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Papa Gino's Pizza Restaurant

Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 5758
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely traditional Italian restaurant. From the time you walk through the door, this place is welcoming with friendly service and smells of traditional pizza. Such a warm and friendly atmosphere with perfect food. The carbonara was heavenly. We could not stop eating even...More

Thank Zaasrosato
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been coming here for their great Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Nearly as good as my mother used to make it! Staff are friendly and service is quick. This restaurant has been here for years! Prices are reasonable too!

Thank EucalyptDrive
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We sat out in the pavement seating area and received a very friendly welcome. Great selection on the menu and range of beverages available. Staff were friendly, efficient and courteous. The meal was delightful, tasty and enjoyable although a little rushed. Think I'll be going...More

Thank lauriehnz
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Met up with family for tea. Just the two of us to start with. Had drinks and mentioned we were waiting for two more to join us. We were asked three times if we were ready to order even though each time we said we...More

Thank Mand H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We have been coming here for many years service is great and food beautiful not overpriced a great atmosphere sitting outside with the heaters on

Thank kayedavis254
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Have been here as a regular every Sunday for the past 12 months it is the most consistent food and service I have been privileged to encounter. I can recommend most items on the menu. Good for families or couples and won't break the bank

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Been twice before this visit with a mate who recommended Papa Gino's after discovering it on a Family holiday to Melbourne. On this visit I had a medium sized marinara pizza and it must of been good pizza as for the 1st time in ages...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Papa Gino because it had a decent rating. We enjoyed the outside seating, oysters and the sparkling moscato that the waitress recommended. However both Spaghetti Carbonara as well as spaghetti Bolognese were very mediocre. I've eaten better Italian in Melbourne. Tiramisu was...More

Thank Devdarshini
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely friendly staff, busy little place we were lucky to get a table. The chicken was good, the carbonara was ok and the pizza delicious. The surprise free port at the end just topped it off.

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

On a cold and windy day a good feed of pizza and pasta was just the ticket. Pizza and brucchett was delicious, pasta was also very yummy, small portion was huge. Good value and great ambience.

Thank Narelle M
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
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21 November 2016|
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Response from Monique B | Reviewed this property |
You will need to ring and book them directly. They have wine and beer available to purchase at reasonable prices. Go to their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 5758
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