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Lygon Street

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #50 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

whether you're after a light meal, heavy meal, dessert or ingredients to make your own meal at home, you'll find it (and more) on Lygon St. Not every place is amazing, but most places are good with some diamonds as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Either coming from the free free tram, or from the Melbourne Museum, or the near by University, the food is universally loved. There are lots of restaurants (especially Italian) and coffee shops. This is an excellent place to grab an inexpensive dinner in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A unique Melbourne experience. Well located very close to the CBD. Something like the 'Little Italy' of Melbourne. Superb cafes and restaurants abound. Brilliant people watching opportunites exist. Not particularly close to rail options but tram and bus are close by. Parking can be problematic so be prepared to walk. Some good shops can be found as well. Generally quite... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lygon Street is home to Melbourne's Italian community. It is slightly difficult to get to because trams bypass the main restaurant section. You could head north along Russell St or get a tram to the junction with Elgin St and walk down. At the top end you find Cinema Nova and some great bookshops. Further down are all the restaurants... More

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