I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring.
Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine since 1972. Their relentless passion for italian food would be an understatement.Portions are very generous (I ordered an entrée, and found myself struggling half way through) and the staff were both friendly and attentive. They have both outdoor/indoor seating, and access for wheelchairs. However, being seated outside on busy Lygon St only added to the ambiance of what was a piece of Italy experienced on Melbourne’s famous dining strip.'
If you’re looking for a cheap and quick, hearty feed Café Coretto will have you covered. Boasting an overwhelming range of pizzas, pastas (including a huge variety of vegetarian options), bread and Italian wine there is something for everyone’s taste buds. They also provide dairy – free options upon inquiry.
225 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Tuesday - Sunday: 11.30am - 11pm
Entrees from $9 - $15
Mains from $20 - $40
Cash or Efptos - NO SPLIT BILLS
How To Get There
Catching a tram would be the most efficient and convenient way to get to Lygon St.
Trams 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 can be caught along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road in front of Flinders Street station. All except trams 1 and 8 end at the University of Melbourne tram stop, which is just a short walk to Lygon Street, down Elgin or Faraday St.