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Piccolo Mondo

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Lygon Street
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240 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 6165
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Top notch Italian food! We were tempted in by the host with the offer of 2 free drinks..... Quickly seated downstairs with a Great vibrant atmosphere. Those 2 free drinks were very sloooooow at arriving and not what we ordered ?! Or the cheap cardboard wine under the counter. Meals were amazing quality and good size. Come the bill, we... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the first time we have eaten at this restaurant when visiting Melbourne. Has never disappointed as the food is always fresh and the service is good with moderate pricing.

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Thank Gary D
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely meal with great service. Friendly Patrons - great atmosphere, well looked after by aleina she was beautiful Xx

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Thank sandyfeet18
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Piccolo Mondo for dinner with my parents and family of twelve and we tried most of the special and everything was amazed of the quality of food and the service of Valentina was impeccable. We'll return in our next occasion!! BRAVO BRAVO BELLISSIMO!!!

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Thank Mamy E
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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143 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, it was the Italians mainly who make Lygon Street what it is today and they're still there hustling for business. The atmosphere is special and we chose Piccolo because it had a good look about it and we were offered free drinks. However, don't get excited by that because a lot of the restaurants will offer you... More 

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Thank iandsmith
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wouldn't say the food was amazing but it was quite nice, I had the gnocchi which was cooked very well. Sadly my gnocchi was very peppery and I kept getting chunks of pepper which weren't very nice as I'm not a big pepper eater and they didn't have it on the menu that the dish included pepper as a main... More 

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Thank Kaylee W
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I was walking down lygon street, the competitive nature it is, I was stopped by the front of house at the door. This young gentleman proceeded to enlighten me about the menu with the homemade pasta and pasta sauces, that have been in his family for years, the fresh seafood that his father fishes for during the week and... More 

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Thank Joey P
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our usual place was closed so we took a punt here. Initial impression was good. Upon arrival drinks service was a little slow. Cocktails had to be sent back due to not even close to what they should of been (Cosmopolitan's). The meals arrived at different times so some were finishing when others were getting theirs. Food was good (one... More 

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Thank Darren W
Ascot Vale, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for years. Food is always fantastic and the service impeccable. Friendly staff who attend to all your needs. Hosts Pino & Jenny are always warm & attentive. All round a superb dining experience!!

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Thank Cammo79
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to this restaurant 12 months ago and raved over it, so on this visit I wanted to to see if it was still as good. I wasn't disappointed, however maybe my selection of food just wasn't to my particular taste. I chose the Penne Parmigiana which was cooked OK and there was plenty of it. Also ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6165

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighbourhood Profile
Lygon Street
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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