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175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9399 9105
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  • 7
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice location... great value

We liked the 2 outdoor seating areas available as well as inside dining. Great specials on the boards.... one board for each outdoor area, plus a more comprehensive menu available. Friendly service, food was lovely and minimal waiting time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Sue O
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Invercargill
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Invercargill
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We liked the 2 outdoor seating areas available as well as inside dining. Great specials on the boards.... one board for each outdoor area, plus a more comprehensive menu available. Friendly service, food was lovely and minimal waiting time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a nice Italian eat out that's no fuss. My partner and I head there frequently for an easy dinner. It's not the finest of dinning but it's also a place that we have never had a bad meal at. It's not expensive! It's a nice place to go for a night out with the family! It's our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

we had a good meal the service wasn't the best had to wait to get drinks and then had had to go up and find someone to get more drinks. but the food was good

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our family visited Al Porto Vecchio on Sunday 18th Jan. Service was horrible waited 20min plus for a drink to then be told they mixed up our drink order! We sat in the courtyard out back very run down and dirty! Hubby ordered the chicken al verdo (creamy chicken pasta) way too much oil! We could have poured the oil... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Early dinner or late lunch? We didn't care because the fish and chips were cooked perfectly and the drinks were cold. Staff were attentive and we'd definitely go back when in Williamstown.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've been many times but the quality has deteriorated. The atmosphere has become disappointing. It is expensive for what food is served... and when a restaurant has to order in dessert from a frozen Gelato dessert company, and the dessert is still somewhat frozen when served (the chocolate cake I ordered was still icy inside), it's just not on. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

OK It's not the most expensive place in the world, but not cheap either... On a sunny Sunday we chose to eat in the courtyard which is a little neglected and shabby... Bird droppings on the furniture was a hint as to their attention to detail. We ordered Bloody Mary's to start... Very basic, no garnish in a red wine... More 

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Promising start with a well advertised menu outside on a blackboard. I had the steak sandwich and fries and although well cooked, it was thrown between two pieces of lightly toasted bread. The other order considered of fish and salad and although the fish was reported as tasty and cooked well, the salad was predominantly salad still wet from washing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This gem was found recently at the Safeway Complex on Korroit Creek Road. I believe previously situated in glum Ferguson Street. Everything is tops! Delightful family business run so proficiently. Fresh delightful authentic pastas, the pizzas magnificent and traditional Such a busy ambience with dedication and love of food paramount.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I don't even know where to start with this review. Firstly the table was filthy and we had to ask twice before somebody cleaned it. Then we ordered. One of our group ordered a steak, the waitress did not even ask how he would like it done, ok not a big deal. Then I ordered a Sauvignon Blanc and got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9399 9105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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