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Il Tempo

#171 of 4,035 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Il Tempo
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Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9663 7522
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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...
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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Friendly service, great coffee
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Paula S
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Selby, United Kingdom
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... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Selby, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW 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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44 reviews 44 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Melbourne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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