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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“barramundi” (6 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
282 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Met a colleague for lunch recently and the anointed place for the meeting was this lovely establishment. We almost, well we were the first in and picked a small table close to the middle to enable a good view of all that entered. The staff...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Just a lovely Sunday lunch today. 14 of us . Food delicious. Wine matched perfectly. The icing on the cake was the delightful, polite and attentive service in a laid back and tastefully decorated environment.

Thank Sportsconscious
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant, the food was very good and the service was excellent. I also thought the decor was very nice.

Thank António V
Reviewed 15 April 2017

An Italian restaurant with a limited menu of freshly cooked food and a wide wine list. Not a very large choice of beers. Very friendly service by knowledgeable and helpful waiters. Both the starter and the main were excellent. Did not manage a dessert as...More

Thank Rex S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A whole bunch of us took advantage of their $28 steak + shiraz Tuesday night special to celebrate my birthday. It was great, the steaks lived up to the recommendations I'd heard. Crisp friendly service, great atmosphere, not too noisy so yes, we could actually...More

Thank jaffatraveller54
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 13:00
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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