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Ilona Staller

282 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
+61 3 9534 0488
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“barramundi” (6 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
282 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indifferent Italianesque food. Noisy. Expensive for what is offered. Really nothing to write home about. Wouldn't go again.

Thank Mac27_13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ilona Staller is the "little sister" of Cicciolina in Acland Street, St. Kilda. Here is the same attention to fine foods but with more emphasis on Pastas, especially for lunch, but retaining the fine food. Seating in the comfortable banquettes or around the retro bar,...More

Thank 651jen
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. We have a eaten here a number of times. It has early sittings for families and later for adults. They do it so well. The menu for families is excellent, the kids meals are fresh, nutritious, and plentiful. They are...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There was 8 of us for a birthday dinner. The birthday girl was very heavily pregnant. They gave us a large quiet table with extra comfortable cushions and chairs.They were very thoughtful in every way. birthday cake was a choice of small deserts with Bomba...More

Thank 117gloria
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Hadn't been for a while, but got a table at short notice on Saturday evening (yay) and wasn't disappointed. Just as good as ever. Excellent service, nice wine list, delicious food. Straightforward dishes, often with a creative twist that won't scare the horses. Good choices...More

Thank Pointyhead_10
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

On a cold blustery winter evening we stepped into Ilona Staller and were not disappointed. We took the easy path and had the chefs selection menu with matched wines. Each course was packed full of flavor and the sommelier on hand to tell us why...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I went with a girlfriend on a busy Thursday evening. Service was perfect for the location, the right balance of friendly with efficiency. The food was delicious. We ate so much that we could only manage petit fours for dessert, but they were delicious too....More

Thank An_Expat_Wife
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This restaurant is always reliable for consistency. They have a limited menu, allowing them to excel with every dish. I enjoy steaks here, because every one is of top quality and cooked just the way I want it. My friends also had praise for the...More

Thank NOEL M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

It was a freezing Melbourne night and Ilona Staller was warm and welcoming. My dinner companion is a local and she was welcomed like an old friend. The service is very good with the waiter suggesting wines and explaining the dishes. I fancied the slow...More

Thank DRLD1709
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had a great dinner for my 60th birthday with 8 friends. The service was outstanding and our wine waiter kept our glasses topped up and was extremely attentive. Everyone enjoyed all their meals. Most of us had 3 courses. Not a disappointment amongst us....More

Thank DRP57
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7 January 2017|
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Response from Carlie M | Reviewed this property |
No, but good to feel a little stylish. Jeans and shirt are fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Balaclava
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 0488
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