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Papa Gino's Pizza Restaurant

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Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
61 3 9347 5758
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Family favourite

A trip to Melbourne is never complete without a meal (or two) at Papa Gino's. This restaurant has been around for many years and provides fantastic basic Italian food at a great price. With a great atmosphere and friendly staff it is truly the place to go in Lygon Street, especially with family and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
rorycat48
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Devonport, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Devonport, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A trip to Melbourne is never complete without a meal (or two) at Papa Gino's. This restaurant has been around for many years and provides fantastic basic Italian food at a great price. With a great atmosphere and friendly staff it is truly the place to go in Lygon Street, especially with family and friends.

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent as always. BYO wine. Oysters, pizza and calamari fritto. Certainly a Lygon Street institution. Never disappoints. Noisy and buzzing. Definitely worth a visit. Good value.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As we walked along Lygon St, we noticed Papa Ginos was one of the busiest restaurants. So we ate here The Food- I tried the chicken parmigiana, it was excellent and came in a huge portion size which was hard to finish. Dessert I tried was the Espresso Supreme which was basically an ice-cream cake, it was small but delicious.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great service and good portions. Honest authentic Italian pizza and pasta that was at a fair price. With so much choice on this strip you will be well fed at this restaurant and enjoy the food. The service was with a smile and not rushed.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was in Melbourne for a conference and went to Papa Gino's on the recommendation of a local friend. It was an easy tram ride from the CBD but a world away in terms of price and quality. We had a pizza, pasta, and salad and everything was delicious. Definitely my most memorable meal on the trip.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been going to Papa Ginos since about 1970 and I knew Papa. They have always had great food and great atmosphere. Their pizzas are the best, staff are always friendly and obliging. Highly recommend it. Harry and Vince are venerable hosts,

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been eating at Papa Gino's for a few years now. The Gino's special is one of the best pizzas I've tasted in Melbourne. The pastas are also nice, with a great variety. Great location at the little Italy of Australia - Lygon Street, Great atmosphere (inside or out), with friendly staff. Food delivered fast even with a full restaurant.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had a great puttanesca pasta at this restaurant. The service was prompt and friendly and the meals were very generous.

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Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I don't mind Italian food, and while I have had dinner on Lygon Street a couple of times, I generally don't make it a regular occurrence, which is probably a good thing due to the average price of a meal. However, I generally do enjoy the atmosphere of the place. As for Papa Gino's, well, there wasn't all that much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place offer great pizza in a really easy-going atmosphere. With bring your own wine too its a really reasonable way to spend the evening without breaking the bank. We used it as a meeting spot before a night out and it was perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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?