Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.7
466 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
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 466 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Always first class at Cecconi’s.

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dusty
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

short simple and specific. Star ratings were enough detail

JC
JanC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was absolutely great. Delicious food, great wine, outstanding service.

EZ
EZGIS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really like service and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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Joli
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s wonderful returning to a favourite venue and seeing that they still take their role seriously. Beautiful delicious food coupled with excellent service helped a celebrate a very special night at Cecconi’s.

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was very attentive, helpful and courteous. Food was impeccable and timed nicely between courses. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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ElleW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This gem of a restaurant is just lovely. The ambience was great, we could talk without having to strain to hear each other. They catered to little Miss as well, and made her feel as important as the rest of us. The food was delicious, but mine could have been a little hotter, it was only warm when it arrived to the table. It was delicious nonetheless. The wait staff were very polite and helpful and looked after us well.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had heard lots of good things about Cecconi's, and it lived up to expectations. The food was delicious and the service was efficient and friendly.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, low lighting, amazing food, and the service was excellent. All round great experience. Would definitely recommend the Cecconi's. The arancini are delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Come here every time we visit Melbourne, it is always fantastic!!

AJ
AJS8
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melbourne best restaurant. Year-in, year-out. Stylish, sophisticated and most importantly delicious.

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RobynA
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and very enjoyable as always

Love the barbeque prawns and all the sides
Thanks for the little birthday cake and candles too for our friend

Always my familty's go to restaurant for special celebrations

DD
DeclanD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very nice have been there 3 times and the good has been very nice every time. Service was very friendly and fast and our glasses were filled as soon as they were low. Over all a very good place

AJ
AnnJane
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Not as good as its reputation would have you believe.

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Susie
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant for family dinners never fails to deliver. The food is always excellent and innovative, service perfect- we don’t like too little or too much service and the atmosphere is perfect. Quite pricey but good value and always special.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We had a very nice dinner, the food was very good and it is a lovely place. The service was very good however we did feel that it could have been more attentive. We had to wait for water and to be asked if we wanted any dessert or more drinks.

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George
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. Excellent food and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great foods love the ambience

Special thanks

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Brian
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food good service good ambience- it was a very enjoyable night

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Kat123
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, beautiful venue and wonderful service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! The food was generous in size and the taste was a beaut. Thanks for the great night.

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LeslieY
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has been a while and was reminded very quickly just how opulent and beautiful the venue is. Food Was Amazing, Service was Warm and Excellent.

AF
AndreaF
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful all round. Friendly attentive staff and superb food. Best steak meal ever. Back when next in Melbourne.

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GeorgiaO
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning restaurant amongst such a beautiful and intimate setting. Food was incredible and the service was second to none. Perfect for a special occasion too. We will definitely be back

CD
ClareD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot fault this restaurant in any way. Everything is just as I like it

AW
AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many thanks to Anna, Sebastian, Cosimo, Jonathan and the rest of the team for looking after us so well on Saturday. A night to remember.

GR
GeoffR
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SJ
SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
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 on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MS
MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
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!

CD
ClareD
3 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.

JM
JanM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was first rate and lovely atmosphere. Food excellent

JP
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

ND
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.

YM
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.

MH
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.

DA
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only the best no other words

CD
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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Cecconi's Flinders Lane is rated 4.7 stars by 466 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.