After all these year I still love Lygon Street.
Everyone has a personal favourite based on a particular moment in time. Mine is Cafe Corretto where I reminisce wagging lectures at Melbourne Uni to enjoy a generous plate of pasta.
This place has not changed one bit in the last 20 years. Same red tablecloths, same cash register, same menu (not just the food but also the physical menus), same fantastic frozen seafood on the pescatora and the same ferrari paraphernalia all round.
Cost is around $20.