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Waiters Restaurant - Italian Waiters Club

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20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1508
Today
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here some years ago. Meals were large and tasty. Alcohol options were pretty basic (deliberately? Harking back to the olden days when they didn't have a liquor license and apparently used to serve 'special coffees', which were cheap wine in a mug. Or so I hear). Worth a visit. Would go back.

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Thank LaorDayWekend
Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite unique venue. We used to frequent there whiklst working in the city. many pleasant memories. Tried it again of more recent times and let me tell you Nothing has changed. The decor still the same - plain jane with standard tables and chairs, same pictures on the wall, same kitchen even down to the same small glasses for our... More 

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Thank Bigredhawker
Point Cook, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times, always get a seat. It's not flash decorations but very Italianish. Good price and good service, tasty food. Good for late nights after theatre or cinema

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Thank 778ronalds
Melbourne, Australia
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317 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You climb the old wooden stairs. You walk into a very old-looking place, sparsely decorated, chalkboard menu and a Pepsi fridge. You think to yourself, forget it. But then you look around - the place is reasonably full and it is still not 7pm, the food being carried to the tables looks good. Must stay. Good decision. Pappardelle pasta with... More 

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Thank Nathan1000
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to this restaurant before and it didn't disappoint. The gnocchi were excellent, very fresh and light and the penne putanesca was fine. Service was quick and pleasant. The setting is basic and upstairs and the location means it takes a bit of finding but all in all a good meal

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Thank Peter W
Sydney
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sick of trendy 'tweezer food' restaurants and decided to give this restaurant a go for lunch. Really good food , decent serves equates to good value for money. We arrived after 1pm and the place had quite a few people still ordering so we wondered how long our food would take. Once we had decided , our food... More 

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Thank TeePodd
Frehwater Creek
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to eat here 20 years ago and the vibe and food is still the same, even if the staff are no longer all Italian. I was interested to see all Indian cooks in the kitchen at a recent visit on a Friday night and was worried the food wouldn't taste quite the same, but never fear - it... More 

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Thank Vanessa R
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is all about the food. We shared a wonderful garden salad, spaghetti with garlic and oil, and chicken al vino. Yummy!

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Thank KDMFM
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fabulous food, we have lemon sole and roasted lamb shanks.very basic property up a steep flight of stairs but the food makes it all worth while!! the crepes were surperb . Id rather sit in a basic environment and drink from a plain glass while eating delicious food than luxuriate at great expense only to be disappointed by a poor... More 

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Thank 16pauliner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant is simple, like a trattoria and the food tastes like home. I've ordered gongorzola gnocchi, to lick the plate! Very easy to find and I like the idea that was used in the past from waiters to meet up after long working days.. full of locals, that means to me that the quality is constantly good! absolutely for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Meyers Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 1508

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Central Business District
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