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San Paolo Solarino

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Nice authentic Italian , good location just behind d jones off little Collins st. Called in for quick lunch Friday afternoon. Quick serve , good food especially salads. Will return .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Agmsoton
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice authentic Italian , good location just behind d jones off little Collins st. Called in for quick lunch Friday afternoon. Quick serve , good food especially salads. Will return .

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Thank Agmsoton
Melbourne
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i had dinner at this lovely intimate Italian Restaurant. The dim lighting made the mood very romantic. The service was friendly and the waiter & hostess both with strong Italian accents added to the ambience and authenticity. The food was fabulous. The tomato bruschetta was fresh with goats cheese making it special.The calamari linguini was full of... More 

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Thank PatpetMelbourne
Canberra
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiding away in Howey Place this restaurant is out in front of the pack. The cakes and coffee are better the better known ones close by. We were just lucky to find them.

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1 Thank CanberraAussie101
South Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to Solarino before the theatre, I found the staff friendly and very helpful. I ordered a ceaser salad with no dressing, I was told the salads are all made to order. I was very impressed. Great place to eat before the theatre!

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1 Thank DiscoveringMelb
Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Down a cute little alley in a romantic lit restaurant. With lovely staff and great pasta. Would go back again.

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Thank JAZmvl
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

You want real, authentic Sicilian cuisine - here it is! The most amazing meal and such wonderful staff! My husband and I enjoyed a quiet romantic meal in the middle of a busy, small, authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Melbourne! Pleasantly surprised and I seriously don't know why we'd be so surprised as Melbourne does all cuisines so... More 

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1 Thank Sharon F
Melbourne, Australia
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216 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's a little Italy in the CBD, 5 of us lunched using a voucher, AntiPasto Platter was great with quite a variety to satisfy most palettes. We chose Pasta mains, several choices ALL voted 10/10 and all plates licked clean. Desserts were Tiramusu and Creme Brulle..service was efficient and friendly, the decor/atmosphere is more "Cafe" than I would call Restaurant..... More 

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Thank ChezmossAustralia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great little restaurant. Good service, reading material, lovely fresh bread and oil dip included in price. Nice atmosphere. Alcohol available. The gnocchi is 'simply delicious' served with a thick tomato sauce and extra parmesan if you require it. Would also recommend the Linguini. They have a happy hour from 5pm to 6pm I think. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Missy872013
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast starts a little late - we ate at about 9:30am. I ordered the eggs florentine with a cappuccino and my friend ordered the poached eggs on crumpets. The eggs florentine was fantastic. Bread was perfectly toasted, eggs were immaculately poached and the hollandaise was delicious and plentiful without soaking the meal. The coffee was also good. I ordered the... More 

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Thank Neil M
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

What a find in a lane-way!! Having eaten at many Italian restaurants over the years, (some way over priced for what you get) I would have to say this ranks up there with some of the best! Even though it is quite small in size and tucked away from the regular crowd, the food served up is way above the... 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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • 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?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.