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Il Solito Posto

113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
61396544466
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Ranked #40 of 4,003 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I lunched here midweek and was delighted to find this hidden treasure. Most of the tables appeared to be occupied by business groups and our hostess seated us carefully so that we were not on top of each other and the muted conversations could not be overheard. I ordered one of the daily specials, a cavatappi (spiral pasta in a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Early morning or late at night - this is a great restaurant whether you are after a casual post-theatre snack and glass of wine in the bistro, a hearty breakfast, or a full-service formal lunch or dinner in the downstairs restaurant section. Im not sure what the less-than-happy reviews expected, I've had many meals here in the bistro and the... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Recently dined at Il Solito Posto and the female manager very rude to us. They mucked up our reservation and insinuated we may have made the reservation at another restaurant by mistake. Made us feel very uncomfortable. Food is always good but its pretty expensive for what you get.

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Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Il Solito's Posto was our place of choice for breakfast while on a weekend trip to Melbourne (note that they are closed Sunday). In all we had three Breakfasts here and each was to the same great standard. The serves were generous and well seasoned. The avocado that came with one of the dishes was perfectly ripe. The mushrooms were... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were looking for an authentic Italian experience and chose Il Solito Posto based on Trip Advisor reviews. For the first time, the experience didn't live up to our expectations. The service was fine, and the food was okay, it just wasn't worth what we paid for it. The menu is quite small, with only three main courses to select... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice little buzzy restaurant with very good service and food. Good wine selection and quality produce used.

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a geat dinner at Il Solito Posto last night. This is our third or forth visit over the past couple of years on visits to Melbourne. It is just a great restuarant. Simple and traditional italian, with great rich flavours, friendly and good service all in a very comfy and cosy room. Great on a cool spring evening... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Every time i am in Melbourne, this is where i eat. Il solito is best italian i have ever eaten and cannot recommend it enough. I like to eat in the cafe area because the meatballs and polenta are my favourite dish - the only downside is you cant book a table in the cafe. I have always been lucky... More

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been twice to this restaurant this year and both times have not been disappointed. The food is so tasty wonderful flavours. Great atmosphere and the staff are helpful and very professional. Definitely will be back.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We dined here as a couple on a busy Saturday night. The service was friendly and efficient. We were advised on wines by our waitress with great success! To our surprise were able to order from both menus without an issue. We had mussels and chicken salad for entrees and seafood pasta and veal ragu for mains. The food was... More

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