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Lygon Street

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 412 581 982
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“italian food” (76 reviews)
“cinema nova” (14 reviews)
“both sides” (18 reviews)
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Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Central Business District
+61 412 581 982
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Reviewed yesterday

For me Lygon Street didn't live up to the hype. I found it very hard to distinguish between the amazing traditional Italian restaurants and the tourist traps. My friend has lived in Melbourne for 20 plus years and even she gets stuck. Didn't live up...More

Thank BenGrand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon Street houses the city's main concentration of Italian restaurants and gelato outlets. It's on the hop on/off bus or tram routes or you can walk there from the CBD. There are lots of places to choose from for lunch or dinner and it's pretty...More

Thank miznovember
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some great shops and a handful of very good restaurants. You have to be selective about where you eat and drink. Not what it used to be but go to see the experience of an Italian precinct

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Italian, you'll love Lygon St. Authentic Italian food this is the place in Melbourne to go. Sit inside or out and enjoy the place

Thank Ross2711b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some if the Lygon Street restaurants and cafes are passé and dated. Spruiking is annoying and frequent, particularly toward the city end of Lygon St, and there is a lot of very boring Italian fare (think ham and pineapple pizza, carbonara etc). However, amongst these...More

Thank intrepid_pixie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to stand out as a restaurant in Lygon Street, and our decision to eat had as much to do by being given time to view the menu as the menu being different. The chairs were too hard to sit and relax and...More

Thank st8sman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just go here for the sprooking, Hawker’s, street fare, Ferraris and food. And go for fun. The people watching is a blast. Eat Italian, nothing else, in Lygon St.

Thank Stanthorpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love, love, love this street. There are so many eating options and everything is wonderful. Because the competition is strong all of the restaurants have to be good to survive. The street culture is superb with a European feel.

Thank Dallas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed to Lygon Street hoping for an amazing Italian meal. Unfortunately we made a bad choice. The fellow outside this restaurant talked up how good the food was, been doing this for 22 years, give you a free wine, sit outside, etc etc. the...More

Thank smchard73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so many bars and restaurants to choose from. lots of touts vying for your attention (and dollars) .. so very interesting

Thank Ross H
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Ray L
27 July 2015|
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Response from Janelle R | Reviewed this property |
Hope on the circle tram its free. you get off at the royal exhibition building and carlton gardrns in Rathdowne st then look for Queensbury st. Walk a short distance to next corner and your in Lygon. Or take the normal tram... More
3 February 2015|
Response from Daniellejlamborn |
A little bit late to respond to you know but anybody else reading this section should try Papa Ginos. Its authentic & tasty Italian came recommended by the locals. The ambiance of the place screams traditional Italian... More