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Il Solito Posto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 4466
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In central Melbourne looking for a nice dinner, we checked TripAdvisor and found this. So glad we did ! What a superb meal, and in such a delightful setting. The restaurant itself is a charming cosy space, very homely and warm, with just enough rustic appeal. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, too. As for the food I was... More 

Thank Graham W
Orange, Australia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been visiting this place regularly since it opened over 20 years ago. Michael started with a winning formula -- excellent food at a fair price, an interesting selection of Italian and local wines, great coffee, excellent staff, etc. -- and has not deviated since. That's why it's so popular. I usually eat at the bar area, which offers a... More 

Thank 557stephenr
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could eat here every week. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with divine dishes and excellent staff. You can choose to have a meal in the caffeteria area or go for their restaurant which does take bookings. However the waiting time is never too long if you just fancy the cafe option. Amazing range of wines to have by... More 

Thank allthingstatiana
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super fast service and the food is always absolutely spectacular. My mouth waters at the thought of this place!

Thank Sammy B
Tully, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went because of the good reviews and it was an easy walk from the hotel. It is not a 5 but certainly better than a 4. Address is a little deceptive because the entrance is in the (wide and well lit) alley right by 115-117 Collins in the heart of the upscale shopping block; look for the sign on... More 

Thank GWK74
Melbourne, Australia
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583 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here last night for Valentine's Day dinner. We (or, rather, my partner) were late, and they kindly held the table for us for 30 mins longer. Antipasto della casa: 5/5 We ordered for one person and my partner said we should have ordered for 2 persons because he loved it so much....except at the end of the night and... More 

Thank LC888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Italian cuisine & wines, impressive service and very reasonable prices in a quiet out-of-the-way laneway. Would certainly revisit

Thank Garth C
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast with wonderful attentive but not obtrusive service A tasty Italian scrambled eggs with fresh orange juice yum

Thank 16pauliner
Okatie, South Carolina
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here based on a positive Trip Advisor review and were not disappointed. The downstairs restaurant and the ground level bistro crackle with energy making for a vibrant atmosphere. The foood was excellent and the service was friendly and timely. We both had pasta dishes that were tasty, served very hot and worthy of a repeat. Would highly reccomend

Thank Gary S
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. The food and service is exceptional. You can guarantee to always leave satisfied. The Bistro is casual and great for lunch is equally as good as the main restaurant at the back. Service with a smile and friendly attitude. Hope it's no too long before I go again.

Thank Francesca U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $45
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Collins Street | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 4466

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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