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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 #226 of 4,004 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Really did feel like we were in Italy! First impression of the arrogant and rude waiter out the front was smoothed over with the service provided by the lovely waitress inside. We had a front window table overlooking the lane way, on a mild Saturday night. Candles on the table added to the atmosphere. Food was delicious- authentic Italian. Best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Staff very welcoming and lovely atmosphere. Quick service which was good as we were hungry! Food tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lovely spot for brunch in the laneways area. There is actually not that much for breakfast options. We had the Big Breakfast which was a reasonable amount (not a lot by Sydney standards I think?) with an average price. However there was nothing special about the way the food was prepared. Nothing wrong with it either though. Coffee was good... More

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have eaten here many times and have found the food good quality, friendly staff and even allows for a variety of dietry requirements. Very authentic Italian restaurant.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We landed before Melbourne had actually properly awoken (@5.30am) and made our way to the city to get our early morning coffee. Surprisingly, the city coffee trade doesn't necessarily start this early but by the time we reached the CBD the weary owners were putting out their tables and chairs. Two cafes told us they were not readying to come... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was travelling on my own for business, and changed upon this delightful restaurant. The service was great, the pasta and salad delicious and the location in Degraves St is hard to beat. Degraves St is a must-visit spot for foodies, and I am looking forward to trying the other restaurants in the vicinity on future visits.

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The vegetarian pasta that they made on the spot for me was delicious. The service was first rate and fast

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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156 reviews 156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are in Melbourne, a breakfast in the lane is a must. We arrived to very cold weather so a table inside was also a must. We were greeted and taken to the mezzanine overlooking the lane. Perfect and warm. We had a variety of dishes but the highlights were the porridge and the Tasmanian Eggs Benedict The hollandaise... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is always the same great food, great service. Quick with getting your food ready and very friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Additional Information about Il Tempo

Address: Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7522
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Average Prices: USD 13 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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