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Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 7522
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Ranked #253 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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
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English first
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Just a wonderful experience - visited for the 2nd time last night - excellent advice/service, attention to detail, food fabulous. This is not an "upper class" restaurant but a relaxed atmosphere - a place I will continue to visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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281 reviews 281 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Seven of us had booked for dinner and as we were allocated a table on the mezzanine level (indoors) and the restaurant wasn't busy we did not feel crowded (which can be a problem in Degraves Street). We had main courses -- duck, pork, fish, pasta -- with green salads, and all were reasonably good. The recommended wine was suitable.... More 

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The fish was tasty but so small it was a starter size. The only way to know it was a main was the price of $31! The pasta was tasty but had to hunt for the bolognaise sauce.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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136 reviews 136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a more than adequate breakfast option (among many dozens in the area). Service was polite and efficient, food good but nothing exceptional. Not really sure why some of the Tripadvisor reviews are so gushy.Does have a big plus in slightly more spacious seating arrangements than some of the other eateries in Degraves Street.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We came to breakfast for two days in a row, since we loved this place so much. The coffee is great, the food very good, their sweets look inviting and their taste matches their looks. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Cute little restaurant near Flinders Street Station. Staff were friendly and inviting. Food was great. Steak was cooked to perfection. Lasagna was good. But after tasting steak wished I'd ordered that to.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Lovely Italian on Degraves Street. Sat down and asked for just coffee which was no problem for the friendly staff. But then, just had to try the tiramisu which was lovely. Italian menu looks great. We are not bin Melbourne long enough to return, but would recommend that others visit.

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Geelong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved the feeling to eat upstairs at night after walking all over Melbourne for the day lovely girl who served us dinner very polite and helpful as was all the staff, which made us have more food, wine, coffee and dessert because we loved being there. We also had breakfast too!! waiter was wonderful very friendly with a good sense... More 

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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Excellent food, staff, atmosphere, can't fault it in anyway. I will be back soon. I got the bar man to choose the wine for my food, and I had a cheese board that was wonderful as well as being a generous size

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a great idea to stop and have breakfast here! Firstly, to put up with 10 giggling girls, join in with our craziness AND serve beautiful food- couldn't ask for anything more. The awesome waiter who played along with our games turned out to be the owner! The passion he has really shows through. The coffee were served before I... More 

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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 12 - 29
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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