Italian in Carlton & Brunswick

Popular and packed, Tiamo is a go-to for the Aussie-Italian dining experience, but that doesn't make the food or service the best on Lygon St. There's adequate pasta, pizza and the staples you'd expect in this atmospheric spot with posters on the walls and chequered floor, but most people come here for the joie de vivre.

Also has the more upmarket Tiamo 2 next door.