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Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

#605 of 3,839 Restaurants in Melbourne
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20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1508
Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Morsels

In a place wheee the decor is something from a 70's suburban cafe, its noisy service un inspiring thank god it has great tasty food, very busy with high turnover its a eat and run place

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Joseph T
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Melbourne, Australia
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

All of you writing about the décor of the Waiters, wake up! They wanted to renovate decades ago and the clients wouldn't let them! We love it the way it is. It is a very Melbourne place, and you go for the atmosphere and the fact that you will not find a similar place anywhere else in Australia!! Went there... More 

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New Lambton
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate here last year on a friend's recommendation. Not the sort of place you would find if you didn't know it was there. Loved it last year on our annual trip to Melbourne, so went back this year, but, luckily, we booked. Friday night and the place was heaving, with people lined up to get a table. I agree... More 

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Lille
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Paid $21 for a small plate of pasta + sauce, This place is good but way overpriced. $10 for a pasta dish would have been fair

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This came highly recommended - but with caveats. The tables are odd, the chairs are wooden and different, the menu does not have prices and the walls are littered with posters that are 50 years old....BUT THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC. All of the above is true. The lasagne was unbelievable - I had food envy - but my veal schnitzel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In a place wheee the decor is something from a 70's suburban cafe, its noisy service un inspiring thank god it has great tasty food, very busy with high turnover its a eat and run place

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Echuca, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here for dinner we had walked past earlier in the day and saw the sign. No other info so headed here to read up. Walked up the stairs and entered a very crowded dining room. Slight hesitation but glad we decided to stay. Service was fast and friendly, food was great. Surrounds were just as others had described in... More 

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Melbourne
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been to the Waiters restaurant a few times and have always enjoyed good quality and tasty Italian food served in no time. This restaurant is tucked away on one of the many lanes between little Collins and Bourke street in Melbourne and can be easily missed. No grand signage. Its like that inside too, a compact little place,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great place to visit and eat, original italian menu, great food and wine, the staff are great the atmosphere is old world, its like stepping back to when you really appreciated a good menu, good surroundings which turn to good food and fun. Well worth a visit and am sure you will return for seconds as I will

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Good, honest, wholesome food in a no-frills, retro setting....a "what you see is what you get" restaurant, and all the better for it. Great pasta, crisp garlic bread, a very passable Shiraz in a tumbler, and friendly service....what more could you want? Don't go if you want posh, poncy contemporary food but do go if you appreciate honesty and tradition.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

this place reminds me of the original No Names and Bill and Toni's in Sydney. Loud, laminex tables, crusty bread and good servings of honest tasty Italian food. Pasta, veal and schnitzel. All good served quickly with a minimum of fuss. Very limited wine available but the Italian red was good enough for the food. don't go there if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 1508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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