Il Solito Posto

Italian food in a warm, rustic basement space with wine-stacked shelves, or in casual upstairs cafe.

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Il Solito Posto - Italian restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

$$ Classy & rustic Italian trattoria/cafe

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Basement/113 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (746 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 7:30AM to 11PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30AM to 11PM
  • Thursday: 7:30AM to 11PM
  • Friday: 7:30AM to 11PM
  • Saturday: 7:30AM to 11PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:30AM to 11PM


  • 5Michael P. 1 year ago
    Excellent lunch venue with great food or a quick stop for good coffee.

  • 5Gordon Y. 1 year ago
    This place is an institution. The pasta is always al dente and the quality is always consistent. The selection of wine is amazing too, the seafood they put in their dishes are also quite fresh. Great vibes!

  • 5Amanda C. 1 year ago
    Amazing food and service. Will definitely be coming back.

  • 5Dean P. 1 year ago
    Food was perfection. Great service.

  • 5Ajay M. 1 year ago
    Food was simply out of the world!

  • 5Ricardo B. 1 year ago
    Amazing pasta and great atmosphere

  • 5Luke B. 1 year ago
    We experienced a really excellent meal here. There were 3 of us and we hadn't booked, however after being seated at the bar for only 5 minutes we had a table. The food was great and came quite quickly considering it was a busy night. Delicious wine and attentive service- we'll be back!

  • 5Drew G. 1 year ago
    Great little restaurant and food

  • 5Michael S. 1 year ago
    Amazing food and service!! Can not fault it at all!

  • 5Bruno A. 1 year ago
    Il Solito Posto (or in english "the usual place") is an authentic italian restaurant. Great staff, great food and great atmosphere. Small tables and a very quaint location. I had the rigatone bolognese and it tasted just like what my Sicilian great grandmother used to make. The staff is super friendly and guided us through the whole experience. Highly recommended!

  • 5Mimi O. 1 year ago
    Hands down my favourite Italian restaurant in the city. The wait staff are always warm and welcoming and the chocolate pudding is to die for

  • 5lisa g. 1 year ago
    Nobody does it better. Every time I come home from Sydney I stop in here. Just outstanding

  • 5Georgia B. 1 year ago
    Beautiful restaurant with authentic Italian food. Had a wonderful experience.

  • 5Liz Z. 1 year ago
    Great food and friendly staff

  • 5Ben L. 1 year ago
    Reliably delicious!

  • 5Amy T. 1 year ago
    Fantastic food, I visit every time I am in Melbourne. The meatballs with polenta are my favourite and I am never disappointed.

  • 5Coire J. 1 year ago
    The perfect place for a great coffee in the morning or bowl of pasta at lunch. Excellent service and welcoming staff, a great spot to relax and enjoy a taste of Italy.

  • 5Jim T. 1 year ago
    Simply the best Penne Ragu.

  • 5Peter G. 1 year ago
    Beautiful Italian food and service. Institution in Melbourne.

  • 5giorgio c. 1 year ago
    Lunch at Il solito posto is always constantly good Genuine rustic Italian cuisine, warm and relaxed atmosphere, same staff the last few years on the floor so you are recognised after few visits Always packed, you need to be at midday to have a table withouth prior reservation

  • 5Michael K. 2 years ago
    Discovered this great Italian restaurant that also opens early for breakfast... Wow, we split the omelette in 2 halves which not only being superb but was more than enough for us both.. Top notch coffee.. Fresh squeezed juice and friendly staff in a place with atmosphere... What more could you ask for... Can't wait to try it for lunch or dinner very soon.. Has been around for 27 years... Certainly a must to dine in...

  • 5HY W. 1 year ago
    Great Italian food and friendly staff that guide you on the choice of food. Cosy ambience you would eat and chat.

  • 5Anton E. 10 months ago
    Fantastic food! Authentic italian restaurant

  • 5T. 2 years ago
    Wonderful authentic Italian restaurant with warmth, a moderate noise level (even full), calm assured attentive staff and the most delightful food. Our meat balls and lamb ragu were very good

  • 5Gavin B. 1 year ago
    Excellent food , I had the Rock Ling fish , was amazing, one of the best fish meals I have had ? . Service was excellent and very friendly . Wine list also excellent . Worth a trip from Sydney

  • 5Rexxy C. 2 years ago
    I love this a lot, the best i tried in the world so far!

  • 5Jessica S. 1 year ago
    Best espresso martini I've ever had, delicious meals, great service. Special props to our waitress Alana who looked after us, attentive and clearly multitasking with numerous tables. Will definitely be back :D

  • 5Jasmine H. 1 year ago
    Delicious Italian food, simply cooked with fresh ingredients, no heavy sauces or over garnishing. Friendly & efficient service. Although it was a busy Fri evening, we were seated after 10mins. We were not rushed with our meals and were very relaxed. The chocolate fondant dessert is to die for.

  • 5Ben M. 1 year ago
    Great service (thanks Jade!), delicious Italian food and great atmosphere. I had the squid ink pasta ?? The prices were also reasonable compared to some of the more expensive options around this area.

  • 5Deswaqr K. 8 months ago
    Started with the herb bread which was great BUT once we got to our order of risotto and rigatoni, then that was it. Pasta was very fresh, herbs and seasoning were just right. Just a very enjoyable meal and would love to go back! I highly recommended this restaurant.

  • 5K. 1 year ago
    Great service. Always come here for coffees. Breakfast menu is great and the pasta is A1

  • 5Malcolm G. 1 year ago
    So Melbourne yet so Italian Atmospheric setting where Staff, Food and Wine all strive to please you Only question is "How soon can we go back there?"

  • 5S T. 1 year ago
    I’d like to put 10 stars.

  • 5rachma y. 1 year ago
    Beautiful intimate restaurant with good food. Service was nice too .

  • 5Philip J. 1 year ago
    Thank god for this place in the mornings! The coffee is very good and the breakfast menu (my favourites; Italian scrambled egg and omelette) is excellent. I love the atmosphere too. The lunch and dinner menus however are next level stuff for the price bracket. Fresh ingredients in the very best Italian style of cooking. If you're in the area I highly recommend dedicating one day a week to work your way through the menu.

  • 5G A. 1 year ago
    Always good

  • 5Marco S. 9 months ago
    Great Italian food, cooked very well with fresh ingredients, The staff was Friendly. Would definitely recommend.

  • 4Benjamin F. 1 year ago
    Busy little Italian place with helpful staff and lovely food. This little place is tucked down a lane but well worth finding.

  • 4Pascal C. 1 year ago
    Real Italian food. Service is pro and relaxed. Food is good. Pricey but worth it

  • 4Luke I. 1 year ago
    Good place for pasta

  • 4Luca S. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Italians with authentic and fresh dishes. The map is clear, but offers something for everyone. In terms of atmosphere, it could also be anywhere in Italy. Meals are very tasty and are served promptly. In our case, a reservation was not possible and had to wait about 20 minutes at the bar. If a reservation is possible, it is recommended. Prices are not cheap, but not overpriced for this region and the food either. (Original) Italiener mit authentischen und frischen Speisen. Die Karte ist übersichtlich, bietet jedoch für jeden/jede etwas an. Der Atmosphäre nach könnte es ebenso irgendwo in Italien sein. Speisen sind sehr lecker und werden auch zeitnah serviert. In unserem Fall war eine Reservierung nicht möglich und mussten daher ca. 20min an der Bar warten. Sofern eine Reservierung möglich ist, ist diese zu empfehlen. Preise sind nicht ganz günstig, für diese Region und dem Essen jedoch auch nicht überteuert.

  • 4M. 1 year ago
    Great menu and service.

  • 4Peter W. 1 year ago
    Classic Italian landmark on Collins St for close on 25 years.

  • 4Amy M. 1 year ago
    Good food, loud atmosphere, service is a bit interesting

  • 4Wjpea J. 1 year ago
    Dishes delicious....

  • 4Reinhart H. 1 year ago
    Great Italian scrambled eggs and breakfast menu.

  • 3yohan m. 1 year ago
    Very good food. The service was very nice but please, an Italian restaurant has to have much better wine. First time I got so disappointed about wine in an Italian restaurant in Australia. ? (tried almost all the red wines they had).

  • 2Terry D. 1 year ago
    Very, very noisy.

Last updated: 2020-08-25