Pellegrini’s is the definition of a Melbourne institution. This simple Italian spot is open all day, plonking down bowls of spaghetti bolognese and glasses of watermelon granita like they’re doing you a favor just by serving you. And they kind of are: this time capsule (they’ve been open since the 1950s) is a perfect spot for an afternoon fuel-up between tourist sites in the city.
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