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Prosciutto - Donnini's, Carlton, AU-VIC

Donnini's

4.6
4.6
589 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Donnini's is a generational Italian eatery with a sincere focus on handmade pasta, real food, generous hospitality & well sourced wines.

Family owned and operated DONNINI'S relaxed atmosphere and honest approach to traditional cooking provides the perfect environment for family get-togethers, intimate dinners and business lunches alike.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9347 3128
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Cross Street
    Faraday & Grattan Streets
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    1, 6, 8, 16, 64, 72 tram lines
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Italian

589 Reviews
  1. BART

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience for our group was exceptional and our interaction with the management and staff was excellent. This was my second experience. I will be coming again. Thank you

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the restaurant it’s a tradition in our family to go there and the staff were fantastic. Food was 10 out of 10 the way to pick some beautiful wine. Totally recommend this restaurant it was a fantastic experience

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  3. DebraC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fab evening with family and friends. Amazing service and outstanding food quality Marco and his team made us all feel so welcome we will be back!!

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  4. Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sub par food for the price. But lovely people. Not interested in returning, so many better places along Lygon

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  5. WarrenJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta out of Italy, hand made and amazing sauces never fails to deliver. Living in Sydney my stop is Donninis. Staff spoil me and wine selection is amazing. All i can say is WOW !😮

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  6. David

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with excellent service and ambience

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  7. wrfusux

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    food was very good, however took quite a while to come

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  8. NaomiR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were late for our reservation but we called up and they took great care of us! The food was also delicious and came out in good time!! Great people and great food! 🙌🏻

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  9. ManoT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent. Never less than superb. Highly recommended. Great service. Excellent chef.

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  10. Christopher

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food , portions arnt very big , but food quality is great

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  11. SteveB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks so much for everything. Hospitable, friendly, high level service and as usual the food was yummo !!

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  12. SamanthaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donnini's is the best and a true favourite. Not just for the food (don't walk past the calamari!) ... it's their people - they just know how to make things special, without being pretentious.

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  13. MoniqueS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Loved the trio of pasta and the bruschetta!

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  14. PaulH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service always exceptional i keep coming back

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  15. ManoT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class restaurant. Consistency in excellence is hard to achieve- this restaurant has it. Superb service, well prepared food served with pride. Highly recommended. The best Italian Restaurant in Carlton in my view

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  16. FionaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in Melbourne - wonderful delicious food and superb service

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  17. JaneP

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with a reasonable price - loved the service

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  18. PaulB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently good as always.We were a little unlucky to be seated close to a table with several boisterous and noisy customers who had enjoyed a little too much alcohol

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  19. Nosa

    Kuala Lumpur

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always reliable, great food and lengthy wine list complemented by personal service.

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  20. JackieM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. An authentic Italian experience on Lygon Street.

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  21. MichaelG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 2 guests from overseas who were made feel very welcome. Our dining experience was exceptional - consistently, Donnini's one of the very best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Well done to the entire D-Team

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  22. JamesNS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful family restaurant, great staff, great ambience. We had a family occasion and it was perfect.

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  23. AlanS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit, following a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh and very tasty. We had a lovely relaxed time and even chatted with the manager about the current in-season produce, before we ordered. The large size meals can easily be shared, leaving space for an entree or desert. Well Worth the trip to Lygon Street.

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  24. DomC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased that I was able to take 2 friends to Donnini's, one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne, and they were very impressed. Really good fresh and home made pasta and so flavoursome. The arancini and polpette for starters were delicious and moist. And the bread basket so yum, crunchy and salty - yum, and great to do scarpetta with once I had finished my pasta to clean up any remaining sauce. Thanks for impressing again!

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  25. JohnM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was outstanding commencing with the service and then the food. We have returned to the restaurant as it provides us with a good experience on every single occasion. Regards

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  26. Gages

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was very good but we were charged $35 for one espresso martini. We understand that things are dear but that was taking advantage of people who are already struggling

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  27. NickR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great feel. Probably needs a more expansive menu but all in all 8/10

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  28. DebbieS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this pasta find in the midst of Italian restaurant HQ on Lygon Street. Had read some reviews and decided it would be a treat before attending films at MQFF. Had a great interaction with our host and was recommended some dishes & wine. A bit pricy for bread, salad & pasta - but we'd consider it again for a treat and a reliable menu.

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  29. PaulB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good forward and excellent service continue to be the hallmarks of Donnini's.

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  30. JOHNM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience as always. Ambience and service are first class

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  31. GraemeA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is THE place to eat. The service is pleasant, friendly, professional and yet unobtrusive to the dining customer. If it was possible I would have rated the food as a 6 out of 5.!!

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  32. JudeK

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Donnini’s we have been eating great Italian here for years. Highly recommend it

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  33. AndreaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner at Donnini’s. Food was fantastic. Service, Impeccable.

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  34. OpalG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very average. Not at all the experience I had when I was there for dinner a year ago.

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  35. JennyL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donninis was great, I thought the pasta was very tasty, I opted for the 3 different pastas and it was plentiful, we also had desert which was the cannoli (delicious) and the price was very reasonable. thanks

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  36. ColleenM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely bloody fabulous with great food company and laughter

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  37. PeterD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Consistently Excellent. Great service.

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  38. Donna

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the food and flavours were sensational. I would highly recommend Donninis. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening. Donna & Roy

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  39. Alicja

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food! Lovely staff that gave us great recommendations for food & wine. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend the entree calamari, spaghetti and the veal & pork sugo!

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  40. HiniH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best quality pasta in Melbourne, you can taste its made onsite 🤌🏽

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FAQs

Donnini's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 3128.

Donnini's is rated 4.6 stars by 589 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Donnini's

320 Lygon street, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Faraday & Grattan Streets
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    1, 6, 8, 16, 64, 72 tram lines
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
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