About Us


Proudly owned and run by Italians for over 18 years, Il Tempo has continuously served the best pasta and authentic stone-baked Italian pizza right here in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Rated as Top 10 Degraves Street Restaurants by Tripadvisor and Yelp, and recommended by What’s On Melbourne as the go-to Italian restaurant on Degraves Street.

You can sit back and relax on our cosy mezzanine, chat casually over freshly, handmade pasta in the open downstairs, or watch the world go by on our ever-popular street side tables, with a slice of authentic Italian pizza in hand.

About Us


Il Tempo was born from the love of great food. Our menu has been perfected over years and years of searching through our Nonna’s recipe books, visiting all corners of Italia, trying all of the different styles of the special cuisine. The end result: bringing you something special straight from the heart of Italia.

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Life’s too short for bad pasta, that’s why here at Il Tempo, we bring you the best pasta Melbourne has to offer. We take the best pasta from all corners of Italia and bring them to you here at our pizza and pasta bar. Our fresh tagliatelle, penne, spaghetti and hand made gnocchi will bring you a charming little taste of Italia.


We pride ourselves on our authentic stone baked pizzas. Baking stones pre-heated to an extremely high temperature can create the best tasting pizza, with a thin base and the wonderfully fluffy crusts that have a hint of sourdough taste. We are among the few very Italian restaurants in Melbourne CBD that serves the stone baked pizzas right! The secret to our excellent pizza is flour! We imported our flour straight from home in Italy to give it that special touch; we believe that the best possible ingredients create the most wonderful food. We allow the dough to rest for 48 hours, the traditional way.


Pasta, pasta! Our delightful range of hearty and scrumptious pasta dishes take their inspiration from all corners of Italia. Our fresh tagliatelle, penne, spaghetti and hand made gnocchi will bring you a charming little taste of Italia. Every one of our rich sauces is made in house every morning. If you’re after a vegan, gluten free or dairy free option please ask – our staff will be delighted to help you!

Our wine list has been chosen to perfectly compliment the menu. So you can enjoy beautiful Italian wine with your meal – a truly authentic Italian culinary experience!

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8 Degraves Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Call (03) 9663 7522
Email booking@iltempodegraves.com.au

Mon: 12.15pm – 10pm
Tue – Sun: 8.30am – 10pm

* Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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