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I Carusi II, St Kilda, AU-VIC

I Carusi II

4.6
4.6
94 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
I Carusi II is a hidden little St Kilda gem. Open since 2004, it has first provided some of the best Napolitan pizzas in Melbourne. It has grown over the years and is becoming the friendly unpretentious neighbourhood restaurant that is missing in St Kilda and the bayside. I Carusi II still offers its legendary pizzas but the menu now offers many other Italian favourites, with a function area for up to 25 people, home delivery and daily seasonal specials. Open 7 nights a week.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9593 6033
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    MURAT OVAZ
  • Area
    St Kilda
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed me

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at I Carusi II for a distinctive dining experience. Our special set menu, available for groups of 12 or more, features a three-course meal crafted with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Priced at just $59 AUD per person, it's the perfect choice for family gatherings, corporate events, or any occasion that calls for a memorable meal. Reserve your table today and savour the flavours of St Kilda!
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What 94 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Neighbourhood gem

94 Reviews
  1. Sarah

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizzas were amazing - definitely some of the best we’ve ever had but we were really let down by the rest of the food - the seafood risotto hardly had any seafood in it, looked like brown slush and tasted weird while the lasagne was super dry and lacking in sauce. A shame because it has the capacity to be a really charming and authentic Italian restaurant.

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  2. 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 4
    One of the best pizzas we’ve had since living in Melbourne. Highly recommend!

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  3. BernardH

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly atmosphere and really delicious pizza and also a special mention for the Tiramasu. Excellent dinner date!

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  4. TristanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizza, friendly service and relaxed setting.

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  5. DebbiG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pizzas and good wine in a relaxed and pleasant setting

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  6. Lott

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing four hands dinner - booked for 8:30 - got our meals at closer to 10pm and really disappointing food.

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  7. Rocks

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    VERY BASIC AND EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IS ON OFFER.ALL LOCAL AUSTRALIAN WINE LIST OF WHICH ARE OF OBSUCE WINERIES ? BUT PRICE IS STILL UP THERE. THE PROSCIUTTO IS COMPLETELY A NO GO ! I WOULD SAY "HOME MADE" AND IS COMPLETELY UNPALATABLE. PIZZZA'S ARE OK !

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  8. ShelleyL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. We started off downstairs, but it was too loud for our sensitive ears 🤣, so we were kindly loved upstairs. A classic St Kilda institution!

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  9. DotS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious pizzas and wine, friendly service, great atmosphere

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  10. GerryS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    incredible pizzas easily the best pizza dough I have ever had!

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  11. RichardS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and vibe delivers a great dining experience, have been a customer for many years and will continue to do so.

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  12. RichardH

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizzas, concise, but smart, reasonably priced wine list. Great service. Terrific value!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved the food! Some of the best pizzas we’ve ever had. We sat outside because the weather was nice and it was lovely, highly recommended.

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  14. denh

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food reasonably priced . it was crowded. sometimes service a bit slow

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  15. Pc66

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thurs was 2 for 1 pizza and 30% off for locals we didnt get either when paying the paying the bill didnt realise til we left. Just think the staff should of mentioned it

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  16. AntonioC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As an Italian man, I can say this is one of the best pizza I've ever eaten in my entire life

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was alright not the best. The restaurant was too loud to which we couldn’t hear what people on the table were saying. The restaurant on its own is gorgeous but it would be good if the restaurant had a variety of food such as ravioli and different types of pasta. The choice was very limited and was overpriced for the quality specially the pasta as they seems to not be freshly made.

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  18. TraceyN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic lasagna, salad snd wine. Enjoyed my experience

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and really fast even though they were very busy. Pizzas are very delicious. We bought buy 1 get 1 free. It is a great promotion. I will come again in the future. Highly recommend. Thanks.

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  20. denh

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    great location and food. rather noisy inside . be careful where they seat you. a booked table was 3 stools in walkway where food is served from. requested a different table. placed in restaurant for a short booking only.

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  21. LukeS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food! We had the anti pasto board and two pizzas which were both outstanding and traditional Italian. The service was excellent and the vibe was a relaxed. The restaurant had a very authentic feeling and I can’t wait to go back and get some more amazing wood fired pizza!

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  22. OllyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in st kilda, everything is a amazing

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, super fresh ingredients and delicious high quality authentic Neapolitan pizza. Sat outside and had great atmosphere, with friendly and helpful staff making sure we had a fantastic experience. Value spot on, 2 for 1 pizza on Mondays. Recommended!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with my wife there, small cozy spot, quaint and full of charm. Food was very good and authentic, service was great. Definitely a gem, would absolutely come back

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  25. AlessandraE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, very authentic. Service was prompt and friendly.

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  26. RobertS

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian. Great atmosphere. Pasta was as good as anything I have had. Excellent value.
    I Carusi IIResponded on 27 November 2023
    Thank you very much Robert! See you again soon!

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  27. CarmM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We received a warm welcome when we arrived and was given a choice of tables which was great! Service was friendly and attentive. It was a Monday night when we went and they offer 2 for 1 pizza on Monday nights which is brilliant value and the quality is top notch with plenty of toppings. Would definitely recommend :)

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  28. KatherineC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food in a great location with great ambiance. Will definitely be back!

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  29. Yasu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I would like to thank the owner of the apartment for introducing me to a suitable restaurant to decorate my precious dinner time during my short trip from Japan! I got to enjoy the delicious pizza and the atmosphere of a busy, thriving local restaurant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, always great atmosphere. Lots of options and fun because you can see the chefs making the pizza 🥰

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  31. MikeyRymz

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just really good authentic Italian food - pretty good value. The staff are really good and proud of the place. The atmosphere is great.

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  32. TonyF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered pasta and for $30 it was an entre size. Won't be recommending for pasta.

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  33. PeterM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza place around. Great price great quality.

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  34. RosieF

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza I've eaten in very long time. Great wine, quick service and great value for money

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I love I Carusi however my favourite item on the menu wasn’t there anymore (the calzone with Belgium chocolate buttons) We were seated next to the door leading out to the toilets and unfortunately the smell was terrible every time someone opened the door. The pizza was still really good though and staff lovely
    I Carusi IIResponded on 27 November 2023
    We are pleased to report that we have managed to resolved the sometimes smell issue and it is now gone. Only 5 plumbers were engaged to find a solution. Apologies for any inconvenience and come back to I Carusi II soon now that it is resolved.

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  36. SophieE

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was disappointed. My pizza was undercooked (pastry base). It was very noisy. I wanted to get out of the place ASAP. It is very strange asI have had a different experience before.

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  37. ABIS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was traditional and very well made. The Heathcote Shiraz , sensational..

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  38. Phil

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A buzzing local restaurant with fantastic food and service.

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  39. AndrewV

    Melbourne

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza hereis excellent. My only criticism is that the pizza gets cold quickly. Could it be served on a warmer plate?

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  40. janew

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a charming atmosphere and all so nice to the children at our early booking

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FAQs

I Carusi II offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9593 6033.

I Carusi II is rated 4.6 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for I Carusi II

231 Barkly St, St Kilda, AU-VIC 3182

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    St Kilda
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    MURAT OVAZ
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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