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Lygon Street

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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Restaurants aplenty

If you are looking for good Italian food it's hard to find an area with more restaurants, you will find restaurants to suit all budgets. There's also Nova cinema and Readings book... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for good Italian food it's hard to find an area with more restaurants, you will find restaurants to suit all budgets. There's also Nova cinema and Readings book shop.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lygon Street, in the heart of Little Italy, offers side by side restaurants both sides of the street for hundreds of meters. All cuisines, price ranges and experiences. We chanced upon Lygon Street through our choice of hotel (Quality Downtowner) but are so glad we did. I will always go to Lygon Street when I return to Melbourne.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are running out of options for lunch or dinner, head to Lygon street! So many restaurants to pick from (predominantly Italian) but you won't be disappointed! On a busy Saturday night, the place is bustling, the noise from the motorbikes going down the streets added to the atmosphere. Too many options!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always great to take a stroll down Lygon Street when you're planning on eating out. Be prepared for the staff standing outside trying to lure you inside. There's great variety from Chinese and Thai to grills and Italian. A definite must when visiting Melbourne

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon Street is famous for the number of Italian restaurants you can select to eat at. Over the years I have tried a number of them and they all have great pasta and sauces. There is some variation in the quality of the desserts and occasionally in the meat mains. It is great to wander up and down the street... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for nice wine and dine for a couple and even more so great places catering for family as well

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere on Lygon Stree is electric every Friday and Saturday night. Staff touting for business outside restaurants. A wonderful cosmopolitan mix of food suitable for every palate.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and atmosphere. For a week day it was still very busy still. Good variety of italian food. The range of dessert is amazing just to see

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Greatfun atmosphere, great food, night life amazing, always people on the move, so much food to choose from

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Italian food, Lygon Street is the place to go but it has amazing coffee shops, unique shops, bars and restaurants so plenty to see and do. An old part of Melbourne and an icon.

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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