Italian culture and cuisine has been a staple of Melbourne life since the 1850s when immigrants from southern Italy flocked to Australia during the Victorian gold rush era, and as a result, introduced the renowned flavours and techniques of Italian cuisine to the city. Since then, thousands of people claiming Italian heritage have made their home in Melbourne, with Italian restaurants a common sight in every suburb. You’ll find cosy and rustic spots in hidden alleyways, or discover Melbourne’s very own Little Italy on Lygon Street, or perhaps you’re after something in the heart of it all? No matter what you’re after, there’s an Italian restaurant in Melbourne just right for you. So explore and discover them for yourself, with Quandoo.