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

Cicciolina
Ranked #117 of 3,853 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: St. Kilda
Bordeaux, France
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Old favourite has still got it!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank FarachaFes
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Upwey, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go early”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Matt T
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The moon
Level Contributor
106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Real Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Jason V
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Lilydale, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always a winner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great, Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Calderooni
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