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Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9650 1508
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Ranked #723 of 3,997 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
New Lambton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Recommended to us by a friend, this quirky restaurant, hidden away down a little lane and up wooden stairs is a gem! Laminex tables, Italian travel posters on the wall, it reminded us of Italian restaurants we used to go to 30 or 40 years ago. Great food - light gnocchi as entree, delicious saltimbocca and veal Marsala, BYO and... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If your looking for somewhere with classy surrounds and candle lit dining steer clear, but if its great food and rustic surrounds go to The Waiters Restaurant at 20 Meyers Place Melbourne, but remember that if you order Wine expect to drink it from water glasses and not wine glasses, not that makes the wine taste any different far from... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant and once again we were rewarded with a sumptuous meal. I had the flounder. The flesh was sweet and superbly cooked. I didn't bother with the vegetables though as the fish was enough for me. My partner had the "real" veal which was also lip smacking good. We didn't... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If it's good, honest, Italian fare that you're after - look no further. If it's a classy or romantic ambiance you're after - keep looking. That said, this place wins on multiple fronts for me - the food, the price, the food, the promptness of service, the food, the availability of wine (limited, but still available), and finally, the food.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Friends go here regularly, so 9 of us booked as know it gets busy. Everyone mentions the "history" of the place, side street entrance, plain wooden stairs, non descript door opening to a buzzing room. Formica tables, chairs crammed together so tight we had to climb in! All part of the vibe. Yes, very basic and nothing fancy. The portions... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Been there many times. Never disappointed. I have always make it a "must visit" whenever I'm in Melbourne. The taste is authentic, ever consistent and portion, most fulfilling. Quaint little place and pray it never goes for a makeover. Love it the way it is! No fusion bullxxxx or fanciful names, purely rustic, the way it should be. No fuss!

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santa barbara, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A year has passed since our last visit, but I think that the only thing that had changed is the addition of a small sign over the entrance making it easier to find this hidden gem. Other than that, same tasty food, verbal and blackboard menu, fresh ingredients, and knowledgable, efficient staff. In a city full of interesting restaurants, this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have been going to the Waiters Restaurant for over 20 years. It was a fave of my friends and I back in our late teens, early 20s. It was one of those word of mouth places and back then we thought we had struck gold - a good feed at a great price. Everything was straightforward. Order off the... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Don't come here expecting fancy dining. Don't come here for decor, unless you love 60's 70's peeling formica. Come here if you like well prepared traditional Italian meal. In a lane way now dotted with trendy restaurant this place still packs in the people who know. Some of the dishes tried again & again include mushroom risotto, pasta matricana, osso... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Found this place after our hotel concierge told us about it (he just found an "Italian restaurant" in the area, didn't recommend it). It's definitely very old-school - you take a narrow flight of stairs and enter a room straight out of 50's American-Italian movie. Our waitress was polite enough. There were no prices on the board but we figured... More

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