Lygon Street is one of the great food precincts of Melbourne. It has
its origins in the early immigration of Italian migrants to
Melbourne and, in particular, to Carlton. It also owes much
of its growth and popularity as a eating out destination to
the students from Melbourne University, who frequented the street
long before it became fashionable with business people.
Lygon Street has the biggest selection of Italian
restaurants and cafes of anywhere in Australia, and was the
first suburb in Melbourne to promote eating outdoors and tables
and chairs on footpaths. Lygon Street is a great place to
spend a warm summer's evening with a group of friends, especially
if you're sitting in the garden cafe of one of the terraces
that line the street.