made with love on lygon
7 days a week
MON - SAT 11.30AM–3PM, 5PM–10PM
For over 40 years Il Gambero has been providing diners with some of the best pizza and Italian cuisine Lygon Street has to offer. We’ve gained this reputation through the belief that you, your family and friends should never have to overpay for top quality food and service.
Situated opposite Argyle Square, right in the heart of Lygon Street, our family restaurant has become a much loved staple of the strip.
Our Head Chef, Mark Bettiol sources the best Italian and local produce to create our signature dishes. While Head Pizza Chef, Franki DiMattina is so serious about his craft he had Australia’s first stone conveyer oven shipped over from Italy to ensure our delicious thin crust pizzas are cooked to perfection every time.
We look forward to welcoming you next time you’re in the neighborhood.
Minestrone Soup w Crusty Bread 11, Prawn, Octopus & Calamari Salad 23.9, Veal Osso Bucco 32.9, Grilled Mirror Dory 32, Homemade Sage Infused Pappardelle, w Lamb Shank Ragu + Pecorino 25.9, Bamboloni Homemade Italian Doughnuts
Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Squid Ink Risotto, Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Grilled Barramundi, Bamboloni
Gnocchi made in house!
The love of Lygon is within our dishes.
Gorgeous desserts as well!
We held our engagement at Il Gambero last night and couldn't have chosen a better spot. The staff including Anthony, Lance and particularly AJ were helpful from the word 'go' and super nice and helpful throughout all our planning -- even despite our many questions! -- and catered to all our requests. Great food and great atmosphere - we wouldn't hesitate to hold another function here 🙂 Thanks so much again Natalie and James
Yum, just dropped in for a quick lunch! The food and service was all excellent!
Amazing service and amazing food, it was our first time there and we will definitely be back!
My husband's fave, always great food and excellent service! Staff were fantastic with our 2.5yo son, we really felt at home. Thanks!!