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“Outstanding Meals, Great Size and Super Value”

Universal Italian Restaurant & Function Value
Ranked #254 of 4,256 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
Description: Established in 1969 Universal Italian Restaurant and Function Venue has flourished to become one of Melbourne's leading casual dining restaurants and first class function and events venue. ~A La Carte~ Universal prides itself on offering a widely diverse menu while maintaining an authentic Italian cooking style. Using only the freshest ingredients, we offer our customers substantial meals at an affordable price. Along with traditional dishes, Universal's menu features an assortment of top Australian steaks, fresh seafood, BBQ ribs and an ever growing selection of desserts made in house daily. A La Carte reservations and school groups are welcomed. ~Private Functions~ Located 2 blocks from the CBD, Universal's private function venue is the perfect location for all celebratory events, including engagement parties, birthdays, and corporate functions. Accommodating private functions from 20 to 60 people, with marble bar, designer interior and heated balcony. Universal also offers complimentary secured car parks for your convenience. Universal prides itself on organising personalised boutique functions.
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The meals here were amazing. We took our hungry teenage son out for dinner and wow!
The Chicken Parmigiana huge! The Ribs - Huge!
We could not fault the meals or the service. If you are looking for good value and a great atmosphere, then this is the place for you.

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Thank JodefromQld
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had dinner there and could not finish our meals. Some of the dishes could be shared between two people. There is a happy hr as well. Recommended,

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Thank liemPerth
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

My partner and I went along Lygon ST and decided to call into this restaurant as it seemed quite popular. It was busy but the staff were quick to take orders and we did not have to wait too long for our food. The portions were very generous. I am glad I did not have a starter as I couldn't finish my spag bol as it was! My partner had the chicken parmigiana and the portion of chicken was massive. The other food being served around us looked good. Would def go again

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Thank hutch_auckland
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We are a family of five holidaying in Melbourne and had had a big day out so were wanting a good meal at a reasonable price, well what a find this place was! Delicious food, great atmosphere and fantastic priced and sized meals! Would highly recommend to others wanting to dine in Lygon Street!

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Thank Vikki E
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This was one of the very few places that were actually open on Lygon street on New Years 2014. However, we were glad we chose this restaurant to have lunch as it was amongst the best value food I've ever had!

We each had a different dish from the menu and they were all about $20-30 each. Each meal was really big and we all struggled to finish our dish. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert but we would've loved to try some!

There was only the owner, an additional waitress, and a bar man there that day. Despite this, we were never short on service. Everyone was really friendly and happy we were giving them business.

Would love to come back.

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Thank TravelTrips12
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