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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.7
4.7
366 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 43 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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.<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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What 366 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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  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • City Centre

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  • City Centre

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  1. RN

    RossN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite city restaurants. Never fails to deliver on grwmeat food, service, atmosphere & quality. Will be back.
  2. PR

    PatriciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for dinner after a show. The service was great and staff were very welcoming. Our entrées were delicious as well our main dishes. The chocolate budino was a decent size and wonderfully delicious. The panacotta was a great choice also finishing off the meal beautifully.
  3. B

    Bernardo

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Italian cuisine, great service and ambience. A hidden gem
  4. PC

    PhillipC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have loved il solito posto for a long time now. It seems to only get better each time.
  5. N

    Nuke45

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have been wanting to try Il Solito Posto for a while, and it didn’t disappoint. Great service, and Italian food.
  6. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice, affordable food that came out quickly. Would go back.
  7. MT

    MarielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t had such a good dinner and amazing service in so long!
  8. GI

    GlennI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    we were really looking forward to dinner, flew in from perth. It was a very average italian dinner.
  9. RO

    ROD07

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to down here last night with our 2 year old Toddler and they were very accommodating. They had available booster seat and seated us away from the usual crowd as I know it might be a bit messy with a toddler. The food was amazing, it’s simple food made brilliantly. My little one ate everything as we shared various food, from olives, calamari and to end, with a little taste of his first panna cota which was delicious. The service was impeccable as well from reading out the specials on the night to topping up our water and cleaning the crumbs off our table when needed to. Our overall experience was great and could not fault it! I recommend this place for a great Italian dining with great food and equally amazing service.
  10. AK

    AKMa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Was crowded and cramped. Our server was friendly and readily recommended dishes. It was the night before a public holiday so the restaurant was understandably packed. Unfortunately the bistro table we were sat included two chairs and a sofa seater. The sofa seater was very unstable and kept moving/rocking every time we moved. Diminished the experience for us significantly especially as the restaurant’s ambience came highly rated. The food was decent but maybe our expectations were set too high. Overall, a pretty average dining experience for us.
  11. SL

    SamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael and the team were great as always. Highly enjoyed dinner.
  12. BD

    BenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I used to eat here 20+ years ago and loved the vibe. Nothing has changed, still brilliant.
  13. e

    ericap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Fabulous food. Wonderful waitress. Can't wait to go back again.
  14. GM

    GabeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot, attentive and warm wait staff. Lovely menu
  15. KL

    KikiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a good vibe. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. The wine list is also really good. The panacotta was to die for
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, the ambience and the food. Would happily go back again.
  17. DR

    DavidR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Melbourne classic which has never disappointed
  18. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great food, warm ambience and very friendly service.
  19. CR

    CatherineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend going here for a great Italian dinner , will be going back
  20. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as usual. Service good too. Timing for the courses coming to the table was fantastic.
  21. KP

    KarenP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant great ambience the food is consistently good and it’s just a lovely hidden little spot for lunch never disappoints !
  22. GN

    GraceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Everything is awesome.
  23. VL

    VanessaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent food, every dish is exceptional. Well balanced, well proportioned and delicious. Friendly, attentive waiters. Such an amazing feat to maintain these standards over so many years. I wouldn't go to Melbourne without a visit.
  24. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food with warm friendly service with a great vibe…I’ll be back!
  25. M

    Michael

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All the food was very good other than a meat & vegetable risotto dish in which we expected more meat. We complained about this and I was returned to us quickly and exactly as we expected, without any fuss and with courtesy. Our waitress was delightful and engaging. This restaurant is an institution.
  26. PW

    PhillipW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very good. The food was great. Gluten-free options available
  27. SQ

    SusieQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with superb pasta special. Welcoming staff. A favourite place for us.
  28. P

    Peter

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Good food quality. Friendly staff.
  29. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a beautiful meal at Il Solito Posto with my friend on Sat night. The risotto and gnocchi was divine. The service so good. Atmosphere so beautiful. We were seated at a table close to beautiful italian wine and old books. It felt so like being in the Roman Hills but we were in Melbourne. Well worth going to visit. Just off Collins St and very close to Collins Place for Parking.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional Italian food at the highest quality. Never tasted pasta cooked to perfection anywhere in the world
  31. N

    Natale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food as ever, friendly and efficient service, and they had us out within an hour so we got to the theatre on time. Love this place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cozy ambiance and good food! The herb breads were heavenly and soup recommended was lovely.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Lunch, food is perfect
  34. RB

    RobynB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always a great place to lunch and catch up on spring fare. The squid ink pasta is a favourite
  35. b

    benr

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. A long standing Melbourne institution.
  36. K

    Kirstie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine and service. Beautiful dining space and vibe. Can't wait to come back!
  37. JD

    JeffD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an outstanding restaurant. Great food superb wine list and great value. Service and ambience in the downstairs restaurant first class
  38. AP

    AmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining at Il Solito Posto. Thank you, we will be back!
  39. AK

    AnnetteK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect venue for a small and special family dinner. We loved every thing about Il Solito Posto and we’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Melbourne!
  40. KJ

    KateJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the food and ambiance. So beautiful, will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 4.7 stars by 366 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 43 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

    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

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, 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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