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Il Tempo

Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 7522
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Ranked #225 of 3,994 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Description: Il Tempo means Its The Right Time.... To visit us and experience our casual Italian cafe with the friendliest, most courteous staff in Melbourne. Established in 2000 and conveniently located in Degraves Street, just across from Flinders Street Station. Whether you choose to dine outside (Alfresco) or inside the European style bistro, Il Tempo cannot be beaten for authentic Italian cuisine, reasonable prices and a fun ambience. Yes, the cozy, dimly lit atmosphere makes it difficult to want to leave and head home after dinner, but luckily, we are opened late.. So we suggest you sit back and relax and slowly sip that wonderful Chianti from our extensive wine list. Or maybe we will tempt you with one of our famous desserts...
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were very sorry we had settled in and ordered before we noticed an Italian eatery across the way that was offering a (lunchtime) pasta and glass of wine for $19. I was with a friend, but several times in the past my partner and I had enjoyed special offers at Il Tempo at lunchtime. No such deals anymore! And... More

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Noosa, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Busy, so be early or be patient. Worth the wait either way - the service from the seating until the bill is extremely efficient & all aspects very friendly. The food is also very tasty from the variety of options available. If sitting outside, the only downside is the inconsiderate smokers who choose to share their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a lovely experience at il tempo. The restaurant was accessible and very inviting! Service was fabulous and staff extremely accommodating from the moment we entered! Food was great and so was the coffee! Atmosphere very cozy and sophisticated. Awesome experience look forward to returning next time I am in Melbs. Thanks il Tempo

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Toowoomba, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After wandering around the laneways in the area on a Sunday night, we decided to return to Il Tempo, after previously walking past. Admittedly, there weren't many eateries open, being a Sunday night, but this did seem to be popular with few empty tables, so that's always a good sign. Restaurant had a lovely, cosy atmosphere & was busy (unlike... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Busy when we arrived on a Sunday night but didn't have to wait long for a table to free up. Service was quick and staff efficient. Entrees arrived fast and tasty. Steak main was cooked perfectly but the other diners main (spaghetti carbonara) was quite dry and a little disappointing. Would probably eat there again if the opportunity arose.

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australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I went to this restaurant by chance and forgot where it was. I found it again and am so happy. it was one of the best meals I have had. Food was lovely and the atmosphere was intimate. I can't wait to get back here. Service was very good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Excellent little restaurant/cafe for lunch, very friendly service and delicious food. Would go again in a heartbeat! Really enjoyed it!!

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great food, pesonable welcome, fresh ingredients and excellent service. Ordered a special request for the first time and the folks there remembered not only my face but the exact dish I was yearning for.

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Repeat offender for this little gem. I visited by chance last year same occasion. Really the same, except, that they changed the color of the business cards ;) . Even the guy behind the drinks was the same. Love it. I had the same food (no, has nothing to do with OCD), Bruscetta and Lasagne. Same quality and same result... More

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Gracetown WA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Ducked down a lane and landed a local. Great service, fast and efficient. We were on a fact finding tour of cafes in the area, this is one we went back to for a second meal!!

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