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Papa Gino's Pizza Restaurant

#169 of 3,039 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Lygon Street
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Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
61 3 9347 5758
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Melbourne quite late so had a bite to eat here near our hotel. The pizza which we ordered a medium Marinara was great, as well as the focaccia garlic bread ($8), really good. But we also ordered a main size serve of spaghetti bolognese and that was pretty bad!! Not a lot of mince and a whole... More 

Thank Zhen27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A long time staple in Lygon St. Good range of meals at reasonable prices. Friendly, efficient staff and indoor and outdoor dining options.

Thank Phil S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be served late Saturday night when many other restaurants were closed. The service was great and the food was perfect for getting back to some good old style Melbourne Italian food. Pizza's and Pastas were well priced and would definitely go again. Thanks for staying open late - absolute gem.

Thank Wendaayh
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been eating at this establishment for over thirty years. Yep a bloody long time. The owners have not chanfed just the generation. Thankfully the food hasn't but it just gets better. It gets busy and sometimes you need to Wait but you won't be disappointed with what you eat. Pizza is great, the veal Parma is out of... More 

Thank Rodney R
Sanmen County, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, not great Italian food. Service was great. It's BYO wine or they have selection. Pizza was good, the gnocchi was ok, the garlic bread pizza was very good. Family friendly. Smelt fantastic inside. . Good location right on Lygon, and outdoor seating, with heaters (we sat inside, quite chilly, maybe 7 out, outside was full at 730pm).

Thank NukeUSExpatinChina
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very busy for a wet and cold wednesday night and the restaurant was very busy. Service was good and the portion sizes for the pasta dishes were large. Prices were also very reasonable very cheap and affordable. My work collegues meals looked really nice but i had the marguerita pizza and it was very flat with not much... More 

Thank RayleneL
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had researched where to eat in Melbourne. Our children love Italian food so we decided to give Papa Gino's in Carlton. Wow we weren't disappointed, my daughter had spinach and ricotta ravioli my son had a meat feast pizza my wife had a chicken salad and I had fettuccini with marinara sauce. All the dishes were amazing full... More 

Thank Giles F
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Have visited Papa Gino's when in Melbourne many times over the years and always been happy. Staff always fit you in even at very busy times regardless of the group size. Great meals and good value.

Thank Chester2003
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Some way from the more commercial end of Lygon Street but better placed for the more authentic and less tourist trap establishments. A large indoor restaurant with a smaller seating area outside. A good selection of Italian food which was prepared and presented in a fairly standard manner. A reasonable meal but nothing exceptional..

Thank Richard B
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Went there for dinner with my cousins on the 9th of May. Ordered a steak , food quality and quantity was very good . Service was excellent . I was invited so I have no idea about the priceprices . Restaurant is a little bit crowded ,but overall it was a nice restaurant .

Thank Mohamed N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: 61 3 9347 5758

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Staying in Lygon Street

Neighborhood Profile
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.