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The Italian Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

101 Collins St | Entry via rear 100 Flinders Lane AH, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 9499
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
4 Dec 2017
“So very Italian! So very good!”
22 Sep 2015
“Most enjoyable experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 Collins St | Entry via rear 100 Flinders Lane AH, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is about as good as Italian can get in a very Italian city. Five star service and food, and a fabulous experience all round. We didn't want to leave.

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 22 September 2015

When I went in for an early lunch the staff treated me as though I was the most important and interesting customer of the day; as though my visit was as special to them as it was to me. The food, wine and coffee were...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 7 September 2015

It's a cafe shop, take away sit down restaurant who the heck knows I was in here twice , in a couple of days whilst spending some time waiting for someone in the building and thought I would have a quick coffee in the time...More

3  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My friend and I went for coffee this morning. We sat down but were ignored for approximately 45 minutes. We ended up sitting at the table for the whole 45 minutes (at least we enjoyed our catch-up!) and left without any apology or even any...More

3  Thank William M
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We attended this restaurant and loved the food, only gripe was that our sides of vegetables came to the table late after we had nearly finished eating our main courses. Desserts are to die for and service was great. A bit noisy and chaotic but...More

1  Thank Marg55
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Capitano is the space The Italian use to occupy. The Italian closed in June and Capitano was to open in August. We had the usual excellent meal at the Italian on its last night and were curious to see how Capitano would stand up against...More

Thank Canucks-down-under
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Great Italian cuisine in a great location..."Top End of Collins" This is a place where the service is impeccable and the food is very, very well presented. It is a wonderful place for a "Business Lunch", very spacious and quiet. This is the a nice...More

Thank BigKahuna95
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

The Italian was very disappointing, mostly in that the food was fairly ordinary but they are charging for top end food. Had the food been wonderful I would not mind high prices but the dishes were so simple that it was hard to tell they...More

Thank Ram1314
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I am an entertainer an played a wedding reception at this place it was kinda hard to find but very worth the effort the food is amazing the staff wonderful it was a lovely occasion well enjoyed! Highly recommend a visit!

Thank Wylie J M
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Had a beautiful meal here that we found just by chance. Service was superb and surroundings very roomy and quiet. Would definitely recommend it to anyone staying nearby.

Thank Barbara S
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$44
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Collins St | Entry via rear 100 Flinders Lane AH, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 9499
  • E-mail
Centrally located in Melbourne, The Italian is situated at Melbourne's premium building 101 Collins Street, entry via 100 Flinders Lane. For the last 9 years we have been serving Melbourne with our inspired cuisine from Northern Italy. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Specialising in large bookings, functions and weddings. This hidden gem will surprise you when you come in.
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