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Cicciolina

130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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Ranked #25 of 3,886 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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delta,BC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

went with some friends who live in Melbourne and frequent this establishment on a regular basis.their recommendation was a good one as the food and the service were very good. We would certainly return if in the area again and would recommend it to others as well.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Having returned to Cicciolina after 10 years, I still found it as delicious and charming as always. The food was solid and the location on Acland Street makes it a great spot for dinner after an afternoon enjoying St. Kilda beach. I would definitely recommend it for solid, low-key Italian food in St. Kilda.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We came in by chance and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and atmosphere. The food was superb and the wine, a Pinot Grigio, was wonderful. To top it all off, the panacotta was gorgeous. Definitely a place to go to!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The locals in St Kilda like to keep this restaurant a secret. It can be tough to get a table, but to be honest I enjoy having a drink in the back bar while you wait. The bar menu is superb, you could quite easily stay in the back bar and enjoy a delightful evening of fine wines, cocktails and... More

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Backers
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had THE best steak I've eaten in a very long while at this restaurant. There was a variety of dishes ordered for our dinner and everyone raved about their meals. Desserts were equally impressive with a warm chocolate pudding being the crowd pleaser. We were a booking of 8 and still handled with efficiency. Has become my new favourite... More

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is one of the most reliable restaurants in Melbourne - whilst others come and go, Cicciolina stays the course. Now in Melbourne fashion they don't go in for anything as mundane as reservations, so if you want to eat you need to get there early or else be prepared to drink until a table comes up! I'm vegetarian and... More

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Paris, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Thanks Trip Advisors...we tried this while in St Kilda after reading all the reviews here...WOW...just brilliant... Tried the brains which were cooked perfectly and my wife and I both had the rib eyes which we thought were amongst the best we have ever had and the bread and butter pudding to finish with a recommended sticky went down a treat,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant and found it to be quite nice, the staff were friendly and very attentive, the service was great , food came out quite fast, the meals were very tasty.

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Hobart, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times and absolutely love it. It could well be our favourite restaurant of all. Its not the cheapest or dearest restaurant but the food and service combine to provide an exceptional experience. Lets be honest - you can't sustain a diet when you come here - it is really high quality Italian... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Loved this place when it opened and have been many times for work and family last two times very disappointing. Service has slipped and food very ordinary. Will not bother going back. Such a shame when a good place goes bad.

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