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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.7
4.7
211 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.

This is Il Solito Posto ..... The usual place..

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Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 4466

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • 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. The warm surrounds together with it's buzzing atmosphere makes this Melbourne institution a place to keep visiting. Whether dining in the caffeteria or the trattoria, the Il Solito Experience is still humbling and exciting. 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 48 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.

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Menu

Antipasti

  • Ostriche al Naturale

    Freshly shucked Oysters, served natural

    • each$4.00
  • Calamari$29.80

    Fresh daily from S,A, dusted in semolina, flash fried, rocket and aioli

    • Salumi Mista$22.00

      Selection of cured meats, buffalo mozzarella and crostini

      • Olive$8.00

        House Marinated

        Insalata

        • Insalata di Verdura$18.50

          Beetroot, carrot, apple, chard with walnuts, dill and goats curd

          • Cacciotta$18.50

            Panfried Buffalo cacciotta, cavolo nero, pine nuts, fresh cholli and lemon

            • Insalata di Pollo$20.00

              Poached Chicken, rocket, shaved fennel, almonds, avacado, ricotta salata and honey thyme dressing

              Pasta e Risotto

              • Linguini al Nero di Seppia$26.50

                House-made squid ink linguini, calamari, tomato, fresh basil and chilli

                • Linguine Frutti di Mare$34.50

                  Linguine, fresh fish, prawns, calamari, mussels. chilli and garlic

                  • Veal Ragu$21.50

                    Penne pasta with a veal, tomato and rosemary ragu

                    • Fussili Amatriciana$21.50

                      Pasta spirals, pancetta, chilli, onion and tomato sugo

                      • Farfalle Salmone$22.50

                        Butterflt pasta, smoked salmon, tomato, broccoli, cream and dill

                        • Gnocchi Formaggio$21.00

                          House-made potato Gnocchi with blue cheese, caramelised pear, sage and walnuts

                          • Risotto del Giorno

                            Risotto of the day

                            • Market Price

                          Secondi

                          • Pesce del Giorno

                            Fish of the day

                            • Market Price
                          • Filetto di Manzo$46.00

                            Grass-fed Victorian eye fillet with sauteed spinach and veal jus

                            • Polpette di Manzo$29.50

                              Pork and beef meatballs filled with smoked mozzarella braised in napoli with soft polenta

                              Last updated: 1 February 2022

                              What 211 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                              4.7
                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.8Food
                              • 4.8Service
                              • 4.7Ambience
                              • 4.5Value

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                              1. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Melbourne

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 3 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a lovely experience. The staff were very attentive, the food was excellent and ambiance great.

                              2. JT

                                JohnT

                                Hawaii

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                As usual, we had a Great night there, Food & Wine was tremendous, and the Service outstanding!

                              3. PE

                                PETERE

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                Only one Italian-speaking waiter and no Italian in the kitchen. Special was said to be tagliatelli but spaghetti was served, waiter had no idea it was wrong. Too many tables on the lower level, getting in and out was uncomfortable and possibly a death trap if there was a fire. This is no longer an ITALIAN restaurant! Very disappointing for our first return visit since Covid.

                              4. KS

                                KimS

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Delicious pasta dishes, lots of flavour and large serving for mains size. The starter of warm marinated olives was also great and the herb bread was nice, maybe not the most exciting. Great service, very attentive. Lovely old school atmosphere too. Winner!

                              5. d

                                drewandlou

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic food and fantastic staff looking after you, very enjoyable night in a great setting.

                              6. AD

                                AshDouglas

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Great atmosphere and ambience Always have an enjoyable evening

                              7. S

                                Smurf

                                New York Area

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 4 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of our favorites! Genuine Italian food with flare and great atmosphere. The Nero Dávola was superb.

                              8. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 4 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very warm greeting from our server when entered, and she was fantastic in her service. Personable, professional, and welcoming. The main size pasta was fantastic, as was the olives, and the herb bread. We had a theatre show to go watch on an hour after the start time of our dinner reservation, and the server was attentive to that and made sure our meals came out quickly too! Will definitely be back again in the very near future

                              9. DM

                                DonnaM

                                Melbourne

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What a fabulous restaurant have had coffee, lunch and dinner here and it's always fantastic The staff are wonderful very friendly and helpful Will definitely be going back

                              10. N

                                Nino

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Simple food yet done perfectly. Great ambiance and friendly staff.

                              11. DP

                                DebbieP

                                Melbourne

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A real Melbourne institution. The food is delicious and well Presented. It’s all about taste and quality. Service fantastic !!!

                              12. S

                                Steve

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                The service and ambiance is great. I thought the food was a bit lacklustre for the price. Would still recommend going.

                              13. CR

                                ChrisR

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                When we arrived (early) before 6pm the staff knew we were heading to the theatre and made sure we could eat our meal with time to spare to get to the show. The service was excellent with the waitress being very attentive. The food and wine selections were excellent. We left satisfied, paid the bill and left a tip. I have been to this restaurant many times before for special occasions and bringing international visitors and it always delivers!

                              14. S

                                Sukkel

                                Tasmania

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                We have always thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant but this time, we were very disappointed with the choices on the menu. We felt that the choice of secondi and dolce were very pedestrian. The entree size pasta was extremely small for the price.

                              15. BC

                                BarbC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 28 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We were caught in traffic and so were late for our reservation, but the staff were unbelievable in getting us to our table, fed and out in time to make the show we were going to. Nothing was too much trouble, and they did it all with a smile.

                              16. LC

                                LisaC

                                Melbourne

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 27 April 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Good service. Entree size pastas are very small. Nice atmosphere

                              17. JL

                                JohnL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 27 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent, has never disappointed. I would recommend the dining room.

                              18. SA

                                SallyA

                                Exclusive

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                Great atmosphere and friendly attentive staff when dining early to make it to the theatre.

                              19. C

                                Christina

                                Las Vegas

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on 22 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Great food as always. The Gnocchi is supreme and the entree special of the day, the chickpea bruschetta was delicious.

                              20. D

                                Dobson73

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 April 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                If only you hadn't seated us by the sit to the kitchen to start with you would have scored 5/5. LOVE this restaurant and the food and service met all our expectations. It's been a couple of years since we were last here but it certainly won't be that long before we return again.

                              21. IB

                                IanB

                                Adelaide

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 20 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                a last minute selection and how pleased I was with the choice for a business lunch. My customer commented how much he enjoyed the restaurant. I would definitely go back again.

                              22. BB

                                BrianB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 20 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great atmosphere, service and food! Never misses beat. Many lunches and dinners have been had here by this repeat customer :)

                              23. JM

                                JMHenleys

                                London

                                56 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                56 reviews

                                Dined on 19 April 2022

                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                Initially service was good but there was over a 20 minute wait between starter and main and tables around us who arrived later were being served before us. Even our waiter came over to ask if we had had our main course abs I had to ask again for it before it arrived. However the apologies were sincere and the food was delicious. We will be going again.

                              24. PM

                                PetraM

                                Vancouver

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Great food and service as always. I recommend booking ahead as they are always busy in the evenings.

                              25. CM

                                CarlyM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always delightful as expected. Amazing delicious food, and nice to see the menu is the same both upstairs and downstairs. Thank you!

                              26. J

                                Jessch

                                Melbourne

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Such a little gem of a restaurant, service is so good and the food is lovely

                              27. JW

                                JanW

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 April 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Amazing service. Great food. Very enjoyable experience.

                              28. EE

                                ElizabethE

                                Sydney

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We love this restaurant and flew from Sydney to have dinner there. We had gnocchi with beef ragu the gnocchi melted in the mouth and a special pasta with peas mushrooms cream and truffle paste. Both dishes were truly delicious. The wait staff were professional, helpful and friendly snd made us feel very welcome. Can’t wait to come back to Melbourne at have a meal here again

                              29. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Melbourne

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on 13 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A very well presented and appointed restaurant. Great ambience. Very nice food. Well priced. Will be back! ✌️

                              30. SB

                                SamB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Very good, only gave 4 out of 5 stars for food since I am very picky and 5 stars for me has to be absolute perfection

                              31. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Melbourne

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 8 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic food and service one of our favs.

                              32. DB

                                DavidB

                                Hawaii

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 8 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                First time back after COVID and it was still as wonderful as ever. My new partner loves it also. First timer.

                              33. L

                                Luca

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 April 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                The restaurant was very busy yet the staff service was still excellent. Food was outstanding and was delivered with perfect timing. The only negative would be that they didn't follow covid protocols. We were not checked in and none of the staff were wearing masks even though it was a small fully indoors venue. I was under the impression that was still mandatory for indoor venues in Melbourne.

                              34. R

                                Rach

                                Sydney

                                5 reviews

                                4.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on 7 April 2022

                                overall4food3service3ambience5

                                It was a great night, but I was very ill during the night. I’m suggesting it was the Blue Swimmer crab with Spaghetti

                              35. PP

                                PatriziaP

                                Melbourne

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 6 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Busy and lively,.just as I remembered pre COVID. Food was AMAZING! Service was great, staff attentive. Couldn't ask for more

                              36. S

                                Shubhy

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Outstanding food. For me, this was the best pasta I've had in Melbourne in my 15 years of living here

                              37. CO

                                ChrisO

                                Gold Coast

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 5 April 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Consistently good dining at Il Solito Posto. The Penne Ragu was delicious, old fashioned service and an ambience that transports you to Italy.

                              38. MH

                                MichelleH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 2 April 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Love the good, service and ambiance of this wonderful restaurant

                              39. W

                                Whitney

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 2 April 2022

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Amazing food, staff were friendly and helpful: definitely would go again.

                              40. T

                                Tobye

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 1 April 2022

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Beautiful unfussy authentic food with professional and attentive waiters. Great atmosphere. It was packed when we went but didn’t feel overly noisy or crowded.

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitising

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

                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                • Extra space between tables
                              • Protective equipment

                                • Waiting staff wear masks
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                • Contact tracing information collected

                              FAQs

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

                              Il Solito Posto is rated 4.7 stars by 211 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

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                              Booked 25 times today
                              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

                                Lunch
                                Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                Dinner
                                Tue–Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Italian

                              • Dining style

                                Elegant Dining

                              • Dress Code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking Details

                                Hyatt Parking via Flinders Lane

                              • Public Transit

                                101 Collins Street Tram Stop

                              • Payment Options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Additional

                                Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, 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. The warm surrounds together with it's buzzing atmosphere makes this Melbourne institution a place to keep visiting. Whether dining in the caffeteria or the trattoria, the Il Solito Experience is still humbling and exciting. 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 48 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.

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