Welcome to

Il Gusto

Great

Italian Food

Authentic

Home-made pasta

Real

Italian products

Italian Restaurant

37 years on Lygon St

Il Gusto was established in 1981 by... The fundamentals of the business was bringing authentic italian food experience to customers who are really far away.

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A Great Little Restaurant

A true and genuine Italian family experience. A small and homely family run business, with friendly old school staff who are usually up for a chat. If you ask nicely you might even hear some Italian Opera with your meal.

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Authentic Italian Food

Have a taste of real Italian food and the best home-made dishes outside of Italy. All of our meals are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients, so if we take some time be sure that the wait will be worth it.

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With real italian vibes

Hear a little bit of Italian accent? That's our staff. Hear italian music all-around? That's our customized music collection. At Il Gusto you'll feel in Italy even though a step out you're in Australia.

Taste

Our Menu

BREAD

Bruschetta Paesana
$8.00/$10.00
Marinated fresh tomatoes and mozzarella
Zaatar Bread
$5.00
Homemade with mixed herbs
Garlic Bread
$4.00
Bruschetta al burro ed aglio (butter and garlic)

PIZZA

Margarita
$14.90
Tomato base, mozzarella and basil
Chicken
$16.90
Tomato base, mozzarella and chicken
Seafood
$18.90
Tomato base, mozzarella and mixed seafood

SOUPS

Minestrone
$11.90
Fresh traditional vegetable soup
Chicken Soup
$13.90
Fresh traditional chicken soup
Seafood Soup
$15.90
Freshly made zuppa di mare

ENTREES

Oysters
$16,90 (6u) / $27,90 (12u)
Choose between natural oysters, Mornay sauce or Kilpatrick sauce
Choose between Garlic sauce or Chili sauce
Prawns
$19.90
Choose between Garlic sauce or Chili sauce

SALADS

Caesar
$18.90
Cos lettuce, poached egg, shaved parmesan cheese, anchovies and bacon
Warm Chicken
$16.90
Tender grilled fillets chargrilled. Al Gusto Dressing
Rocket Salad
$9.90
Fetta cheese, red onions and olives
Green Salad
$7.90
Description

PASTA

Chef's pride. A variety of fruits from the sea
Fresh seafood in olive oil, garlic and parsley
Quality fettuccine with salmon
With garlic, olive, pepper and prawns
Traditional Neapolitan dish consisting in spaghetti with mussels
Spaghetti Bolognese
$16.90/$20.00
Quality tradicional style mince meat sauce
Olive oil, garlic, hot chili and parsley
Fettuccine Carbonara
$16.90/$20.00
Creamy cheese sauce, fresh egg, bacon and black pepper
Fettuccine Pollo Avocado
$16.90/$20.00
Fresh chicken pieces with avocado and cream sauce
Fettuccine Boscaiola
$16.90/$20.00
Mushrooms, onions, tomato and cream sauce
Gnocchi Napoli
$16.90/$20.00
With Napoli Sauce
Gnocchi Pesto
$16.90/$20.00
Homemade gnocchi and Pesto Sauce
Gnocchi Gorgonzola
$16.90/$20.00
A delicacy with Italian baby Blue Cheese sauce
Ravioli Bolognese
$16.90/$20.00
Saltati with traditional meat sauce
Tortellini Alla Panna
$16.90/$20.00
Bacon and mushroom creamy sauce
Rigatoni Amatriciana
$16.90/$20.00
Tomatoes, bacon, olive oil, onions and garlic
Penne All'arrabbiata
$16.90/$20.00
Saltate in Napoli chili sauce
Lasagna al forno
$16.90/$20.00
Authentic and freshly made by our family chef
Authentic and freshly made by our familiy chef

RISOTTO

Pescatore
$16.90/$24.90
Italian arborio rice with fresh seafood in Napoli sauce
Gorgonzola
$16.90/$24.90
Italian arborio rice with baby Blue Cheese sauce
Pollo Funghi
$16.90/$24.90
Italian arborio rice with tender chicken, mushroom and cream sauce
Primavera
$16.90/$24.90
Italian arborio rice with fresh vegetables and Napoli sauce

SEAFOOD

Fish Il Gusto
$29.90
Grilled fillet of fish dressed with lemon sauce and prawnsa
Grilled and dressed with lemon sauce
Grilled and dressed with lemon sauce
Grilled fresh tender pieces with lemon sauce al gusto
Garlic Prawns
$32.90
Grilled gamberoni all'aglio
Grilled and dressed with Mornay sauce
Whole Fish
Market Value
Description

STEAK

Rib Eye Steak
$36.90
Char-grilled fillet on the bone with Kilpatrick sauce
T-bone Steak
$35.90
Dressed with Mushroom sauce
Fillet Mignon
$34.90
Succulent eye fillet wrapped in bacon with Mushroom sauce
Char-grilled with Pepper sauce
Grilled medium rare fillet with Pepper sauce

VEAL

Traditionally prepared by our family chef
At order. Freshly prepared by our family chef
Tender medallions of veal with Mushroom sauce
Tender medallions of veal with Marsala sauce
Tender medallions of veal with Lemon sauce

LAMB

Traditionally prepared by our family chef
Lamb Cutlets
$29.90
Tender grilled cutlets with Rosemary sauce
Grilled meat strip with garlic and Rosemary sauce

CHICKEN

At order. Freshly prepared by our family chef
Tender chicken breast with Mushroom sauce
At order. Freshly prepared by our family chef

DESSERTS

Tiramisu
$9.90
Ladyfingers dipped in coffee and mascarpone cheese. Flavoured with cocoa.
Crepes
$9.90
Filled with Nutella, strawberries or lemon
Gelato Misto
$9.90
Three ice-cream balls vanilla, pistacchio and chocolate flavoured
Reach out

Contact us

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Location 256 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne 3053
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Call Us (+61) 9663 6396
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Opening Hours 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Every Day