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Little Italy Pasta House

Lygon Street
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143 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Loved this restaurant, food was to die for especially the tiramisu which was amazingly good The gorgeous waiter who was very effient also made our dining experience a better one! If I lived in Melbourne I would be back here all the time

1 Thank Sunny_Girl72
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

I would call my self an experience diner eating at some of the best restaurants. You can read some of my reviews from over the years. In Melbourne for the tennis I wanted my son to experience some of the hustle and bustle of the restauranteurs of Lygon St, as each establishment sprukes their food and tries to bring you... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

We dropped in for a meal on Saturday night and didn't need a booking nor did we need to wait for seating. The service was pleasant, efficient and the food was fresh and well cooked. The only criticism we did have was the portion size of the meals as you can get a better deal in some of the other... More 

Thank Sandy-andy-Andy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Really pleased with this place my gf and I think it's the best on Lygon. I highly recommend you try the lasagna ! Yum

1 Thank sirtee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

ok....guys if you like to find the best restaurant in melbourne visit little pasta house at143lygon street carlton

1 Thank fabiogiaco
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

I have been to this restaurant a few times over the past few years, which I always come back to because it was terrific, atmosphere, beautiful food, service etc. I hadn't been this year, and won't be back again. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant, a few people outside. When we sat down, outside, there were 3 tables full... More 

1 Thank DottiMelbourne
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011

We had a specific requirement of cassata after eating our main meal. We went through about 20 restaurants until eventually we found Little Italy Pasta House. Our waiter was very friendly and quite jovial in an old-fashioned way. The restaurant seemed dated and we were the only people sitting inside. We ordered a cassata, two creme brûlée , and a... More 

1 Thank brencam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2011

I went to this Restaurant in Feb and again this month because the food was lovely and the service was a delight... Now I read the reviews on this site before I went and thought, I'd give the Octopus Salad a go... SOMETHING HILARIOUS - there is not and has never been Octopus Salad on the menu so I am... More 

Thank sirtee
Queensland, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2010

We left the kids (teenagers) at the Imax theatre and headed up to Lygon St for lunch on a cold, wet day. We picked this restaurant because no one was smoking (We come from Queensland so we never have to deal with people smoking in eating areas) and there were other patrons-usually a sign of a good food in my... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2009

Arrived at about 3.00pm, no booking just rolled in. service was good, the food variety was good and beer was COLD. had a wonderfull afternoon at the restaurant and we all enjoyed our meals. well priced.

1 Thank Nick-Australia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street

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

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.
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