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San Paolo Solarino

#662 of 4,223 Restaurants in Melbourne
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good coffee

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Malaka T
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ok. Despite all the good rating. This coffee place appear to be disgustingly dirty to me. Tea cup was unwashed, dirty milk cup. And ignorant staff. Or maybe they were just racist

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good pasta and nice atmosphere. I definitely recommend the penne dish. It's not cheap but worth it, and portion definitely enough for 1 adult.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've been here twice recently. The first time I was brought the wrong dish. The waiter apologised over and over. The staff were very polite. I had the veal cutlet special. Delicious. The apple tartine is a work of art. Oddly the bread you get for free isn't very nice. And why always olive oil and balsamic to go with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Had an evening meal on a 'deals' voucher and I can highly recommend this establishment. Very well located just off Little Collins St in the heart of the City this place will not disappoint. The service is first class and the meals likewise. We shared an Antipasti, 10/10, followed by a main course and then had the best Tiramisu going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were voucher customers and treated like vip regulars and were also provided complimentary wine which was not included in the deal! The antipasto platter was fresh and original the sizzling prawns the best we had had in months and rockling pasta a generous surprise. We will now become regulars and cant to try the breakfast menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were introduced to Solarino by a colleague who said they serve one of the best Tiramisu around. On our first visit there, we ordered their Tiramisu as well as the Caramel Banana Pie as it looked too tempting! Both were great. The tiramisu was indeed the best we have ever had! The caramel & banana pie was probably one... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?