Agostino

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71 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Agostino is modelled on the classic enotecas of Italy, including a bottle shop with local and international wines championing sustainability and drinkability that are available to drink in or take away. Our short, sharp menu reflects our family’s northern Italian heritage and there’s a compelling range of cocktails, aperitvi and digestivi available in Agostino and downstairs in our beautiful bluestone-walled cellar.
With a temperature controlled wine cellar and room for 50 guests, it’s the ideal space for private events or for savouring a rare wine from our extensive cellar list.

Special Offers

Seasonal Weekday Lunch - $45pp

Two courses and a glass of wine

Terms and Conditions: Available weekday lunches

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 12 August 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

What 71 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entrees - roast cabbage and anchovy nduja sandwich were both excellent.
Mains - wagyu beef was excellent, but veal cutlet saltimbocca was almost raw and had to be sent back.
Service and ambience were great.
Great selection of wine and other drinks.

JT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Would recommend the ravioli and the wagyu steak.

KW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

While Agostino served quite good food, the toilets needed attention at the beginning of the evening, and the table next to use was super - loud and needed management .

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic pasta, great wine, great vibe!

k
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful interior and a great addition to Carlton....food is amazing and we love the seasonal changing menu

ED
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Such a lovely venue - feels casual but the service is classy. Food was delicious. Loved the gnocchi. We will definitely be back.

GB
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Nice space, lighting and general ambiance. The waiter was unfriendly and a poor communicator. Service generally was slow and we had to ask for bread. Food was ok but didn’t meet our expectations.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great vibe but we were seated down in the cellar and there weren’t enough staff down there to cater to all the tables. So service very slow and staff rushed off their feet. More service staff required.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Fabulous service and warm cosy atmosphere. Would definitely go back!

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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Although not busy service was on the slow side. Coffees left on counter when made and we had to ask them to be brought to table. Sommelier was most helpful.

a
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thank you to the staff who were very accommodating by changing our group to a bigger table downstairs due to an additional guest arriving without notice!

MT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A good light lunch. Well presented and served promptly

DJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing venue. Good was incredible and the wine list is off the charts.
Perfect venue from start to finish with a drink upstairs followed by dinner, couldn’t fit the gelato in though 😀

DS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A pleasure to dine in an intimate restaurant without too much noise. The skilled staff made the art of hospitality appear easy and inconspicuous. Can’t wait to return!

DJ
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Relatively new to Lygon Street, this is a great little eatery. The food is simple yet elegant and the wine selection is first class.

MG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine and ambiance. Definitely a great wine bar and restaurant. Not your typical Lygon Street restaurant for tourists and one I’d go back to over and over again.

CS
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. The wine I had was wonderful. The service was swift and excellent. It is pricey but as a special treat well worth it. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful table in the cellar just for two and was a perfect night.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

With abundance of restaurants - service is most important. No doubt it was not problematic, attention to table was poor and had a person who served us the first drink who was behind the bar could not speak nor could we understand her English. Toilets said were downstairs. Food was fine but not a WOW. Would I recommend - don't know

t
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It's a limited menu which in itself is not a bad thing but I wonder how often it is changed. I went for lunch then 2 weeks later dinner and the menu was the same and even the specials were virtually the same.

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food,drinks,staff and atmosphere were terrific. Will definitely be back.

EL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a girlie catch up with a friend. And the service was very prompt. And the food came out pretty quick. I ordered a cup of tea and didn't realize that you don't serve tea. But the lady who served me was so kind enough to get me one and was very impress. Will definitely be back. Maybe bring another pasta dish to the menu. eg: Matriciana.

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian-inspired menu and sensational wine list. Service is impeccable - friendly and informed. The space is funky but comfortable and suitable for any occasion.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very good but not exceptional.

LR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It is nice to see that Lygon street is returning or at least trying to reinstate it's Italian heritage.
I have been in most restaurants on Lygon and I have almost always been disappointed with the food, thanks God Agostino wasn't in that group.
I thought the food was quite good, good ingredients and with an understanding of Italian cooking at heart.
My only negative note is in regards to spacing between tables, Agostino as every other Italian restaurant (why??) has tables really close to each other and personally is a pet hate of mine, I like to have a chat with the persons I am dining with without having to involuntarily have to listen to everyone else around me.
All together it was a good experience, and as mentioned earlier a very good addition to the Carlton Italian food heritage.

k
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Loved the space and the food was great, but for a fine dining experience and price, the service was indifferent. Highly recommend as a destination with rooftop and more, but Id like a bit more attention to service and friendliness to match the rest.

R
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I inquired before making the booking to ensure that there would be adequate Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. I was assured that there would be however unfortunately this was not the case. When ordering dessert i was told that there was no GF options on the menu for dessert at all. A little disappointing considering we were there for a birthday celebration.

The food that I did eat was lovely.

AT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was exceptional. Cannot fault it. Complete let down with the service. We had to wait for 45 minutes to get our drinks (we had to ask the waiter twice). They also forgot one of our entrees, which they had to be reminded of, we eventually go it (they kindly removed it of bill, free of charge).

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Our waiter was fantastic snd the food was nice, but we waited 45 mins for our mains. So that was disappointing.

JM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service. Spectacular food. Wines & grappa exceptional. Came back for lunch 2 days later. Tables a little squeezy & not sure I’d want to sit downstairs in the cellar.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great experience shared with friends. Highly recommend

SW
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch made all the more pleasurable by the assistance of both Luke and Simone.
The quail was the best I have ever eaten and the wine suggestion by Luke superb.
My wife and I can’t wait to return with friends.

DJ
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had an octopus starter, the tomato pasta thereby elevating the dish. Will come back again for the tomato pasta!

JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great but it was quite cold sitting up at the bar as the fridges are below the bar so the emit quite a lot of cold air. Would definitely prefer a table next time.

MS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lagging almost 6-months after the grand opening of the magnificent King & Godfree culinary experience, Agostino has arrived, and arrived in grand style.

An impeccable and intimate setting with decor that oozes understated charm, the minute you enter off Lygon Street you know that you are in for a treat.

We shared an interesting selection of entrees, fresh vibrant flavours, followed by mains that included the fish of the day and ragu. Side dishes were on-point.

Wine selections, were by the glass (three on tap), the half bottle and bottle, complemented each course.

Staff were engaging, enthusiastic and delightful.

Agostino a true classic in the making.

k
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoy ed the food,the only disi which the there of us hard was the flan steak which really was a bit Cheryl. The spaghettini seafoodand th e fisa of the dai really good.Also the panna cotta and the Ines were really good. Will go there again.

DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Really enjoyed, only negative was that the tables were on top of each other, felt I had dinner with the tables either side.

SU
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and great atmosphere, highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I loved our dinner at Agostino’s.
Food was beautiful, service was great and we really loved that ambiance of the place.
If I had any constructive feed back, it would be the portion size of the pasta’s. They could be slightly more generous, being pasta. This did not impact on our experience though. Top-notch!!

DG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the cellar for dinner
Wine list was fantastic
Food was great

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