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Il Tempo

8 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7522
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food amazing. Beautiful wine. Service fun and welcoming. Will eat here every time I'm in Melbourne. Thank you for making it a special experience.

Thank Lyndon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

7 of us travelled over from Adelaide for the Crows v Richmond AFL Grand Final. Unfortunately our team was soundly beaten. So we needed somewhere to drown our sorrows post game while enjoying some energy restoring food after 6 hours of standing. Il Tempo accommodated...More

Thank DickyKnees63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply to say, I wasn't overwhelmed. I had a hankering for pasta and I walked past this restaurant a few times. I decided to give this a try as it was just around the corner from my hotel. It advertised handmade pasta, but the consistency...More

Thank Perry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Italian places I have visited in Australia. Food was delicious and the service was beyond expected. Had a mix of both pastas and pizzas and both were perfect. Definitely going back!

Thank J_D_V90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled down to Melbourne fir a day to see the Christian Dior exhibition and stumbled upon this restaurant. Amazing . The most authentic Italian good around. I’m Italian and I can cook and this place beats my gnocchi which until now has been unheard of...More

Thank aceresults
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food on offer. Fresh tasty produce and al dente pasta. We ordered the Garlic Chilli Prawn pasta, Bruschetta, & Pizza. Wines also available by the glass. Degraves Lane offers a great vibe in the evening with buskers providing live music and has...More

Thank Roaming-About-56
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

When you first bite the pizza, you get to taste the condiments topping first.slowly when you bite till the end, the crust part, it taste a little bit salty... Yup, they added in salt in the dough, so that it won't get tasteless for your...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Stopped for a late lunch. Turned out to be a great choice. The vegetarian pizza was excellent. The location and service made it an all round good experience. Ordered an espresso to end a very good meal.

Thank Jeets2804
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Il Tempo a few times over the last 12-18 months, and there is a reason for this, consistent good quality Italian food (especially the risotto) and fast friendly service in one of Melbourne's great laneways.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner parmy was perfect, meat balls were tasty and the kids pasta was huge. Was very delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Very happy thank you for our first dinner in Melbourne.

Thank AmyJW33
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Nearby Attractions
Degraves Street
1,402 reviews
.03 km away
Flinders Street Station
1,401 reviews
.13 km away
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.12 km away
Cathedral Arcade
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Degraves St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7522
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Il Tempo means Its The Right Time.... To visit us and experience our casual Italian cafe with the friendliest, most courteous staff in Melbourne.

Established in 2000 and conveniently located in Degraves Street, just across from Flinders Street Station.

Whether you choose to dine outside (Alfresco) or inside the European style bistro, Il Tempo cannot be beaten for authentic Italian cuisine, reasonable prices and a fun ambience.

Yes, the cozy, dimly lit atmosphere makes it difficult to want to leave and head home after dinner, but luckily, we are opened late.. So we suggest you sit back and relax and slowly sip that wonderful Chianti from our extensive wine list. Or maybe we will tempt you with one of our famous desserts...
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