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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.8
4.8
974 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 36 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 974 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Italian

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

974 Reviews
  1. JayneH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing, excellent service and waiting staff efficient and friendly

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  2. ChristinaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our lunch. The food was very delicious and servings generous. The service was wonderful and efficient. Great ambience and value. Would return again for sure and definitely would recommend.

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  3. MiriamT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I come to il solito posto several times a year, being Italian it's one of my faves. I love to dine downstairs before a show and it feels like I am in Italy. Service is fantastic, food is fabulous and I always look forward to the dining experience. The grappa menu also delights! Recommended this gem to many people, look forward to the next time, big shout out to the whole team! :-)

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  4. SusiM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at this wonderful restaurant. Been dining here for years. Never changes. Congrats to all.

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  5. RegE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Solito Posto just gets it right. Nothing disappoints. Just sit back relax and enjoy.

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  6. Recker

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server was just so so lovely. She seemed happy to be there and gave several suggestions or recommendations when I was unsure. Spectacular food. This was a great great meal.

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  7. NatashaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, our waitperson was informed and managed her time well. She knew the specials and ensured I snared the last Barramundi before it was snapped up. Thank you.

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  8. Drewza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was recommended to your restaurant and you didn’t disappoint. Our meals were full of flavour, fresh and tasty. We just kept wanting more. Our main meals were a stand out. The meatballs were wholesome, warm comforting and crazy delicious. But my question is why is the chorizo pecorino risotto not a staple on your menu. Never have I had a better risotto - and the fact the flavours were punch, rather than subdued left me wanting more. I would travel back from Brisbane just for another mouthful. Absolutely outstanding in every way. Amazing staff, and we spoke to many other diners who come at least one a week - I can see why! 10/10 - A+++ Well done and see you again soon!

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  9. Daniel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic spot to eat. Everything we tried was cooked beautifully with lots of flavour. Highly recommend the dessert menu, it is a must have and is not to be missed!

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  10. Lucy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had dinner on a Tuesday night with a reservation at 8pm. Food was decent and came out quite quickly, however felt quite rushed by the waitress who seemed to be in a hurry to get us out of there and wasn't very friendly.

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  11. DimitriaM

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Italian food. The gnocchi was so fresh and melts so nicely your mouth. From when the stepped in the door the waiters liked after us making sure we got to our show on time. Everything was lovely. Will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An italian gem with amazing authentic italian menu.

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  13. Janem21

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The food is stunning, the staff are fabulous and the downstairs room is gorgeous

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good & service was fantastic, my favourite place to dine at when visiting Melbourne

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  15. Greatview

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing - and such authentic hospitality and service x

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious- our server, Carola, was delightful and the manager,John, was extremely helpful with the wine suggestion as well as being so customer focused. All around a fantastic experience!

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  17. TonyB

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always welcoming, food always meets the mark. Everyone is attentive and wanting to please even when busy Well done guys that’s why people keep coming back

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  18. StephanieO

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, pricey but quality. Service staff are loud but very friendly and happy.

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  19. MelB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thankyou for a lovely evening. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing food and ambiance.

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  20. JulianG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still a charming little restaurant in an A class location, serving delicious high quality dishes and service is excellent. This is a Melbourne icon and will be back again and again for lunches and dinners.

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  21. StevieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were fantastic and I take clients there and they are always very impressed. Keep up the good work.

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  22. DebL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place for a family celebration. The recommendation to have dessert was perfect! Great wine too...

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  23. 3Ninjas

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was fabulous, the food, the ambience and the service. This is our favourite Melbourne restaurant, it never disappoints.

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  24. goodfood

    Chicago

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  25. BillW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  26. LeeD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  27. SteveM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  28. MichaelK

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    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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  29. Nelley

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun, no nonsense restaurant with good food. Especially liked the pasta with bolognese that I had

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  31. JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  32. GiuseppeL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  33. ValL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  34. SueC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  35. AlisonM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  37. SusanH

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  38. JonathanH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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  39. Stanfan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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  40. RobertL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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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 974 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.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 36 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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