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Le Cinque Terre

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289 Bay St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
+61 413 480 365
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at La Cinque Terre for one of my girlfriend 's birthday. The service was soooo attentive, soooo friendly, sooo nice soooo welcoming - without overdoing it. The tapas were freshly made and a cross between Italian and Spanish food. We especially loved the vodka cured salmon and the eggplant "chips". The mains were also very good quality especially... More 

Thank Belka2014
Cheltenham, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant provided me with a most memorable evening. The food, starting with tapas plates and continuing on to main meals, was excellent. The staff/owners were exceptional in their attention to detail and knowledge. The highlight of the evening for me was the enormous amount of fun and pleasure I received from watching and interacting with the staff, right from... More 

1 Thank OldDee
About Restaurant's Favorite Review
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never knew this was here, tucked away next to larger more well known Bay St establishments. Covered courtyard out the back, lively atmosphere and attentive waiters. Shared many tapas, loved eggplant chips. Must come back for Paella Sunday.

Thank Fiona L
Karolina K, Owner at Le Cinque Terre, responded to this review

Ciao Fiona. Thank you so much for a great feedback, we will see you soon for Paella on Sunday More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapas and Italian food, great atmosphere, very attentive and friendly staff. Reminded me very much of a restaurant we went to in Rome, same feel. Only question is to have some more less expensive wines, we are not all wine afficienados.

Thank Ciggies55
Karolina K, Owner at Le Cinque Terre, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, We are so happy you could feel what we are working hard for , bringing to our guest a truly memorable European experience, with authentic dishes, lovely atmosphere and great service. We have add some new bottes to our extensive wine list with more affordable choices, join us soon and try them as they... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le Cinque Terre is a beautiful, cozy and intimate restaurant that my partner and I visited for the first time last night for our Anniversary dinner. The service was great, but the food was really average. Our vegetarian empanadas were quite tasty along with the wine, but the other entre of haloumi was very small and not so delicious. We... More 

Thank Michelle R
Karolina K, Owner at Le Cinque Terre, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for your positive feedback about restaurant and service. I'm really concern about Paella - as from your description is doesnt sound anything like our one! Please contact me as I wish to find out more information on 0413480365 or via email info@lecinqueterre.com.au to resolove this issue, as we wish to provide great coulinary exepiernce to all... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The waiter was delightful, and the converted carport out the back - pretending to be a secret garden had atmosphere, but the food was very ordinary. We had olives and bread and the bread was verging on raw dough. We also had the ravioli with ricotta and spinach supposedly cooked in butter and sage. Well the ravioli was rubbery, only... More 

Thank KarinMelbourne
Karolina K, Owner at Le Cinque Terre, responded to this review

Ciao, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear we have failed to impressed you and dish you have received wasn't cooked as its should be, the table behind you- you have mentioned Garry with his family loved their seafood pasta dish and they gave lots of compliments to the chef. I believe is always good to advise about any... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Wanted a Spanish restaurant after having visited Espana last year. Based on reviews we thought we'd try. We loved it and will definitely try again. Loved the vibe and the decor, it reminded us of many restaurants we visited in Spain and Italy. The tappas were very tasty and typical of Spanish restaurant value. We had the beef cheek main... More 

Thank Sonya4444
Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

This is honestly my favourite restaurant ever!!! It is a small restaurant in one of the main streets in Brighton. They have indoor and outdoor seating and a mix of Italian and French cuisine. I normally order bruschetta, croquettes, lamb shoulder and creme brûlée. Delicious! The owners and waiters are very nice and provide excellent service. You haven't lived life... More 

Thank RestaurantCritique23
Brighton, Australia
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This small restaurant and hidden in one of the main streets of Brighton. At the entrance or find some tables but the most important is located at the back in a shaded courtyard. The menu offers an interesting Mediterranean variety of food. The plates portion are not very big, and they can surprise you because the prices are quite hight.... More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Some of my friends seem to feel that Lee Cinque Terre is a little over priced. I don't subscribe to that. I believe that the staff, the ambiance, menu variety and wine options make for a great occasion and I for one am prepared to pay a little extra for that. 8 out of 10.

1 Thank Ian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $27
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Bay St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +61 413 480 365
Le Cinque Terre brings an exciting mix of Spanish and Italian flavours to Bay Street, Brighton. This cheerful tapas and antipasto bar boasts a cosy dining room with an open kitchen, making guests feel at home as they watch their creations being cooked.
The menu at Le Cinque Terre is inspired by authentic family recipes using local Victorian produce.

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