Borsari's Corner is on the corner of Lygon Street and Grattan Street in Carlton.
Named after Nino Borsari (14 December 1911 - 31 March 1996), an Italian cyclist who won a gold medal in the 4000 metres team pursuit event at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
He was competing in Australia when World War II broke out and unable to return home, he established a bicycle repair shop on the corner in 1941.
In the late 1940's, a neon sign of Borsari was erected, and is currently of heritage significance.
Borsari was active in the local Italian community, organising cultural and welfare activities.
The bicycle business, Borsari Cycles, has remained in Lygon Street to this day, alongside Borsari's restaurant.
Borsari Ristorante is a popular Italian eatery in the centre of Carlton's much-adored Little Italy.
Like any authentic Italian restaurant, Borsari serves pasta, veal, chicken, steak and seafood classics using fresh and seasonal produce.
The robust menu of Northern Italian and Mediterranean foods include gnocchi, fillet mignon, flounder, duckling, calamari and dozens of other enticing options.
Naturally, a profiterole or tiramisu is always hard to turn down come dessert time, just as a glass of vino can never be dismissed when you've got a sommelier to advise you of the best local and international wines to swill down with joy. dimmi.com.au
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ corner Lygon Street and Grattan Street Carlton | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
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