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Address: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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a great street to visit full of interesting shops Restaurants coffee shops and famous for the Italian restaurants

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lygon Street runs the inner northern suburbs of Carlton, Carlton North, Princes Hill and Brunswick East. Lygon Street is synonymous with the Italian community of Melbourne, forming the nexus point of Little Italy. It is home to many Italian restaurants and alfresco cafés. The Italian restaurant district synonymous with Lygon Street occupies the few blocks between Victoria Street and Elgin... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting street to visit with a lot of Italian restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately we have tried quite a few and there are no standouts anymore. Those that we have tried have been average

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful and very friendly area to walk around at night. As long as you take the time to look, you will find a reasonably priced meal. Some are very expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific choice of restaurants. Makes you think you are in Italy. All the food is very tasty. Very relaxed atmosphere to sit back,eat and relax.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a great street to visit full of interesting shops Restaurants coffee shops and famous for the Italian restaurants

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Italian food lovers - this is your street ! From delicious cakes , dolce and coffee to yummy pasta, mussels etc. heaps of cafes and restaurants. If you like Italian food this is the place you have to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The street itself is very nice, with this italian touch, far away from the hustle of CBD with all the asian restaurants and fast food. But it is a touristic area so the food is really expensive and not so good. It is much better to go to the restaurants in Fitzroy where the food is delicious.

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Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enormous range of places to eat or have a beverage. Means that you can drink in one place, move on to eat and then treat yourself to an ice cream or mouth wateringly amazing cakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4-5 streets area are chok-a-bloc with mostly Italian eateries, but some Thai and Vietnamese and others as well. You will find something good to eat here!!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic Melbourne street in the suburb of Carlton if synonymous with great Italian food and a relaxed dining atmosphere. We were lucky enough to visit during the Italian motoring display so got to see beautiful Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Maserati's, Bugatti's and more.

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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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