Try traditional Italian dishes and modern cuisine in Carlton restaurants
Family-run restaurants still feature the familiar decor, candlelit tables and hearty pasta dishes that Australians associate with Italian dining. In recent years though, Carlton has witnessed changing fashions, and a move towards more contemporary Italian dining, in places with simple decor and an informal approach. Small independent restaurants in Carlton now offer artisan pizza made in wood-fired ovens, tasty fresh salads, and Italian regional cooking. Lygon Street is still at the heart of the action, and Quandoo can reserve your table online at your choice of Melbourne's Italian restaurants in Carlton.