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Papa Gino's Pizza Restaurant

#349 of 2,907 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
61 3 9347 5758
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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What a great little Italian restaurant. We ordered a mixture of pasta and pizza meals and we were all more than satisfied. Servings are plentiful and authentic Italian flavours. The marinara had plenty of seafood, similarly with the creamy funghi pasta. Staff were attentive and all up we really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Clarky249
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What a great little Italian restaurant. We ordered a mixture of pasta and pizza meals and we were all more than satisfied. Servings are plentiful and authentic Italian flavours. The marinara had plenty of seafood, similarly with the creamy funghi pasta. Staff were attentive and all up we really enjoyed our visit. Particularly enjoyed the outdoor heaters!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been here 3 times previously. The food was good and value for money. However this time the pizzas served were badly burnt. We asked for replacement pizzas which arrived 15 mins later. Our daughter had already eaten her dinner which ruined the entire experience. On paying I asked them if they could do anything with the bill due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a great meal at Papa Ginos. We are a family of five and were very well fed here. The pizzas were delish and us and our 3 boys were all satisfied with the quantity and quality of the meal. The garlic focaccia pizza for our entree was the best we have had - lovely mozzarella oozing in the middle... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

great food, great serving sizes, great staff, great location, I was very impressed with this find, keep up the good work Papa Gino!

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We picked this one because it had more people in it than the other Italians close by. Don't really know why, though. Tried some pizza which was really boring. Had spaghetti vongole which had several pieces of broken shells (teeth surprises are never fun), and it all tasted like someone had dropped a salt shaker in it. I will say... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Good place for dinner or lunch. Relatively cheap for lygon st, and the portions are large enough to satisy. Staff were helpful when we had questions about the food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to dinner with few friends as we heard was great. Ordered veal scallopini al funghi which was delicious and thats where it stopped. My partner order scallopini al pizzaiola which never arrived after 30 mins waiting. The staff when we complained just said sorry and do we want to order it again, we said no and he just walked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pizza was excellent, pasta dish superb. Very relaxed atmosphere & extremely busy. Didn't have to wait long at all considering the restaurant was full. Excellent value for money. Matriciana was exceptional .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited Lygon Street to find the best Italian food along the street. When by pass this shop, saw it label with the best restaurant by trip advisor for the year 2015. Hence we choose to had our late lunch here. The kitchen was closed at 2.30pm, hence all the food need to be ordered before the time. We ordered... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't let the cue outside this place put you off, it is absolutely worth the wait for the best pizza in Melbourne. The pizza dough is cooked to perfection and the toppings were fresh with just the right balance of cheese and tomato. The prices are really reasonable and the service was fantastic, the wait staff paced out the dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 61 3 9347 5758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?