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
A piece of culinary history dating back to 1935, this could be Australia's first small wine bar.
Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.
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.
Pick up top-quality Italian smallgoods and pantry staples.
Brunetti’s Carlton headquarters boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.
Lygon Street attractions
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.
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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.
Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.