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Cicciolina

#109 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
St. Kilda
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130 Acland St, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 3333
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food. Classic Italian. Great atmosphere. New boss of F1 at next table. Great service. Everything just works. Highly recommended. Definitely going back.

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Thank Cymbid64
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a late lunch at Cicciolina this week while staying in Melbourne at St Kilda on business. I adore Italian food, and most Italian Restaurants offer hearty soul food, but fall short of truly offering palate inspiring cuisine. Not so with Cicciolina. The exquisite nature of the food bdcsme clear when our starters arrived, a Crab... More 

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Thank Ura P A
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for supper and chose risotto and rack of lamb. Both dishes were superb, great ingredients and very well cooked and served. Wine list was interesting and extensive - we chose an unusual Italian wine that was excellent Staff very attentive and welcoming. We will be returning to Cicciolina's.

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Thank Mary B
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little find in Kilda, we had vongole and a starter of a crab Soufflé , both excellent. A nice wine list too. Friendly helpful staff rounded off a great afternoon.

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Thank Stevenpollock2000
Galway, Ireland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service here a top class. The food is so flavoursome and rich. Go hungry as the portions are huge. The anti- pasta was an array of small delicious mouthfuls. I have the special gnocchi with John Dory and soft shel crap and my partner had the steak! Can't forget the amazing spiced cauliflower with pomegranate and nuts -... More 

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Thank Unayellow
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my favourite St Kilda eateries. Quality, seasonal food. the crab soufflé is my absolute favourite!

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Thank Prudigirl
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have been to Cicc a number of times over the last decade and this place never gets tired . New specials on every occasion . You are provided with a crunchy bread to start and it is so moorish .I ordered the Papperdelle gal and mushroom ragu and it was exquisite with such complex flavours .My wife had the... More 

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Thank DownunderBob
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

There is something quirky about a restaurant that doesn't take bookings; you enter at the back ; leave at the front. Tables are crammed together , so you can certainly see what the other diners are eating, discuss their order and join in the odd Birthday celebration. Without this, Cicciolina would be fairly ordinary. Service was a dichotomy. The Barman... More 

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Thank Peter L
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was in Melbourne for a couple of days and a work colleague suggested I try Cicciolina as I was staying in St Kilda. It was very busy for a Monday night approx 8pm. I had the wagyu beef carpaccio as an entree and the special Pacherri Pasta with duck and pumpkin ragu.. both were well presented and tasty. Serving... More 

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Thank GCDarwin
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

For me, Cicciolina wasn't as good as I had expected and hoped for. When you are paying in the $40 range for a main meal I expect excellent food however I found the pork belly that I had ordered almost impossible to cut through and overcooked. My parter who loves a steak found the scotch fillet lacking which was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Acland St, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > St. Kilda
  • Neighbourhood: St. Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 3333

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

Staying in St. Kilda

Neighbourhood Profile
St. Kilda
St. Kilda is an iconic beachside suburb and one of the most culturally and economically diverse of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods. It is a traditional haven for musicians, artists and writers, drawn to the European ambience and fresh ocean breezes. At night, it can have an edgier side, but by day, it features a relaxed vibe – the market stalls, boutiques and outdoor bars display St. Kilda’s easygoing attitude. Ocean winds blow from Port Phillip Bay and waves lap onto its long and mostly deserted beaches. Rides whir at the world’s oldest operational Luna Park. On a lazy weekend morning, bikers cruise along Acland Street, showing off their motorcycles. But the late morning crowds are too busy at brunch to notice. St. Kilda is a perfect place to relax after a night out with friends.
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