Lygon Street Italian precinct - City of Melbourne
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Lygon Street Italian precinct

Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover Little Italy – the place where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born.
Image of Brunetti Carlton
Perfect for an Italian indulgence, Brunetti’s Carlton headquarters has a sophisticated Roman aesthetic, replete with marble, murals and mosaics.
Image of Gelatissimo Carlton
Gelatissimo creates that real Italian gelato taste, in every imaginable flavour.
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Selling a range of top-quality Italian smallgoods, the DOC Delicatessen adjoins the ever-popular DOC pizzeria and café.
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Lygon Court consists of over 28 specialty stores and cafes, including Cinema Nova and Brunetti's. Other tenants include Alberto Piazza Shoes, Country Road, Silk Lane Boutique and Woolworths.
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The original Toto's Pizza was established in 1961, and continues to serve old-style Italian fare such as pizza, pasta, soup, risotto, steak and salad.
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Cinema Nova is Melbourne's home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema, as well as regular film events, Q&As, Nova Deluxe, film festivals, the Cinema Nova Bar and CineTrivia.
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Seasons Provedore is a place to enjoy great Italian food, coffee, ambiance and service. It provides an authentic Italian lunch and dinner menu. Watch them make fresh pasta and gnocchi, by hand, in the main display window.
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II Dolce Freddo on Lygon Street has won international awards for its colorful range of artisan gelati, all made fresh daily.
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The Italian accent is genuine at DOC, where you can taste the authentic flavour of a Rome-style pizza without having to purchase an air ticket.
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When a sandwich won’t suffice for lunch, head to the traditional Italian Tiamo cafe for generous servings of pasta and crunchy Italian bread.
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Koko Black has mastered the art of fine European chocolate making, offering indulgent moments and a luxurious experience beyond the everyday. The Carlton salon opens late to cater for the evening crowd in the busy Lygon Street precinct.
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Established in 1969, Universal restaurant on Lygon Street in Carlton is a perennial favourite for convivial dining with groups of family or friends.
Image of Readings Books & Music
Readings has been Melbourne’s preeminent independent bookstore and retailer of music and films for over four decades. Readings offers customers an outstanding range of products, from cutting-edge music and DVDs to classic texts.
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Museo Italiano tells the story of Victoria’s Italian community, and as you’d expect there’s a strong focus on Carlton’s Italian heritage and history.
Image of Vertue Coffee Roasters
Vertue Coffee Roasters are a micro coffee roaster, café, kitchen and retailer. Being passionate about coffee, they source premium green coffee beans, roast to perfection, then serve with care and respect.
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A pioneer of Melbourne's coffee and cafe industry, Grinders Coffee was established in Lygon Street in 1962. With single origin coffee roasted on site, Grinders is a Carlton icon and the largest roaster of Fairtrade coffee in Australia.
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Casa del Gelato has been making delicious gelati, with the freshest fruit and natural ingredients, since 1980. All 170 flavours are made by award-winning gelato maker Ottorino Pace using traditional methods.
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Heartattack and Vine is an Italian-style neighbourhood bar and specialty coffee establishment. Enjoy tapas-style plates or more substantial rustic Italian fare, complemented by Europeans wines and coffee. Great cocktails, too!
Image of The Carlton Wine Room
The Carlton Wine Room offers warm, instinctive hospitality paired with wholesome European food, and a extensive wine list focussed on Italian varietals.
Image of Milk The Cow Licensed Fromagerie
Home delivery available, place an order online. Milk the Cow is Australia's first licensed fromagerie, featuring a selection more than 180 artisan cheeses from all over the world.


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