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Papa Gino's

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #796 of 3,974 restaurants in Melbourne
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Rocked up with a party of 8 on a wintery Melbourne evening - only seating was outside but there were warm heaters so it was great! BYO means you save a heap! Waiters were efficient and really friendly, kidding the kids and being cheeky! Garlic pizzas to start were delicious - with and without cheese - both were great! Most... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I believe the combanation of service and food is the way to judge how good the restaurant is, unfortunately, this is a terrible place to go interms of food and service. Unless you are tight on the budget, otherwise I would never suggest or come back here anytime

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We walked past the restaurant on Sunday night & saw a long queue, went back to try it the next day. We had the Mushroom Potterhouse Steak, Upsize Bolognese Spaghetti, Seafood Platter, a bottle of wine, Affogato, Tiramisu & Nutella Crepe. Good food quality, nice wine & minus the queue on a Monday night! Enjoyed the conversation with an Italian... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Was there in Dec 2013. Love the generous portions! The pizzas and pastas were excellent! Gotta come early to get a seat. It's very popular.

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Perth, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Papa Gino's is a very authentic Italian family restaurant. We wanted great pasta with good sauces and we certainly got it here. The portion sizes are very large so unless you are ravenous I would suggest the small / entree portions. The pizzas looked really good and we will have them next time as they were very thin bases with... More

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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Have always enjoyed the food at the many Italian restaurants along Lygon St. The food at this one was very disappointing, save your money and try another restaurant - Borsari across the road is one of my favorites!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was probably one of the highlights of my trip! Amazing little genuine Italian restaurant..... I would nearly move to Melbourne so I could eat her daily!! Just make sure you get there before 7.00pm though so you dont have to queue for a table!

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Group reservations aren't accepted, however, we went early and they were more than happy to move tables for us. A relaxed environment for a group with average service. Massive servings of the pasta - I had the Marinara entrée which was equivalent to a main size portion, it was delicious with lots of fresh seafood. The main size pastas were... More

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Mildura, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A packed out restaurant, but not a long wait to secure a table inside. I guess it's their pizzas that score the raving reviews, because my pasta lacked taste and flavour. I can almost picture it just being pre cooked and reheated. My mother enjoyed her pizza, but no amount of cheese flavored my meal. Basic decor and a place... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Walking down Lygons street you have so many options of a nice meal. We stopped here because it was packed with people! A sign to us the place is good. We were not disappointed. The food serving size was unreal - just get the entree size it is more than enough! You mix and match your pasta and sauce so... More

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