Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.7
512 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 512 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
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FranB
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food amazing as usual, a little disappointed with the service.

MM
MMsMum
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic flavours, great service
Would suggest more vegetation options especially at the main stage

CC
ClareC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although I hadn’t dined at Cecconi’s for many years, I was delighted that they continue to achieve perfection in everything from the initial greeting to leaving. The food had delicious flavours and was cooked to perfection. Their wine list was a joy to read, then sample. Clearly they have a complete understanding of customer service and the skill to implement it across all team members we met. It is now on our list of places to eat regularly.

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Hoisk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic.

The pasta was good but was a bit too expensive for pasta.

KS
KenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

After a great lunch only two weeks ago, I returned this time for an underwhelming experience with cold meals and forgotten dishes.

I really wanted to support this restaurant, however this latest experience make it difficult to do that.

What happened?

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Matt
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A Melbourne institution that continues to deliver amazing Italian food and wine with quality service and great atmosphere. Don't go changing please.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I attended lunch as a guest of a colleague and I must say, the service at Cecconi's was THE best service I have received in a very long time. It was the perfect amount of attention and it was not unnoticed. It is very important to get the balance right and Cecconi's excelled. Though a little noisy (but this can't be helped when fully booked on a Wednesday lunch), I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. Refined, excellent food and service. A credit to this successful establishment, thank you.

AS
AmandaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and service - best I've had in Melbourne yet.

SJ
SharleneJ
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

ordinary, loud, slow food when it finally arrived was COLD( steak) RETURNED then returned over cooked and even then just ok also over priced When i paid because i didn't tip the waiter snatched the machine and abruptly walked off without saying thanks

SB
SamB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 service and F&B offering. Will come back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always …

SO
SueO
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal, wonderful wine and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

MM
MaryM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Cannot fault it in any way. The cocktails were amazing.

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patricia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious as always atmosphere amazing service great

TH
TriciaH
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a very belated birthday celebration… honestly hard to fault, food brilliant, staff professional with the right level of attentiveness…. It was a place where there was simple joy…..

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So welcoming, great service and beautiful food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously excellent food. Complimented by attentive and knowledgeable staff. You can’t really do better

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always dependable. Great lunch and celebration. Fantastic food and excellent wine selection. Staff very attentive and pleased to have survived lockdowns. Jim.

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Mich
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Rude and impatient service. Food was good but overpriced. Good value wine list

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vipThankyou
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such amazing service! Took my Mum for her birthday and it was so nice of the staff to acknowledge it and organise a birthday surprise for her. We didn't feel rushed, everything was timed well and of a high standard.

KS
KenS
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The whole experience was a great example of Melbourne dining at its best. A beautiful lunch. Only area for improvement is to address is the lack of even one vegetarian option on the menu for main course. Other than that, highly recommended.

DS
DavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a beautiful meal and customer service. Best in Melbourne.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, worth every dollar.

CB
CaraB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently good.
Beautiful food and fantastic service!

LB
LB12
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely team lunch here - great for business lunches. 2 courses eaten within 2 hours

BM
BrunoM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. We have been a few times before. Unfortunately on this one occasion, both pasta dishes were chewy as the pasta was slightly undercooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for a business lunch

G
George
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, very friendly service from waiter and waitress. Would highly recommend to others.

CD
CraigD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always just perfect, delightful to be able to go back to old friends and have a decadent evening, dining here always feels like being in a James Bond movie staff make you feel so special.

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Mark
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A credit to the owners to find such an incredible group of people amazing thank you
Mark & Jacqueline best experience in a long long time

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Mark
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazingly elegant and sophisticated restaurant; great staff, great food and a great atmosphere; always a favourite ... thank you!

RO
vipROshanak
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, good ambiance, great food

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Gnocchi was cold and the quantity received did not justify the price but the service was very good.

NG
vipNancyG
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was even better! They knew when to bring the entree out and main and also knew the right drinks to serve! Would def book again and take clients

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Buster
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent long term high end Italian Ristorante. It's old style and Perfect!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was incredible!!!! The 36 month aged Prosciutto was the best I have ever had. Flawless as always in every way.

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Ness
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was superb, and the ambience was beautiful. A perfect spot for a special dinner and/or celebration

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Alsapal
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been dining at Cecconi’s for over 20 years. The restaurant is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. Tucked away downstairs the space is so peaceful and beautiful. The food as always is outstanding.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole experience staff made you feel special

AP
AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Cecconi's has just re-opened, so have to cut them some slack. Service was good, albeit a little pushy to ensure the bill really racheted up.
And for Tiger prawns at $60, you would expect them to be perfect. They were overcooked, and a little tasteless.
Veal Cotoletto was fine, as were the carpaccio and breasoala entree's.

Enjoy this restuarant. Always have. But for prime dining experience, each dish needs to be be perfect, or at the very least, better than what we could achieve at home.

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Cecconi's Flinders Lane is rated 4.7 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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