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Cugini's

9/10
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350 Nicholson St, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

Average price A$30

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Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Cester
  • Average price A$30
Cotoletta
A$26
Pork cutlet coated in breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, and fresh herbs.
Parmigiana di Melanzane
A$26
Layered eggplant bake with mozzarella, sugo al pomodoro and béchamel.
Involtini (GF)
A$28
Beef slices, wrapped around pecorino-romano cheese, spinach, and pancetta and pan-fried with sage and rosemary.

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Pork cutlet
Marinated olives and Agnolotti
Cappricciosa

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 101 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Parul T.
    Parul T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The atmosphere, the food, the service was excellent! The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Wonderful experience overall, I’m coming here again!

  2. Ella S.
    Ella S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had never been here before but had a really nice dinner! Service and food was absolutely amazing, we will definitely be returning. Drinks were also amazing and well priced

  3. Carmen L.
    Carmen L.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    food was good and homely, took a bit long to come to the table. One of our dishes was ready on the servery but was not delivered promptly and therefore a bit cold on presentation.

  4. Michelle v.
    Michelle v.
    • one review
    5/10

    Would have been awesome but booked for 9.30, took 20min to get food menu. Was told we could order mains after entrees, but when we went to order, was told the kitchen had closed. Maybe don't take 9.30 bookings if you don't plan on providing food. Went there for dinner and only got 2x Cocktails and 2x entrees. Left sober and hungry.

  5. Anne-Maree G.
    Anne-Maree G.
    • 30 reviews
    10/10

    Good food, very reasonable prices, excellent and friendly service but a little noisy although it adds to the ambiance. Will return.

  6. Karen A.
    Karen A.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Pizzas 1st class. Tiramisu average but a large serve, enough to share. Service excellent. Noisy but cosy atmosphere with the open fireplace. Will go back.

  7. Kathy p.
    Kathy p.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Beautiful food and great service. However our entrees and mains were not spaced out, making us feel rushed. Waiters recognised the issue and offered an apology with a round of free drinks. Overall really nice and highly recommended.

  8. Matylda Phil J.
    Matylda Phil J.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Really nice cosy vibe with fireplaces, perfect for a chill winters evening. Lovely friendly staff and excellent wood oven pizzas. The salty caramel sfingi also amazing. Not generally a fan of caramel as expecting to be sickly sweet but the saltiness was just the perfect balance and what a way to finish off a perfect evening.

  9. Luciana L.
    Luciana L.
    • 30 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was reasonable but restaurant was very full and noisy…. Lots of young people enjoying a night out so I imagine it’s better for a younger crowd

  10. Helen R.
    Helen R.
    • 111 reviews
    10/10

    A breath of fresh air! This is a bright restaurant where the food excels and the experience is enhanced by the enthusiasm and casual professionalism of the staff.

  11. Mareesa G.
    Mareesa G.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Funky place close to town. Very friendly staff. Nice open fires. Pasta and pizza were yummy. Wine was excellent. The hot chocs were a little average but overall, really nice place.

  12. Christine P.
    Christine P.
    • 15 reviews
    7/10

    The restaurant was cold and fires were lit just after I arrived and heating was turned on after my request. The complimentary nibbles was a nice touch.

  13. MONIQUE D.
    MONIQUE D.
    • 9 reviews
    8.5/10

    Warming and friendly Nonna style Italian food - the hosts are so friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful night next to the wood fire place eating way too much yummy food. Will definitely be back

  14. Tanya K.
    Tanya K.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Food was amazing and the service was great. Authentic restaurant and will definitely be back within the week!! Highly recommend. One of the best woodfired pizzas and home made Italian pasta.

  15. Sintija N.
    Sintija N.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The beef involtinis with sides were slightly underwhelming, the firewood pizza on the other hand was great.

  16. Lisa B.
    Lisa B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Had a great experience

  17. Karen S.
    Karen S.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    Service and atmosphere were great however food was average.

  18. Yolanda D.
    Yolanda D.
    • 29 reviews
    10/10

    This place feels like home. Service exceptional. Food absolutely delicious and authentic Italian.,Highly recommended- don’t overlook this place if you LOVE Italian. Can’t wait to go back. Lots of open fireplaces too ... so nice to relax by the fire sipping Chianti.

  19. Stephen C.
    Stephen C.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    A lovely neighbourhood gem. Came all the way from Cranbourne and so glad we did. Amazing (and insanely fresh) food, impeccable and friendly service - this is exactly what a cold Melbourne night needs for a fix. 100% recommended!

  20. Alex O.
    Alex O.
    • one review
    10/10

    I never normally write reviews, even if I get good service. However these guys were just fantastic. Booked a table through The Fork and on the booking it asked where we would like to sit. We said inside however when we arrived the inside was actually booked out so we had to sit outside, despite them doing their best to fit us in inside. This was slightly annoying since we specifically booked an inside table but they said it could have been an issue with The Fork so happy to give them the benefit of the doubt on this. Anyway, from there they could not have been nicer. Someone came to set up the outdoor heater and our waiter was really nice. Made a request to add something to my order and the chef came out himself to double check what i'd asked for because they wanted to make sure they got it right, which I appreciated. Throughout the dining experience everything was great including the food. Having an Italian background I have quite high standards when it comes to pizza and they were all met with my delicious Margherita, the chef who made that really knows what he is doing! A lot of places won't use San Marzano tomatoes (to save money on ingredients) which for me are essential so big thumbs up! The dough was incredibly soft and the fior di latte was also fantastic. My partner had the Pappardelle which she very much enjoyed as well. If that wasn't enough they honoured the 30% discount voucher we had for the food, didn't charge for adding Buffalo mozzarella to the pizza and also took two soft drinks off our bill! We couldn't believe how cheap the final bill was, so much so we felt guilty because the food was so good. We will definitely be back and look forward to spending our money somewhere that genuinely cares about good service. The pizza is basically the same standard as Gradi or DOC however this place has a more local down to earth feel whereas you often feel like just a number at those venues. Worth adding as well both the interior and exterior of the restaurant are nice too. Outside they have romantic lighting. Thank you again guys look forward to seeing you soon!

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More information

Opening time

Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

How to get to the restaurant

350 Nicholson St, 3065, Fitzroy (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Tram stops nearby

Directions to get there

Cugini’s is located at 350 Nicholson Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065. Arriving by public transport: From Parliament Station at Stop 10, take the 96 tram from St Kilda Beach to East Brunswick for 4 stops to Kay Street at Stop 14. Continue walking on Nicholso

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About the restaurant

Taste pizza and pasta just like Nonna makes at new bambino on the Fitzroy block, Cugini’s on Nicholson Street. Exposed brick archways, dark wood furniture and copper pendents add a rustic touch to this Italian restaurant, which was formerly two homes converted into a warm and welcoming dining space, ideal for family catchups or a romantic dinner with your special someone. As tantalising aromas waft from the wood-fired pizza oven, settle in with an elderflower Spritz and contemplate housemade pasta plates such as agnolotti, with chicken, ricotta, pecorino Romano, sugo al pomodoro and grated Parmesan. Pick up a slice of Diavola pizza – San Marzano, mozzarella, fior di latte, calabrese salami, pepperoni, capsicum, chilli flakes, oregano and basil – before traditional tiramisu to finish.

Features

European, , Mother's Day

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