Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.6
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327 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
"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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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and perfect for a date night. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was very friendly and nice. I’m very happy I went with the daily recommendation from our waiter, I’ve never had such good pasta in my life. Thank you.

m
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab restaurant....bit on the pricier side for us but great food and fantastic service

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely recommend it. Fantastic food, staff and is in fact our fav!!!

Y
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The ambience was great. Food was generally good, but the oysters wasn't too fresh.

JL
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

My champagne was flat and not very cold at all I mentioned this and did get given another glass which was from a fresh bottle and it was better but not very cold sadly and I don't drink very often so was a bit disappointed sadly Plus one of our appetisers was forgotten which worked out ok in the end as we had enough food but just bummed. Would still go there again as it's a favourite but it's not cheap so hence we were disappointed.

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and team were absolutely beautiful and so attentive. I am getting married this weekend so the staff congratulated me, were very happy and excited for me, and further when dessert was served brought out a beautiful plate with a chocolate that said “Bride to be” and i was absolutely over the moon! The food was delicious as ever! We are here quite frequently and we have always had perfect meals! Love love love!

SM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely, relaxed Italian restaurant. When in Melbourne, it is one of our favourites. We have recommended it to f try sends, who have enjoyed it also.

MT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Someone took us here last year and we were impressed! We went on our own this year ( we are tennis fanatics!🎾). AND we’re not disappointed. The starter was artistic and very enjoyable. I had duck my companion had veal both excellent flavour. Our waiter Ben was very knowledgable AND definitely deserves a mention! I live in Perth my companion Hong Kong ! We SHALL return next year 😁 A VERY enjoyable meal.

MW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Cecconi's and were very well looked after by Marcus. Such a treat and very enjoyable. Thank you.

GP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the best Italian in Melbourne!
Can’t wait to return!

JE
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience! Atmosphere, fine food, beautiful wine and impeccable service. The outdoor area is perfect to chill out with drinks before or after dinner. Too bad we live in Sydney otherwise we will be there every week! This restaurant made our trip to Melbourne memorable.

LW
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff very good; accommodated spouse’s off-menu request. Nice atmosphere- met some very nice people at the next table.

L
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Better instruction on the website when wanting to book for the express lunch. Booked online and were seated in the restaurant which did not offer the special - were then moved to the bar area. Waiter was rude when taking our orders, not warm or friendly, didn't look at us or make eye contact. Won't be in a rush to go back anytime soon.

N
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and service for our table of 6, a great night

MP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute joy to eat here. Beautiful service and delicious food! It never disappoints and the cocktails are a must.

c
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual, always high quality food and service

JC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is at least the 4th time we've eaten here and not been disappointed on each visit.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing linguini

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Definitely will come back but for a special occasion.
Can’t fault our dinner in anyway.

Thank you

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and always amazing food, Best Italian Restaurant for mine.

NO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

I think we just had a bad night as I’ve always had good service. On this occasion we had to ask for service at our table time and time and time again, we felt like we had been forgotten or that they were short staffed that night. I had to go up to the desk twice to get service on basic things such as topping up water, taking our order, or requesting bread with the meal. It was not clear who was looking after our table. It was embarrassing as we were entertaining guests but the meal was delicious.

MP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic night, food and service were first class, can’t wait to return.

D
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited numerous times now. Outstanding experience from arrival. Would highly reccomend.

SS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful food with very friendly and speedy service

P
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Although the food was ok...not outstanding, the service was a bit funny...Polite but with an air of grandiose and like we should be grateful that we were been served?
Average experience overall ...not going back in a hurry

KA
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was faultless. Lovely staff. Looking forward to next time.

KJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience was superb in every way. From the greeting at the door, to our wait staff and the delicious and lovingly prepared food. This has to have been one of the best dining experiences I’ve had anywhere in the world.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, service, warmth and ambiance, as always!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was out of this world and service to match. Can’t fault.

AK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely out of this world good. Could not have asked for a better meal/experience. Every last bit of it was just gorgeous, we were a little annoyed at ourselves for taking so long as we had the earlier sitting and had to be out by 8.15 however the gigantic entree we got meant that we took a little longer then expected but will be back to try some of the amazing desserts I saw being brought out. Our waiter was just lovely he was very attentive all through the meal, Highly recommend Cecconis to everyone

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience5

Walk in first for my reservation at the counter yet was not greeted or attended too. Instead shocked that the people who walked in after me was attended too while I stand waiting at the counter. Even the people who walked behind me looked uncomfortable speaking to the waiter because they saw me walking in first and the waiter didnt acknowledged my presence especially the fact that they didnt even have a reservation booked! They were walk in's.
There didnt seem to be a reservation host and it looked very disorganized. After finding a sit for those who had walked in after me in waited for 5 mins before a lady was available to check my booking.

After being seated, I waited a good 25mins before anyone came to take my order for even a class of wine. There was many waiters that night but they seem to be rushing around different tables instead of being allocated specific tables to host. The service was not good, no one checked up on you. After hailing a waiter to take my order for a class of wine, another waiter saw me sitting alone (was waiting for a friend who was running late) and asked if I've ordered a drink yet to which I replied yes but it took so long for anyone to notice.

Throughout dinner, the food is good- but the service was not up to scratch. The amount of times we were ignored even for getting the bill and getting our jackets was so bad. I subpar service at a fast food restaurant but for a fine dining establishment with these prices, I expect service to be better.

JT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service excellent
Everything excellent
Would certainly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know

JN
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent first experience dining here, will definitely be back. Service was very attentive but not pushy, Roberto was spectacular and made sure we were very well looked after.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff made us feel very special and we enjoyed our experience there

CO
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Food, atmosphere and great service. Definitely recommend a visit

RC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Restaurant, unique wish there a Cicconi’s In Sydney

SG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great business venue - a good dining experience in a relaxed but upmarket environment

CF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a special place to eat, staff are amazing, attentive but not intrusive, restaurant is beautiful to look at, great wine list and such wonderful food.
Always leave happy and satisfied. Thanks again Cecconi's

KW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great service.
Authentic Italian food. Fabulous wine list.

CP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

The truffle pasta was very overpriced. Main size was$80 entree size was $60. Also, I stated when I made booking it was our wedding anniversary. From previous experience from other restaurants we have always received a little something, like ‘happy wedding anniversary’ written our dessert. Cecconi’s lacked the little touches.