Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.6
251 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
"Everything you want from a large sophisticated city Italian Restaurant Melbourne is right here: atmosphere, admirable service, a menu long enough to allow for real choice, an expansive drinks list, flattering lighting, carpets and tablecloths to ensure that sound levels are low enough for a proper conversation."

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Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening & delicious food

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MS
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First impressions are A grade, just like the food, the atmosphere and the service. Can't wait to go back.

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r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Cecconi's many times over the years...Always absolutely beautiful food and brilliant service.

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RG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great experience good food excellent wine & service.
Some background music would have added to ambience

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IM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been coming to Cecconi's with my wife for years and always recommend it to friends. Whether it's an anniversary, friends catch up or client dinner, it's always great.

Definitely a Melbourne institution.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful, just Wonderful!!!! The food was so delicious, my wife and I were transported back to Tuscany, the atmosphere is fine dining but warm and inviting, the staff were exceptional and so friendly, yes it costs a bit, but such great food and service it is worth every cent, we left very full and happy!

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CG
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely service, unfussy menu and delicious food. Wait-staff attentive without ‘hovering’, nice room with quiet decor.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a special trip to Melbourne to celebrate my daughters 16th birthday. We wanted a special dinner that offered great Italian food in a lovely setting. There was enough choice of 'normal' Italian style dishes for the girls to try and overall the food and service was fabulous. We would come again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A pleasurable eating experience. Great to be able to book a table without menu and time restrictions

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great menu, possibly lacking some gluten free options, and, unlike so many Melbourne restaurants, really good service. Highly recommended for private or business lunches.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience - I love this place!

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G
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic experience on our first visit to Cecconi's. The food was excellent, the wine reasonably priced, and the service exemplary. Too many restaurants miss at least one element, it's normally the stupid mark up on wine when the food is so good!
Bravo, we will be back!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cecconi's is my go to place for special occasion dinners. It never disappoints! Food is divine, ambiance is warm and romantic, service is exceptional. It does sit in the upper echelons of price, but worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A birthday dinner among 4 close friends. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the food but were selective to keep the food and wine to a reasonable per head price - $120. The price could easily escalate markedly if different choices were made.

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RH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was still great and we left feeling full. However, it has noticeably declined from last year.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

From the moment we walked in it was a bad experience.
Not what I would classify as fine dining.
No one to greet you upon arrival, noisy and overcrowded, feels like a bistro serving overpriced lacklustre food.
I had the risotto which looked more like soup with chunks of carrot and undercooked rice floating around in it.
My partner had agnolotti with duck and rabbit and veal inside. It was too overpowering with a weird fluoro green sauce squirted over from a squeezy bottle.
Both of us didn’t finish our meals.
The waiter was arrogant.
To top it off they started rolling away tables and cleaning up while patrons were still dining just like you experience at yum cha.
Definitely not worth the money and won’t be returning.

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was wonderful! Great food and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend going.

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OT
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfully warm and well lit, this venue exudes class and style. The hospitality is fantastic, the wait staff are informed and excellent hosts. It is priced at the top end of the market, but then would you expect anything different from arguably one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. A late and lazy paced dinner was just the ticket for a cold Friday night ... dress up and enjoy!

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JH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was great, the place was fantastic,, but the service no comment.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing, we can't wait to go back!

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent value for money. Menu was extensive with plenty of variety. Ideal fir business or romantic evening.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High quality traditional Italian with an exceptional wine list

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ML
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I would recommend as the food is good however on the night we were there we had to wait a long time before we could order our drinks and that was only when we signalled the waiter. Other than that it was ok

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my partners Birthday and they brought out a little cake and sang a short version of happy birthday in Italian, as my partner is from Italy and myself from Canada and I asked if they could. We both loved it

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Z
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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ST
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasurable experience. Menu and service exceptional as per usual.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Highly recommended.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a wedding anniversary. The food, service and ambience were all excellent .

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CP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A last minute dinner choice. We were early and had a fabulous evening. Very attentive wait staff without being "in you face". Wonderful food. Best calamari said my wife. I had quail which was beautiful and moist. The passionfruit sour cocktail scored a 10.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience, food amazing, the staff were very attentive.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service outstanding. Restaurant consistently exceptional over many years.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food
Amazing beverages
Amazing service
Will be back again and again

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JB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Very attentive staff, well coordinated work among waiters. Would highly recommend.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Came early but were able to accommodate to our seats early.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The parppadelle was sensational and would highly recommend it. Service was excellent and so to the ambience.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

You never get a bad dinner , always consistently good to great .

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AA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Business lunch. Three course. Calamari fritte, oysters, pork belly. Followed by slow cooked pork brisket. Tiramisu, pudding. Couldn’t fault any of it. Expensive wines but extensive list.

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J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Cecconi's Flinders Lane. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambience. Service was good. We love our chardonnay and sauvignon blanc by the glass. You only get bread with olive oil, no butter - we did not ask. As for the food, it was a little too salty for us. We initially thought the ched screwed up our linguine seafood with a tad too much salt but soon realised our risotto was also quite salty. It didn't quite hit the spot for us.

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AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Beautifully located and warm greetings. Ambience is comfortable and true to fine dining. No stark, cold and noise driven environment like so many other Melbourne restaurants. Food was outstanding. Cost is high, but we were happy to pay it for the all round experience. Wonderful restaurant.

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