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Di Stasio Carlton, Carlton, AU-VIC

Di Stasio Carlton

4.5
4.5
340 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
A lockdown obsession for Rinaldo Di Stasio and Mallory Wall, Di Stasio Pizzeria is poised to open in Carlton in mid-November. The third venue for the high-profile restaurateur couple sits behind the King and Godfree complex on the corner of Lygon and Faraday streets and has glamorous echoes of their Di Stasio Citta pleasure palace in the city. Designed by architect Di Ritter of Hassell, also responsible for Citta, the pizzeria has three separate spaces inside, adorned with Reko Rennie artwork and Shaun Gladwell sculptures, and a courtyard bar centred around a fountain imported from the Roman countryside. Chef Federico Congiu, who has worked with Di Stasio for five years, is making his own jersey milk mozzarella fiore di latte for the pizzas. Congiu has sourced five growers around the Yarra Valley to grow and preserve San Marzano tomatoes for pizza toppings and is having special durum wheat flour milled in Tamworth.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9070 1110
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Menu - $110 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Menu- $110 per person Come and try Di Stasio Carlton's specials 5 courses of our customers favourite dishes
  • Menu - $155 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Menu- $155 per person Come and try Di Stasio Carlton's specials 5 courses of our customers favourite dishes

What 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City North

    Romantic

  • Inner City North

    Italian

  • Inner City North

    Most Booked

340 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely place and the food was good. However there seemed to be poor lighting where we sat and couldn't read the menu as it was a little dark.

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  2. Cleo

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely, the atmosphere in the garden was outstanding and we were well looked after from the moment we arrived.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian in all if Melbourne, great service and even better food

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and seamless service in beautiful courtyard setting. Happy hearts all round. Che Buono!

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  5. DeanC

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing and service was great. It is pricey though be prepared

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Overall the food, staff and location were impeccable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, although price was abit up there. But was hard to find the entrance. Overwall was still a good experience with amazing staff

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  8. HarryK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful delicious food and friendly staff. Can’t wait to go back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Total rip off, would not recommend this place to anyone looking for a fair priced Sunday lunch . Small serves at exorbitant prices . Where charged 10% surcharge on the total bill plus a tip. Total spend was $236 for Sunday lunch . Limited menu and wine list was over priced.

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  10. lizzien

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the most wonderful afternoon dining in the picturesque courtyard. Food, wine and service all top shelf. It never disappoints.

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  11. LeeR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love Distasio Carlton. The exceptional service and food is always enjoyed by all. Great wine list and knowledgeable staff. The court yard on a sunny day is delightful and easy to take in with a cocktail or two. The lasagne is the best I have eaten. Highly recommend and look forward going again.

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  12. Natalie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything! Food was incredible, ambience top notch & service fab! We’ll be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was amazing cant fault the food Service was poor

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  14. NMou

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After seeing Di Stasio all over my Tiktok, I was super excited to give it ago. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The venue was quite busy and cramped. We were made to wait 15-20 mins for our table. The staff seemed quite agitated and overwhelmed... Our meals came out before our drinks, and then had to wait till we were half way through our meals before they finally arrived. The food was lukewarm and underwhelming for the amount of money you spend. I spent approximately $90 for a piece of Lasagne ($40!!!), a basic salad and a drink. If the food was 10/10, I could justify the price but unfortunately it was quite average and overhyped. Sadly, I don't think I will be back again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply beautiful Italian food, served by friendly, professional staff in a beautiful environment.

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  16. EmilyB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous romantic dinner. Food, cocktails, service and ambiance was perfect!

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  17. Hannah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was average for the price, cocktails weren’t very good and had no description so hard to know what you’re getting

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  18. Nikki

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this restaurant a handle of times, and each time the staff are always so exceptionally lovely and welcoming! I’ll always keep coming back! The focaccia and arancini balls are delicious!

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  19. GavinB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to DiStasio's a few times and it never disappoints, great food great service and great ambiance, its always a good night.

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  20. Violet

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly unforgettable dinner experience, incredible atmosphere in the courtyard, lovely food and very charming staff. We will definitely return

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  21. Fonia

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like stepping into a summer night in Italy. Hospitality to match, we had the most gorgeous waiter. Mr Distacio came around with his puppies, and greeted us with compliments. Super sweet. Food was divine, flavours were chefs kiss Just wonderful, thanks for having us x

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  22. AWOL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a late lunch out in the courtyard. The service was a little patchy due to under staffing perhaps, but everyone was very nice. We didn't mind as it was a beautiful day and the location really feels like you are in Italy. The Bombolotti Carbonara was delicious, as was the Spaghettini Pomodori. We also enjoyed a glass of Soave. We will happily go here again. Remember to book ahead!

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  23. SaraJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian food, great Italian waiters, great Roman courtyard!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent Italian restaurant. Food and service were outstanding. Well worth the visit.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my birthday dinner with close friends at Di Stasio and everything was perfect! From the food, to the beautiful outdoor seating and service. You can’t go wrong!

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  26. MissMoneyPenni

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian cuisine in a stunning outdoor courtyard setting. Love the staff and their outfits! I’m adding it to my top 10 Melbourne dining experiences! Ronnie Di Stasio you are a legend!

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  27. MelisF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pros: Lovely atmosphere, good service, excellent risotto and decent (if expensive) wine. Cons: The pizzas were really disappointing. The bases were okay - thin and tasty but a little soggy. The toppings and overall presentation was a bit slap-dash - I ordered the Campania and it was too heavy on the tomato, with only a few anchovies and olives. The Capricciosa was better but the toppings seeped through the base and made it soggy. They were only lukewarm when they arrived.

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  28. Sally

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic Italian restaurant. Very attentive and friendly staff who are mostly Italian heritage. Warmly greeted. Stunning ambience. Delicious food, we tried several items from the menu and could not fault any of them. Best to book in the courtyard area the fountain adds extra appeal. It is also heated and they are thoughtful in providing throw rugs. 10/10 A must visit..

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  29. TravisP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend but very very expensive for what you get. Portion size not big enough

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most amazing time here. Feels like a mini Italy. The vibe was ♥️ food was ♥️ ambience was ♥️ my man was ♥️ overall was just ♥️

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  31. TaraW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was amazing. Food size portions were just right. Flavour of food was exceptional. It had been a warm day so the air con was on and it was too cold for my taste. Our coffee was warm not hot when served but they quickly re made it to perfection.

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  32. SamP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sit outside on a nice day. What else do you need to know?

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  33. EmilyF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish the Di Stasio team treated us with a classy, respectful manner. Fabulous attention to detail, and the true definition of hospitality. Amazing food and incredible setting in the garden, such a relaxing inner city oasis.

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  34. Samsi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, you forget your are not in Rome. Very authentic and delicious food paired with great service. I ordered Garlic bread, finocchiona , formaggi + pancetta and chocolate mousse. Formaggi + pancetta was way too cheesy for me but rest was perfect !

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish is too salty :( but the service is great!

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  36. rebe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has gone backwards sadly. Way too expensive for what you receive and the food was bland and lacked flavor. All hype and no substance. Nothing like St Kild or Citta.

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  37. CherylB

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the whole outdoor ambiance. It’s a mini Italy 😍

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  38. KevinS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, efficient service, fresh quality ingredients well presented.

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  39. GailD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely setting and very attentive pleasant staff. Overall it was a great dining experience.

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  40. PeterL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was tasteless and I would not eat there again

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FAQs

Di Stasio Carlton is rated 4.5 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Di Stasio Carlton

224 Faraday St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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