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King & Godfree, Carlton, AU-VIC

King & Godfree

4.2
4.2
235 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    9am 10pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9347 1619
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Relaxed yet elegant casual Italian dining in the heart of Carlton.
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Disembark Lygon & Pigdon St.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Antipasti Afternoon

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy a drink and a curated selection of antipasti from our new pre-dinner menu.
  • K&G Deli Set Menu for Groups

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All groups of 9 and above are required to dine from our $65 per person set menu. A four course shared progression of Italy's greatest hits. Dietary requirements can be accommodated for with advanced notice.

What 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City North

    Child-friendly

235 Reviews
  1. TonyB

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must go to, a real gem in the heart of Carlton. Iconic and genuine staff that are most caring and wanting to please. Food, drinks , and furniture comfortable made to feel very welcome

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  2. MozS

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food overall was generous in serving size, flavoursome and delivery to table was prompt. The downside was that it wasn't particularly hot - this didn't bother me as much as it did my husband. I will stress though that I'm not too fussy. Regardless the service was impeccable and all our wait staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable - they even made us drinks that weren't in the menu which was really appreciated and enjoyable. Overall an enjoyable experience. Would go again.

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  3. JulianC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere sitting in the deli section. Cannot fault the food - every course was very good. Very enjoybale family dinner

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor - had to ask for water and bread 4 times . Staff probably overstretched Meal was mediocre with meat stringy in part and tough. Presented with wrong bill .Cheese board at $38 - you are joking for a cheese store !!!! Overall pretty poor - inexpensive but what for ?

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  5. TPeats

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a great experience. Servers were pleasant. The cotoletta was nice, however could have done with a little more seasoning. The venue is great for lunch, nice buzz and not too noisy.

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  6. TerencePM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustling, busy restaurant in the heart of Lygon St. Staff excellent and completely unfazed by number of luncheon patrons. Zucchini flowers, octupus and kipfler salad stand out dishes closely followed by the panzanella salad. The McLaren Vale Nero D'Avolo (have forgotten maker) was the perfect choice...cudos to the staff member who chose it.

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  7. NeilB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lasagna is great it’s like home made. My pasta Norma was disappointing. Was supposed to be chilli which I couldn’t taste and the Parmesan on top was clearly not freshly grated. I love this place; it’s so civilised. Today’s experience suggested there were a few corners being cut which is disappointing.

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  8. Fazza

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was good. Ambiance was also good. Our party of six enjoyed their experience.

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  9. CatrionaH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Honest comforting well priced Italian food. Good selection of wines. Great service

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  10. StephenW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, great,not overly extensive, menu covereing all our requirements. True Northern Italian food experience. Thoroughly recommend.

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FAQs

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

King & Godfree is rated 4.2 stars by 235 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for King & Godfree

293 - 297 Lygon St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    9am 10pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Disembark Lygon & Pigdon St.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9347 1619
  • Catering
    Relaxed yet elegant casual Italian dining in the heart of Carlton.
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