Even if you have a hand to hold, wandering the streets of Carlton in search of a date spot can be tedious. No matter what kind of couple you are, these Carlton restaurants will take the tedium out of your romantic evening. With good food and top vibes covered, you just have to hold up your end of the perfect date by being a paragon of charm and whit.


The Olive Jar

Youre probably all like, Sending us to an Italian restaurant in Carlton how original, Postcoder! But this place is special. The fare is authentic Italian, with homemade and hand-cut pasta, award-winning pizzas (voted Melbournes Best Pizza Base), Nonnos homemade wine, homemade gelato and more. As for the vibe, its utterly charming!

168/170 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053 |(03) 9347 6173


Heartattack & Vine

This place is all about the experience. You walk in, get a table, then pop up to the bar to pick out pintxos from a delectable little display. They do things like arancini balls, bruschetta, olives and fritters, with the selection changing all the time depending on what the chef feels like creating. This interactive style of dining is super-fun to do with someone you fancy.

329 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053 |(03) 9005 8624


Longhorn Saloon

Dark, roomy and moody, this American-inspired eatery is the perfect place to hole up with someone special. This is, if your date has a hearty appetite. Longhorns menu is mostly meat and carbs, including burgers, reubens, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, steaks, poutine that sort of thing. If you slip into a food coma, the lovely wait staff would be more than happy to chat to your date while youre out. But hopefully, the two of you slip into a food coma together because that would be pretty romantic.

118 Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053 |(03) 9348 4794



This Carlton gem is a vegetarian restaurant, but itll please eaters of all persuasions. Their dishes are beautiful, flavourful, textural and surprisingly reasonably-priced. But not so reasonably-priced that your date will think youre a cheapskate (we got your back). Start with the Avocado Magic entre to set the tone for a magical date!

201-203 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053 |(03) 9347 3848


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