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Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

4.3
4.3
968 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana in the Melbourne CBD is serving rustic and authentic Italian food like its meant to be – flavoursome, simple and made with a healthy dose of Italian passion. The chefs behind this Manchester Lane restaurant are dedicated to following traditional recipes (just like Nonna used), using their knowledge from homeland Italy and adding just a touch of gourmet modernity. Freshly made pasta is undoubtedly the star of the show at Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, ranging from gnocchi and tagliatelle to fettuccine and pappardelle. Yet the menu also offers rustic pizzas, traditional mains and homemade desserts that will satisfy any guest – especially when enjoyed alongside the Italian and Australian wines available. Better yet, the service and atmosphere of Maccaroni is both genuine and inviting. Located in the Melbourne CBD, this restaurant is understandably popular and making an advance booking is highly recommended.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9090 7634
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Just Off Collins Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Number 109. 11, 12 and 48 just outside the restaurant. Trams 1-6, 16. 64 and 72 on Swanston street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

968 Reviews
  1. LisaV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Generally good tasty food and quick service if you’re wanting dinner before a show etc. Camalari and spaghetti marinara were yum. Cocktails average.

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  2. TracyB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting Melbourne and randomly picked Maccaroni Trattoria for dinner before a show. Best decision I’ve made in ages! Food was amazing! Service was outstanding! Atmosphere was superb!

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  3. LouiseF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of us enjoyed our meals that were full of flavour! The service was fantastic too. Thank you, we will all be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious authentic food!!! Couldn’t fault anything!!

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  5. MegC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a few starters snd then shared a pasta for main meal, cocktails to start and then a bottle of white. Everything was delicious 😋

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  6. LeanneC

    Tropical QLD

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is worth a visit for the gnocchi alone. Both dishes we had were wonderful. The restaurant was busy but service efficient and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone looking for traditional Italian food.

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  7. WarrenT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was my first experience, read other reviews. Hence wanting to try.

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  8. Georgie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! I had the fettuccine bolognaise it was delicious! Would highly recommend this restaurant will be back.

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  9. JasonB

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Great menu, vibe and attentive and friendly staff.

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  10. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday lunch for 4 adults. Very impressed by ambience. Quick service taking orders. Bruschetta with Mortadella was delicious. Friends had the Specials Antipasti Figs, they said was tasty. Mains we had Ravioli Butter & Sage (not a lot of balsamic glaze & parmesan, not very tasty), Spaghetti Carbonara (just ok small serving) & Chicken Scaloppini with Mix Porcini (very good & tasty). Food was ok without being spectacular. We feel the waitress need heaps more training. Our mains were brought however our entree plates had not been cleared away. But the waitress didn’t make any attempt to clear the plates away, maybe thought that was our job? Later the waitress leaned across me to put drinks on the opposite side of table. Poor service. Don’t think we’ll be going back.

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  11. Lainey

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice vibes and delicious food with lovely staff serving you!

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  12. VanessaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing, was a little loud, but overall really good.

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  13. AnnieGee

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff and a happy busy vibe. Highly recommend for a pre show dinner

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  14. MargaretG

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, attentive service, great experience

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  15. SophieD

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff where very friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely amazing. Very tasty and fresh. Good variety of wine to choose from. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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  16. DavidC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food as always and great buzz in the restaurant!

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  17. Akam

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter and host was really rude. First got told you didn’t have limoncello so we ordered Chardonnay. It didn’t ever come, later found out it wasn’t even put through. The waiter wasn’t apologetic and super rude (even giving us an unapologetic thumbs up). It’s a shame because we came here last year for the f1 and it was so great. Food was ok, but the service really put a damper on the night.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service, authentic Italian food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely amazing only critique is that it was too loud

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had calamari, which was excellent, and a very long time later spaghetti carbonara, which was very tasty but only like warm. I ordered my second drink when I had finished my starters. Ten minutes later I enquired where it had got to, and a further 5 minutes it arrived. Anyway I thought , I can drink this with my main course. Unfortunately not. Just as I was finishing my glass of wine, I enquired as to the whereabouts of my main course. Miraculously it appeared within 30 seconds, but was lukewarm: aagh. I did ask for a free drink as compensation.....unfortunately it didn't appear until I had finished my main course!!!! It could have been a really nice meal, but ended up as a disappointment. One last point, the cosy ambiance of the restaurant was destroyed by a table of 7 young women who spent the evening conversing in screams. Other diners clearly felt uncomfortable but the management did nothing to curb their excesses.

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  21. AlanM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I found it noisy to stay. I had to leave and went without

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dinner and great atmosphere. The Pasta is simply stunning.

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  23. Gordy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. A true find for those looking for authentic Italian.

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  24. Simon

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner on a Sunday night, friendly attentive staff, awesome food and atmosphere. Will definitely come back. Well done you guys.

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  25. JulieH

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good ambience great place for pre or after theatre

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  26. MathieuM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Too much sauce, which was good but still… Noise level quite high

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  27. PetraK

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals and service were great- the noise level was extremely high, though.

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  28. SuzanneM

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't have much time and running late. The restaurant was really accommodating with delicious food arriving quickly and excellent service. Good vibe, we will definitely be back.

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  29. DianneE

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Italian restaurant in Manchester Lane just a quick walk from Flinders Street station. Great vibe, delicious food and a good menu selection. Highly recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Too crowded, food is not very fresh, it’s just too many people and I can not hear my partner very clearly

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  31. KateP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely beautiful, service was great.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked for 4 and the restaurant only saved us 3 seats. Had to sit at the bar.

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  33. JasonB

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite Italian restaurant in the Melbourne CBD, nestled in a laneway between Flinders Lane and Collins Street. I took a friend here for the first time and she is already planning a return visit with her daughter. The garlic and cheese pizza for starter was delicious, followed by an authentic carbonara (no cream!). Highly recommended. Make sure you book in advance as this restaurant is VERY popular.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pizza and wine were good.staff were attentive and service was good.

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  35. mattw

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Regular customer. Great food as usual. Bought friends for first time. Didn’t offer drinks and struggled to clearly take our order. Were rushed and couldn’t split bill 3 ways.

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  36. JeanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were happy to dîne with you, however very noisy

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  37. Bree

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came before the TS concert. The waiter serving us was personable and soo much fun. Food was divine. Every time I come to Melbourne it’s a must do.

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  38. ParisK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was a great little place for dinner! Super happy we stumbled upon it!

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  39. VeronicaS

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great authentic Italian food. Very disappointed with the new menu though. Our favourites, lasagna and meatballs, are no longer on it.

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  40. FrankieF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect family dinner, food and service was exceptional!

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FAQs

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9090 7634.

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana is rated 4.3 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

10-16 Manchester Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Just Off Collins Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Number 109. 11, 12 and 48 just outside the restaurant. Trams 1-6, 16. 64 and 72 on Swanston street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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