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“Casual italian served with style” 5 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 #38 of 4,009 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
Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Casual italian served with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Noisy, vibrant, fabulous. if you are looking for a romantic dinner for two - make sure you go to the more formal restaurant - but for a casual dinner with friends - this is hard to beat!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Brilliant Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a fantastic restaurant, tucked away off Collins Street. It was recommended to us from a friend and we are certainly glad we decided to try his recommendation.

We visited on a Saturday night and were not able to book a table. We arrived at about 7.30am and had to wait about 20 minutes for a seat. Staff were fantastic, and sat us at the window bar and gave us a drink while we waited.

By the time we sat at our table, our entree was ready for us and we ordered our main meals, which took less than 20 minutes to get to our table. The restaurant was quite busy so we were very impressed with this service.

The food was amazing. I had the meatballs and my husband had the veal ragu and we both agreed it was the best Italian food we have ever had.

Prices are fantastic for the quality of food. Their beer selection is the only thing that let them down, but there were plenty of other choices for drinks.

Well done Il Solito Poso, brilliant food and excellent service. Will definitely visit again when in Melbourne.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto
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8 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good but very busy restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This restaurant is hard to find unless you are looking for it specifically. It has a "bar" section with more casual blackboard selection and a fine dining area. We had two pastas and a bottle of wine. The pastas were good but not outstanding-it was typical classical Italian. The service overall was very good. The place as full by 6pm so make a reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Traditional Italian Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Beautiful Italian dining experience. As soon as you walk into the restaurant you feel like you are in Italy. The menu delivers on rustic, traditional food and flavours accompanied by great waiting staff and lovely wines. always a winner

  • Visited August 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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Perth WA
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“Delicious Italian in the heart of Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Did not know of this restaurant before this trip to Melbourne but I will definitely be returning.The food was delicious, the anti pasto is one of the best I have ever had
Even having to wait at bar for 15 minutes for the table was a pleasure as there is a great atmosphere

  • Visited July 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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