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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.7
4.7
258 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 60 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 258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. MW

    MandyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing. Service was excellent. Felt cosy and very Italian.
  2. NF

    NicoleF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great atmosphere and wonderful service. Will definitely come again
  3. S

    Shyft

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a reliably fine spot for refined Italian, always served with professional and congenial panache - and a cosy, bustling choice on a winter's evening.
  4. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Il Solito Posto deliver on everything! The food was incredible, including attention to every detail upon plating. The wine list broad and encompassing, without bei g overwhelming. The ambience and genuine 'feel' of the venue is relaxing and unique. Living interstate, we don't get the opportunity to dine as often as we'd like. However, every time we're in Melbourne, dining at Il Solito Posto is the first thing we do. A wonderful restaurant that delivers... every time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch. First time there. In Bistro (thank goodness — trattoria crowded and noisy). Nice “casalingo” vibe, food a notch or three above that. Food and service fantastic, by-the-glass wines very slurpable. As crowd thinned, we were better able to hear each other (one guest 87, hard-of-hearing). Thoroughly enjoyed, highly recommend… just don’t expect a quiet, intimate ambience. A popular, lively, fun, bustling slice of Italia!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the warm atmosphere, great food, and efficient service. A pleasure to dine there.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way. Staff superb food incredible. We will return!!
  8. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food at a reasonable price. Menu is modest in extent but completely adequate. Overall experience was quite positive and would cause you to revisit.
  9. MT

    MegT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service - so glad this place exists. Well done team!
  10. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience, would recommend it for a night out.
  11. CL

    ChrisL

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There was a queue out the front door when we arrived, on a cold blustery day. We had a reservation, so there wasn’t a problem and we were comfortably seated and relaxed within a few minutes. A great selection of wines by the glass, and a much wider choice if your table was ready to order a bottle or two. The food menu was interesting and inviting and we chose antipasti to start. Our waiter was excellent, and helped us to choose from daily specials for our mains… through to desserts and coffee. This was a memorable birthday celebration, in an iconic Melbourne restaurant.
  12. S

    Soni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and ambience. Highly recommend
  13. DH

    DonnaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food & great authentic atmosphere. Service fantastic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The antipasti was incredible! Loved everything
  15. SG

    SusanG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Cosy traditional Italian. Highly recommended restaurant in a good location on tram line off Collins St.
  16. S

    Suze

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always meets expectations and whenever we're in Melbs will always book this beautiful restaurant. Love it!
  17. SC

    SuzanneC

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cosy place, great food and impeccable service!
  18. T

    Trudy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant. I have dined here on a number of occasions and loved it every time. The food is delicious, the service is excellent and there is a lovely vibe to the place. It has a rather European feel. It can be a little noisy in the peak lunch hour period but not enough to spoil my enjoyment. I look forward to returning again often.
  19. MJ

    MartinJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    After an error occurred with our order, the manager couldn’t do enough to make up for the mistake. Her efforts were fantastic and to top it off the food was superb and the wine list great! We will be back when next in Melbourne!
  20. PC

    PippyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, welcoming and cosy on a cold Melbourne night. Friendly staff who are knowledgeable about the menu and pairing wines with your food. Catering to dietary requirements. Great place to catch up with friends.
  21. J

    Johnny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I loved the food and the service. The waiters and staff are exceptional. The food, only fantastic!!
  22. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Staff very accommodating, we had a show to get to and they made sure we left on time. Would go again.
  23. RH

    RichardH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best places in Melbourne, in particular the service of the crew there - just fantastic
  24. TJ

    TroyJohn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Walking in from a cold Melbourne winters night the restaurant was warm and buzzing. We had wonderful food and the staff were lovely.
  25. PM

    PetaM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly by all staff & the food was amazing
  26. k

    kumarv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dining at Il Solito Posto is always a lovely experience.
  27. ME

    MELISSAJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a brilliant meal here. Probably shouldn’t do such a positive review cos it is a hidden treasure. Don’t want the word getting out and then I can’t get a table!!! Seriously one of Melbourne’s best!
  28. RR

    RodR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most enjoyable.great food and service. The pate was exceptional. Look forward to returning soon.
  29. JC

    JordanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is absolutely amazing. The good is authentic and just so tasty! Highly recommend to anybody who wants an authentic Italian dinner.
  30. L

    Lozzy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to Il Solito Posto for the past three years, not once has it disappointed. The food is absolutely sensational, the staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful - nothing seems like a trouble to them. The ambience is just perfect - this is the epitome of the perfect, hidden away authentic restaurant that Melbourne is famous for. Will be coming for many more years in the future
  31. AA

    AmandaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with a perfect atmosphere. Delicious food and a great wine selection. Highly recommend
  32. AK

    AndrewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was tops! It was slightly noisy but would not stop me coming back.
  33. f

    formifierce

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    great food , friendly atmosphere and great service. Great Italian food!
  34. K

    Kaitlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Melbourne hands down. Beautiful staff beautiful food
  35. AW

    AngelaW

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine food, great wine list, delightful service and warm ambience
  36. LT

    LouisaT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Italian food with a great vibe. Excellent service. One of Melbourne’s laneways gems!!
  37. KM

    KristinM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Il Solito Posto is a Melbourne institution! I’ve been coming here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed- consistently good food, great service and a cosy atmosphere (which is perfect for cold days in Melbourne!)
  38. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and fantastic food. Consistency and value is are normal.
  39. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding
  40. T

    Tomm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beutiful Italian food. The staff are very helpful and service was great.

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 258 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 60 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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