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Lygon Street

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #58 of 218 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited with a Group of friends for breakfast. The place is amazing. Reasonable price for the food as the quality was great. Has had a makeover And the decor is impressive. The size of the premises and the professionalism of the staff was also very impressive. Service was top notch. Food was divine. We all so enjoyed this place. Heaven... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The best restaurant spot in Melbourne. It is a cafe precinct rich in culture, notably Italian. I enjoyed just walking along the street looking at the restaurants and cafes. We had Pizza and desserts. Plenty of vegetarian options (if you like Italian). It is very popular. You can just walk in off the street and get a table at a... More

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very, very popular but a great variety of restaurants (not all good of course). Eating in the street is wonderful on a warm evening - or during the day. Interesting shops too.

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Forbes, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Not much was open at lunch time. About 3/4 places Clean ans friendly Good variety Worth eating at. Didnt seem much like italy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lygon street has the bigest selection of Italian cafes and restaurants of anywhere in Melbourne and it's also the place where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born. I love to walk by. Get you the feeling like you're in Italy. Warm welcoming of charming waiters, Italian language- si parla italiano, smell of espresso, pastas, pizzas and hudge choice of gelato... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Still a well known tourist place which housed a lot of italian restaurants and cafes. We went to a dessert cafe called burnetti for chocolate moose and tiramisu. Well.worth going to if you crave italian food.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

All, when I say all I mean every single one, all Italian restaurants. If you are hungry, the best. That's it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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