Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.7
439 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
"Everything you want from a sophisticated city Italian restaurant 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeoffR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience and service. Wine a tad expensive for what it is
Recommended

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with beautiful staff to match. Will definitely be back for more meals. Thank you Cecconi’s for such a lovely night x

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Eleni
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was sensational and very tasty. Also staff were excellent and very friendly.
Highly recommend this place.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time back at Cecconi's after lockdown and it didn't let me down! Had a great business lunch, awesome food, good wine and an overall great experience!

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ClareD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to Cecconis. The staff were lovely and the food was excellent.
I would gladly recommend it.

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JanM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was first rate and lovely atmosphere. Food excellent

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JosieP
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came in to celebrate my 30th birthday with friends and was greeted and served by the most outstanding waiter. I wish I got his name so I could boast about how fantastic he made my night. The food was exquisite. The drinks doubled so!
I cannot wait to come back soon

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NeilD
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, beautiful food, great service and an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere. We look forward returning when we next visit Melbourne.

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BecE
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience, comfortable, relaxed, wonderful service and delicious food. Looking forward to sharing the experience with others.

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YeeMin
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

I was so looking forward to our wedding anniversary dinner as I had lunched at Cecconi’s a few weeks prior with a couple of girlfriends. Being lunch, we were only able to have the fish and 400g steak specials with the crispiest thrice cooked chips and some greens. We had fabulous and very patient service from Hamish and the food was outstanding, particularly the steak and extra crispy chips as requested.

I had been singing high praises to my husband but our dinner experience couldn’t have been more different. Our waiter was perfunctory, lacking any warmth and gave us very little attention. We started with cocktails and when they were finished, we indicated we would be interested in some wine but a little later. He never asked us again, so we didn’t order any as we weren’t able to get his attention. Even our water glasses ran dry and were not topped up until the end of our meal when we finally managed to get our waiter’s attention.

The food started off well. Our oysters and entrees were fresh and cooked well. When our sirloin steak (medium rare requested) and chips (crispy requested) arrived, the steak was overcooked (medium - well) and chips undercooked (light crunch on tips and edges only but pale). By then, we just wanted to finish our meal and go home and did not want to subject ourselves further to a non caring waiter by complaining.

When we said we did not want dessert nor coffee and asked for the bill, a lovely surprise ended up on our table - a plate with Happy Anniversary greetings and 2 little heart shaped chocolate truffles. We appreciated that gesture but our waiter just delivered the plate without a single word spoken. If he had only smiled or said congratulations or something similar, it would have been at least a more pleasant finish.

We had to wait 10 minutes to pay our bill as another waiter / manager (?) had the EFTPOS terminal and was busy chatting to another table. We decided a tip had not been earned.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent dining experience. Food was delicious and presentation elegant and enticing. Staff attentive. Sommelier advice was spot on. Thank you.

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DAbsolon
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a business lunch. Service was prompt and delicious as always. Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only the best no other words

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service amazing food and great to be back. See you all again very soon!!

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MichaelM
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day had by myself and client...who is actually a client of yours also..
Regards mm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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JosephineW
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food! Very accommodating to us having our kids with us. Definitely will return next time we’re in Melbourne.

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TerryA
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service with beautiful food and wine. We have dined here before and will again whenever we are in Melbourne. Thanks Cecconis

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FastidiousDiner
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cecconi's Flinders Lane has always been, and continues to be, a great dining experience.

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KMM2021
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was average- main took a long time to arrive, ended up having to leave it unfinished to make our show on time. Entree great, seafood linguine average, not worth the $$. Papardelle very nice. We didn’t have time for dessert, sadly.

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall a nice dining experience. Great venue for catching up with friends and family.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our first visit. We’ll be back.

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BrettT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just love the old school Italian atmosphere and the food

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MarcI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent !!!
We’ll return absolutely.

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patricia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As always excellent food great service. The food is consistently excellent as is the service

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Jared
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and friendly staff. Amazing food. WILL go again.

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Anniemc
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our experience at Cecconi’s
Our first visit and it won’t be our last.
Loved the ambiance, service & delicious food.
Appreciated also being seated where we requested x

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RMLF
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

✔️✔️✔️Have enjoyed my dining experience every time I have been at Ceconni’s

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CraigY
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot for lunch or dinner. Look forward to coming back

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Catherine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our meal was delicious and good service intially but the wait staff ignored us for the last 40 mins , even though we waved and tried to get their attention.They were at the next table and knew we wanted service but choose not to come over.Disappointing in the current covid recovery climate , you would think they would be hoping to give consistence good service.Thus we left and they missed out in further .orders.Also the older lady at register did not even talk to us or meet our eyes when we had to pay at counter as waiter had not even returned to give us account...Rude

Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Responded on 25 March 2021

Hi Catherine, thank you for your feedback. We have shown this to the management team who are addressing your concerns. We apologise as this is not the experience we believe to be the norm within Cecconi's. We hope that you will return and have a much more pleasant experience with us. Kindest, Reservations

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ColinT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cecconi's is a delightful and welcoming venue with great food and fantastic service. You won't regret booking a table at this wonderful restaurant. Five stars from me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, and service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but everything wasn’t as we had expected.

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PeterN
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Met the expedited high standard - very good food and service

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TomK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was very good, the venue is great. The food was also very good. The only criticism was that the pork main dish was a bit dry.

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StephenW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for a Friday lunch. Lots of city worker groups but not too noisy. The staff are very professional and know exactly what needs to be done to ensure a happy diner. The food quality was excellent. Fried zucchini flowers were perfect. The veal pasta was soft and delicate but was dry and needed some sauce. Fantastic wine list with some wonderful Italian wines on offer. I can recommend this place.

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ChelseaC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot express how amazing this was. I have not one negative thing to say, the drinks were amazing, the food was amazing & the service was perfect. I already can’t wait to go back

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a fabulous experience.. beautiful food..
The dessert would have had to be the best tart we have had in a long time..
Loved it all
Great service

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FionaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful experience - great food and fabulous service as always

Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Responded on 9 March 2021

Thanks Fiona This means the world to us x

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SharonY
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we think about celebrations, Cecconi’s is always our first option and it never disappoints. From the starter to the dessert the quality and tastes of everything was outstanding. Service was delightful and very professional.
We would recommend to anyone!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cecconi's Flinders Lane using the Order Online button. Cecconi's Flinders Lane also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8663 0500.

Cecconi's Flinders Lane is rated 4.7 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.