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“Grime is still the old black”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Pellegrinis

Pellegrinis
Ranked #102 of 4,059 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Grime is still the old black”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This is an institution? How, when, why? Aside from the coffee being decidely sub-standard and the cake being questionably stored, why hasn't the health inspectorate shut it down? Have you seen behind that bar? It certainly hasn't seen a deep clean!

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
sydney
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200 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were excited to head here for a relaxed lunch and although the place was cool the food was average. We felt like we were eating ravioli from Aldi - and for $18 I wouldn't call it cheap (for lunch anyway). I think it's a good place for coffee and cake but nothing more.

Visited June 2013
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Thank AussieTa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have been going to this Melbourne Institution since childhood and the best thing is that the food always tastes like you expect it to. The atmosphere is buzzing. The coffee and granitas are so good and the pastas are hearty and satisfying. Try to sit in the kitchen because you are in the 'engine room' and will always find interesting people to chat with.

  • Visited June 2013
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“A little peice of italy in the heart of the cbd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Pellegrinis is an icon in melbourne. Its not because of its gastronomic meals or its excellent service, but for the atmosphere that takes you straight to rome, right down to the nonnas cooking right in front of you. No room in the main bar area, no worries, they'l make room for you in the kitchen. Food is great! Traditional pasta dishes served up within a couple of minutes. Pricing is reasonable for the quality of food. Don't expect to be waited on hand and foot, but they are very experienced and attentive when needed. Excellent coffee to top it off! But remember, dont ask for "a latte", you'l just get a glass of milk.

  • Visited August 2012
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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nothing changes ... it's still great pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This café is pure pasta. They have great granita and coffee. We ate in the kitchen and that added to the entertainment. Pellegrini never fails!!

  • Visited June 2013
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