About the restaurant
Criniti’s Carlton is where traditional Italian dining is matched with contemporary surrounds and a true Australian welcome. Criniti’s, of course, is a multi-award-winning family of Italian restaurants that’s wildly popular in Australia, set up in 2003 by a husband and wife team with a passion for all things Italian. Since then, the approach has always been to seek the best ingredients from like-minded suppliers with consistency, sustainability and, most importantly, quality in mind. As such, this is exactly what you can expect at Criniti’s Carlton for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you’ll find the restaurant Faraday Street in this part of Melbourne that’s known for the quality of its Italian food. Reservations here are essential.
Criniti’s is repeatedly voted Australia’s favourite Italian, and Criniti’s Carlton is one the most popular branches given its location in the neighbourhood often referred to as Melbourne’s Little Italy. Right on Faraday Street, Criniti’s Carlton is very stylish space with atmospheric lighting and plenty of exposed brick and celebrations of Italy adorning the walls. All in all, a very charming place to sit and enjoy properly good Italian food, whatever your occasion might be.
Criniti’s Carlton is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menus combine traditional Southern Italian cooking with contemporary Australian cuisine to bring you a unique range of flavours. If you’re visiting Criniti’s Carlton for dinner then quality and quantity are the name of the game. Fresh fish and seafood is available as well as premium meats, plenty from Criniti’s BBQ grill, quality pasta dishes and an impressive selection of pizzas. Our hot tip: try the Nonna Caterina topped with Napoli sauce, mozzarella, fresh rocket, prosciutto, tomato, bruschetta, bufala ricotta, parmesan shavings and oregano. Criniti’s Carlton is a big hit in this part of Melbourne so advanced reservations are essential.