Lygon Street Italian precinct

Stroll along leafy Lygon Street in the heart of Carlton and discover Little Italy – the place where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born.

Running from Queensberry Street in the south to Elgin Street in the north, this part of Lygon Street is crammed with Italian restaurants, ice-cream shops, boutiques and bars.

Eating and drinking

Jimmy Watson's

A piece of culinary history dating back to 1935, this could be Australia's first small wine bar.

Pidapipo Gelateria

Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.

Johnny's Green Room

Rooftop bar above Carlton's King & Godfree.

Milk The Cow Licensed Fromagerie

A licensed cheese shop with over 180 cheeses from all over the world to choose from.

Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine is an Italian-style neighbourhood bar and specialty coffee establishment.

King & Godfree

Catch up for coffee or a meal, or shop for delicious deli items and wine.

Green Man's Arms

Green Man's Arms is an enchanting pub serving vegetarian and vegan cuisine with Israeli flavours.

DOC Delicatessen

Pick up top-quality Italian smallgoods and pantry staples.

Brunetti

Brunetti’s Carlton headquarters boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.

DOC Espresso

Italian-style coffees, pastas and focaccias with great coffee to boot.

Lygon Street attractions

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova is Melbourne's home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema

Lygon Court Shopping Centre

A retail complex on Lygon Street housed within historical buildings built in 1871.

Readings Books & Music

Readings offers an outstanding range of products, from cutting-edge music and DVDs to classic texts.

Trades Hall

Australia’s oldest trades hall building, built in 1859.

Discover more

Regent Theatre

This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.

Kensington Town Hall

This beautifully restored building offers affordable spaces for social and celebratory functions.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Government House

Official residence of the Governor of Victoria.