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Il Solito Posto

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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113 Collins St | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 4466
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07:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a real buzz and goes from coffee and pastries in the morning through to classic Italian favourites for lunch and dinner. The entrance is down a lane so don't be confused by the Collins St address. Never disappointed and I have been here for different occasions over 6 times.

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Thank Virginiaatf
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have visit Il Solito Posto on a number off occasion for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it has always been great. We recently had some Italian/American guests in Melbourne who love their food and wine so it was a decided that we would take them here. The services is always warm and friendly, they make you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As it happens I either eat at exceptional or average restaurants. If average I don't return and I've started also not to review. Fortunately iL Solito Posto is the former. After 20 plus years this place does not disappoint; it is EXCEPTIONAL. At what point does a restaurant achieve legendary status, iL Solito Posto must be very close. Thank you... More 

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Barossa Valley, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has atmosphere to match the perfection of the food and wine. The best pasta we have ever had (including many great restaurants in Italy) and amazing flavour. The wine list was extensive and did not disappoint. Excellent service and we will be back for sure.

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Thank Karson E
Singapore, Singapore
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290 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited several times Melbourne and I often passed by Il Solito Posto but never dared to try... convinced that I was that it would be probably another expensive Italian restaurant, without any particular character... and I was fully wrong. This place has a LOT of character, full of good vibes, friendly welcome, dynamic staff, quite packed even on weekdays,... More 

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Thank BLshanghai
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unreal service and food. Went with the waiters recommendation of a shared dishes which I would highly recommend.

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Thank cjnuttall
Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Melbourne to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday and I suggested we try Il Solito Posto which did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service very accomodating. The warm ambience also made it a special night for all. A great find.

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Thank Lucia092
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the ambience and mood in this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. It is down stairs in a side lane off Collins street, so warm and welcoming.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened on this out of the way restaurant while strolling Melbourne. Situated in a basement you might not notice it but it is worth seeking out! The atmosphere is bustling and the food is delicious. I had a veal pasta that was outstanding, my partner had spaghetti which was excellent. Wine was wonderful and reasonably priced. Dessert, a panna... More 

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Sacramento
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for someplace to enjoy my last night in Melbourne. I read the reviews for this place and thought I'd give it a try. Was not disappointed. The place was super busy with locals, always a good sign. Service was excellent and this Yank was happy to have my gluten free needs cared for. Don't miss this hidden... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Collins St | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 4466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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