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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 #203 of 4,031 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $32
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
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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