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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.8
4.8
1006 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 25 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 1,006 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

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  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Italian

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

1,006 Reviews
  1. PaulD

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievably good Italian food. Wait staff were engaging and attentive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there since before COVID and always nice and friendly staff and excellent menu - chicken pate and olives are must!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service by the workers. I appreciate all their hard work. The gnocchi was the best I ever had. The flavour profile was so nostalgic for me but still so new and fresh. Could not recommend this place enough. Highly recommend their smoke salmon pasta as well. Hats off for the chef. One of the best places I’ve been in Melbourne. Quiet, wonderful and peaceful ambience that reminds me of a family home.

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  4. LisaB

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at Il Solito Posto to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service, wine and food was amazing and outstanding. The team made the night special and very memorable. I have lived in Melbourne for almost 30 years and this is one of my preferred restaurants!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 4 friends met again last Friday for the first time together at Il Solito. The lunch was so successful we have decided to return regularly. Our next booking in early July is booked. Great occasion.

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  6. Sergios

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere and really invested team on board. Loved being there. I had made a mistake in my online booking and missed my slot, but the staff took me in and gave me a great table. Most gracious. I’ll definitely come back when in Melbourne.

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  7. Steve

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food as always but what really stood out for me was the excellent Italian wines and extremely knowledgeable wine waiter. We asked for a recommendation to accompany our dishes and she chose a superb Montepulciano. We will all be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for an authentic Italian experience then look no further! I've been to Il Solito Posto a number of times and it never fails to impress. The food is authentic and delicious and they rotate special regularly. The wine list offers a great range of both local and imported wines. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

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  9. Dezzo

    Melbourne

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a great spot. Good value choices, extensive, if expensive wine list. Food reliable.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing and the staff were so friendly. All dishes we had (6people) were delicious. We will be going back to try other dishes

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food at moderate prices very good italian wines

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Friday, business lunch. The waiter asked upfront if we needed to be out at a certain time. Nice touch. The food was delicious and well-presented. The prices were fair for the quality. The service was attentive, without being overbearing. Great ambience. I have been a customer for over 24 years and I keep coming back (though less frequently now that I am retired and rarely head into the CBD).

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  13. Saraid

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a brilliant experience. An Iconic Melbourne bistro.

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  14. kimm

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite places in Melbourne. Never disappoints! Love the food, wine, staff and atmosphere. The people I was were first timers and loved it too, they’ll be back!

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  15. KirstenP

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a lovely evening. Baked figs were a special treat. Will continue to come back each time we visit Melbourne.

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  16. AmandaP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic authentic Italian food, the restaurant feels like you’re dining in Italy. Great dining experience

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply quality Italian food. Yum. Will go back. Simply quality Italian food. Yum. Will go back. Sensational!

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  18. MarkS

    Brisbane

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Awesome experience. Great food and atmosphere

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  19. Grizzly

    Melbourne

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We had 1 little issue, it was dealt with in good humour and very generously. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's a reason I've been going to Il Solito Posto for over 20 years! Always excellent - great food, great service, great ambiance - please keep it going!

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  21. PhilW

    Perth

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Having been before it never disappoints. The food is fabulous, the service excellent, the ambience cosy & comfortable & also has a great wine list. Don't miss this restaurant it is a must if you like genuine Italian Trattoria style dining.

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  22. SusanH

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always outstanding, but the service last night was just marvellous. One of our party is partly deaf, and the staff were most attentive and worked to make sure she had as great an experience as the rest of us.

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  23. Dezzo

    Melbourne

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great menu choices, very reasonable pricing in today's world, great service without being overbearing.

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  24. GillyS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy myself every time I visit Il Silito Posto, whether in the Bistro or restaurant. Patrick, who looked after us, was charming, helpful, quick when he needed to be and slow when he could see us not needing help. No wonder you are always full of patrons!

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  25. PeterM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent friendly staff who look after you really well. Good specials daily on top of traditional Italian favourites

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant experience - staff were amazing including great wine recommendation; will definitely be back

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was disappointing to choose gnocchi but told unavailable. Gluten free choices very limited.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and amazing food, love coming here, highly recommended

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  29. AnnaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give 6 stars for the food I would! Service is always amazing. Would possibly like some music in the dining room to add to the existing atmosphere

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food - wonderful experience. Casual yet refined. Loved it!

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  31. CharlesH

    Hong Kong

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to be back to this reliable Italian stalwart of Melbourne. Warm welcome - attentive service, cosy and lovely atmosphere and delicious food. We had calamari and one past with seafood and another Amatriciana. Incredible flavours and the al dente pasta arrives at the table piping hot as they heat the bowls beforehand just as my insists on doing at home. Tiramisu to die for! We will be back…

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  32. JayneH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    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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  33. ChristinaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    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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  34. MiriamT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    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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  35. SusiM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    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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  36. RegE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 1006 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 25 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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