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166 Lygon St,
Carlton VIC

Type
Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Italian
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Il Gambero Pizza (medium)

Went there with 4 other uni friends for a nice relaxing night. We were greeted with exceptional service, waiters and waitresses were all super friendly, the vibe the setting gave out was if a relaxed and casual nature with different seating arrangements from proper tables and chairs to bar lounges against the wall. Parking was reasonably easy with many side streets however there were no trams running down. Food was excellent and well within a uni student's budget. Serving size was generous and was served promptly. We had the - Il Gambero pizza which had prawns on it, AMAZING! - Il Gambero pasta which had a spicy kick to it - Chicken Romana which was cooked to perfection, juicy as! Overall i highly recommend this place if you're looking for a place on Lygon to eat!

Food
  • 3/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

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Wonderful Meal

Overall the food was fantastic. There were 5 of us dining. We started with the Calamari and Scallops for entree. The scallops were overawed by the Mornay dressing. The calamari was beautiful. Next there were 3 pizzas, all were excellent. Fettuccine Princess. Sauce was amazing, but it lacked enough prawns. I had 3. Menu online also stated Tiger Prawns, restaurant menu stated prawns. Not sure if they were tiger prawns. Veal Cotaletta was delicious, but needed a sauce. For Dessert we had Sticky Date Pudding, Chocolate mousse, and Marracino. All beautifully presented and tasty. Sticky date was the winner of the 3. Mousse was very nice but a tad rich even for my chocoholic taste buds. All meals were beautifully presented and the decor was very modern and tasteful. Even though we didn't book we were able to get a table quite early in the evening. Will return again to try some more dishes.

Food
  • 3/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 3/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

There is nothing special about this restaurant. The food was average. http://crushingonfood.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/il-gambero-on-park.html

Food
  • 2/4 Stars
Setting
  • 3/4 Stars
Service
  • 2/4 Stars
Value
  • 2/4 Stars
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IL Gambero Overview

For over 40 years, Il Gambero has been an icon of Lygon Street, an Italian restaurant that remains a favourite in Melbourne’s famous dining precinct. Revamped yet maintaining the rusticity of a traditional Italian eatery, Il Gambero’s large outdoor tables, set against the vibrant green tiling are instantly inviting, while the interior boasts a compilation of exposed brick, round textured glass lampshades and dark furnishings, paired with the modern touch of large glass windows. Authentic pizza, pasta, old classics and new flavour combinations grace Il Gambero’s impressive dining menu, featuring dishes like spicy tiger prawn and scallop risotto, as well as bistecca alla gambero - eye fillet steak topped with a seafood, garlic, white wine and napoli sauce.

IL Gambero Menu Sample

Moreton Bay Bugs, grilled and resting on sea salt and lemon pepper calamari, topped with creamy white wine sauce and served with salad.

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IL Gambero Functions

Caters for up to 140 Guests
  Dinner Party, Birthday Party

IL Gambero Chef

Mark Bettiol

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IL Gambero Opening Hours

 MTWTFSS
Bfast       
Lunch
Dinner
Late     

Seasonal variations may occur.

IL Gambero Features & Facilities

Seats: 120

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • BYO (Wine Only)
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos