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Lygon Street
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380 Lygon St | Carlton Vic, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 2801
09:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
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Charlestown, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brunetti's is a wonderful establishment full to the brim with delicious treats for both both savoury & sweet palates, also offering fabulous coffee. I chose pasta, whilst my husband had pizza, which he drooled over. (My husband is very discerning as he is a wonderful chef himself, so I was relieved and impressed!) He is also a coffee buff, so... More 

Thank Terina P
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cake lovers paradise. The various delights have to be seen to be believed. I cannot begin to describe them but I took some photos and got a few to take home and enjoyed at leisure.

Thank Jennifer H
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great selection of cakes, desserts and Italian food. Visiting in the evening it was really bustling and rather busy as many others were also there on a warm Summer's night. Had to wait to be served, particularly when buying a gelato.

Thank 626Krystyna
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my girlfriend here for a treat on her birthday and we both love it! Fantastic variety of yummy treats from cheesecake to cakes, you name ut they have it all. The chocolate drinks next door were devine too.

Thank DianneConnell
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is huge with so much choices of food, cakes, breads and serves what my son said is his best coffee in Melbourne so far. The pizza and pasta we had were great and will definately be back when the hunger for Italian food arise during our stay in Melbourne.

Thank KHSim9
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A true statement, yet maybe glizier and even more crowded. Brunetti's is a household name in Melbourne, and since they moved around the corner to Lygon St in Carlton a few years ago, they're bigger still. No matter the time of day or night the place is hopping. And they know their coffee. And cakes. Also serve alcolhol, designer ice-cream... More 

Thank Linda H
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Brunetti in Lygon as we hear that it is quite good. We ordered Lasagna, calamari and pizza. Lasagna is is very dry and looks to be re heated from yesterday's leftover, pizza is very ordinary though calamari is decent. I say that the price is a bit expensive for a re heated lasagna and ordinary pizza. Didn't... More 

Thank Romil M
Wagga Wagga
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Second time my family have been here. Cannot fault this place. Fantastic food, coffee and service. There was an issue with our meal. Brought it to the attention of the waiter. Problem was rectified immediately and were treated to free coffee. It is our favourite eatery in Melbourne. This place doesn't need any review site to say how good it... More 

Thank SuellenWaggaWagga
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are trying to keep on a diet, then this is probably not the place to visit. The coffee is good and the cakes are even better. The list is too great to discuss, but pizzas are a good alternative. Be careful though as there are always lots of people, regardless of how late you are there. Cakes for... More 

Thank Krysia P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza= divine Sfogliatelle= divine Spritz= divine Atmosphere= great Service= can be improved but it's pretty much the service you get in Italy Highly recommended

Thank Travellerlisaandben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Lygon St | Carlton Vic, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 2801

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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

Neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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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