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“Great little place.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Solito Posto

Il Solito Posto
113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
61396544466
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Ranked #27 of 3,991 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great little place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just popped in here on my lay night in Melbourne on a friend's recommendation. The staff were very attentive and the food (Veal Ragu) was also good. The restaurant is 'cozy' which helps add to the energetic ambiance.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Adelaide
2 reviews
“perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

If you are looking for authentic Italian in warm, inviting surrounds, look no further. Il Solito Posto is it. On a cold Saturday night, weary from walking we wanted a good red and a menu with simple classics -spaghetti amatriciana/ puttanesca, penne ragu etc. Il Solito Posto ticked every box. A fantastic wine list, attentive informed service and generous serves of simple, delicious pasta. ( and a particularly beautiful braised beef cheek on polenta). Atmospheric, cosy but not noisy....a perfect find and we will be back......

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lunch Again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Enjoyed a long lunch at Il Solito Posto with friends. Terrific friendly service. We started with the antipasto platter to share - salami/olives/giardinieri/mushrooms/baked ricotta - attractive and plenty of it! Then linguine marinara for some of us and pea/mushroom risotto for others, both perfect. Finished with a shared plate of chocolate semifreddo with mint foam and coffee. Non pretentious food. Wine prices in line with city restaurants. Bar looked like some of my Italian friend's parent's places - Rosso Antico, Aperol, Campari, Dubonnet...But I guess the 70's are back on trend!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“You could be in Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hidden away in a basement of Collins Street, is Il Solito Posto. Accessed via George Pde, the door opens to an authentic Italian restaurant that is so enticing! It's the ideal spot for a romantic lunch or dinner - or a private, quiet catch up with close friends. It is not pretentious; nor is it expensive. But to dine here - or just have coffee - is simply a relaxing experience. The food is wonderful Italian comfort food, and make sure you order the herb, sour dough bread as it is sensational.
Be aware that they do not accept EFTPOS, only cash and credit cards.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Upwey, Australia
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“The best Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Whether you are at the informal bar or the downstairs restaurant, you are in for a wonderful Italian dining experience.

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