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Ilona Staller

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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282 Carlisle St, Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia
+61 3 9534 0488
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great service, delicious food, a wonderful all-round vibe! I really like Ilona Staller's unpretentious approach to fine dining!

Thank Peter G
Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebratory lunch - 'modern Australian' restaurant in a lovely Art Deco building. We decided on 4 starters: a haloumi and pear tart, roast duck salad, squid and aranici balls. We then sampled dessert - a lemon Bombe as well as home made nougat and pavlova. Delicious.

Thank Joyce W
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sadly this once reliable restaurant has hit the wall. The once bountiful & delicious plates, are now half the size and taste pretty damn ordinary. The prices have gone up, portions & quality down. I had ordered my usual $38.50 Barramundi on Tuesday and was served a very small portion of fish on a bed of what tasted like packaged... More 

Thank thedarlings1
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable evening meal. food drinks and service were good but not exceptional. standout dishes were the San Danielle prosciutto figs and buffalo mozzarella and the white chocolate and berry consome dessert

Thank Boagsforman
Greater Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Three of us had a very pleasant evening in Melbourne at Ilona Staller. Steaks were cooked to perfection, the chips were Kipfler, very well done. Wine list quite good. Service was attentive and relatively fast. Ambience was fair, at least you could hold a conversation without shouting. Reasonably priced. Very good all round experience.

Thank ShortMellor
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I visited last night for the first time after hearing great reviews from my friend who loves this place and I wasn't disappointed. The staff and service was faultless, friendly, efficient, always there when you wanted something but very unobtrusive. I ordered a cocktail to start and it was delicious. My steak was slightly over cooked however this was me... More 

Thank Rachael S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Everything about Ilona Stoller is great. The food is consistently fine. From the service to the surroundings you can be assured of being the recipient of very fine food. The wine list is quite good too.

Thank 3189timetraveller
Sydney, Australia
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125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

simple menu but tasty and clean fresh menu ... very good service and very good easy to have meal with kids...

Thank mabudo_likes_travel
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's not often that you get high quality Italian style service at a suburban restaurant - but we got it here. Additionally the food and wines were also superb. My standouts were the Lamb PappaDella and the caramel creme broule - both exceptional. It's not cheap when you include 2 bottles of wine and cocktails but it was excellent value... More 

Thank Mike H
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Anything deco and I am there and the building this restaurant is in is superb. Our waitress was great, attentive and helpful and all three of our meals delicious. It may have just been the night but children being allowed to run round the restaurant playing chase made it a happy but unrelaxing place to eat dinner earlier on. Thus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?