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Lygon Street

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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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My favourite place to dine when I visit Melbourne. This last visit we went to Lygon st 3 out of the 6 nights we were there. The atmosphere and the restaurants are a real draw... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favourite place to dine when I visit Melbourne. This last visit we went to Lygon st 3 out of the 6 nights we were there. The atmosphere and the restaurants are a real draw card. Cannot be beaten

Thank Vanessa S
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a very nice Gnocchi served with a vegetable sauce. The culture of Lygon St is worth visiting to appreciate. I would recommend this to any travelling visiting Melbourne.

Thank Diane B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to eat Italian in Melbourne this is the place to go. An easy taxi ride, if walking it may take 30 mins.

Thank Leigh C
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went and had morning tea and coffee at the most amazing place on Lygon Street but can't remember the name of it. Had so many different cakes in huge fridges, and so many lovely things to choose from to eat with our coffee. Was nice to walk down both sides of the street and see what the different restuarants... More 

Thank Deirdre L
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon Street is worth the walk. It is quaint and has lots of small shops that sell lovely things (everything from clothing to food to home wares). Especially lovely on a sunny day. Most restaurants are great, and all coffee shops are wonderful. You will always be able to buy unique objects as gifts for friends and family (especially if... More 

Thank heidir775
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You haven't visited the real Melbourne if you haven't eaten in Lygon Street a kilometre of ''Little Italy'' offering a smorgasbord of international food choices. Located just on the outskirts of the city, it's not too hard to find. It has that feeling of culinary greatness along with the seedy ''underbelly'' that personifies Melbourne. Beautiful Mediterranean aromas abound as you... More 

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lygon street by night is an experience not to be missed. It has an amazing atmosphere, with wall to wall restaurants, all with alfresco dining, and all with there sprukers trying to convince you to dine in their establishment rather than elsewhere. Also, the competition ensures that their food must be good or the will not survive. We have dined... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wander lygon street and get hassled by all of the restaurants as you go past, trying to win over your business. It is a nice area to have dinner as there are so many places to choose from in such a small area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always come here for lunch or dinner. You can choose from good italian, Thai, indian, etc. But... very hard for find car park spot.

Thank FoodiMania
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurants and great atmosphere. I prefer the Northern end but if you like to haggle a deal and maybe get a free wine or 2 with your meal try south Grattan St.

Thank Phil C

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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