Universal Restaurant does not take restaurant reservations.
We assure you we can cater to your needs upon arrival.


Providing onsite catering with tailored packages, chefs & wait staff.

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Only a five minute walk from Melbourne Museum, Imax Theatre and Old Melbourne Jail.


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Lygon Street Restaurants

Lygon Street is known as Melbourne’s Little Italy, it is the best street in Melbourne.

Best Parma in Melbourne

Selling 4000+ parmas every week, this is by far the most favourite item on the menu.

Function Venues Melbourne

Enjoy the atmosphere of the finest function venue in Melbourne.

Venue Hire Melbourne

FREE Venue hire in the middle of Carlton’s most iconic streets with or without food.

Carlton’s Local Eatery Since 1969

Universal prides itself on offering a widely diverse menu while maintaining an authentic Italian cooking style. Using only the freshest ingredients, we offer our customers substantial meals at an affordable price.

Along with traditional dishes, Universal Restaurant on Lygon Street in Carlton features an assortment of top Australian steaks, fresh seafood, BBQ ribs and an ever growing selection of desserts made in house daily.

Universal Italian Restaurant and Function Venue has flourished to become one of Melbourne’s leading casual dining restaurants and first class function and events venue.

Our exquisite Lygon Street function venue in Carlton also has a balcony, which is perfect for warm nights and beautiful weather.


139-141 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC 3053



03 9347 4393

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