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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 11
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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
Quaint and quick service

My wife & her friend had the soft shell crab salad. They both loved their meals. I was not not hungry so had a bowl of chips which were too salty. With chips it is easier to leave the salting to the provided salt on each table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife & her friend had the soft shell crab salad. They both loved their meals. I was not not hungry so had a bowl of chips which were too salty. With chips it is easier to leave the salting to the provided salt on each table.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here on a rainy Thursday evening. The oven-baked Gnocchi is to die for and the fettuccine just as good. We licked our plates clean, despite both being huge portions. The desserts are lovely, the wine is nice, and service is genuinely warm and attentive. A fantastic meal which brought us back to our summers in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a voucher to try this restaurant & we were delighted with the food! The ambiance was very Italian & the shared antipasto plate was a treat! Sardines, polenta, lemony ricotta?, chicken liver pate, stuffed artichoke among other things...divine. The pasta reminded me of Sicily-fennel breadcrumbs? Absolutely have to go back & try other items on the menu. Did... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are looking for a nice cute, quiet place for dinner with great Italian food, look no rather, San Paolo Solarino is the place to go. Great service and the food is fab. Highly recommend.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The 6 of us really enjoyed the meal we had at San Paolo Solarino! It is a cosy place, nice and warm and we started the meal off with antipasto to share and a glass of wine. There were so many different morsels to taste, but the fish was our favourite! The mains of all kinds of pasta were delicious... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a very enjoyable 3 course dinner. Starting with sharing an antipasto platter which was made up of 6 delicious selections, followed by a prawn risotto main and a luigine salmon pasta main, ,the desert was tiramisu and a crème brulee which we also shared and was extremely tasty.. The meal included a good quality bottle of Tyrell's Shiraz... More 

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Australia
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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?