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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Like Italian food? You'll find the real thing here. It's been the Italian hub of Melbourne since I was a little girl, over 60 years ago. In fact, when I first left home, I had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great cafes, restaurants, ice cream and sweet shops, great coffee and shopping, park benches for people watching and beautiful tree lined sidewalks, Lygon Street is a perfect stroll in the city of Melbourne. Spend a couple of hours walking up and down the street and taking in the scene.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like Italian food? You'll find the real thing here. It's been the Italian hub of Melbourne since I was a little girl, over 60 years ago. In fact, when I first left home, I had a flat just off Lygon and had my first pizza there. Lots of outside dining and caters to all budgets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A street lined with a wide selection of Italian restaurants. There is also a Thai restaurant there which serves quite authentic Thai dishes at reasonable prices.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon Street has plenty of places to eat, great atmosphere. If you like pizza Lygon Street is the place to go.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon street has lots of places to eat and drink. It's full of every different type of of cuisine you can think of... Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Aussie... Whatever you can think of. Lots of places to drink too!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen such a large display of such fantastic cakes in my life and they tasted fantastic, you can get a 2 course lunch with wine for $29.90 and the gelato is also worth breaking your diet for.

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Pinjarra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying locally had to take a walk down Lygon Street to investigate all the Hype. Have to admit even though we ventured down during the day, we were a little disappointed with what was on offer and actually open. As a family we like to eat at 6ish and ended up eating elsewhere. Would like to venture out at breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The street goes back about 150 years and some of the architecture is excellent. Many of the food businesses were started by Italian immigrants in the early 1950s. It went through a gangster phase and is now a bit too focussed on money, but well worth a visit if you are new to the City.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says, it's little Italy in Melbourne. Not too far from Melbourne CBD you will find rows and rows of Italian and European cuisine and coffee shops. It really makes you feel like you're in Europe! Ranging from your local style restaurant to some of the best restaurants in Melbourne offering exquisite grilled options. It's a constant buzzing... More 

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Napier; New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Italia needs to tidy itself up. Still a great stop a stroll to Brunswick Street and Smith street makes for nice afternoon

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