I’ve always viewed Hardware Lane between Bourke and Lonsdale Streets as a bit of a tourist trap. The restaurants and bars along this stretch are good but you’ll probably end up paying a “tourist tax” as the prices are a little on the high side… and don’t get me started on the touts!
A little while ago I was wandering down the laneway and my friend wanted to give Il Nostro Posto a try so we headed on in.
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Docklands in Melbourne has been slighed as a bit of a wasteland in the past. It’s certainly not as attractive food and beer wise as the main CBD on the eastern side of the railway lines. But one shining light is an Italian restaurant called 90 Secondi.
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After our beers at Temple Brewing we made the short walk across Lygon Street to an Italian resturant called 400 Gradi. It was probably just 100 metres away.
As I would find out later 400 Gradi is a chain of half a dozen or so restaurants – we visited the Brunswick one.
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I’ve been eating at Papa Gino’s for the better part of 30 years and I still love their food. Thankfully my mates also love it so there’s never an argument when anyone wants to eat here.
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Toto’s Pizza House on Lygon Street is touted as the first pizza restaurant in Australia, but I don’t know if that is myth or fact.
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