Café, Italian Restaurant, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne
  • Amos R.
    "vortex into Italy"(4 Tips)
    "Iconic and a Melbourne institution."(3 Tips)
    Gabby W.
    "The spaghetti bolognese is so yum in a warm way."(3 Tips)
    Carly M.
    "Try the watermelon granita... It's delicious."(2 Tips)
73 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • melbourne institution
  • italy
  • pasta
  • espresso
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  • Gabby W.
    Gabby WebbDecember 1, 2014
    The spaghetti bolognese is so yum in a warm way. It's like eating a home cook in an Italian family house. Don't miss it when you're in Melbourne!
  • Fiorella R.
    Fiorella RizzàFebruary 28, 2015
    This is exactly how walking in a bar in southern Italy feels like. I am from Palermo and the moment I stepped into this bar I felt like I was in Sicily again. Espresso is just perfect. Fantastic!
  • Steve
    SteveMarch 28, 2016
    Iconic and a Melbourne institution. No nonsense authentic Italian spaghetti and pasta, and grab a granita while you're there too.
  • Helena C.
    Helena ConiaJuly 5, 2015
    One of the oldest coffee shop in Melbourne. A must try, they keep the vintage vibe here. However the pasta is too expensive for me even though it's a worth try and come in large size
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Super old school Italian place, bar seating mostly with limited tables in the actual kitchen. For a change, try the "Mozzarella Bolognese". It's bread, ham and bolognese sauce.
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonMay 7, 2013
    So glad to have finally made it along to this place. Sit in the kitchen and chat with the staff, they are a friendly bunch. Also, the chocolate plum cake is amazeballs.
  • Murat I.
    Murat IJune 14, 2015
    The best coffee ever in Aus ! The apple pie just is bloody tasty ! And Lucia, you're an angel hun ! I gave your regards to my mum !
  • Aron M.
    Aron MichalskiNovember 17, 2010
    Home away from home for anyone lonely for their Italian family. Cisto puts on a great floor show. Unapologetic in their lack of hipness. Meatballs are divine, the pastries totally old school.
  • Tom O.
    Tom O'LearyMarch 3, 2010
    You can't book here, so you'll have to take a chance on getting a seat. Go with a group and you can sit at the table in the kitchen and watch the nonnas cook your dinner. An absolute must do in melb.
  • Carbie W.
    Carbie WarbieAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I pop in there all of the time. I interviewed THE CAT EMPIRE there & we all had coffee together. A Melbourne institution with such a great Melbourne band.
  • Liam M.
    Liam MannixSeptember 15, 2015
    Can't love this place enough. Order the spaghetti and sit on the bar to have a chat to the old Italians behind it
  • KW
    KWApril 14, 2016
    Lasagna and rigatoni are delicious, nice homey Italian meal! Not a lot of space though so come early for dinner
  • JH H.
    JH H-DJanuary 3
    Walk in, counter style cafe. The coffees and granitas were great! Food looked good as well.
  • Tim U.
    Tim UMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There are plenty of places with better coffee in Melbourne, but very few places that make you feel like you're in Italy.
  • Adam I.
    Adam IndiktMarch 9, 2015
    Best for a single or couple. No reservations. Great, simple Italian coffee and food
  • Víctor O.
    Víctor OrtegaMay 17, 2014
    HS Weekend: "start your day like many Italians, with a short black by the counter". Espresso machine original from 60 years ago.
  • William H.
    William HuanAugust 10, 2014
    Serving as authentic as Italian food comes. The cheesecake is overrated but the cream is great!
  • Peter E.
    Peter ErikssonDecember 30, 2013
    No need to comment on this! Just go there and enjoy italian hospitality at its finest!
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KJuly 19, 2014
    Awesome place! Service at lightning pace, fantastic pasta and super
  • Carly M.
    Carly MelissaAugust 6, 2010
    Fantastic (and filling) lasagna. Try the watermelon granita... It's delicious. You'll need to stick around to score a seat, but it's worth it.
  • Bevan H.
    Bevan HarlockSeptember 19, 2014
    Everything is so good - I love being told to eat more just like my mum
  • Bionic Ben (.
    Bionic Ben (@benbickford)May 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Now that we are coming up to winter, keep walking to the back and eat on the long table in the warm kitchen!!!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TilleardDecember 22, 2013
    Looks like Melbourne's oldest espresso bar. Feels like Melbourne's oldest espresso bar. Is - like - Melbourne's oldest espresso bar.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FoxDecember 29, 2013
    By no means the best coffee in town but atmosphere unlike any place else.
  • Czar T.
    Czar TFebruary 13, 2014
    Say "grazie mille" on your way out. It fools everyone into thinking you are fluent in Italian.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RoweMay 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't walk past! This is a Melbourne institution. My favourite is the lasagne & a granita.
  • Amos R.
    Amos RojterSeptember 22, 2015
    It's great for people watching over an espresso, a vortex into Italy really!
  • Justin A.
    Justin ApplebyJuly 1, 2010
    Great little Italian place. Very informal. Grab a waiters eye to order. Coffee is brilliant. Don't expect table service.
  • Damon G.
    Damon GarrettApril 5, 2011
    For all it's old-world charm, just imagine how good this place *could* be. Seriously don't bother with the coffee. You have been warned.
  • Guy B.
    Guy BesleyNovember 10, 2011
    I can safely say the best coffee i have had! And I have at least 6 a day.
  • Serena A.
    Serena AyersMay 18, 2014
    The amazing baked Italian cheesecake is made on Fridays and Sundays. Get a slice when it's still hot!
  • Shari A.
    Shari AbasJune 26, 2011
    Huge portions!!!! Come hungry or share. Coffees are good too
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole McInnesOctober 13, 2011
    Dont order the marinara, & altho bolognese sauce was nice the clump of spaghetti that came with it was a bit off putting. Not as good as it's reputation unfortunately.
  • Blair
    BlairJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's full out front, venture into the kitchen cause you can sit there as well.
    LANTSOctober 18, 2010
    The best pasta in Melbourne! Get the pink granita drink too, so yummy.
  • Chris Y.
    Chris YoungJuly 9, 2013
    order the almond cake! it was delicious!
  • Oli T.
    Oli TreadwellOctober 1, 2013
    Come here for the environment & quick food. Not the coffee.
  • knight t.
    knight tanMarch 16, 2015
    No menu with picture , the main course is $17 which I think it's a bit ex
  • James R.
    James RoperSeptember 15, 2011
    Gnocchi Friday in the kitchen is a tradition not to miss!
  • Michaela P.
    Super atmosphere, family-run
  • Graeme S.
    Graeme StablesMarch 21, 2010
    Melbs oldest italian cafe, since 1950? Ask for creme caramel with cream.. yum!
  • Dion C.
    Dion CarnellAugust 3, 2010
    If I lived in Melbourne this would be my once a week cheap eat! Sydney needs one!
  • Carbie W.
    Carbie WarbieAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    On a hot sweltering day, Carbie recommends popping in and buying a GRANITA! :)
  • Michael
    MichaelFebruary 24, 2013
    Nice dark and bitter hot chocolate
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BordonaliAugust 23, 2010
    Fantastic!... Finally i found a REAL italian Pasta!... Must try!!!!...++++++
  • Pongpon S.
    Try granita and tiramisu!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HammondNovember 28, 2016
    Watermelon granita with a squeeze of lemon. Bring. On. Summer.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RosenfeldMarch 25, 2010
    Love the food. You can't book but always worth a try!
  • Odo
    OdoJune 12, 2012
    Excellent espresso! the food not so good. Full review... Read more
  • Eileen B.
    Eileen BraybrookJune 20, 2011
    Get the granita no matter what! It's so good.
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