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Cicciolina

#100 of 4,198 Restaurants in Melbourne
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130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in busy restaurant

No bookings so you either get in early or you go and have a drink in the bar out back and wait. You can also order off the bar menu if you like. There are always great specials on the blackboard so check that out. Love the crab soufflé for entree. Everything we've had here has been good. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Sydney
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  • Late Night
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Sydney
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215 reviews 215 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

No bookings so you either get in early or you go and have a drink in the bar out back and wait. You can also order off the bar menu if you like. There are always great specials on the blackboard so check that out. Love the crab soufflé for entree. Everything we've had here has been good. It's busy,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Cicciolina has an amazing history and story, a sexy, savvy bar and restaurant that has always lifted St Kilda up. I am afraid that isn't any longer. The back bar staff are dismissive and would prefer to gossip about the paying regulars in the restaurant than serve, clear, or even offer water. There are too many caveats on ordering, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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108 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went heer with some work colleagues. Very good meals all round. Good variety for main, can order sides but not required. Deserts were great. Service good and for a Monday night the place was full by 8.00 which made the atmosphere very good.

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Chemainus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our local Melbourne friend took us here as a favourite spot in st. Kilda. A great Italian meal, not all run of the mill but still plenty off good classics. Fair prices for a wonderful meal, I'd definately go back.

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melbourne
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lunch here - variety of board specials . I had one of these-orrechetti with ricotta, broccoli and more - very yummy. 4 different mains all commended. 3 desserts- sticky date and tiramisu with figs. Crowded and tables very close together but seems not to matter. Toilets out in car park .- very clean

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Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A place that are always full just means that has great food there very fancy , nice staff . Good wine , can go there for any reason .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance during a rainy lunchtime sojourn from nearby Luna Park. Wow, impressed in every way. We tried to get back in for dinner a couple of times, but reservations not accepted and they were full up - no stars deducted for this :) Particularly outstanding was the service and consideration we received from the waiter... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have been here twice now, once for dinner and the other time for lunch. Each time I could not fault the great food or attentive and friendly service. Beautiful italian food and very good service. It is expensive but well worth it. I willcertsinly be back!

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Louisville, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended in a guidebook so we went out of our way to have dinner there on one of our two nights in Melbourne. The food was excellent (which is why I'm giving it a "very good" rating) but the waitstaff made us feel like they really didn't want us there. My sister-in-law asked about the specials... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Strangely Tripadvisor does not allow for a Good review - it's either Average or Very Good. Cicciolina is neither it is in fact Good. Food is good, service is Good, Wine list is Good. I have been there many times as I live close by. Monday lunch...not busy which is Good as the tables are very close together.Lunch for two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9525 3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?