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Pellegrinis

#112 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
As featured in Melbourne Magic and 2 other guides
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66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1885
Today
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going to Pellegrinis for more than 50 years and just love it. It is a great place to drop in for a cup of really good coffee and a slice of delicious apple strudel to enjoy with a book you have bought from the bookshop next door or to enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade pasta. If... More 

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Thank Jump8
Nelson, New Zealand
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a visitor to Melbourne, on a recommendation we went to lunch here, and asked for the kitchen table, which seats up to 10. It was like we were in an Italian Mamas kitchen. In less than 5 minutes after we ordered we each had a plate of delicious pasta sitting in front of us, and OMG it was good,... More 

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Thank BruceFarquhar
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very ordinary food and even worse service. With so many great places to eat in Melbourne, don't spoil an evening by wasting your time with surly disinterested staff and overpriced plain food...

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Thank mickytap
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a cosy authentic feel to it with the old school Italian diner decor and friendly staff. The pasta has a home cooked look and taste but at $40 for 2 penne bolognese dishes and a granita it is well overpriced for what you get. If the dishes were more reasonably priced, I would return.

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1 Thank kmmap
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come to Pellegrinis when we visit Melbourne over the last 20 years. It is consistently fast, fresh, friendly and with great coffee. It can get hot, crowded and busy in there especially if it is just be fore a show. Owners have been there for over 40 years so they know what they are doing.

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Thank AGWAUS
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasta was well cooked but the marinara and meat sauces were lacking and the lunch time portions sizes were small/average. Also the parmesan did not taste fresh. Coffee was average at best, to the extent that for post prandial coffees we didn't hesitate in deciding to go elsewhere. On the plus side, the service was prompt. So when the bill... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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304 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my go-to spots in Melbourne. Great, classic food bar with cool Italian guys serving up top-notch fast pasta for good prices. Can't stop coming back!

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Thank hogiebear33
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a newcomer in the group for our wkly lunch. Food is excellent No need for a menu, if it's Italian pasta they will cook it. Fettuccine Putanesca and Gnocchi Carbonara are fantastic. Place has not changed in years. Very popular and reasonably priced.

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Thank John B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Pellegrini's for more than 45 years. One of the best things is the high standard of consistency. The food comes out from the kitchen promptly and is fresh and hot. The drinks are cold and refreshing. The Coffee's are the best in town. The staff are very friendly, obliging with some great characters! Truly a... More 

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Thank waynekline
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to have that pasta meal with an authentic Italian feel. Its been an institution for decades and has not missed a beat over its long history. The staff make this such a great experience for all in its cosy dining area. The coffee is the best around this end of town. Its a unique experience for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 18
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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