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Il Sole

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Central Business District
Italian, Australian
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LaTrobe and Spencer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Smithfield, Australia
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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434 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Ninette M
Lakes Entrance, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

As we had flown in from Cairns we didn't feel like going far for a meal and, as there was an entry from the hotel we decided to eat here. We were greeted by a friendly male who told us to sit where we wanted. The main course was excellent and, as the restaurant was fairly quiet at that time... More 

Thank Toned-F
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I walked in off the street, dining alone, the service was excellent, and the food beautiful. The atmosphere is casual and suited the myself and the other diners who were on their way to a sporting event. I had pork saltimbocca and could not resist ice cream and berry basket for dessert. Close to Etihad stadium. The only criticism the... More 

Thank WanderingWoollies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Australian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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