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Il Solito Posto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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113 Collins St | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 4466
07:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat for 55 minutes before we finally received our bowls of indifferent pasta. We were just about to walk out when the food appeared. The waitress took her time delivering the menus, then even longer taking our order. We were both sick, suffering from viruses, so could not drink. Since the restaurant makes its money on bar sales, we... More 

Thank Lesley18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for business with the family & arrived with a pram, was not an issue at all. Service was fantastic. It was very busy but we were served & checked upon all the time. The food was delicious.

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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading a review of this restaurant/cafe in the Qantas magazine I decided to visit for breakfast. You step down into a cafe that instantly has that European vibe,dark wooden furniture and subdued lighting but not gloomy. Great coffee, breakfast fairly traditional, no smashed avocado here! Although sliced avocado is on the menu as an extra. Being about 9.30 am... More 

1 Thank travelbugforever
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were lucky enough to be invited for dinner for her staff Christmas dinner . If you are after something special this is the place for you . Food was to die for . Very up market food backed up with great service . This restrurant is as good as it gets . Real food cooked to... More 

1 Thank Chris B
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always get a great Italian meal at Il Solito Posto. Its been around a long time and that is proof of the offering. Great for lunch and dinner or just dropping in for coffee

1 Thank lasinv01
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We checked into our hotel and asked for a decent Italian place nearby and the concierge promptly suggested this one. There were no available reservations, but they had a spot for us upstairs. We walked over, walked in, and were charmed. Uptairs is small, noisy, dimly lit and charming. With the vibrancy and the smells, I felt like I was... More 

1 Thank hennaeel
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to stumble across this restaurant as we were staying next door in the Grand Hyatt. We typically travel to Lygon Street for great Italian when visiting Melbourne but we are so glad we couldn't be bothered and visited here instead. This restaurant was buzzing with atmosphere. The interior was cosy and dark - a little grungy but it... More 

1 Thank allybally8
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant service, food and wine and great atmosphere. We went to a much more expensive restaurant the night before (as we were down from Sydney for the weekend), and this was so much better. We loved every minute of it.

1 Thank Sam M
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Italian restaurant has excellent food and outstanding service. We did the early sitting and it was packed. Desert doughnuts are excellent. Good size meals and reasonable prices and the outstanding service make this a must go back to.

1 Thank William N
Grafton, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you book for the restaurant as Il Solito Posto also has a bistro, which doesn't have the same ambiance as the restaurant. Food was modern Italian and superb in flavour and presentation. The staff were wonderful with their timing to attend our table perfect (never felt like we were ignored and never like we were being rushed to... More 

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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
US$9 - US$45
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Collins St | via George Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 4466

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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