Universal Restaurant does not take restaurant reservations.
We assure you we can cater to your needs upon arrival.

To Start

Garlic Pizza (v)

Mozzarella cheese with roasted local Victorian garlic purée on a small pizza base


Ciabatta Bread with Dip & Warmed Olives (v)

Toasted Italian ciabatta loaf with garlic butter served with fresh ricotta,
homemade pesto & warmed Mt. zero olives, for 2-4 people


Bruschetta Roma (v)

Homemade pesto, fresh tomato & feta cooked on a small pizza base


Fresh Oysters

Fresh Local Oysters, shucked to order (Price Per Oyster – Min 3

Oysters Natural

Fresh oysters, served with homemade hot sauce & lemon


Oysters Kilpatrick

Fresh oysters, baked with bacon & homemade Kilpatrick sauce



Chicken Soup

Rich porcini broth, chicken meatballs, kale, truffled olive oil served with garlic ciabatta bread


Chicken Wings

Roasted chicken wings with homemade sticky bbq sauce


Fried Chicken

Homemade chicken meatballs coated in panko crumbs and lightly fried, served with sweet chilli sauce




Dal Terra – from the land

Prosciutto, Sopressata, marinated artichoke hearts & Mt zero olives,
homemade chicken meatballs, ricotta with homemade pesto & garlic ciabatta bread



Tuscan Chicken

Grilled chicken breast fillet, served with a wild mushroom risotto


Salmon Fillet

Grilled sustainably harvested fresh Atlantic salmon fillet, served with a lemon caper risotto and crispy salmon skin



Gently fried fresh calamari, served with homemade tartare sauce & Italian slaw


Pork Ribs & Chicken Wings

Slow roasted tender marinated pork ribs & chicken wings, in our homemade bbq sauce, served with Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw


Caesar Salad

Fresh baby cos lettuce tossed with traditional Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, crispy bacon, egg & shaved parmesan

Add Chicken



Lamb Burger

Grilled 250g lamb burger, with fresh tomato, greens, melted cheese, tomato relish & aioli in a toasted bun, served with Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw



Universal’s House Salad

A mixture of grains, sweet potato, nuts, seeds, dried berries,
fresh greens and herbs with house dressing



Slow Roasted Pork Ribs

Slow roasted tender marinated pork ribs in our homemade bbq sauce served with Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw


Universal Chicken Schnitzel

Handmade chicken breast schnitzel, served with our special mushroom sauce, Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw

Add grilled mozzarella cheese



Chicken Parmigiana

Handmade chicken breast schnitzel, with Napolitana sauce & Mozzarella cheese, served with Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw

Add bolognese sauce or hickory smoked Bacon



Fish Fillet

Lightly fried 220g panko crumbed fresh Blue Grenadier fillet, with homemade tartare sauce, Universal’s beer battered chips & Italian slaw



Replace your side with the following options for 2.9
or order a side dish for 8

Broccoli with toasted almonds


Mashed potato


Salad of baby cos, tomatoes, olives and coleslaw


Salad of tomato carpaccio, buffalo mozzarella & basil


Roasted Vegetables


Universal’s beer battered chips with tomato sauce


Steak house chips with rosemary & sea salt with tomato sauce


Share Plates for two or more

1 KG of Fresh Mussels

Fresh Port Phillip bay mussels cooked in a creamy white wine sauce

add Universals beer battered chips or garlic ciabatta




Meats Plate

Porterhouse steak 250g, fried chicken meatballs 200g, lamb patty with cheese & relish 250g, pork ribs 400g , chicken wings 400g

served with Universals beer battered chips and dipping sauce


Trio of Handmade Pasta

Homemade gnocchi with pumpkin sauce, handmade beef tortellini with mushroom cream sauce & handmade linguini with chicken meatballs & fresh tomato sugo




All seasoned with our rosemary sea salt
Served with sauce, Italian slaw & Universal’s beer battered chips

Bistecca Fiorentina T-Bone

Hand Selected prime yearling, 50 day grain fed, 21 day aged. A very generous portion of Bistecca Fiorentina, bone in, sirloin on one side means great flavour & fillet on the other side provides amazingly tender meat. Only cooked rare, medium- rare or medium



Rib Eye

Hand Selected prime yearling, 50 day grain fed, 21 day aged. Very tender, beautifully marbled, bone in & full of flavour




Hand Selected prime yearling, 50 day grain fed, 21 day aged. Good tenderness, great flavour with side fat cover




Eye Fillet

hand selected, premium prime yearling, 50 day grain fed, 21 day aged best tenderness, beautiful delicate flavour, no fat




Extra Steak Sauces: mushroom, red wine pepper, garlic butter


Condiments: Tomato, BBQ, Sweet Chilli, Tartare, Hot, Aioli, Caesar, Lemon wedges


For medium-well & well-done steaks there is a minimum 35 minute cooking time.




Choose from: Spaghetti, Fettuccine or Penne

Fresh Homemade Gnocchi, extra e 3.9 m  4.9

Fresh Homemade Beef Tortellini extra e 3.9 m 4.9

Gluten Free Penne extra  e 1 m 1.9


A selection of fresh seafood, garlic & Napolitana sauce



Paul Special

Bacon, garlic, chilli & rose sauce




Traditional homemade beef sauce




Bacon, egg & cream sauce



Chicken & Avocado

grilled chicken, smashed avocado, mushroom & cream sauce

 14.9  19.9

Grilled Chicken, bacon, mushroom & cream sauce



Sun Dance Kid

semi-dried tomatoes, olives, chilli. mushroom & extra virgin olive oil



Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto potatoes, mushroom stock, kale & extra virgin olive oil



Specialty Pasta Selections

Please note no alterations can be made to our specialty pastas

Risotto Poseidon

Creamy risotto with pan seared tiger prawns, mussels, spinach & roasted capsicum, with a touch of spicy olio & Napolitana sauce


Risotto Roasted Pumpkin & Ricotta  (v)

Risotto with a roasted pumpkin puree sauce spinach & fresh ricotta


Handmade Linguini

Handmade linguini in a fresh tomato sugo,
with homemade chicken meat balls & fresh mozzarella


Traditional Meat Lasagne

Homemade beef lasagne with Italian Slaw


Traditional Pizzas

4 Slices
6 Slices
8 Slices
Margherita (v)

Tomato, cheese & fresh basil





Tomato, cheese, ham, mushroom & olives





Tomato, cheese, ham & pineapple






Tomato, cheese, garlic & a selection of fresh seafood




The Lot

Tomato, cheese, ham, mushroom, hot Italian salami,
capsicum, onion, olives, pineapple & bacon




Meat Lovers

Bbq sauce, cheese, ham, hot Italian salami & bacon




BBQ Chicken

Bbq sauce, cheese, chicken, pineapple & onion






Bbq sauce, cheese, ham, chicken, bacon & pineapple




Gourmet Italian Style Pizzas

Double risen dough, hand stretched and cooked until crispy. Cheese only on the bottom, topped with quality ingredients & extra virgin olive oil.
Served uncut to preserve the crispy base. Just as its done in Italy! Enjoy.

Chicken & Avocado

Tomato, cheese, mushroom, grilled chicken & fresh avocado



Tomato, cheese, mushroom, olives, prosciutto & rocket


Smoked Salmon

Tomato, cheese, capers, onion, rocket, smoked salmon & lemon juice


Veggie Super Special

Tomato, cheese, mushroom, roasted capsicum, olives,
pineapple, fresh tomatoes & homemade pesto


I Am Angus

Tomato, cheese, grilled beef steak, roasted red capsicum,


Tomato, cheese, Sopressata, fresh tomato, onion,
chilli sauce, olives, fresh mozzarella & basil


Half and Half (not available for gourmet pizzas)



Standard extras




Extra prawns or prosciutto




Thin Base, hand stretched dough cooked thin and crispy




House Policies:

Corkage is 3.50 per person (BYO Wine only). No outside food or drink allowed.
Minimum spend $12.00 per person.
All food and drinks may contain traces of nuts, gluten & dairy products.
Olives may contain pits.Fish may contain bones All prices include GST.


139-141 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC 3053
03 9347 4393