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Cafe Notturno

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Published July 11th 2012
Some days you just need a massive bowl of pasta. At times like this, I turn to Lygon St in Carlton, and Italian restaurants like Cafe Notturno.
Penne Amatriciana
Penne Amatriciana


My pasta, like the establishment, wasn't super fancy but it was pretty yum, a generous size, and only cost $12.60 (though the waitress did dutifully try to up-sell me).

I only get a half hour break for lunch. Luckily, my food only took approximately this long to arrive.
15 minutes
15 minutes isn't bad.


I spent this time watching the cool, calm and collected chef behind the counter in the kitchen (frying eggs and bacon they serve all day breakfast here). But strangely, my pasta was couriered down from upstairs.

Here are the mystical stairs from whence my pasta came:
My pasta came from upstairs!
My pasta came from upstairs!


Lots of desserts are to be had here.
What meal would be complete without gelati?


Seems like the kind of place that would really come alive at night.
Outside Notturno
Outside Notturno


Cafe Notturno I'd visit again.
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Why? Sometimes you just need a huge bowl of pasta.
When: Every day, till late.
Phone: 03 9347 8286
Where: 179 Lygon St, Carlton, Vic, 3053
Cost: $12.60 for my pasta
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