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Lygon Street

Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #58 of 481 things to do in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Loved Brunetti, an authentic Italian cake, pizza, gelataria, coffee etc restaurant. Not all restaurants have air conditioning.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a pretty nice street. I didn't know Australia was such a haven for Italians at one point, but it was! Worth a walk down, but not really an "attraction."

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the Italian eating centre however, there are a few Indian and Thai restaurants located in Lygon Street. Italian food was excellent along with friendly service. Italian in Melb is a must!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Essentially it is just a street, not sure how it got to top 30 in tripadvisor places to see in Melbourne. Some good/cheap options for quantities over here though, especially for Parmas.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lygon street was once a cultural icon, but now it's lost it's shine. In some areas it seems old and shabby and in desperate neeed of a modern upgrade. There are heaps of italian restaurants on it - some good, some bad, and some plain terrible. But at least you can pick and choose when you're down there. There is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been to Lygon many a time and I have no hesitation in going back. The place is perfect for dining out. However, I feel compelled to say the street is living off past reputation. Pizza is much better at my local suburban non-special pizza shop, and slightly cheaper as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

So many Italian restaurants and cafes. The food is amazing and the service is fantastic! Always go back here when in Melbourne!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lygon street has some very nice restaurants and sell some lovely food. The aroma from walking down the street is amazing. Just be aware that some of the proprietors can be pushy and may make rude remarks if you don't eat at their restaurant, but apart from that it is a great experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited Brunetti on Lygon in the morning for morning tea. We caught the melbourne visitor shuttle bus which leaves from outside the art gallery and various stops around the cbd which cost 5 dollars hop o. And off all day. We could do a round trip of the melbourne city area and immediately outside the city area. Total time... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lygon Street is full of Italian Restaurants, Gelato Shops and lots of malls. Lygon St was our favourite place to have dinner and the atmosphere was buzzing every night. The Italian restaurants are plentiful and all amazing.

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