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“Holds its place well, in a competitive dining strip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fiorelli

Fiorelli
209 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria 3124, Australia
03 9882 0222
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Ranked #426 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $24 - $94
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Melbourne
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“Holds its place well, in a competitive dining strip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were treated by friends for dinner at Fiorelli's and it was indeed a treat. Situated in the restaurant strip across from the Rivoli theartre, Fiorelli's needs to do things right to be in the game. The ambiance and atmosphere hit the spot, although the noise level did get up there when the place filled up on a Friday night. Seat comfort was terrific and the service attentive, with friendly staff who knew their stuff.
We had a good spread across the menu, starting with soup of the day and bruschetta ; not adventurous, but nevertheless, both very good. Mains were beef cheek (the daily special), lamb shanks and crumbed veal. All judged as very good to excellent, with reasonable serving sizes. Make sure you include a side of pan fried potatoes which are right up there with the best around.
Not much room left for dessert, but a couple of the diners went for the cheese plate and tiramisu which were rated as good without being outstanding. Three of the diners were very picky about how they wanted their coffees, and there were delivered right on the mark.
Only one of the group knew their wines, with the verdict that the list and prices were OK.
One niggle was the speed at which the empty plates were removed ; just a bit too quickly after the meals were finished. However, we were an older aged group so probably this niggle and the comments about the noise relate more to the fact that we were getting ancient, rather than being too much of a reflection on the restaurant.
Overall, a recommended spot to dine and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A Delicious Mistake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had made a booking for a restaurant in Camberwell Road to be close to the cinema and walked into Fiorelli in error. What a delicous mistake. We only had an hour before the movie and the service was prompt and attentive. While the menu isn't particularly extensive, the quality of the food is superb. As someone who will only eat well-done steak, it was a pleasure to receive two thick, perfectly cooked pieces of eye fillet. Completely cooked, but still tender. My preferred desert was not available but I happily chose an alternative and was very pleasantly surprised when the plate contained an extra serve of ice cream in case we wanted to share. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. Will most definitely have pre-movie meals here again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The Best in Camberwell and Surrounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Fiorelli is an elegant yet friendly and welcoming "home away from home" restaurant, with great food, friendly reliable service, and reasonable prices. Of the many restaurants in this area, it has been our favourite for 25 years. Located just across from the iconic Rivoli Theatre in Camberwell Road, it's great for lunch or dinner, or coffee and dessert after the movies. Stop in and ask for Steven or John. You'll feel like an old friend of thee family in no time!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Conservative and reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The restaurant does not disappoint but nor does it excite. It is what it is: a good place to celebrate birthdays with families - especially when there is a mix of ages. Italian meets Australian. Firm favourites are chocolate souffle with ice cream. Service is good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Always happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

This meal was like those before it - wonderful. The warm salmon and spinach salad ($17.50) was great as was the crumbed veal ($28.50) and roasted duck with polenta cake ($29.50). The Kangarilla Rd Shiraz ($42) and Paxton AAA Shiraz ($42) were both terrific. Prompt, friendly service, nice decor, great food - a perfect evening.

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