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Lygon Street

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Central Business District
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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Italian influence

Lygon Street is one of the best known areas of Melbourne being in the suburb of Carlton and only about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Melbourne. It is particularly known for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lygon Street is one of the best known areas of Melbourne being in the suburb of Carlton and only about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Melbourne. It is particularly known for its Italian restaurants. The only annoying aspect is that in one block there are spruikers outside some restaurants. I would never, on principle patronize one of these!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the zoo is good and the parks surrounding are lovely & peaceful. having been told to visit lygon st, i headed off. i then thought i'd missed it. not much to see. arcades are dirty and old. it might be trendy but it seems more like a cheap nasty suburb high street, rather than a stylish destination for food and... More 

Thank simon b
Dublin, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure to make some time for Lygon Street in Melbourne. Excellent line up of restaurant/cafes, with a leaning towards Italian (it is in the Italian Quarter!!). Two excellent meals there. Also some charming clothes, collectibles shops and the best book and record (remember them?) shop in Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lygon street has everything, from restaurants and cafes, to cinemas and amazing dessert shops. Lygon street has so much to offer!! There are a number of ice cream shops which are the highlight of the street in my opinion. The street has a really cool vibe and is buzzing at night. Only negative is finding car spots in peak times... More 

Thank DavidLovesDianna
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The flavour of Italy pervades this Melbourne neighbourhood... A stroll along the street offered us plenty of choice for our lunch (cafes, restaurants & even gelato parlours)... We chose to revisit Il Gambero because of it's extensive menu (pizza, pasta, risotto & seafood, etc)... This cultural precinct is a popular destination for locals & visitors alike... Serviced by the No1... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around and had dinner at Guido's Italian Restaurant. It was a highlight of our trip. This is in Little Italy and there's a plaza where you can just seat and enjoy people watching. Lots of restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wish we had a Brunetti's in my home town, it's that good! It's huge and the variety of desserts, coffees, gelato etc is mind boggling. Half the fun is in deciding what to eat but once you have your dessert you'll love it! Try the Francesce, a hazelnut, chocolate mousse style of dessert, you won't want to share...

Thank Olga M
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

all shops were for eating , lots of different price ranges mostly Italian but they had auzzie food there too

Thank rachtrex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there originally for the ice cream, but returned for delicious al fresco dining at Papa Gino's with perfect pizza dough. Are lots of other choices to eat and drink with plenty of great people watching to be had. Worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many restaurants to choose from, we were almost feeling bad from having to decline from entering restaurants. This can get tiring, but we were rewarded with one of the best meals this trip.

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.