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“Intriguing Italian restaurant hidden in a basement” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Solito Posto

Il Solito Posto
Ranked #27 of 3,660 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Intriguing Italian restaurant hidden in a basement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Interesting location said to be on Collins Street but actually accessed via George Parade. A variety of traditional Trattoria dishes combined with some not so traditional dishes. Hits the spot in terms of italian flavour combined with a good selection of wines and efficient, not-too-bothersome waiting staff. Prices for both food and wine are on the highish side.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great old school Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Great traditional rustic Italian fare & a pretty decent wine list to match. Staff efficient & unobtrusive. Book ahead as it always seems busy

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place but TOO expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

we were charged $200 for a bottle of Pol Roger non vintage. This is 50 bucks more than I have paid for it anywhere. Come on guys, shame to spoil your wonderful place by taking the mickey.

  • Visited April 2014
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank GB768
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Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Romantic setting, delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We selected this restaurant for a special night out in Melbourne without the kids. From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt we were being looked after with staff that were friendly and happy to be working in this cosy environment. They were very attentive in topping up our wine glasses before they were empty and confidently offered suggestions on the available menu. The wild goat risotto was simply superb and not too overpowering. I saved the best for last and ordered the pannacotta for dessert - this was served to perfection. Absolutely divine! We managed to have 1 entree, 2 mains and 2 desserts plus a bottle of wine and another beverage for under $200 so we considered this to be good value for such a beautiful meal.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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535 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for the quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Having read other reviews decided to visit had the zucchini flowers and the pork shoulder pasta and desert which was very good my wife had the risotto and barramundi for main also good
The bill was reasonable for the quality

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