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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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... read more

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So most tourist come running here to see "Little Italy" but there's not really much in architecture to see like when in Italy. We did come running here to see all that was to been seen and Oops. But if you're hungry get ready for lots of italian options and many other choices too. After walking around a bit and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I find Lygon Street a little overrated. There is an abundance of dining choices on the strip, but I find going on a Friday or Saturday night an unpleasant experience as you are accosted by the Restaurant staff drumming up business. On the upside you can negotiate extras on your meal like a bottle of wine or garlic bread. Lygon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Heaps of choices... once upon a time it was little italy now its become more multicultural.. We had dinner then on to brunetti s which is a must...Carlton curry house is Beautiful also..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Lygon Street is north of Melbourne's City Centre, east of Melbourne University. All the students have to eat somewhere, and good food usually sprout in university areas. Lygon Street is lined with restaurants galore, way past the Melbourne General Cemetery. Pick a place and relax. We enjoyed our dinner at Gradi. The Gnnochi with Gorgonzola Sauce was heavenly! If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If yr in Melbourne you gotta go here it's a must do for really great food and I think better at night time, the best pizza is made here and there is plenty to look at without spending money on a ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So many choices for Italian food! If you're going to Melbourne and food is your thing, i definitely recommend giving this place a try. We went into a resttaurant (can't remember the name it was too far back) and while it looked empty (we were early on the mark for lunch!) we got great service. Delicious pasta, of the quality... More 

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