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Pellegrinis

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66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 1885
Today
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always wonderful

An iconic Melbourne haunt operating for 50 years or more. If you enjoy excellent coffee, delicious pasta & cakes in a classically generous Italian style without any frills - this is the one and only perfect institution. We've been going for years and it's a must for our visits to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
AandJ B
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

An iconic Melbourne haunt operating for 50 years or more. If you enjoy excellent coffee, delicious pasta & cakes in a classically generous Italian style without any frills - this is the one and only perfect institution. We've been going for years and it's a must for our visits to Melbourne Bellissimo!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My now husband and I visited here whilst heading to a musical. Rude wait staff, you are basically ignored and then when you do happen to get some service it is bordering on hostile. We have actually tried this place twice just to make sure it wasnt a bad night....the second time was worse than the first. Soggy pasta, inedible... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great food, nice staff and tasty coffee! We will be revisiting for cake! If u want a posh Italian its not the place for you. This place is an experience, a good one but casual and quick. Worth a visit.x

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Durham, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I learnt about Pellegrinis on the walking tour of Melbourne, the first Italian espresso bar in Melbourne. I managed to stop by for a quick espresso before I left, and found the place typically Italian and atmospheric. As I took a picture outside, an elderly man came up to me and said ' that is the most photographed sign in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A gorgeous authentic Italian coffee bar that's been here for as long as I can remember. Hipsters can go suck it, this is the real thing! I have only ever had coffee here, and espressos at that, but the food looks good too. I like the older Italian barista and staff, friendly and cheerful. It is always busy but you... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Could not get in for dinner restaurant was packed on a Friday night. Went back after dinner for coffee. OMG! So wished we had eaten dinner there. The buzz, the atmosphere was just Devine. Such nostalgia, the owner made four of us very welcome. It was our sisters 60th birthday weekend. He went out of his way to entertain us... More 

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Bar elona
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

"Old World Charm"..."Melbourne Institution"...come on! Walked in and was ignored by both people behind the counter, one especially who was fairly idle. I thought I had finally got some eye contact and asked for a coffee and if they had anything sweet to go with it and was ignored so I asked again. "Strudel" came the reply. I had a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Love it ! I feel like I'm eating out at my mother in laws ☺️....Classic Italian fare .... But of course nothing beats mother in law ... This comes so close !!!!! Always an experience 😄

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Melbourne, Australia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went for coffee and cake, both fantastic, as others have said you don't go for the smiling service, this is not a pretentious place, just something that hasn't changed so ce I was a girl and believe me that was a long time ago. The coffee is great, the cake delicious, the prices excellent and the service quick.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The bread actually. Can't get bread like this any where else! The pasta is of course what it's great at. One of the first restaurants on Bourke St., going into it brings a rush of nostalgia. Don't ask for salad by itself. The tells me off - you come here for the pasta not the salad! The coffee is legendary.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 1885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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