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Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

Central Business District
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20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1508
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very authentic no fuss Italian food. not on a main street but well worth the effort to find it. No menus as such. Daily offerings are on paper on the wall. Plenty to choose from but on our visit no seafood entrees were listed. Servings are plentiful and tasty. Service is friendly and efficient. Corkage is very moderate. Thoroughly recommended... More 

Thank Headframe
Canberra, Australia
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would be VERY lucky to find another place in the Melbourne CBD serving decent food at anywhere near these prices! A long-standing institution, for good reason. You may even see some celebs dining here.

Thank Robert M
New Lambton
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429 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant on our annual Melbourne visits, this time with friends. No frills, no graces. Good honest Italian food, minimalist decor, and we get what you pay for- delicious, home cooked style food. No corkage, and great value. We love it and will definitely go back on each Melbourne trip. Our friends, first timers, were equally... More 

Thank Gregory D
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OK, so this is a basic place up a steep flight of stairs. Hard to get a table because the food is good, very good. But there are definitely no airs and graces here. It is a hall filled with tables and chairs you can barely squeeze between. The food is Italian and the menu absolutely immense. I have never... More 

Thank AALtravelbuddy
Sebastopol, California
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259 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This was one of our most satisfying meals. We showed up with a large party and no reservations but the staff did their best to accommodate us. The food was consistently good, especially the Amatriciana. Would definitely go back!

Thank MMMSebastopol
Kitchener, Canada
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200 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

At first site, I wasn't sure what we were getting into. Think sharing a table with 8 others in a cramped and noisy space. Nevertheless, the food was very good and it was fun to get to know our immediate neighbours at the table. This was good value for the Melbourne CBD.

Thank Brian S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Been to this restaurant a few times and will continue to do so. Classic home cooked Italian meals at great prices. Great for a quick feed before heading into town to wash it down or prior to a show.

Thank keane c
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Now i read the other reviews I see it has relatively recently changed ownership hence why it didn't match up to friends recommendations. There were 3 of us on a Thursday night. It was busy, crowded and had very very bright lights. Kind of like sitting at your dining room at home. The blackboard menu doesn't have any explanations but... More 

Thank ShellBellNZ
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

service was fast and efficient ... food was hit and miss ... 5 of us had garlic bread for starters ... we ordered pasta marinara, tortellini, veal shank and risotto ... garlic bread, pasta, veal shank and risotto were good ... tortellini was too chewy and had not enough filling ... rounded off the evening with an awesome tiramisu ...... More 

Thank David W
Myrniong, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I came here twice during one week for dinner. The ambiance is not the same since the makeover and chef change. The food is still tasty although they could reduce the size of the polenta 'log' that seemed to be present on many plates and could add some more veggies. If you have been here prior to the makeover you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 1508

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.