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175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9399 9105
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not to sure anymore!

I use to really like this place. But i think it's under new management. Service was pretty bad, no problem seating you but then they seem to forget your there. Pasta was drowning in sause that wasn't reduced. Found no love in the cooking!

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
anthonye119
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I use to really like this place. But i think it's under new management. Service was pretty bad, no problem seating you but then they seem to forget your there. Pasta was drowning in sause that wasn't reduced. Found no love in the cooking!

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Thank anthonye119
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge menu but obviously not able to cater for it. I grabbed the chicken risotto. ..it tastes like ketchup mixed with rice.....my stomach is churning as I literally just finished it . Thought it was vital to prevent warn. My boyfriend got the scotch fillet.....just fatty ...

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Thank Michellekel
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cute place has a lot going for it.. Firstly the location is great - it's right opposite the water so it's a great view for diners Secondly the service is very good and.... It's reasonably priced! The food is cooked well and the size of the meals makes this place great value for money. You can choose to diner... More 

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Thank Nadia C
Temora, Australia
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125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a busy Sunday for lunch. My partner and I both had steaks, and agreed that they were the best we had eaten in quite a while, cooked as requested. The service was good, with the young staff buzzing around enthusiastically ensuring everyone was served with food and drinks. We had eaten here before, and will do... More 

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Thank vicNtony
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I ate here with my boyfriend for a nice afternoon meal. After looking at how big the menu was I was sceptical but was delighted with the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto I ordered. It was great value considering the portion and was one of the better Risotto's I've had. The staff were friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend eating... More 

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Thank TezzKat
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The pasta is great here but everything else is pretty average. Service is ok for the price point as it's an affordable restaurant. The place does need a facelift and new decor, very outdated.

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Thank Ben T
Genoa, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We ordered and waited over an hour they forgot to a meal so my friend had to watch us eat while he waited another 30 min the Coca Cola was terrible cheap and the cleanliness and quality of food was absolute shocking just like they mashed and banged it all together and here.. I don't know how people could eat... More 

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Thank Gigen R
Vientiane, Laos
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107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is situated with the café area of Williamstown. The food is very nice and plentiful and of good quality. Has options to eat out side the front of the restaurant, has a couple of rooms inside and an outside area which is great in the summer. Staff are friendly but service can be slow

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Thank Peter B
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here goe a bitw to eat meals start from $12. I had chicken parmigiana and my wife had fish and chips. Great service with a view.

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Thank Steve R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Lovely location in a beautiful old heritage style building and the meal was lovely especially for the price. This place is in a great spot and has 3 areas to eat the front has tables and chairs and your view is the bay and across to the city skyline, there is an inside dining room and also a courtyard so... More 

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Thank Christine M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: (03) 9399 9105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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