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“Still solid 10 years later - a St. Kilda gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cicciolina

Cicciolina
130 Acland Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 3333
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Ranked #103 of 3,912 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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“Still solid 10 years later - a St. Kilda gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Having returned to Cicciolina after 10 years, I still found it as delicious and charming as always. The food was solid and the location on Acland Street makes it a great spot for dinner after an afternoon enjoying St. Kilda beach. I would definitely recommend it for solid, low-key Italian food in St. Kilda.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great service and even better food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We came in by chance and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and atmosphere. The food was superb and the wine, a Pinot Grigio, was wonderful. To top it all off, the panacotta was gorgeous. Definitely a place to go to!

Visited March 2014
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“Iconic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The locals in St Kilda like to keep this restaurant a secret. It can be tough to get a table, but to be honest I enjoy having a drink in the back bar while you wait. The bar menu is superb, you could quite easily stay in the back bar and enjoy a delightful evening of fine wines, cocktails and a very satisfying bar menu. If you are flying solo, a seat at the bar and a selection from the bar menu makes an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited December 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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“Best dinner in ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had THE best steak I've eaten in a very long while at this restaurant. There was a variety of dishes ordered for our dinner and everyone raved about their meals. Desserts were equally impressive with a warm chocolate pudding being the crowd pleaser. We were a booking of 8 and still handled with efficiency. Has become my new favourite Melbourne restaurant.

Visited February 2014
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“A Melbourne institution, still delivers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is one of the most reliable restaurants in Melbourne - whilst others come and go, Cicciolina stays the course.
Now in Melbourne fashion they don't go in for anything as mundane as reservations, so if you want to eat you need to get there early or else be prepared to drink until a table comes up!
I'm vegetarian and options were extremely limited i.e. there was one option in the mains, but it was delicious. So my one gripe would be the lack of choice for vegetarians, which is unusual in Italian restaurants.
Staff were excellent, attentive and knowledgeable, and despite knowing I probably won't get any menu choice (!) I'll be back.

Visited February 2014
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