For 50 years, Il Gambero has been serving the most delicious Italian cuisine on Lygon Street, paired with the service that only a family-run business can provide. Since the start, our restaurant has been sustained by our belief that you, your family and your friends should never have to pay too much for a top quality dining experience.
Situated opposite the famous Argyle Square, right in the heart of Carlton’s Little Italy, our restaurant has become an icon of one of Melbourne’s most famous eating destinations.
Il Gambero sources the best Italian and local produce to create our signature dishes. For three generations, we have loved sharing our home-style cooking in a family atmosphere, and catering for groups of any size. Our upstairs function room caters for anywhere between 20 to 150 guests, and is a perfect venue for a birthday, wedding reception or engagement party.
We look forward to welcoming both loyal regulars and new customers. Be sure that whoever you may be, we will be delivering fantastic food, great prices, and a terrific experience at Il Gambero.