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17 Places To Eat In Melbourne: Top Restaurants & Pubs!

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There’s not many guarantees in life, but this is one of them – there is no shortage of great places to eat in Melbourne, and you could have enough options for all tastes and budgets to last a lifetime.

Melbourne is a food lovers paradise and just one of the many reasons why I love this city.

One of the great things about Melbourne is the many neighborhoods who have their own cultural focus.

From the vibrant markets offering fresh produce to the craft cocktails served at rooftop bars in the bustling CBD to the relaxed and intimate dining experiences in downtown Melbourne, there is something for every mood.

If you’re new to the city and not sure how to narrow down the options, then below are some of the best places to eat in Melbourne from our personal experience!

The Best Places To Eat In Melbourne

We’re not big fans of fine dining, and look for value for money and family friendly locations above anything else, but we’ve tried to include a dining experience for every taste.

Below are places to dine in Melbourne that we enjoyed, plus further down below are some HOT TIPS from our readers.

1. Tiamo – Lygon Street, Carlton

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  • Hours: 12.00 – 9.00pm daily
  • Address: 303 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Price range: $20-$40 per meal

Lygon Street is that famous Italian area of Melbourne, and home to many popular restaurants and cafes.

With so many choices it can be hard to narrow down a selection. Luckily our local friend with an Italian background new the place for us – Tiamo.

Synonymous with traditional Italian cuisine, Tiamo has a focus on pizza, but I enjoyed another Italian specialty, spaghetti marinara, and Caz said her risotto was to die for.

Going there with a group, why not order a few pizzas, some pastas and risotto and share everything.

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Delicious pasta

The bustling vibe is great, feels very homely and genuinely Italian. And for it being a touristy part of the city was impressed with their reasonable prices.

2. Brunetti – Lygon Street, Carlton

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An iconic Melbourne place to eat
  • Hours: 6.00am – 10.00pm week days, 6.00am – 11.30pm weekends
  • Address: 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Price range: $20-$40 per meal

Speaking of Lygon street, Brunetti is a Melbourne institution.

A place to indulge in an Italian style coffee from the bar or get a quick breakfast of pancakes, eggs and other…

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