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Howey Place | 279 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
0396632636
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH IN MINUTES OF NOVOTEL, COURSEWAY AND QUEST...
CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH IN MINUTES OF NOVOTEL, COURSEWAY AND QUEST HOTELS.CLOSE TO THEATRES AND MAJOR SHOPPING DISTRICT
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This café reminded us of France with its warm décor and delicious smells. Service was friendly and attentive and the late lunch we had just hit the spot after tramping around Melbourne's streets in the wind and cool weather. A glass of wine and a shared dessert made the perfect ending to our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
OzLiza
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Australia
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Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This café reminded us of France with its warm décor and delicious smells. Service was friendly and attentive and the late lunch we had just hit the spot after tramping around Melbourne's streets in the wind and cool weather. A glass of wine and a shared dessert made the perfect ending to our busy day morning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Came here with work colleagues. Service was fairly prompt and efficient. Salads were nice and fresh. Bread was dry and not very authentic. Serving sizes were large. Pasta very cheesy Very expensive for lunch

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There was not much activity in the city this evening but a stop to San Paolo Solarino proved a worthwhile venture. The food was authentic Italian/Sicilian style and reasonably priced. Quantities were adequate. Wine selection good.Would eat here again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stopped here for lunch as I was craving good pasta and based on location this was the closest and best reviewed on TripAdvisor. The staff were friendly, not quick but they were friendly. Limited variety (in my opinion)but I settled on the gnocchi and was happy. I can't say it was mind blowing but it hit the spot!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The restaurant was next door to our hotel. We liked the friendly staff, good food and wine and reasonable prices. We have eaten here before and we're happy to attend again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious! One of the best gnocchi I've ever ate. The creme brulee was also very tasty. For dining, it was one of the most affordable Italian restaurants around the CBD (prices ranging from $26-30 for a main meal where elsewhere was more like $35-45). The restaurant is simple and the staff on the day was very attentive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love sitting on the little street here and drinking their coffee. Good quality coffee. Service was good too. I will come back here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Melbourne has an abundance of cafes and restaurants, so there's no point in settling on average service with average food. We have recently had a breakfast and lunch there based on recommendations from other reviewers. The breakfast experience was dreadful with staff far more interested in getting their first coffees for the day, rather than attending to customers. However, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I agree with a previous review - the toilet is a place to avoid. The gnocchi is amazing. The pasta is delicious. The environment is nice and cosy (except the toilet - which is down the street and you just don;t want to touch anything.....)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here with friends recently. You can tell the ingredients used here are excellent quality and the pasta is generally excellent. We had the fetuccine with lamb ragu and this was excellent. However, the rigatoni with pork bolognese and ricotta was incredibly salty and unpleasant to eat. My friend had the veal parmigiana and loved it.... More 

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Additional Information about San Paolo Solarino

Address: Howey Place | 279 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 0396632636
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 34
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Howey Place | 279 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396632636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

CENTRALLY LOCATED WITH IN MINUTES OF NOVOTEL, COURSEWAY AND QUEST HOTELS.CLOSE TO THEATRES AND MAJOR SHOPPING DISTRICT
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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