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Cicciolina

#106 of 3,674 Restaurants in Melbourne
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130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 1
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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 and service

Busy restaurant but could easily fit us in on a Sunday night. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was great. The crab soufflé was amazing and I would definitely have it again. Quite a loud restaurant but apart from that, a great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Jacki W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Cicciolina is just an every day café, there was no Wow factor after I left and the tables are way to close together, a little space Invading if you want to talk privately. The toilets are way out the back separate to the café but I must admit the patrons were coming through the door, food was reasonable, staff friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Busy restaurant but could easily fit us in on a Sunday night. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was great. The crab soufflé was amazing and I would definitely have it again. Quite a loud restaurant but apart from that, a great atmosphere.

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melbourne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went for an early dinner at 6pm to try and beat the crowd but it was full to the brim! We were lucky to get a table for two, although we were right next to the service bar and cutlery station so when the staff put the cutlery away it was very, very noisy! The food was fantastic! I had... More 

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Sydney
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110 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Italian, 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?