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“Made to feel very welcome” 4 of 5 stars
Review of il Sogno

il Sogno
512 Whitehorse Rd,, Melbourne, Victoria 3127, Australia
(03) 9830 1052
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Ranked #392 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Made to feel very welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 92nd birthday last Saturday night at this restaurant. Whole family including grandchildren 6 & 10. Nothing was any trouble, service prompt and efficient. Food very nice - a few of us had the duck and it was delicious. Food here is a modern take on Italian which was good as I'm not so keen on Italian food normally. My son's steak melted in his mouth. My other son did complain that he missed out on the pork specials (sold out) and then only got one prawn in his mains so he perhaps wasn't so enamoured but still thought it was OK. The rest of us were very happy. They made a lovely fuss over my mother-in-law and the rest of the patrons were suitably impressed by how spry she is (and how much she ate!). The restaurant is classy and has a nice atmosphere. It was a great night.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Victoria, Australia
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“Fantastic Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Met some friends here for dinner on a Saturday night, the restaurant was fully booked and busy. It is a lot nicer inside than we expected as the exterior is quite ordinary.
The entrees were beautiful, very fresh whitebait and calamari was fantastic. Mains were also very good, a little bit dissappointed in the moreton bay bug ravioli (one of the specials)the pasta was way too thick and a little chewy, otherwise all the other diners in our party of 4 loved their main meal, fish was exemplary, as was the duck.
Desserts were ok, nothing terribly exciting.
Service was friendly but a little bit stressed, found out later that 2 of their usual waiters called in sick.
Offer of bread would be a nice addition before meals were served. Meals were served very promptly.
Will definitely come again, overall a great restaurant and at the moment is still a byo.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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