Ciao Cielo

4.5
107 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions

Glamour and sophistication combine at Ciao Cielo in Port Melbourne, where you can experience authentic Italian recipes that take advantage of locally-sourced produce and ingredients. Start out your meal with a series of appetizers including gnocchi, arancini or seafood options such as calamari and scallops.

Main dishes at Ciao Cielo include lamb, steak and fish of the day. Aged cheese and homemade sauces make the perfect finishing touches that set the restaurant apart from others. Pair your meal with a wine or cocktail to refresh your palate. If you really like the food, try visiting Ciao Cielo on special occasions such as Mother's Day, to enjoy a two- or three-course meal that combines the most popular dishes.

What 107 People Are Saying
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FH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service are always impeccable. We have been several times now and never come away not happy and fully satisfied.

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SM
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always, always a great night out at Ciao Cielo and A’s is the norm these days, it was rocking outside with the fine weather on Saturday night.

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VT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Port Melbourne serving beautiful Italian food and great wines.

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

Have eaten at Ciao Cielo (and its more casual section Ciao Cucina) several times now and can report that this is the sort of Italian restaurant that everyone needs in their neighbourhood. The menu is quite simple but ingredient driven in the best Italian tradition, and everything is prepared with a great deal of love and attention. Even a simple steak here is something else. Pizzas are great. The Tiramisu is sublime. The service fun and friendly. The winelist well chosen and impressive. Very highly recommended by me.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an outstanding lunch, and a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. We can't wait to come back.

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R
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a staff member's birthday lunch celebration in the formal dining room. Great atmosphere and food was extraordinary. Best gnocchi ever!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Apart part it being a little noisy, we had a good meal and good service overall.

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

A little overpriced in comparison to many other fabulous Melbourne eats. Beautiful building with great outdoors area.

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G
25 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Confusing menus, they brought our salads out with main course?? Had to send main course back. Not really Italian.

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

50th Birthday with friends and as always a great place to come back to time and again.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, great staff, a real treat to eat at this restaurant. Gets a little noisy, which most probably means that everyone is having a good time.

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

Food was good but the restaurant was very noisy and didn’t have the intimate feel of the old location.

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IB
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good wine list
Service was good and the food was okay but I feel that price for the meal size was a mean!!

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YT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from our waiter Mick. Really nice night and the food was lovely

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CV
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food is amazing and the building itself has a great vibe.

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SM
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, Ciao Cielo delivers as the only destination restaurant in Bay Street, Port Melbourne. Professional service, awesome food and a great room to dine in. Never disappoints.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first time to Ciao Cielo. I will definitely be going back again. The restaurant is in a beautiful room, lots of atmosphere. The waitress was great, the wine list is interesting and the food was wonderful. There were 8 of us in a family group celebrating a birthday. The noise level was moderate, so was easy to have a conversation. Everybody had an entree and a main, and all plates were empty when when they went back to the kitchen. The menu had a lot of great choices and my rainbow trout was cooked to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food - fresh and tasty fish cooked in a creative way - friendly service - diverse wine list

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F
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love everything about Ciao Cielo, the level of service and exquisite food are always excellent

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MA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great new location, fantastic bar and great new menu. It’s not very intimate, and can be a little noisy with a full restaurant, but great for groups and celebrations. The food is very creative and delicious and the service is friendly and classy.
Highly recommended!

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! 5 Stars! Book in!

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NM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

It was lovely food but the vibrating air conditioning was very off putting!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Second time we have dined. Great food, service and ambience.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food and service was great, however on a 38 degree day the lack of air conditioning and especially on the leather couches was very uncomfortable to say the least.

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d
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No one at the table could fault the food. Every mouthful delighted the taste buds. Extensive wine list and exceptional coffee

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o
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The food and service were excellent. The overall ambience was enjoyable.

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CH
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful space. Rustic, with high ceilings, yet still cosy. Outstanding and attentive service. We tried the T-bone a squid ink linguine. Both cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and most importantly, delicious. The pannacotta was so pretty and yummy. Fair wine list, nice coffee. Would definitely recommend to others and would not hesitate to return!

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WC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant but was observing the manager who was extremely mean to her staff and some customers from the outside bar. She looked like she was in a really bad mood and spoke extremely impolitely. I felt bad for her team.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Chicken liver parfait entree was very good, however the gnocchi with ragu main was disappointing. The gnocchi had great texture but the sauce had little flavour and the pangrattato just added an odd grittiness. The service was great.

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RJ
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious. Relaxed. Fun. Friendly. Efficient. Professional. Great atmosphere, food and wine.

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VT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Possibly the best food in Port Melbourne at the moment.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner! Food was delicious and great services

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BC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good quality Italian food , one of the better Italian Restaurants around Melbourne
All in all we had a great night and will be back

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PM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A lovely menu and outstanding service! We recently visited Ciao Cielo for a birthday celebration and although we all enjoyed our meal and were well looked after, it was very noisy and difficult to hold conversation. Despite the noise level, we will definately return and enjoyed the experience.

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BN
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ciao is never a let down; always delish experience! x

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DM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the first time we went and loved it
Fabulous food , fabulous service
Definitely coming back !!!

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DE
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The gnochi very disappointing - it was soggy & had large chunks of pear which resembled canned pears. The rest of the food was average at best.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I heard about your restaurant on the Postcards TV show.
I was absolutely glad I made a dinner booking and had incredible food with great service.
Will go again for sure.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Poor service, cold and lack lustre wait staff. The experience was in no way inviting. Will not be returning.

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M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Wonderful building
Two small servings of spaghetti with crab and one glass of Prosecco – $90 Tasted good, but too pricey. Unlikely to return

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