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66 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1885
08:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pellegini's is humble and some of the best pasta in Melbourne. Run by Nino and Sisto for over 40 years, you will feel like you are at home. The Pasta menu is simple, They bake all their deserts onsite, the baked cheesecake is fantastic! No table dining, everything is served at the bar so if your out for an intimate... More 

Thank Jayd K
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here on and off for quite a few years now, and it's definitely not as good as it used to be. The food is ok and the coffee is good, but be aware that you'll probably pay what they feel like charging you at the time. I ordered coffee twice last week and then again today -... More 

Thank mumachow
Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a late lunch about 2.30 on a Saturday. I had no trouble getting a seat, but 45 minutes later it was 80% full. There are only 2 rows of counters with fixed bar stool seating for about 30; there are no tables or chairs. There were singles, couples, trios and a small family eating or having coffee. The... More 

Thank pauste1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come across pellegrinis and gave it a go. It looks like what it says an old espresso bar, with seats up at the counter, there are no menus or prices just dishes on the board. We ordered our pasta dishes which were simply " proper" Italian and really good, the Italian staff very friendly, the desserts looked great but... More 

1 Thank CrawleyClaire
Edmonton, Canada
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161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk you will feel at home immediately. The staff are fabulous. You sit at the counter like you did in the 50's. The menu is hanging above the counter. When I arrived I didn't know what I wanted so the boss ordered for me. I had 1/2 lasagna and 😃1/2 cannelloni. All I can say this is the... More 

1 Thank karol452
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The moment I walked in I knew this place was special, been new too Melbourne this was my first time in there(certainly will wont be the last) I only just had a coffee there but looking around and this homely atmosphere just makes you want to stay in there for that little longer to try the desserts and you just... More 

Thank vikfox2016
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat their. It seems to never change. Old fashioned, nothing fancy just good pasta and great service. Brilliant value.

Thank SirRichardofBayview
Wollongong, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a must every time I travel to Melbourne. It's like when you go back home on a holiday and you have to visit Nonna for a big hug, a bowl of homemade pasta and coffee which only Nonna can make. It makes you feel nostalgic. For me, the strudel is the highlight. It is the only place... More 

Thank Michelle A
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to Pellegrinis. Great coffee, nice desserts and lots of fun. Having your photo taken with the owner is a bonus.

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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving for about 10 hours to Melbourne, going to Pellegrini's was a damn good decision. The service was prompt and super friendly, whilst maintaining a very relaxed environment. We ordered a bolognese and carbonara, and it was out within about 3 minutes. It was pretty damn delicious too, tasted like mama's own cooking. When we walked in, the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 18
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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