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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.7
4.7
311 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 32 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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What 311 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • City Centre

    Best Ambiance

  • City Centre

    Business Meals

  • City Centre

    Italian

  • City Centre

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  1. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely food, exceptional service and the perfect place for dinner and conversation
  2. CB

    ChrisB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Booked for a quick business lunch. Excellent risotto, really authentic Italian cuisine. Only drawback is the noise level in the Trattoria section made it hard to have a conversation. Would go back again for the food and the service though, just don't schedule any meaningful discussions while at the table.
  3. MG

    MariaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful staff. It's a must eat and dine venue.
  4. ZA

    ZelA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service & atmosphere has been exceptionally everytime l go there. Highly recommend.
  5. AR

    AnnetteR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is amazing & service excellent. Always feel so welcome.
  6. CT

    ChrisT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food and wine again at Il Solito Posto, easy and relaxed and super service
  7. N

    Noel

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great meal last night - fab ambience and service But we were disappointed we couldn’t split the bill ! Hope that will change
  8. JH

    JacquiH

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sensational and so was the service.
  9. ML

    MegL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best Gnocchi I've ever had. Staff were fantastic and so friendly. Food was so quick and delicious. Can't wait to return.
  10. AJ

    AlecsiaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely, wait staff professional and friendly, lovely relaxed atmosphere.
  11. LC

    LisaC

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our dining experience at this restaurant. Food and atmosphere is great.
  12. AM

    AnnaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious Italian food in the heart of Melbourne. Would recommend highly
  13. SM

    SusieM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and the service was very good. The only thing was the table size for 4 people was not adequate.
  14. SM

    ScottM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An institution in Italian cuisine. Can't recommend it highly enough.
  15. MS

    MaryS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience5
    We were having a lovely dinner and really enjoying ourselves - then went to order dessert & were told there was not enough time, we could only have coffees and we would have to leave within ten minutes. We had been seated for less than 90 minutes. I understand that restaurants often have two hour sittings but this was ridiculous. Very disappointing indeed and we won’t go back even though the food and service was very nice.
  16. JJ

    JohnJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it as always. Very happy to have dined. Highly recommend
  17. DC

    DomC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, the calamari were awesome and the service was very attentive without being intrusive, loved it!
  18. GG

    GeorgiaG

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt, my favourite restaurant in Melbourne.
  19. VV

    VasugiV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here but will definitely not be our last. Fabulous evening. Cannot fault a thing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at this place. Customer service was fantastic. Our food came out quick with high quality. We will definitely be back again.
  21. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You feel as though this restaurant has been airlifted from Italy. Great food and service here always.
  22. NO

    NicoleO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The oysters were disappointing. The linguine frutti del Mare was delicious except it was extremely salty which did spoil it. The wine was okay. The service very friendly. The coffee excellent. Thank you
  23. KB

    KymB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for dinner after a friend recommended it to us. We never would have know it existed as it is tucked away down a lane. We loved the food, service and the atmosphere. We will definitely go back next time we’re in Melbourne:
  24. GS

    GregS

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant has never failed to impress. As always the food was authentic, well presented, perfectly cooked and delicious.
  25. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend.
  26. AR

    AngelaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. Ty, the manager was very accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  27. SS

    SylvanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing place love the authenticity and service is on point. Would love a little more vibe music was pretty low but overall Amazing
  28. EC

    EmmaC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food as always topped by attentive professional service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ansolutely fabulous experience, wine, food and service was excellent
  30. CA

    CAROLYNW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Il Solito Posto and it felt like I was in Italy. The flavours of the food were sensational.
  31. JE

    JEnnyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Not like it used to be. Seems to be a reduced menu these days
  32. GG

    GeorgiaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely staff. Will definitely go back.
  33. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful meal in a lovely setting. Felt like Nonnas cooking
  34. G

    Gene

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il solito posto has been a raging success for more than 20 years for good reason. My first time back in 10 years found the same very high standards of food service ambience and value. One of my top 20 restaurants in Melbourne. When I was disappointed with one of our side dishes, a conversation with the particularly friendly and professional owner took care of it appropriately and considerately. The rest of our meal was excellent. My truffle risotto - perfection. It's perfect value here. Go there.
  35. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great wine & food, excellent & friendly service. Cosy ambience. We were 20 mins early and was given a table straight away, even though it was very busy & full. Menu has been the saem for a long time, may need new & exciting dishes.
  36. DS

    DS2302

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner with excellent service. What more could you ask for?
  37. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to return to an old favourite; as good as ever!
  38. KC

    KerryC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the ambience, food and the restaurant being open again. It has always been a home-away-from-home place where great food and lovely people want to be.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Food was incredible and very good value. Will return!
  40. BS

    ByronS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed everything about our experience. Great food and vibe and the cost was very reasonable. The service was impeccable. I would recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable dinner out in the CBD

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 311 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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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