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Lygon Street

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Russell St turns into Lygon St (when walking from Flinders Street) and its a nice walk even after tea.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to Lygon Street, with it's dozens of Italian restaurants, but what a disappointment. The restaurants are fiercely competitive for trade, with someone standing out front virtually every one trying to harass passers by into dining at their establishment. Once we finally did choose one we were cozied into one corner while a private function (a funeral!)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Thirty years ago when I was at Uni, Lygon Street was a genuine slice of Italy. Stores were small, individual, and genuine. Over the last decade, almost all of those wonderful stores and cafes have gone, replaced by generic insipid chains. A few originals hang on, like Jimmy Watson's, but the magic of the street has long gone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lygon street is great. Especially if you like a good bookshop, italian food and dessert. There are some really good restaurants here, it doesnt really matter which one you pick as long as you like the enviornment and what they have on the menu. We had planned to go to Papa Ginos, but they were closed. We went to the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I liked it with all its options though the badgering for your patronage whilst walking along grew tiring quickly and how many Italian restaurants do they really need?

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I recommend the north end of this street. Stay on the number 8 tram from the CBD for a couple of stops after Uni of Melbourne and then step off at the top end of the shopping strip. Most buildings are still low-rise and some of the stores still have their original facades, giving a sense of what this inner-suburban... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lygon Street is a bit north of the city centre. In years gone by it was the centre of counter culture with theatres such as the Pram Factory and La Moma. Now it is largely a tourist precinct with lots of reasoanbly average Italian resteraunts and their spruikers. Yet to those who live nearby it is our street with our... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were told to go to logon, we walked and walked and though enjoyed the wide streets and vibe, were nit that enraptured, then we suddenly struck gold and I got 2 x $500 suits out for $59- yes not a misprint 2 my size, bagged them, then we found funky cafés and some other cool shops and just enjoyed... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If one is in need of a pasta fix this is the destination.Lots of action,plenty of spruikers but some venues are average but lots to chose from. Never visit Melbourne without a visit to Lygon st.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Everyone says you have to go to Lygon Street when you visit Melbourne. So on our recent visit decided we would go and visit this "well known" Street. Well I am sorry but constantly being harassed to eat and promising the world is not a great way to start the night. Then when you eventually decide, you are totally dismissed... More

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