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“New management has ruined what was once a great cafe.”
Review of Il Tempo

Il Tempo
Ranked #171 of 4,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Il Tempo means Its The Right Time.... To visit us and experience our casual Italian cafe with the friendliest, most courteous staff in Melbourne. Established in 2000 and conveniently located in Degraves Street, just across from Flinders Street Station. Whether you choose to dine outside (Alfresco) or inside the European style bistro, Il Tempo cannot be beaten for authentic Italian cuisine, reasonable prices and a fun ambience. Yes, the cozy, dimly lit atmosphere makes it difficult to want to leave and head home after dinner, but luckily, we are opened late.. So we suggest you sit back and relax and slowly sip that wonderful Chianti from our extensive wine list. Or maybe we will tempt you with one of our famous desserts...
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We noticed the menu has completely changed along with the staff and chef. The famous croissants have been removed from the menu. We ordered coffee which was standard, not like it use to be. We also ordered eggs benedict and scrambled eggs on toast. The eggs benedict were generic,the bacon was not cooked at all and the toasted bread was not toasted at all, but was old bread and the whole thing was drenched in sauce to cover the uncooked bacon. The scrambled eggs were tastless and again the bread was uncooked. We use to go there every second weekend without fail and it was always busy. Now it was completely empty inside and much to our disappointment of the the change in management, we will definitely not be coming back again.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Staff was fantastic food was great. The atmosphere was fun couldn't have asked for more! Anthony, Danile, Victoria, and miake. Such great crew

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Busy little pedestrian street with tables outside, we stopped here for an excellent breakfast - eggs benedict was fantastic. Attentive and friendly staff and amazing coffee. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Whenever we visit Melbourne we always come back to I'll Tempo. Excellent food and service. Even when busy food is served quickly. Good value for money. Great coffee.

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Thank Shazza1972
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Great service by all waiters, food was great tasty. Very busy New Year's Day but everything under control great atmosphere will defiantly return on another visit to Melbourne

Thank Alyce22l
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