King & Godfree

4.3
20 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Since 1884 the deli has offered Specialty Italian produce to Carlton and beyond. Dine in for lunch or dinner in the deli or on the corner of Faraday and Lygon St. in Carlton al fresco. Traditional yet playful Italian fare prepared by our talented head chef. Salumi sliced straight from the deli, antipasti, salads and daily specials from the rosticceria. With a full wine list of BYO options available from our bottle shop.
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AgostinoG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It's my favourite place to eat and have great coffee.

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louisec
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was okay, and the service is quite abrupt.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu selection , delicious authentic Italian cuisine, super service, would definitely recommend.

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lauraM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great vib. waiters were lovel. will definitely go back

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Dominique
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, incredible service, very much enjoyed our al fresco dining experience! Will be back again!

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Francesca
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wine and fabulous cosmopolitan atmosphere. Terrific informed and accommodating staff who made the lunch effortless and enjoyable. A pleasure to come out of lock down for!

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MaryS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

I enjoyed sitting outside on a balmy evening however the menu was underwhelming. I was interested in a tuna salad and was informed that the tuna was out of a tin - WTF!!!
I ended up having an eggplant parmagiana which was delicious but was very small and charged main-serve price. (The waiter did also agree that it was an unusually small serve!)
I do not usually write reviews but I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was nice, entree item was forgotten (oysters) tacked onto the end once queried about it and then still charged for it. Ordered 2 arancini balls, 4 came out - still charged for these also. Wind picked up, was cold outside, heating turned on too late so this ruined the end of the meal somewhat.

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Louise
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

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NicC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food here is amazing as is the service, on the whole. Unfortunately, we had to wait a very long time for our meal and so had to skip coffee and perhaps a dessert. The staff were apologetic, which goes a long way. These things happen sometimes. I had the amatriciana, which was perfect. So full of flavour.

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BrigidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch out on the street. Great service, good food and wine. Very relaxing.

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FoodieAnon
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for an afternoon drink. We were seated outside due to pandemic restrictions, but service and ambience remained good. Food was simple and outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Overhead heater not working on cool evening
Food and service great

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CarolineD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a relaxed, yet stylish setting. Authentic Italian at its best.

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NicholasI
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor experience. We knew we were seated outside, under a heater. It was cold outside, and a heater was provided for another set of tables, however when we asked for our heater to be turned on, the wait staff said 'yes we can' and never did. We followed it up with another wait staff and they said they didn't know how. The menu was limited and over priced, we asked our waitress for still water but was provided with sparkling. It was far too windy, cold and uncomorftable, and the inflated price of the limited food on offer did not justify the experience. We left immediately and found another place to eat. Would not recommend due to the poor service, bad seating configuration and poor menu.

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Nicholas
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Bustling area, long line for neighbouring ice creamery reduced intimacy of dining experiencing. Waiters were friendly, however, appeared to be run off their feed and all abit choatic. Service did not match the quality of the food, nor the price tag.

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MartinB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to have K&G dining back. Good food, good service, good times! They’ve kept their doors open and are what Lygon Street at its best has to offer.

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LouiseB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue with varied menu options. Service is excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The porchetta Sandwich and The calamari are not only delicious they are also really great value :)

FAQs

King & Godfree offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 1619.

King & Godfree is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.