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Il Solito Posto, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Il Solito Posto

4.7
4.7
447 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

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. m

    mandyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love Il Solito Posto for its intimate vibe, position and feels like you’ve found a secret spot in this awesome city of Melbourne. Given its December and the cbd was crazy busy, we were welcomed in a little earlier than our booking and it worked fine. Noisy only due to being at full capacity, but didn’t seem to bother us or those around us, and still felt private ironically. The staff were all equally kind, fun and hospitable. I could arguably say it’s a fave on the top end of my list. Thanks and merry cheers to you all at Il Solito Posto ✌🏻
  2. PM

    PhilipMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Il Solito Posto we wonder why we don’t come here more often. It never fails to impress. An awesome place with consistently beautiful food, extensive wine list and ever helpful staff. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  3. KM

    KitM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food here is generally excellent-this time one of the dishes was only a 7/10 but that’s as low it goes. The other dishes and the service were great.
  4. JM

    JohnM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rustic Italian eatery, great for pre theatre or just catching up with friends . Michael and staff friendly nothing too much trouble . Always our go to in the city for good food at a reasonable price.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience dining at Il Solito Posto. It was my sister’s birthday and we had wonderful service and a delicious meal! Very attentive staff and the room is so lovely to be in. Will be back for the next special occasion!
  6. M

    Mimi

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Solito Posto always delivers excellent food, service, atmosphere, etc. If you would like a memorable night, head down to this exceptional place and you won’t be disappointed. Satisfaction guaranteed!
  7. MB

    MaryB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food.venue and service but a bit noisy. Certainly recommended as an iconic Melbourne italian restaurant!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and service, I’ll be back.
  9. Y

    Yogi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A traditional Italian restaurant. Waiters who knew their job, were very professional & friendly. Food was very good with a wide range of pastas, entrees & desserts.
  10. SK

    StephanieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible. From the staff to the food to the drinks. Special shout out to Ty. Your customer service and friendly personality really made our dining experience enjoyable. You were more than happy to go above and beyond. Hats off to the chefs. The food was 100%. I don’t leave reviews very often but this place deserves all the praise With thanks
  11. CB

    CraigB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Felt there wasn’t enough pasta in my Salmon pasta dish. Partners dish was perfect.
  12. JG

    JohnG

    Brisbane

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat here
  13. DM

    DenisM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding yet again! Not our first meal here but staff and service were their usual best. Had a lovely buzz around the busy lunch crowd.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Melbourne we make sure we visit Il Solito Posto. It has been our favourite Italian restaurant (not just in Melbourne! Much broader than that!!) for many years and it never fails to impress. Thank you to the team for great food and terrific service. We will be back next time we are in Melbourne 😁
  15. JC

    JillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Something special about this restaurant. It’s welcoming, warm and full of vibrancy. The service is excellent without being intimidating. Seamlessly the water glass is filled, menus distributed and orders taken. We felt the prices were reasonable. We have been several times & will be back again.
  16. R

    Rossi

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always sensational food, service and ambience. Great italian food.
  17. KR

    KatieR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific on all levels Will be back
  18. CG

    CameronG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing best Italian I have ever had a must do in Melbourne
  19. DC

    DomC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was excellent as was the wine list. I'll be going back.
  20. MA

    MarkA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner after a show. Service was fantastic and friendly. Lovely ambiance and all the food was delicious and plentiful. We will be back!😃👌🏽👏🏼
  21. J

    Jetty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    - romantic - delicious (i’ve been talking about the rib eye non stop since) - perfect for a date
  22. TB

    TonyB

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual dining with caring and friendly team of people at Il Solito Posto
  23. O

    Occasionalvisitor

    Perth

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, as always, and friendly, informed service. The fact that it was a Friday night meant the service not quite as prompt as every other time I have dined here - but when both restaurant and bar area were heaving, with many waiting, that's certainly understandable and explicable. And it is always given with such care and kindness. A great place to eat - provided you can get in!! Last night's queues made me feel grateful again for the advantages of booking for an EXCELLENT restaurant.
  24. T

    Tommy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sensational steak. Great place to meet. I will be back.
  25. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A family favourite. Living 4hours north we always try and make a pilgrimage to The Usual Place for our service and food fix. Reliable. Do yourself a favour
  26. JR

    JosieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    High quality pasta, delicate flavours, not too rich. Efficient, friendly pre-show service.
  27. R

    Rossi

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great restaurant with a new york vibe (underground). Service is excellent as is the food. Authentic Italian with a modern twist.
  28. WL

    WLteap

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cosy authentic Italian restaurant with excellent service. Pasta was amazing. The secondi (lamb) wasn’t quite as good but still very tasty. Generous portions. Would definitely go back and stay for longer next time.
  29. P

    Peter

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful elegant dining experience Relaxing atmosphere even though it was very busy Service was exceptional and personal Meals were refined but also simple and cooked to perfection The seafood was as fresh as I have experienced and cooked perfectly Thank you for your professionalism and for the perfect evening with my family We will definitely return
  30. GB

    GaryB

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had made a mistake with the booking but the staff were amazing, in only a few minutes they sorted things out, moved some furniture and we had our table for three which included an interstate visitor who had to catch a flight later that day - he was impressed and the service continued at this high level throughout the long meal.
  31. MT

    MareeT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We waited 60 mins for the menu and the wine waiter didn’t come to us even when asked. We felt that we had been forgotten as we had to continually ask for menu and wine list. A long drawn out experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! This is our third time here and it’s always a lovely night. The team goes above and beyond every time.
  33. C

    Chris

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, well priced and excellent friendly service
  34. SC

    SavC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff ....well nothing was too much trouble. They were welcoming and attentive. We will definitely be back .
  35. KT

    KingsleyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Great setting and food
  36. DM

    DonnaM

    Tropical QLD

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant food and service are always spot on
  37. RM

    RobynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    House made ricotta gnocchi was delicious, lovely, light and so flavoursome, perfect with roquette, pear and grana pandano salad, we'll be back.
  38. RB

    RobynB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch in the city is always a lunch at Il Solito Posto - you can not go wrong and the place is perfect for a quick get away from the days tasks. Menu is good - possibly a few more veg options but there were at least 2 mains. Loved the gnocchi
  39. HR

    HonestReview

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time I have been to Il Solito Posto and most definitely won't be the last. I was there with my boss and some work colleagues and had an absolutely beautiful afternoon. The food was extraordinary! I had the Veal Ragu, and the veal just melted in the mouth and the staff and atmosphere was so welcoming and friendly. Just amazing. Thank you for a fantastic experience for both palette and mind.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful ambiance. Amazing food a great place to go and meet up with friends and be able to talk. The service was impeccable and I can’t wait to go 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 447 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

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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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