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“Old school Italian - just like Italy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar
66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 03000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9662 1885
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Ranked #105 of 3,963 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $1 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Old school Italian - just like Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place is not glamorous and the staff are not overly friendly - but this is one of my favourite places to eat IN THEVWORLD!

Traditional pasta coed by nonna and zia (grandma and aunty) out the back. The food is homely and tasty and the servings are huge.

The coffee is beautiful string Italian coffee just like it should be!

If you want a good hearty traditional plate of pasta then go to Pellegrinis. Don't expect to order coke or fanta or sit in a hot shot cafe - it is what it is, and what it is is perfect!

A must - especially if you are Italian!

Dont be out off my staff - they work hard and you get your meals quickly and usually without a smile but it just adds to the atmosphere!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irish in Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Old school”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Love this little place I always try to swing by when I'm in Melbourne, the old Italian guys who work there are hilarious. Its a tiny place so you might end up eating at the counter. Good traditional cooking

Visited August 2012
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Pakenham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Still Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This has been here what seems like forever and has not changed in the thirty years I have been here. Lots of character and Italian charm.

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Creswick, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must try the best coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

An institution and a must try, I look forward with anticipation to calling in sitting at the bar when ever I am in Melbourne and taking one or two espresso and let me say for a coffee they are one of the best.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Like you have stepped back in time to early Melbourne. Very italian vibe, fantastic coffee, sit at the bar and eat spaghetti . Love this place! Never changes.

Visited November 2012
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