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Il Sole

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Italian, Australian
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LaTrobe and Spencer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time here and no we hadn't read any reviews. We checked the menu on the window and it appealed. We were not disappointed. The staff were polite, attentive and unobtrusive. The food was freshly cooked, flavoursome, appealing to the eye and beautiful to eat. We shared two mains and enjoyed the very good service, cost was surprisingly affordable, less... More 

Thank mebOw80
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner the 2 of us without a booking, no problem the place was a third full. The waiter was attentive and pleasant. We chose garlic and turkish bread to start followed by chicken parmigiana a very good size and tasted superb. I had pork steak, tender and juicy. Both came with chips and salad. We had afogato... More 

Thank Wombat B
Smithfield, Australia
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Despite the hotel management advising my party to NOT eat at this in-house restaurant I allowed myself the indulgence of reading the menu and finding myself pleasantly surprised. Getting a table on a Saturday night was not hard - probably due to its location. The food was terrific, the service was spot-on and the pricing was quite acceptable. Not sure... More 

Thank Simon O
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

had 2 takeaways while staying next door at the Atlantis Hotel. Food was made amazingly fast and was simply moth watering fantastic. Freindly service. Would highly reccomend

Thank Daley6
Bega, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place was disappointing. Service was good, ambience was poor, menu limited, and the dish I had was tasteless. Risotto is not that hard to make, but it is hard to get right flavour wise. They failed. Not recommended on the basis of this visit.

Thank Alec M
Mildura, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We ate here both evenings we were in Melbourne, and really do not understand why they are not packed out each night. Food and service are great and reasonably priced. Thanks very much.

Thank VL5FTgho
Moama, Australia
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a lrge accommodation place with a good but expensive restaurant in the building. Well away from the Casino.

Thank paw100550
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We walked in off the street, very tired after a long day and were directed to a lively table near the window. I ordered a lemon lime and bitters....probably the best I've had in a long time. I ordered a chicken caesar salad and it far exceeded my expectation. My partner ordered squid rings and prawns, chips and a side... More 

Thank RedDragon1954
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466 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had dinner at Il Sole whilst in Melbourne and staying at the adjacent Atlantis Best Western hotel. It is very conveniently located opposite the Southern Cross railway station in Spencer Street. We were readily accommodated without a reservation on a Sunday night. Whilst claiming to be an Italian restaurant it has a variety of food choices including Thai Spring... More 

Thank PhilthetravellerXI
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious salmon and prawn pasta. Crisp Chardonny. Great service. Centrally located. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ninette M

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Australian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: LaTrobe and Spencer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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