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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
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank alxnamly
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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229 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank harrytravellers
Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with 3 friends before the football, so were in early at 6 pm. There was already a few people in there. I am not from Melbourne, but this was my 3rd time here, the last being 18 months ago. If I was to rate the food only, I would rate it much much higher. The taste of the... More 

Thank danmaio
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had the home made Calabrese gnocchi and Gorgonzola gnocchi, out of this world. The anti-pasto was a little expensive but the meal came to around $100 with a bottle of wine, bruscetta, pannacota and an esspresso. Great service, great atmosphere, amazing food, great wine and right in the centre of everything. This place was recommended to us by a... More 

Thank thatjonkid
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to the Waiters for a quick bite prior to the theatre. Great food, inexpensive and friendly service. Be warned the steep steps would be impossible for people with an ambulatory disability.

Thank defa45
Adelaide, Australia
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198 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

When you want a hearty and tasty home cooked meal experience. This is the place to go. Don't be put off by the stairs or the wooden door at the top. It's not slick or nouveau it's homely and popular. We were there on a wed night. They were turning people away what does that tell you.

Thank WOJD64
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Up rickety stairs into a crowded room with wooden tables and lots of atmosphere . This restaurant is a hidden gem. Service with a smile and great food . Huge portions of delicious home cooked Italian food at great prices . Don't expect any frills ( wine is red or white BUT good Italian plonk!) but we had a lovely... More 

Thank julia c
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181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

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

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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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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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