Café Notturno

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Cafe Notturno was established in early 1978. The premises was used by a carpet store as some may remember. It was purchased by an Italian family and transformed into a cafe. The original owner wanted to create something unique, something that Melbourne had not really experienced before and that was a large capacity Italian style cafe that never closed and that’s how the name “Notturno” meaning nocturnal, came about.

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I've been going to this Cafe for nearly 35 years and it's just the best, always open, always alive. A place to go to when you need somewhere to go and have a coffee and cake or pizza or nachos at any time and Kash you're always nice to us
Lottie Peters
Lottie Peters
12:14 04 Nov 18
Staff was excellent the food was amazing.Should try this place for your self it is the place to go and get great food.
Riza Kilicaslan
Riza Kilicaslan
10:32 11 Nov 18
We have been going to cafe notturno for 30 year's and we love the place and the staff members know us very well
Tania Renda
Tania Renda
12:19 16 Nov 18
We dined at Cafe Notturno as a large school group (90). The pizzas were delicious, the timing and service were impeccable and friendly. We topped off the night with a delicious gelato - very satisfied customers 😋
Emma Dawson
Emma Dawson
23:37 24 Sep 18
Very nice place with a wide range of menu options, even all day breakfast. It also has outdoor seating
Javi Molina
Javi Molina
23:39 21 Sep 18
Always a pleasure to come here. The staff are extremely friendly and make you feel comfortable. There’s a lot to choose on the menu and they’ve got an awesome cake selection. Best place to chill or hang out when it’s late at night. And they make awesome pizzas!Thanks guys! Keep up the good work 🙌🏽🙌🏽
James Yule
James Yule
12:38 09 Jan 19
Cafe is living in the past, convenient hours but that's about it for me. Food is below average, and overpriced for the quality you are getting.Customer service they need to look up the meaning. Wait staff overbearing, standing over you to finish your meal to clear the table....not good at all!Would give this place a miss, plenty of other options in the area for sure.Only nostalgia is keeping this place ticking.👎👎
Janko Gligorov
Janko Gligorov
06:58 02 Feb 19
Nice spot to look out and see the world go by. And enjoy their yummy food.
Christopher Tucker
Christopher Tucker
07:52 06 Feb 19
Our regular brunch place, always great- coffee, service and food👌
Di Lesa
Di Lesa
10:17 10 Feb 19
Nice placeAlways good to go back there 👍
Tomas Melgarejo
Tomas Melgarejo
12:40 02 Feb 19
Great food, well priced with great staff and great service
Isaac W
Isaac W
08:16 23 Feb 19
Tried to explain to whom I thought was management, that the food tasted a bit funny. ( Seafood risotto) got told to jut order prawns next time. The time before, tried to explain to the same person, the chicken I had tasted funny, and was dry but chewy. Got told that never happens and possibly a bad chicken. Neither time was it even discussed that my bill would be fixed accordingly. I was sick off the seafood and didn't eat even a third of the chicken. I have been going there since I can remember. Won't be going back.
Annalise Marino
Annalise Marino
11:07 18 Mar 19
Every time I come to Melbourne, it's my go to place for great pizza
Gaetano Romeo
Gaetano Romeo
10:05 13 Mar 19
This place is proper delicious. Brilliant for an afternoon with friends.
Fer Le Noir
Fer Le Noir
13:39 17 Mar 19
Their pizza was "shocking". I had to eat it quickly before anyone tried to steal it from me! Hahaha. Nah, amazing pizza. Base wasn't oily, the topping was a good amount. Well flavoured. Thanks for a pleasant meal. And it's up the road from my work... so I will be back for more, no doubt.
John Yankovski
John Yankovski
00:55 02 May 19
Ordered ice-cream and two cakes. Caramel ice-cream was the yummiest and both cakes, apple crumble and black forest were delicious. Amazing customer service by the front of house who knew the menu very well and could give recommendations
Arthur Katz
Arthur Katz
03:02 05 May 19
Management is rude, didn't want to know about the fact regardless we made them aware of allergy to ingredients yet still served it. Made us still paid for food regardless she couldn't eat it. Bad customer service!
Nat
Nat
10:20 01 May 19
Enjoyed a delicious Calzone with a special friend on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Service was polite and friendly by a lovely young woman originally from Spain. Thank you.
Janet Cheney
Janet Cheney
05:07 16 Apr 19
Enjoyed a delicious Calzone with a special friend on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Service was polite and friendly by a lovely young woman originally from Spain. Thank you.
Daniel Farah
Daniel Farah
04:07 03 Jun 19
Great food and variety, pizza, seafood,meats,etc great icecream. Great everything! Staff were really friendly and helpful. We had 2 children with us and they were very helpful.Would definitely go again.
sofia tsantes
sofia tsantes
10:58 27 Jun 19
I haven't been here since my school days...it's still the same local cafe n home chilled place opened early morning...Great for breaky or coffee before your day starts...
AnnaMaria Alberti
AnnaMaria Alberti
10:28 03 Jul 19
Been coming here for 20 years. Had my wedding lunch here. Love the food, the service and the atmosphere
Deborah Frye
Deborah Frye
07:11 01 Aug 19
Great little cafe/restaurant with decent food at reasonable prices. $12 pizza lunch special is fantastic value and the pastas are very generous in size.
Chris
Chris
03:22 18 Jul 19
Good selection of reasonable food... Not as good as some of the other places. The tiramisu cake was big and pretty good
Michael Riedlshah
Michael Riedlshah
08:56 21 Jul 19
It has friendly atmosphere the staff make you welcomed I have my morning coffee and reading the newspapers Monday to Friday. Good place for breakfast lunch and dinner
George Costas
George Costas
06:47 05 Aug 19
Their pizza and spaghetti are good. Great place for birthday party / any event as they are willing to cater for different needs.
Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis
05:27 18 Aug 19
One of my favourite cafes on Lygon, my go to coffee and dinner location. Ps. the cheese cake is amazing, it's fresh other than that, the food is always good. Would definitely suggest popping in, there's a reason why they've been around for years and why I've always been a loyal customer!
Vincent Vu
Vincent Vu
03:20 28 Aug 19
My late father use to always take me for a pizza there when I was a young kid to share a pizza. Going through some hard times then, I am now so grateful of these times he took me there when he was going through so much and the family atmosphere there was just what we needed. Thanks for the memories!
Sunny Luna LunaSun
Sunny Luna LunaSun
09:16 13 Sep 19
Great food and variety, pizza, seafood,meats,etc great icecream. Great everything! Staff were really friendly and helpful. We had 2 children with us and they were very helpful.Would definitely go again.
sofia tsantes
sofia tsantes
10:58 27 Jun 19
I only had the marinara pizza and the banana milkshake. The pizza was a little soggy when I got into it. Would have loved a little more prawn instead. Banana milkshake was alright, it looked a little too yellow to be real banana. The pasta and scrambled eggs were under seasoned.
Clarissa Chia
Clarissa Chia
14:45 23 Sep 19
I’ve never bothered posting reviews before but I feel compelled to do so. We celebrated our daughter’s 1st birthday here. Staff were incredibly understanding, flexible and very friendly. Pizzas were delicious 😋
Amanthi Jayasinghe
Amanthi Jayasinghe
09:15 28 Sep 19
Authentic Cafe.. Friendly staff welcomed as soon as we came in.. Accommodated the kids and the pram.. Loved the vanilla latte.. Hubby and I shared a $12 pizza.. Was so good.. Jot oily or greezy, full of flavor and was really good that the pizza wasn't on a super thick base!! Kids enjoyed an ice cream cone each.. Would definitely recommend
Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller
07:26 08 Oct 19
This was a 5 star place for me, the food has a noticeable difference. We just ate there and the pasta was undercooked. The pizza base was like rubber, hopefully my next experience there is better. I have been a customer since 2000.
Jim E
Jim E
08:05 29 Oct 19
Very good coffees and cakes!The cakes on display are a must try and very generous portions!Love it
Mauro Marini
Mauro Marini
09:32 06 Nov 19
Customer service is absolutely incredible! Staff are patient, clear & well mannered. I have been here twice in a matter of a few days & would definitely come back. I'm originally from Sydney & it is one of the best experiences I have had. The food was phenomenal, hot & delicious!
Marina Semaan
Marina Semaan
23:38 01 Dec 19
Service, food, friendliness and atmosphere were first rate. We would definitely return for further meals. Prices were also reasonable.
John Walton
John Walton
22:51 30 Nov 19
Hit and miss here every time. I've been served good food at a decent price particularly for the area and on other occasions I have been taken to my table and the waiter just never returned after a reasonable amount of time, so I just left. Sometimes the staff are friendly and attentive, other times less so. The atmosphere is fun and bright and the place is often full. I avoid it now as after being forgotten a couple of times I feel there are other places nearby that I can go.
Alisdair Horgbury
Alisdair Horgbury
12:20 20 Dec 19
Easy going. Staff always friendly and patient. Good pizza. Open till late.
vivian fly
vivian fly
12:42 27 Dec 19
Our old favourite "Go To" place when meeting up with friends or needing an Italian food & coffee fix. Great staff and atmosphere with inside/outside seating where you can sit & soak up the famous Lygon St atmosphere. "Nottys" has always been a popular to be for many many years.
Nikky Spiteri
Nikky Spiteri
11:19 09 Jan 20
Best thing about this cafe, it's open till late and it's on Lygon Street! Been here many times, the waiters/waitresses are always friendly. Coffee is reasonably priced and tastes as it should. Cake slices are around $9, seems expensive at first but the portions are massive. Would recommend you share it with a friend. Will keep coming back whenever I'm in the area.
Stanley Ye
Stanley Ye
06:55 13 Mar 20
Their pizza was "shocking". I had to eat it quickly before anyone tried to steal it from me! Hahaha. Nah, amazing pizza. Base wasn't oily, the topping was a good amount. Well flavoured. Thanks for a pleasant meal. And it's up the road from my work... so I will be back for more, no doubt.
John Yankovski
John Yankovski
00:55 02 May 19
Beautiful meals. Service is great. Fast and friendly.
Shaun Clements
Shaun Clements
11:51 18 Jan 20

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