Lygon is one of Melbourne’s best-known streets, but it cops a lot of unfair flack. It’s true that the Italian restaurant precinct – which roughly occupies the blocks between Carlton’s Queensbury and Elgin streets – has its fair share of tourist traps, but there are plenty of great restaurants hidden among the chequered tablecloths.
Carlton is in the middle of a restaurant renaissance, and that’s starting to show on its most famous strip. There are plenty of places to choose from now, just don’t expect your options to stray too far from Italian cuisine.
Best Restaurants in Carlton