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“Old favourite has still got it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cicciolina

Cicciolina
130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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Ranked #50 of 4,010 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Bordeaux, France
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Old favourite has still got it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I used to live in St Kilda and came here all the time, but I had been away for six years. A meal at Cicciolina was top of my to do list and it didn't disappoint, especially as my favourite entree (the blue swimmer crab soufflée) was still on the menu! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere, plus they know how to make a top class dirty martini in the back bar. What more could you want?!

  • Visited February 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Upwey, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Go early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Get there at 6pm as there are no bookings. If you late and unlucky to miss out, have your mains elsewhere and then go to the Cicciolina backroom bar for dessert.

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The moon
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Real Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Have frequented Italy more than 5 times, and this place rivals restaurants from the motherland. Atlantic salmon pasta cooked to perfection, warmed olives that transport you to Tuscany, and a soufflé of blue swimmer crab - perfection!

Visited January 2013
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Lilydale, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always a winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This institution is always great. It is the only place worth visiting in St kilda really. Service, wine and food you really can;t beat it. Staff are absolute professionals without being at all wanky which is lovely!

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great, Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great experience here. Firstly on walking in the restaurant has a great atmosphere to it, it felt like a well established business that is successful - and of course it is.

The food on the menu and as dishes of the day all sounded delicious so making a choice was difficult.

Arrive early since they do not take bookings or indeed have a drink at the bar at the back of the restaurant.

  • Visited February 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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