Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.6
199 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
"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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Waiter was very efficient, food was lovely, except I had marinara and it was a little too salty, but otherwise enjoyed our dinner.

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

Loved our experience at Cecconi's. 5 star all the way!

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JM
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a single female traveler you sometimes feel like a second class citizen. I felt nothing of the sort here. I was seated at a prominent table, nobody repeated the question I often get of are you waiting for someone else etc. the service was impeccable and the food was amazing!

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S
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an excellent Italian restaurant possibly the best in Australia, in my view. Great food, fantastic wine list, wonderful friendly service and great ambience. Slightly on the expensive side but well worth the money! Will be back.

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KK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here every time we come to Victoria. THE best Italian going round. Really beautiful food, service is always very good and the wine list is excellent. It just feels like Melbourne when we come here.

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A first class experience. The venue is very good, clean, fresh and bright. A good atmosphere.
Very happy with the food, very tasty. The service was outstanding, excellent.

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LY
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience. Will definitely eat there again.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal, food was great and service was excellent.

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WK
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love it, nice to go to a place that has a wide range of gluten free options.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. Food was very goog and the service excellent. Would be very happy to go there again.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, attentive and informed staff. We were seated in a bit of a service thoroughfare, which detracted from the ambience a little - particularly given that we had booked some time ahead for a wedding anniversary. Watch the offer of sparkling water and refills - they are not complimentary. Overall, a good experience though. Staff made note of special eating requirements and meals were prepared accordingly.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great place for a special celebration. The food never disappoints and is always delicious. The chocolate pudding for desert is to DIE FOR! and I have had this every tine I visit (20 years!)

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UR
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrating my daughter's 21st Birthday i wanted a restaurant that we could look back in years to come and it would put a smile on our faces. Ceconni's did not disappoint. Great service food and ambiance.
Great night.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Still a great place for a business lunch. Delicious food and broad menu combine with fantastic table service and a quite reasonable noise level to make it a really pleasant outing.
Will be back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, attentive staff, have never had a bad food experience here. Yes it's a little $$, but so worth it. Live a little and enjoy every bit of your experience here- you won't regret it!

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S
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

While the veal plate was substantial, the fish and the rack of lamb we ordered was very poor in quantity and I was indeed fearful that our overseas guests would leave hungry. It was almost embarrassing to receive more food than them at our table, on our plates....perhaps having plenty of starters is expected, but if we do not know how much (or how little) the portions are for the main dishes, it's difficult to order a good deal beforehand.

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CC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Stylish restaurant located down a set of stairs in Flinders lane.
Staff courteous & efficient for a very busy Saturday night.
The decor is plush monotones with comfortable seating (this is important!)
Food very tasty but a little on the expensive side.
Would happily recommend to other diners :)

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SM
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First class. The best fine dining Italian in the city

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere, service and food was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to dine in Melbourne city to try Cecconi’s.

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, love the waiters, love Cecconi's !
Consistently excellent.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good service. Nice atmosphere and delicious food and wine.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary here. The staff were so welcoming the food was amazing and a nice touch of something sweet written in chocolate congratulating us on our one year to finish at the end was so nice to be acknowledged.

Thank you we will definitely be back!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Reviews were better than the experience. Probably little expensive for what is was, have paid more and paid less for a more authentic Italian food.
Was OK

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NB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been wanting to go here for 3 years. Did not disappoint, will definitely make it a regular date night choice!

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w
127 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal with professional service and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Excellent wine program to accompany whatever you wish to eat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing atmosphere just pure class

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MP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our anniversary experience was amazing! From the food to the friendly staff, it was a great night!
A real credit to all involved

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and really delicious food. Would highly recommend to both locals and visitors.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A first class restaurant with absolutely superb food and really outstanding service but ridiculously over expensive. Our waitress, an Australian now who hails from the North of England was as good as you could possibly want but the pricing is way ott.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of Melbourne's best Italian Restaurants.. Nothing else to say. Well done to you all.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great variety. Good size serves. Excellent service

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LM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We were mature ladies dining alone for a special occasion and felt the waiter was a little "busy" for us with his manner.
Great service though and great food, a little noisy when it was busy earlier in the evening but it was a very hectic time to dine out in Melbourne.

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b
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time at the restaurant - it is one of all time favourites - we found it by chance and feel very lucky - food is brilliant as is the service and general ambience - we could be no where else but Flinders Lane Melbourne - thank you

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s
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! Our go-to for an exceptional evening out. Fantastic food, warm atmosphere and lovely people.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Always good at Cecconi's. They have their standards and they stick to them. It's the place i go when i want to impress someone.

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D
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great meal, service and ambiance, would recommend to anyone.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent experience, timely service of subsequent drinks could improve

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MO
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

it was very noisy due to Christmas functions and this impacted the ambience of our lunch in a negative way

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BE
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service meals are constantly good here one of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne

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DD
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Meals were excellent and waiter service started out OK BUT by 1pm when tables were full our little table of 3 got no more service and we had to wave down waiters or chase them and get up to follow them..we we ignored being near several large group tables. We eventually asked for the bill at 1.30 and by 1.55 went to the front desk so we could not get a waiter. They need more rush hour staff. Won't be going back ..will stick to Florentino.

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