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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were looking for somewhere delicious before heading to the rugby, we discussed going to somewhere in this lane as it's always busy, we shared a bruschetta and later the pork belly and the duck pasta, the duck was delicious, the pork was disappointing the fat had not rendered near enough and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere delicious before heading to the rugby, we discussed going to somewhere in this lane as it's always busy, we shared a bruschetta and later the pork belly and the duck pasta, the duck was delicious, the pork was disappointing the fat had not rendered near enough and the mash it was served around was lumpy.... More 

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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Absolutely loved it here! Like being in the heart of Italy! Great atmosphere, staff/waiters were excellent and Italian which is always a good sign! The food was to die for.....I can't remember the name of my dish but the steak on a bed of salad was fantastic, cooked to perfection. If we are ever back in Melbourne we will definitely... More 

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Manerba del Garda, Italy
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had a beautiful dinner in this place,food remind me home back in Italy,wine is the best i ever had in Melbourne,service is great and location it's easy to find...so good!

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Robe, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came here for dinner as it looked inviting from outside, we were greeted by a friendly waiter who quickly found us a table. Approached by a waitress who gave us menus and took a drinks order (good wine list by the way, small but reasonable) lack of communication means another waiter came and gave us tap water when we had... More 

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Naperville, IL
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped for breakfast Sunday morning on a hopping Degraves Street in Melbourne. The French toast with bacon and strawberries drew me in the door. Big pieces of sourdough bread and lots of bacon. Very good coffee drinks, which is expected in Melbourne.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Super friendly staff. I stopped by and when I wasn't sure what I wanted, the host Joe wasn't put off and told me about the laneways. I walked around and came back. Food was good, large portion. Will come back next time I am in Melbourne...

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Perth, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friendly staff found us a table at the back. Food was average. Setting was average. Just an average night out - not bad - not wonderful.

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adelaide
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Chose this place for breakfast because it was absolutely buzzing and very busy. After our meal we could see why, excellent service, tasty food and great atmosphere. Yes, and they really know how to make great coffee.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went to Il Tempo for lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed myself! The restaurant is a cosy warm one, not too crowded or oversized. The menu has a good variety of Pizza, Pasta, meat dishes, sides etc. I personally ordered a pasta, which was very nice, and certainly redeemed Melbourne's quality of pasta (previous night had bad experience) in my mind.... More 

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was right next to our hotel so was great for our breakfast. Had seating in and out with heaters blaring but as it was a little chilly and windy chose indoor seating. Was taken to a lovely booth right out the back which was nice and quiet,very cosy. Service was quick and the food was yummy. The waiters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 8/ 250 Flinders Street | (Enter via Degraves Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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