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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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One of Melbourne's great cultural treasures

A 10-15 minute walk from the CBD or an even shorter tram or bus ride, Lygon Street has a long and colourful history that has helped make Melbourne a world-class city. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Not as busy as it used to be. Nice strip of shops and eateries. We took a nice stroll in the shops and stopped for a coffee and cake at brunettis. Lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lygon Street is the centre of Melbourne's Italian restaurant and coffee culture. Lygon Street was once a rough area but it's been cleaned up. Features are restaurants such as the University Cafe and coffee shops such as the luxurious Brunetti's, with wait staff straight from the old country distributing delicious gateaux.. Several gelati bars feed the craving for ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This street is amazing. Filled with the smell of coffee and tasty food. The street is always busy and full of life. Just like Italy. I wish we had this in Geelong

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A 10-15 minute walk from the CBD or an even shorter tram or bus ride, Lygon Street has a long and colourful history that has helped make Melbourne a world-class city. The birthplace of the city's proud Italian heritage - Italian immigrants made Carlton their home when large numbers settled in the 1950s - it features period architecture, a large... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Godo selection of cheapish restaurants (mostly italian) where you can haggle for specials at door. Only downside is how in your face all the salesman at the front of each place are, not ideal if you like your space.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the place to eat in Melbourne if you are a fan of Italian food. The street has numerous restaurants, mostly Italian, with indoor and pavement seating areas. I found it most amusing, that as you walked down the street, the restaurant owners would stop you and make you offers to entice you to eat in their restaurants. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place is a bit like a slice of italy, with many cafes and resturants. Home of the Notorious Carlton Crew , this area has a long history and interesting reputation. All the local restarants know each other and there are many icons who have lived here for generations. Certainly worth a friday Night Visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love it for it's quiet and well managed environment. although it's a bit far away from the central

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Some people call it Little Italy, others call it Italian Precinct and some even call it Italian restaurant district. The word "Italy" is in all those names, because this is where you will find lots of Italian cafes and restaurants. Lygon street is said to be the birthplace of Melbourne's cafe culture. Not only that the street itself is lined... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As long as you don't mind being slightly harassed but workers trying to get you to go to their shops. It's a fun experience and something different. I don't think the food is anything amazing (what I had anyway) but I'd go back for a look.

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