Il Nostro Posto

4.1
88 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
A hidden jewel in the heart of Melbourne in Hardware Lane. It is where you can taste the true flavour of Sicilian dish!

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

This is typical Sicilian recipe using all fresh seafood, cherry tomato, chili, 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.
What 88 People Are Saying
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FayeK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to the staff at Il Nostro Posto, we loved it and the service was perfect. In fact, we have booked to have our Christmas lunch with you.
Thanks again and looking forward to coming back.
Regards
Faye

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

The food are extremely overpriced!!!! Ordered the linguine marinara, served with three mussels that have the tiniest meat I have ever seen and the some frozen small shrimps that you can buy from woolies in pack. This dish costs 34 or 36 dollars??? Seriously, you guys can do better. No wonder there is no people coming to eat on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious, handmade pasta and awesome wine menu which actually tells you the aroma and flavours in the wine before you buy it. Service was lovely and the down stairs seating area was really lovely with original bluestone walls. Definitely recommend of your looking for delicious Italian/Sicilian pasta.

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Alistair
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastically friendly staff and amazing food. A big recommendation for food lovers everywhere.

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SimonHH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent for a large family dinner and we would all go back again.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Gave away our table, said rudely because we were late 5 mins, however I had called prior to booking time and advised we would be 5 mins late.

Ordered an entree and 2 mains. Entree came out with one of mains. Main was left on table and we had to awkwardly sit there with it while we shared our entree. Other main came out 10 mins later.
Pastas ordered lacked ingredients and flavour, over priced. Would not return and would eat at the restaurant next door any day over this

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DanielaH
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was awesome. I enjoyed my diner in there

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all enjoyed our evening. Food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and terrific service. Food was great we (family of 4) we had arancini and the antipasto platter for starters, pasta dish and pizza which all tasted great and of high standard.

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vipHarlinG
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

outdoor is much more lively than inside, its a very cosy and warm place. The staff were very friendly and even treated us to some limoncello on the house !

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food great service and live music out the front. We found the food to be hot and high quality.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ere warmly welcomed on arrival, throughout the staff were attentive, everything was great.

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DanielF
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Everything was great.

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GinnyL
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We took 3 grandchildren and we were looked after beautifully. The children all ate up and loved their chosen foods.

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stephenk
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was unremarkable in quality but the portion size was ridiculous. Would not feed a 6 year old. The staff were clueless also. We requested a serving of bread and could not be accommodated. $ 190 later, it was an experience in how not to dine out!

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CarmelL
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Service great. Good food selection. Food excellent

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had!
When I booked, I made it for indoor not outdoor as I knew there was rain forecast.
When we arrived we were seated outdoors and told that the owner was disregarding all booking requests.
After being there 20 mins a waiter finally came and took our drink orders.
After another 15 mins a different waiter came for out drink order, we said we had already ordered drinks so we ready to order food, which we did. The waiter then comes back a few mins later and asks us what our drinks were again as they had been missed.
The the rain started coming down and our table and ourselves were getting saturated. We asked once again to be moved as we were becoming soaked and were told no!
The service was really appalling and there are so many great restaurants in Melbourne that I highly recommended going to any other restaurant than Il Nostro Posto!
Will never be back!

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ChristieL
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this place. I would go over and over again if I lived nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Some of the service was a bit slow and dishes were coming out at different times which meant that certain people were waiting. Otherwise, the service was excellent. We started outside and then got moved inside when it started to rain. The food was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Was unable to rate the food as we booked and arrived at the restaurant to be told the booking system didn’t work that way (as in you book and they don’t honour bookings) and we couldn’t have our table.

Showed the host and person seating tables, he didn’t care so we went next door to Max’s and spent $380 between 3 of us.

Would have liked to try the food based on the reviews however, won’t be trying again with servers like that at the front. They could of just apologised for the system not working versus saying they actively don’t follow the booking system.

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Natasha
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Really lovely food & good table position but was surprised at lack of service with drinks. Ordered wine by glass and had to stop at just one since no one bothered to ask if I wanted another.

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh and efficiently served.
Quantity sizes were decent and enough
The only reason it did not get outstanding is because the seats were too close to another table but cant complain with the food and waiters/waitresses at all

I WILL BE coming back

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just all round tasty, friendly and accommodating.

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Pietro
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We had been to Il Nostro Posto twice previously and were really looking forward to dining there again. The restaurant had changed hands in the meantime and unfortunately, the quality has declined and it falls short of the claim to provide "Authentic Sicilian Cuisine". The Arancini appetizer was served with the wrong filling compared to what we ordered; no matter really as they were very good anyway. We had to wait over an hour for our main courses; the restaurant was full but this was not a problem in our earlier visits. The Cavati Norma pasta was the wrong shape (a nitpick) but was not "home-made" as claimed on the menu. The eggplant in the sauce had been cooked so that only the skin remained. The dish was inedible. To their credit, the waiter admitted that it was pasta from a packet and the cost was deducted from our bill. The wine and other food was OK.

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MarkP
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and ambience was great. Drinks took a little while to come to table but overall service was great

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LouV
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Whilst the food was excellent, I was let down by the poor service. Hopefully it was just a bad night for the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great location and nice staff. The seafood linguini was good but not worth the price. The calamari was also overcooked. Entrees we had arancini balls they were delicious but came without small plates to eat them from. There was also a mix up in our wine order. Overall nice place but they don't seem to handle busy Saturday nights very well. Might go back but for drinks only or on a quiet weekday instead.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal as usual. Pizza Diavolo lunch special with Red.

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vipCharlesH
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great spot in the city - great deals for lunch and the food is wonderful. So tasty

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KayeM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressive

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Maja
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing - loved this place! The staff are really quick to take your order and are friendly. The food is great and I like the location as well.

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PaulaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service & delicious pasta. Loved our NYE dinner.

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SusiF
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious. Wine list a little pricey. Ambience and service, fair.

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MelW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of the nicest lasagnas I can remember eating. The kids seemed happy with their pizzas also while my husband enjoyed his steak and veg and calamari. There was a bit of a delay in our entree arriving but we weren't fussed given it was Christmas Day but no delay in our main course. The service was excellent, particularly from a blonde woman who could have been the boss. Overall would definitely recommend :)

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OlgaB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Great ambience! No doubt, l'lle back again 😉

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Vander
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food but disappointed with the cost of wine. We asked for a bottle of house red and house white only to discover when paying that we were charged $110 for the two bottles of average quality wine. We certainly didn’t expect that for “house” wine.

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FarhanahA
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place and lively. Food was amazing and very filling.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. Absolutely love the outdoor eating area, as well as the cutest little underground indoor eating space for a birthday or gathering. Definitely recommend.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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MarkP
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service was great. Price and portion sizes were fantastic

FAQs

Il Nostro Posto offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9670 9939.

Il Nostro Posto is rated 4.1 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.