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Universal Italian Restaurant & Function Venue

15 Reviews
(03) 9347 4393

141 Lygon St

Carlton, VIC, 3053

141 Lygon St

Carlton, VIC, 3053

Universal Italian Restaurant & Function Venue

Frequented by the local university crowd, Universal Pizza on Lygon street is over 30 years old and something of a Melbourne institution. Open long hours, it serves a great variety of pizzas and pastas at affordable prices. Popular on the menu are the chicken parma and porterhouse steak. A kids menu makes it an easy place for families.

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Dining Options

  • Eat-in
  • A-la-carte
  • Coffee

Disabled Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access


  • Italian

Price Guide

  • Mains under $20


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Mega Book Lover
local star
1849 Reviews
a month AGO

This is a pretty popular place, though that might have something to do with the really, really cheap parmas that they offer here. However, it is a bit of a shame that I am not really a fan of parma, particularly when it happens to be really big, as is the case with this place. At least they have other, not as cheap, options available, such as your typical pasta dish. I didn’t mind it, but it really isn’t a favourite.

local star
673 Reviews
OVER 3 years AGO

We went on a Monday night - while the food was delicious, the service was very very slow. We had to ask 3 times to get wine glasses. And they had no stock of the happy-hour beers or cider either, which was disappointing.
However the food made up for it. The pasta and pizza were great.
We tried the famous chicken schnitzel too- it was delicious.

OVER 3 years AGO

If you want to eat the best parma of your life than this is the place to get it. Best parma in Melbourne by a mile and extremely good value. These things are huge! Loved my whole experience here.

local star
291 Reviews
OVER 3 years AGO

Great value for money when we attended their unlimited pasta night... We literally just kept eating and it was a massive laugh.

OVER 3 years AGO

Exceptionally good quality and quantity for a very reasonable price. I suggest the parma for $14 with a $6 choc fudge milkshake, won't disappoint!


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