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Il Solito Posto

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113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
61396544466
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Today
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little Italian gem

I have been dining here for years and each and everytime it's a fine meal. Whether you're up the stairs as a walk-in or down in the trattoria the service and the food is always good. We usually try the ousters, eye fillet or the linguine, the bruschetta and calamari. All washed down with my fave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Dean-of-Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have been dining here for years and each and everytime it's a fine meal. Whether you're up the stairs as a walk-in or down in the trattoria the service and the food is always good. We usually try the ousters, eye fillet or the linguine, the bruschetta and calamari. All washed down with my fave Sorenberg white from Beechworth,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Il Solito is a good restaurant but it was much better. It now expects people to visit but fails to live up to what it has done well over many years. The food is good without being great. Its flavoursome but not great cuisine but its often what businespeople want. The service is letting the restaurant down badly and is... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited this lovely little place...on a recommendation from my brother...food ....Bellissimo and the vino was of a great range and oh so good. The waiters and waitresses where attentive and did not hover...my pet hate...would recommend this wonderful restaurant to everyone who wants great food good wine and a really good atmosphere

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Initial concern at such a small space immediately disappeared with the greeting and menu. The food was delicious. Entrees came out quickly and were really tasty The school prawns were amazing as was the chargrilled cuttlefish. Mains were without exception awesome Sicilian fish stew the best of its kind in years and the rice pud was better still. We would... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

very crowded & noisy when we were there, but still able to make conversation (just). The waiter was friendly & helpful. Limited but interesting menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Down a lane, hidden from view but at the top end of town this is a little gem. This is standard Italian fare but of a high standard and attracts a good following of regulars, my fav is the spaghetti with seafood,.They also do a good breakfast and some excellent wines. You can sit at the bar if on your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The restaurant staff were overwhelmed with the simple task of getting a table ready for us. "Jus a couple of minute"... 20 minutes later we were still sitting at the bar. Unpleasant.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Was brought to this place for the first time by a local friend and had high expectation as it was full and we had to wait about ten minutes at the bar, which isn’t a bad thing as the staff there are quite nice and immediately took out drink order. This place is friendly, the food it excellent and merits... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We have heard a lot about this basement restaurant and thinking it must be good since its been up and running for around 2 decades, were greeted and shown to our seats by a pleasant larger than life out going man who was very quick on his feet and than a bubbly waitress who took our order. I started with... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Eaten here on a few occasions and it never disappoints, great atmosphere authentic italian food. Their specials are very good especially the seared salmon... will be back!

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Additional Information about Il Solito Posto

Address: 113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61396544466
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $9 to $45
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 61396544466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $9 to $45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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