pepe-filled tortellini; Wagyu bistecca and standout desserts.
Approachable, unfussy American-Italian food with fine-dining pedigree.
In 2018, this Euro-Japanese fine diner moved from its home in Daylesford to Carlton. We're glad it's made the move to the city. The dishes here, delivered thoughtfully across several multi-course options, are a compelling argument for fusion done the right way.
Greek and English fare by Guy Holder and Angie Giannakodakis.
A Lygon Street espresso and cicchetti bar.
A busy pizzeria in Carlton, like something straight out of the boot-shaped country.
This Mexican eatery makes its own tortillas and grows its own chillies and herbs. To drink, there’s wine on tap or you can buy mezcal from the in-house bottle shop.
Take a seat at the black granite bar for hot and sour shredded potato, popcorn chicken with togarashi and cured pork belly with rolled rice noodles in XO.
Under the watchful eye of a 1.5-tonne steel dragon, Australia’s first outpost of international chain Panda Hot Pot is serving fiery DIY soup with a choice of 80 ingredients.
A Hong Kong style eatery from the founders of Chinatown’s Dessert Kitchen, serving creamy congee, Macanese dishes, and sweet and savoury snow buns.
Looking to avoid the lines at the original, which set the gold standard for Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen in Melbourne? Head to Carlton.
A warm space filled with southern-Italian hospitality.
Authentic Lebanese, with recipes passed down for generations.
The prime corner site in Carlton is a place for low-key Italian food, gelato and coffee.
An all-you-can-eat Japanese barbeque joint where you’ll be cooking wagyu over the coals and sipping ice-cold matcha beer.
David Bowie was a fan of this vegetarian stalwart. Chances are, you will be too.
Have a relaxed meal at this Lygon Street institution.
A true feel of Italy at this bustling Italian bistro with a pizza focus.
An ever popular, family run Italian bistro that dates back to the 70s.
Traditional dining alive and well in the heart of Carlton.
Traditional Italian dishes and beers from across the globe make for an all-round tasty experience.