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Cicciolina

#126 of 3,204 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
St. Kilda
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130 Acland St, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 3333
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Tonis s
Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service made this an enchanting experience will happily return to savour more delicacies from the menu

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Thank Greg B
Mullumbimby
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I last ate here about 10 years ago, back then it was busy and the food was memorable - nothing has changed - the place is still busy and the food is still wonderful. We enjoyed dinner there last night, I had the Pork belly and husband the lasagne - we enjoyed every mouthful, the suggested Rose wine for the... More 

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Thank cklondon1988
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The true heart of Acland street beats at Cicciolinas..from the service, ambience to the quality of the fare it is a dining experience that conjures the true bohemian style of Acland Street despite its glitzy and showy refurbishment. Yes the seating is a little cosy but the staff are attentive and the cuisine is pure quality across the range of... More 

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Thank SollyE2014
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Deservedly well known with a big reputation. Unfortunately they don't take bookings. There is a great bar at the back, known as The Back Bar where you can wait for a table or order bar food. The restaurant is extremely cosy & rather small. Since the Acland St improvements they've put a few tables outside & opened the front door.... More 

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Thank gobigsal
Melbourne
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Cicciolina is one of my favourite St Kilda Restaurants. It never fails to impress from the friendly and knowledgeable staff to the quality of the food and the wine. A recent get together for three ladies who love to lunch did not disappoint. Entree size is all that is needed at lunchtime, so choice of tortellini with feta, pine nuts... More 

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Thank AnneM44
Forster, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Amazing food, warm ambience and friendly staff. Highly recommended. Was our first visit to Cicciolina's and can't wait to return next time we are in Melbourne.

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Thank Tee V
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a tiny busy Italian family restaurant, the food is delicious, tasty, fresh and comforting. Perfect if you are in St Kilda and the weather turns bad (its quite capricious entre saison).

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Thank Helena P
Melbourne, Australia
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573 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lunch here today. Lovely space, sensational food and great service. Nothing much more you'd ever want to be honest. Entrees magnificent. Barramundi main truly wonderful. Hard to know what to highlight as every part was good. The fish itself, the cous cous, the asparagus, the mussels - etc, etc. wonderful wine list too. What a fabulous restaurant, and what... More 

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Sydney
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Inviting warm ambience with friendly staff. Always consistent. Traditional Italian dishes and always fantastic selection offered on the specials board. Yum yum yum!

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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