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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
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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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Melbourne restaurant visited on recommendation whilst in town for the tennis. Wouldn't have known it was there otherwise as entrance/ location isn't obvious. As soon as you enter the door, you just know this place is going to be good....it was packed. First area is casual bistro dining with lots of great pasta dishes but thankfully I had pre-booked... More 

Thank Rob S
Budgewoi, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here and as soon as you walked in you felt a warm greeting. The breakfast itself was well priced and delicious

Thank Jae H
North Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go to Melbourne every year for the tennis, and dinner at Il Solito Posto. We dont book as we love to sit in the bistro area, it is as close to being in Italy as you can get. The food is fantastic, we had the beetroot risotto, and the trevally pasta with chilli and basil, started with two glasses... More 

Thank 22happytravels
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place offer a limited number of pasta dishes all for almost at 30$ each.We were expecting something great, the pasta is not fresh and home made so the sauce needed to be worth the price. We ordered farfalle and salmon, pasta and beef ragù and pasta amatriciana. All the different kind of pasta were completely unsalted some were al... More 

Thank Bobbylee70
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well travelled group of six unanimously agreed the food was superb, service excellent, ambiance great, value reasonable but probably due to the popularity and quest for high quality the service time between courses was slow. Highly recommended!

1 Thank PHRE
Santa Monica, California, United States
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is very good, and I really liked the atmosphere. It was very small and intimate. The wait staff is also very good. The location is snuggled in the middle of all the high end fashion houses on Collins street, so it's a great place to feed your hunger after a long hard day of shopping. I will... More 

1 Thank Suzanne I
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Il Solito for dinner on a Saturday night with friends. Very cosy atmosphere. The food was delicious and service excellent. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Mary G
Bayside, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Solito Posto is our regular date night restaurant when in the city. Reminding my husband and I of times in San Gimignano, cobbled laneways with underground trattorias serving authentic dishes with time honoured recipes. Summer freshness showcase House made pasta, my favourite the Linguine Frutti Di Mare, - fresh fish, prawns, calamari, chilli and garlic. Summertime is wonderful in... More 

1 Thank Cassandra W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us enjoyed a business/social dinner in the bar area (cafeteria) prior to Christmas. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the linguine with lovely fresh seafood.

1 Thank Geoff2011
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with an great long time friend and we had a great night, great atmosphere and fantastic food as usual. It had been many years since we met there but now I'm back in Melbourne it will be more regular.

1 Thank David W

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street | 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?

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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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