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Cicciolina

130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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Ranked #46 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant for dinner before a show at the Palais theatre - we had plenty of time and the staff made sure to stagger our meals so we could enjoy the whole evening. The food was amazing - fantastic flavours with elegant presentation. The seating was a bit close but this could be overlooked... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tucked away off Acland Street is this little gem. You can't book, but I've never had to wait too long when I arrive. Consistently very good food and service to march.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to the restaurant with a fiend who recommended it. Very good atmosphere and the staff were friendly and good fun. Very fresh food , well prepared and presented. Will definitely go back when next in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Every visit this restaurant leaves me with a warm feeling, and its not just because of the copies amounts of alcohol I've drunken. The staff attentive and prompt without being surly or over bearing. An impressive wine luist and ample beers to choose from means most will walk away satisfied. A Melbourne institution, you must fist when next in town.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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104 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Does not matter how long it is before I get back here I am always glad I did ! Interesting and honest food with an impressive wine list. Friendly staff-hard working.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Lovely little busy restaurant in Acland Street St Kilda. We were directed next door to a delightful bar whilst we waited for a table. Within 5 minutes, we were 'called for' and escorted to our table in the restaurant. We ordered mixed sized olives with bread for a starter with our wine followed by pasta, fish, salad etc. Our waiters... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Three of us had lunch here today on the first day of winter and what a delight is Cicciolina. We were the first to arrive in the restaurant but very quickly it was full of people: a group celebrating an aging birthday, families enjoying lunch, couples, but most of all people who enjoy and appreciate good food. The not too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

In a time when celebrity chefs dominate ( or think they do ) and fashion and fad is all pervasive it is wonderful to have a restaurant that seems timeless. Cicciolina runs like a Swiss watch, the food, staff and atmosphere all blend to make an enjoyable experience. Yes the no bookings policy is a pain, yes the tables are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

without a doubt, worst pasta I ever eaten! I ordered "Linguini pasta with Atlantic salmon, braised leek, capers, baby spinach and olive oil", some pieces of salmon were overcooked, definitely the pasta tasted of white wine. Probably the wine wasn't reduced at all... I couldn't taste any flavour in that dish. The service was good and friendly. Food not good... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went to Cicciolina on a Saturday night - arrived at around 6:45pm and were seated within 45 minutes. They don't take bookings at night, but you can put your name down and enjoy a drink and nibbles at the bar while you wait. The staff are extremely professional and friendly, and considering how busy the restaurant always is, the... More

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