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Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1508
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I made the mistake of ordering non Italian in an Italian restaurant. The steak was rough but the spaghetti bolognaise was good and a generous serving. The house red ( the wine list consists of a hose white and 2 house reds. The red had obviously been open a while and was well past it's best and if I go... More 

Thank nnesbit
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Arrived to find restaurant full with a function - mid week. Asked to come back in 15 minutes, which we did. Had to wait another 15 mins to get a table. Other guests came in after us and were seated and ordered before us. The wait staff just kept walking past without enquiry of ehether we would like a drink... More 

Thank Louise M
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A classic Melbourne icon and thankfully not changed. Same great Italian food - right sized proportions and cooked fresh in front of you. Excellent menu and has wine these days

1 Thank John H
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for a quick lunch with a work colleague as I'd heard of the 'institution' from friends before. As expected it was a quality Italian menu with all the usual suspects on there. We settled for pasta dishes each and were not disappointed. The restaurant is cosy and busy at lunchtime with a good atmosphere. Well priced and worth the... More 

Thank Sam451
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Amazing little gem in a Melbourne lane way. Food is amazing! Service reasonable. And they serve wine in water glasses giving a real authentic relaxed Italian experience! Highly recommend!

Thank Kate B
Footscray, Australia
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424 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

tucked in a tiny laneway off bourke, i came here 15 years ago for their famous pasta and left unimpressed but ended here again with friends after stuffing up a dinner booking elsewhere. we had 4 kinds of pasta in a huge share platter as entre - i still felt that the pasta dishes were very ordinary. however, shared lamb... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Tucked up in an alley and up a flight of stairs is this Italian place that looks like it has been there for many years. I was told it used to be a place that waiters go to for a quick meal after their shifts. The pastas were too simple and boring for my liking, not much depth in flavor.... More 

Thank ElfGirl31
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Dropped in for a quick Friday lunch with a mate. Didn't expect to get a table but immediately found two spots at a communal table. Huge choice of daily specials in addition to the extensive regular menu. We sat near the kitchen and saw one beautiful dish after another come out - making our choice very difficult. Finally settled on... More 

1 Thank alxnamly
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Introduced my Italian friend to one of my favourite Italian institutions - arrived around 6.30 on a Saturday night for a pre show meal. Having been here a number of times over the years I knew we could have a quick, homely satisfying authentic Italian experience with prompt service, with enough time to walk to our show in the city.... More 

Thank Viviann B
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237 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is all about the food. The blackboard menu lists the day's offerings, which are a full range of tasty pasta and main dishes. The servings are generous and well presented. The waitstaff are efficient and friendly. The space is a no-nonsense area at the top of a steep stairway. We really enjoyed our meal for a large group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +61 3 9650 1508

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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.
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