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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.8
4.8
950 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
One of Melbourne's most renowned Italian restaurants. Il Solito Posto is an institution. A real Melbourne Italian dining experience with a warm urban chic feel. Tantalise your taste buds with regional Italian dishes, prepared with the freshest seasonal produce and revel in the awarded wine list.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 4466
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nathan Morphett
  • Catering
    Set in a sub-basement in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, Il Solito Posto has something for everyone, a casual or quick meal in the caffeteria or a more formal dining experience in the trattoria.<br />This is one of Melbourne's most renowned and well respected Italian restaurants.
  • Private party facilities
    The Dining Room is available for hire for up to 40 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Experiences

  • Large Breakfast Booking

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Group breakfast at Il Solito Posto Please note there is a minimum spend of $40.00 per head for group bookings between 6-8 diners
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  • The Large Dining Table

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For groups of between 10-12 guests, you can now book with us. The minimum spend to secure the booking is $100 per person. The full Ala Carte menu is available to your guests without the need for a set menu.
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  • The Large Dining Table

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Large Dining Table For groups of between 8-12 guests, you can now book with us. The minimum spend to secure the booking is $75 per person. The full à la carte menu is available to your guests without the need for a set menu.

What 950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Italian

950 Reviews
  1. goodfood

    Chicago

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Il Solito Posto was good, but not great. The garlic herb bread was tasty, and the chicken liver pate entree was excellent; the Caprese salad was average, as the large tomatos were a little thinly-sliced and “runny.” The linguine seppia, which we shared, was outstanding. Unfortunately, it was served with our main courses, instead of between the entrees and mains, which is what we had requested. The branzino main and slow-roasted lamb were both good, but not stellar. We love the room and ambience and the service, while attentive, missed the mark when the pasta second-course arrived simultaneously with the main. We always visit Il Solito Posto when we are in Melbourne and likely will again—but it is not at the top of our list.

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  2. BillW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food in every respect, very well-presented. Our party was in the bistro rather than the dining room (Problem with stairs), THE NOISE LEVEL & CROWDING WAS CONSIDERABLE WHICH REDUCED THE VALUE OF THE BOOKING. I suspect the dining room would be a top-line experience.

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  3. LeeD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy, buzzy restaurant. Service was exceptional. Didn't feel hurried at all.

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  4. SteveM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. a true, Italian experience. I took an old client from Adelaide and he was very impressed. PS the tiramisu is to die for

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  5. MichaelK

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to Italian restaurant when in Melbourne as great food, service and value for money

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  6. Nelley

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb dish was fabulous as was the seafood pasta. Service was stellar.

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  7. JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can you get any better? We just love the restaurant, the food, the service and of course the ambiance!

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  8. GiuseppeL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beautiful food, loved the whole experience, will be going back.

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  9. ValL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place, exceptional food, brilliant service. Best meal we’ve had during our 6 week holiday in Australia. Not to be missed

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  10. SueC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. We had the special crab spaghetti and the black ink squid pasta which we shared. Really great tastes! The service was superlative - our waitress was warm, friendly and super efficient. And we loved the ambience. The restaurant had a lively, dynamic vibe without being too noisy. We loved it so much we tried to go back on our last night in Melbourne - a Monday but alas it will be closed. Next time!

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  11. AlisonM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Solito Post is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. Thanks for always being there Solies.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta I’ve had in Melbourne. Highly recommended.

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  13. SusanH

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, authentic, and amazing flavours. Great advice from the waitstaff, and the wines were fabulous.

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  14. JonathanH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly service staff. Food and coffees came out quickly, and tasty. Great spot for a business breakfast.

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  15. Stanfan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful Italian restaurant. Food was excellent and service knowledgeable and attentive. Very popular spot—-packed with folks on Thursday night. Get your reservation in advance.

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  16. RobertL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly wonderful dining experience, terrific menu, and service was seamless, attentive, and non-intrusive. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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  17. Catherine

    Melbourne

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Very attentive and not intrusive. The food was amazing. The gnocchi was so fresh and homemade.

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  18. MarianoI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, a bit loud, but lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended. Good value.

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  19. Tess

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food, every dish was amazing and seasoned to perfection. Each time I go, it is always great and last night didn't disappoint.

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  20. DeanG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful place amazing food lovely waterers really enjoyed the lunch

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would highly recommend for a nice dinner and wine. The prices are reasonable for being in the heart of the CBD. The wine list is extensive and there’s a drop on there for everyone. We went in a group of 5 for dinner and drinks and had an amazing time

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  22. Ipop

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A solid favourite. You cannot go wrong at il Solito Posto. This should be your CBD regular.

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  23. JakobK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful staff. Such great and friendly service 10/10

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  24. Tamara

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in a cozy and comfortable setting. Lovely and friendly staff.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at Il Solito Posto. Great drinks before the meal. Service from Miles (and the other staff worked as a team) was really good. The Caprese salads made us want to lick the plates. I had the Rockling Pesto Spaghetti and the parts worked together in a tasty symphony. We’d love to go back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful authentic Italian family food, ambience and welcome. Inspiring wine list too. Just the most delicious experience, in every way. Buon appetito!

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  27. Noel

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You must visit A home away from home Friendly - relaxed - delicious food - excellent service Go alone or with friends - make you feel very special

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  28. MarionR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rigtoni with veal and tomato sauce was delicious and a very large size.

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  29. AllyC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful ambient and friendly vibe. Delicious food and friendly staff. Will be back again

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  30. MichelleC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    old school classy without being pretentious. love this place.

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  31. MonicaZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere overall. Great selection of wine. Busy during weekends so recommend booking ahead.

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  32. KarenW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, wine and ambience. Staff were exceptional.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and lovely staff.

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  34. JohnB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff are always welcoming,professional & helpful with any queries re the fabulous food and drinks menu! We look forward to our next visit!!

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  35. Natalia

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miles our server was amazing and so kind he made our dinner more amazing and the food was incredible!

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  36. GeoffD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, energetic atmosphere, good care and attention.

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  37. JanelleS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Very accommodating for allergies.

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  38. SueN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Il Solito Posto. Have been coming here for years and it’s always a great experience.

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  39. GeoffreyJ

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were attentive, the food was good and the whole experience was enjoyed by our party.

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  40. RyanP

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe is good, wine flowed and there was good food we have eaten here before it didn’t hit the same mark but still good

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Il Solito Posto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 4466.

Il Solito Posto is rated 4.8 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

Il Solito Posto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Solito Posto

Basement/113 Collins St, Entry Via George Parade, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    George Parade
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hyatt Parking via Flinders Lane
  • Public Transit
    101 Collins Street Tram Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nathan Morphett
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 4466
  • Catering
    Set in a sub-basement in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, Il Solito Posto has something for everyone, a casual or quick meal in the caffeteria or a more formal dining experience in the trattoria.<br />This is one of Melbourne's most renowned and well respected Italian restaurants.
  • Private party facilities
    The Dining Room is available for hire for up to 40 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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