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Papa Gino's Pizza Restaurant

#139 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Lygon Street
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Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 5758
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate twice here in April. Both meals were excellent, inexpensive and served promptly. The wine list is more than adequate and has a good selection of low priced reds ideal for washing down the great food. We ate outside on the sidewalk but there is also plenty of room inside. Service was friendly and prompt but slowed when they... More 

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Thank utya
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have not been here since 2008 and yet again the best Pizza you could possibly wish for. Harry made the best Cappricossa and the service was excellent. I only wish they home delivered to the Gold Coast :-)

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Thank Martyn1107
Brisbane, Australia
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival at Lygon street the choice of restaurant is overwhelming. The staff at some places are literally dragging you in with bribes of glasses of wine and complimentary entres. The atmosphere is fab. Walking past we checked out the plates of other diners and the portions and smells of the food brought us to Papa Ginos. We ordered lasagnes... More 

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Thank carolyn m
Sydney North
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here on a Sunday night. It was very busy but they got us a table after a short 5 minute wait. The service is great the staff friendly and know their job well. One appreciated area is very reasonable wine prices. We had two bottles of Vic Shiraz for $19.50 each ... a rare thing these... More 

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Thank Ken B
Brisbane
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two friends and i enjoyed a marvellous lunch at papa ginos. My friend raved about this restaurant on lygon st. The place is oozing with italy. The smells of fresh pepperoni pizza, the garlic aromas. The flowing red wine with glorious pasta. Papa ginos offers the sidewalk tables where you can see lygon street close up. Inside is extremely ambient... More 

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Thank BrizzyBear
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on upper Lygon St, great atmosphere & customer service despite the fact that they are so busy with a line up of people! We went on a Saturday night and the line moved very quickly. Not much in the way of gluten free options but their gluten free pizza was amazing! Simple food done very well & family friendly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love their food. Beautiful fresh pasta served with an array of sauces, pizza, gnocchi and many other Italian dishes including my fav scollopine Au fungi . Great service; fast friendly and efficient.

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Thank Ausausaus
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good old fashion pasta and pizza. Try and get a seat outside it very noisy inside when the place is full.

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Thank Marko C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The service and atmosphere on Lygon St was really enjoyable. My parents enjoyed their veal schnitzels, my pasta (carbonara) was quite plain in flavours. Overall I would return again, service was very friendly and fast, but I would get a pizza over the carbonara.

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Thank Elki_85
Cranbourne
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is my absolute favourite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the staff are great. I love the garlic and cheese pizza and always order the tortellini saltati pasta as there is nothing like it anywhere else. It is the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lygon Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 5758

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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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