Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.6
211 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
"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 on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well.... it’s been amongst my favorites for a decade. I just wish I could afford to visit more often!! Definitely after the mortgage is slain!! Thanks Anna and crew!! Must be 30-40 visits? Oysters? Duck? Affogato? Oh WOW!! Maybe it’s just that it’s felt better than home!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Hi guys,
You know, we have been going to Cecconi’s for many years and even had staff Xmas parties there. Such a fantastic restaurant. Normally I would give 5 stars for everything, but the waiter we had although professional and not bad and I did leave him $50 tip but it was like he wasn’t interested. Like he’d had a bad day, and it showed there was no passion for what he was doing.
Food, never had a bad meal at Cecconi’s ever I would have to say so the only thing we both felt and it was seafood salmon pasta etc....but VERY salty, like abnormally salty. We both thought and commented to each other.
I have had several business’s so feedback is important.
Cheers
Scotty

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MF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

As l have been to your restaurant before and had exceptional service was a little disappointed this time as was not told about specials and only knew there were some when the table beside us were told .Our main meal came out very quickly after our entree which made the time we arrived till the time we ate our main about 35 minutes!!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous evening celebrating my birthday with a birthday candle and chocolate to celebrate! The food was wonderful and staff very attentive. Had a great time! We will be back.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, very attentive but not too much. The waiter asked if we had a show to attend after (we did) and made sure they met the time. Food was outstanding!! Beautiful. Number one thing was the recommendation of the Gin from the Almalfi coast was superb! Great restaurant would love to go again!

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b
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely treat for my partner's birthday. The food was divine.

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

We had a beautiful evening! The food was absolutely lovely.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Still amazing.

Has been my favourite place to dine for many years. Hadn't been for a few years and was exactly as I remebered. Food was amazing and the service outstanding.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful night, staff were lovely and food was amazing. Best Italian food in Melbourne!!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I order seafood pasta there wasn’t enough seafood in it . I order the lamb it came cold. Staff don’t do check back on customer very hard to get their attention. Staff doesn’t smile . The food is It’s overpriced best go to IL Barco much nicer experience there to be very honest

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BB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and wine were great and the waiters were friendly

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G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food quality was very good, not excellent as some courses appeared to lack some basic seasoning. Ambience is excellent and service is very good, although seemed a bit rushed, as we were only given a one and three quarter hour sitting time. This is frustrating, as it is not cheap, and this is a restaurant you would want to linger and maybe have another drink as it has a lovely feel.
Great for a special occasions, if you can get a 2hr+ seating window, and is at the top of the pricing scale for this type of eating experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
17 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Washington DC
135 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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