Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana

4.5
91 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 91 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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JamesM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Prompt service and an enjoyable meal that was served hot .. I have found that at some restaurants pasta dishes are frequently served luke warm. Service would have been 4 stars had the waiter not asked about me giving a tip when paying which was a tad awkward and the fact that when I rang to make a reservation, I was abruptly told to book online as they were too busy to take a booking.

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TrishH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well positioned to parking & the Regent Theatre. Food was delicious & service was friendly . Great value for money even with the 15% public holiday loading. Definitely eat there again.

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LibbyB
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, friendly, customer service. Delicious, fresh food! Vegan and non vegan options for all to enjoy! Nice and close to the theatres in the city! Highly recommend :-D

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AnnabelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, great food, friendly and efficient staff, fab vibe! will definitely return!!

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Anonymous23
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was fine, some dishes really good. Service was super slow. Ok if you have ages and want a very long relaxed lunch. Coffee after lunch took about 15 minutes for first two cups to arrive and another 10 for second two cups (party of four).

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PhilA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service even though the restaurant was very busy during our visit. Servers were friendly and very accommodating. Food was tasty & sevice was fast. Fairly priced, recommended for an authentic European vibe.

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MaddieR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely table service, meals came out quickly despite being quite busy.
Had a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a lovely meal here yesterday. The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely come back again!

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ChrissyD
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find! Food, staff and general ambience were all great. Will definitely be back. Have already recommended to other friends

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SamanthaJ
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pasta I have had in a very long time. Service was friendly and welcoming. Extensive bar choices, including cocktails. Also, they had an selection of vegan choices. The food came out quickly and they ensured we left on time to make it to the theartre on time. Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was nice, nothing to rave about but enjoyable. Service was friendly and very close to the Regent Theatre

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, very decent portions. Would definitely go back!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

the gnocchi was fkn delicious, only bad thing i could really say is the chairs aren't super comfortable. will come again

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ThusharaS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had gnocchi and Food was really tasty and service was really good

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was perfect. All 4 of us cleaned our plates .

FJ
FionaJ
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, great selection of wines. Service was fast. Only comment was it was a bit noisy with a party of 8 next to us.

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Press
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect meal, fantastic staff and incredible location

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GABIEK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us dined before the theatre the service was quick and friendly. The food was very tasty, my lasagna was yum and the cocktails only $15

JD
JoanD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service. Great coffee. A little noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were friendly and very efficient. The food was delicious and did not take long to arrive. We enjoyed the trio of araccini as an entrée and then had pasta, gnocchi and pizza for mains. Good sized portions and very tasty.

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious and the staff were wonderful. A favourite place to dine when I'm in Melbourne

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Always a great meal here! Service was not as good as usual but they were extremely busy, which was good to see.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Foods were amazing. Especially black squid pasta was beautiful taste. Good venue and pretty chill vibes. We had a good time. But one of stuff was in a very bad mood so we felt offensive and not just only us. ladies of the next seat also said something about his attitude. We gave the small tip at the time of payment but he did not say even the thanks either. I was disappointed bc everything was good but him

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KylieF
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful orthentic pizza and melt in your mouth gnocchi!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service was ok but could do with a tweak as it seemed a little slow on a night that didn’t seem all that busy, but this is only a minor thing as the overall dinning experience was a solid 9.5/10

We’ll be back for sure.

PB
PhilipB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and was serve in a timely manner. Would recommend to try out.

AH
AndreaH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Not much lighting for reading the menu but food was delicious and fast

CL
ChloeL
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best gnocchi I’ve ever had, and all of our other dishes were great also!

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Pietro
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was OK. Good Arancini and Caprese. Good pizza. Average pasta dishes, which were a bit disappointing. Average drink prices for this type of place. Cheerful and pleasant service. Good ambience and location. Fairly open to the lane so got the occasional odour of cigarette smoke. About $70 per head including drinks.

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LeanneR
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely Chrissy Day dinner. Staff very friendly, excellent service and enjoyable food and drinks. Nice vibe, will certainly return.

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BethanW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy this restaurant was open for Christmas lunch. The food was delicious, the portions were big and the staff were lovely.

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IanD
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed Christmas lunch.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal great service ,food was amazing loved our night at maccaroni restaurant

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maccaroni is a regular go to for us. Amazing food, excellent service and vibrant ambience. Always leave with a smile on our faces. Top shelf!

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pre-theatre meal with outstanding, friendly service!

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EmmaY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect little place for pre theatre. Great food and gorgeous lane

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CarolineT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was good when it arrived, but we waited 40mins, other people were arriving after us and received there food before us, I needed to speak to a member of staff then received our food in 5mins.

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Hamiltime
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The service was a little slow probably due to shortage of staff as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Otherwise it was a good value restaurant in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

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CeceliaB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed the most delicious lunch on our way to see a show at the Regent Theatre-ambiance beautiful service amazing would definitely go back.

LM
LesleyM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Wine lovely, food tasty & served hot. Service very friendly with the lovely Italian touch.

FAQs

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9090 7634.

Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana is rated 4.5 stars by 91 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.