Il Nostro Posto

9 reviews
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$40 and under
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Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Outdoor Eating
A hidden jewel in the heart of Melbourne in Hardware Lane. Owners of Il Nostro Posto, Pino and Salvina with their long experience and passion in modern cuisine bring in the menu the new flavours of Sicily and an exiting selections of wines

Two of the signature dishes at this ristorante star seafood. The first is “Linguine al cartoccio” ? a seafood ragu pasta, wrapped in baking paper and oven-baked.

This is typical Sicilian recipe using all fresh seafood, fresh tomato, chilli, and once it’s ready, removed from the oven, and serve it to the guest who can then eat the steaming pasta inside.” The second signature dish at Il Nostro Posto is the “Guazzetto in Crosta”. It is a seafood stew, cooked with fresh seafood and covered with pizza dough, oven baked until it becomes a delicious seafood pie.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(03) 9670 9939
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Little Bourke Street
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Parking Details
Ample parking
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Public Transit
Tram: Bourke St / Elizabeth St (210 m) 19, 57, 59, 86, 96
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
9 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Very Good
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Friendly and attentive staff always ready to offer suggestion on food choice

5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Iv never done review so for me to take the time to do so, means I was impressed. .... This place made my new years eve.
I was blown away by how good the food was. After struggling to find a place for my wife and i we finally were able to book a table At what was, this random italian restaurant.
Look If you enjoy tradditinal italian cooking the way nonna does it, then this place is nothing short of amazing.

Great vibe.....Great service.......Great Food

5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Great Dining experience. The waiters were very patient and understanding with us. The team commented that the food was great and it was definitely a 'good find'.

5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Great pasta! Good wine! Warm Italian guy and warm restaurant! Next time I will try more delicious food. This is the sincere review from Chinese visitors.

4.0Dined on 3 May 2017

Nice restaurant but the area is a bit touristy.

5.0Dined on 31 December 2016

Staff were very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Food was great. Atmosphere at outside laneway tables is vibrant. Music was nice too. A great night out.

3.0Dined on 8 July 2016

I was charged an extra 50 cents on my salad. My order was pear rocket salad but it was bland and had limited visual aesthetic. I thought I could make the salad myself. We went for a colleague's birthday. The guy took us one picture, which not everyone was looking. Extra credit card surcharge was not advised. I think overall, the service was overpriced. Never going back.

3.0Dined on 10 February 2016

We were seeking a great, authentic Italian restaurant in Melbourne for a casual dinner and booked a table of 5 at Il Nostro Posto. We arrived to find that the laneway was filled with similar restaurants and 'hawkers' at every entrance trying to entice you into their restaurant. Our restaurant was around 60% full and we had a table on the second level overlooking the laneway. Any other indoor table would have been a disappointment but the large glass window made our spot acceptable. The food was solid and was of a good size and flavour. The service was pretty hit & miss - we waited a long time to order drinks, food arrived quite quickly and we had a few different people attending the table. We ended up getting up to pay the check as there was no-one in sight when we were trying to finalize the bill. The restaurant felt very touristy and was reasonable value...I would not recommend but may suit those looking for an experience that has a European piazza feel (busy outdoor seating with lots of people hassling for you to join them).

4.0Dined on 29 October 2015

I had the dinner with a few friends from overseas. We sat in the outdoor area with the warm sunlight between around 6.30pm-8pm. It was bright and we enjoyed it! The staff are so warm and nice from the moment you walked in. A gentleman introduced chef's special with clear explanations and hospitality. I had home made ravioli and gelato for dessert. The thick layer of tomato sauce blended well with the pastry and the cheese. I loved the gelato with dry apricot!