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Lygon Street

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #46 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are so many great restaurants in Lygon Street and it is hard to choose. In Adelaide we don't have staff from restaurants standing on the footpaths trying to entice you in! So the first time we went we found this a little off putting. After a while you get used to it and they can offer you some very... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The general area is famous for its numerous Italian restaurants, but the whole walking experience is worth a visit. There are numerous small boutiques, cafés and bars, lots of cake shops, and generally some quite unique experiences as a tourist. Definitely worth a visit, especially late in the day when there is quite a buzz with people and activity. Be... More

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Adeladie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lygon Street is the place to go if you want a choice of good eating places - ranging from Thai to Greek - Asian to Italian

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Lygon street is definitely a street for culinary purposes, especially if your an Italian food lover... Me and a friend had lunch one day in late summer, around February, and the atmosphere was just incredible, the street wasn't so crowded, so you can enjoy eating outdoor, the food was nice and the portion was considerably generous, but you really gotta... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Love the atmosphere of Lygon Street. Especially in Winter! All the Italian restaurants, people trying to pull you into their venue, great Italiano aromas, outdoor dining options. There's also a rich AFL culture among this street with a lot of former footballers owning restaurants. My favourite is DiMattina's. Make sure you check-out Lygon Street if you're a fan of Italian... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

One of the most iconic places in Melbourne for some great Italian food. There are very wide range of restaurants to choose from. Prices vary too, from pizzeria to fine dining. You can also go there for afternoon tea and desserts. A great place to visit. Recommend.

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