The story of Il Tempo started with an intense love of food and coffee. We were – and are – unashamedly passionate about delicious, fulfilling and rich cuisine. We love the kind of food that gives you an ear-to-ear smile when you finish it. The kind of dinner than gives you a warm glow from start to finish.

As Italians, love of food is in our blood. The food our Nonna cooked, the care and love she cooked with, and the happiness she spread from her kitchen was and continues to be our inspiration. Her food took you on a journey, and that is what we want to recreate at Il Tempo.

So in early summer 2000 we took a big step. After investing a lot of blood, sweat and tears, we opened the doors of Il Tempo!  We began our life as a coffee shop, but took the next step in 2007 when we became the bustling full-service restaurant we are today.

Since then we have continued to work tirelessly to bring the absolute best of authentic, timeless and classic Italian cuisine to Melbourne. Inspiration from every corner of Italy on your table. Always cooked with love and served with warmth.


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