Where it all started.
Find them up and down Nicholson Street, and in the wide, quiet side streets.
Pizza, pasta and a handful of non-Italian options.
Showing 21 results
Approachable, unfussy American-Italian food with fine-dining pedigree.
This Mexican eatery makes its own tortillas and grows its own chillies and herbs. To drink, there’s wine on tap or you can buy mezcal from the in-house bottle shop.
Under the watchful eye of a 1.5-tonne steel dragon, Australia’s first outpost of international chain Panda Hot Pot is serving fiery DIY soup with a choice of 80 ingredients.
Sleek, Euro-Japanese dining delivered in a multi-course format.
Authentic Lebanese, with recipes passed down for generations.
Take a seat at the black granite bar for hot and sour shredded potato, popcorn chicken with togarashi and cured pork belly with rolled rice noodles in XO.
Looking to avoid the lines at the original, which set the gold standard for Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen in Melbourne? Head to Carlton.
Greek and English fare by Guy Holder and Angie Giannakodakis.
David Bowie was a fan of this vegetarian stalwart. Chances are, you will be too.
A busy tightly packed pizzeria in Carlton, like something straight out of the boot-shaped country.
A Hong Kong style eatery from the founders of Chinatown’s Dessert Kitchen, serving creamy congee, Macanese dishes, and sweet and savoury snow buns.
Sichuan tofu jaffles, elegant steak tartare and wonton-skin mille-feuille.
A Lygon Street espresso and cicchetti bar.
A warm space filled with southern-Italian hospitality.
A true feel of Italy at this bustling Italian bistro with a pizza focus.
An ever popular, family run Italian bistro that dates back to the 70s.
The prime corner site in Carlton is a place for low-key Italian food, gelato and coffee.
An all-you-can-eat Japanese barbeque joint where you’ll be cooking wagyu over the coals and sipping ice-cold matcha beer.
Have a relaxed meal at this Lygon Street institution.
Traditional dining alive and well in the heart of Carlton.
Traditional Italian dishes and beers from across the globe make for an all-round tasty experience.