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.
We always love coming back to Ciao Cielo. It has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years.
Recommended by my friend who is a wine writer, for their wine pairings. I don’t drink wine but I am a fine dining veteran and was delighted with my meal which I chose after the menu had been carefully explained to me by a knowledgeable and patient waiter. We were a party of seven, each of us complimentary about our dinners and pleased with the $530 bill (two courses with drinks for seven).
We were pleasantly surprised by the decor of the restaurant, which is light and airy but atmospheric. The bar on one side of the main dining area is very impressive. The menu featured some interesting dishes with sufficient choice without spreading the kitchen too thin. The wine list was diverse and fair value. Our waitress helped me choose a glass of very nice Italian red to go with my Sardinian Goat Leg main course.
Overall the service was friendly, timely and helpful. WE enjoyed our Sunday lunch immensely, and had no complaints.
Love the building and the way they have set up Ciao.Good location when we are going to and from city functions.This was our third visit and we will definitely return.Service from the lovely Marion made the night a delight.I don't believe there is a 10/10 anything in this life , but Ciao are well over a 9....!!
The eating experience was good, the food was as it should be and as I was hoping for, all four diners enjoyed their meals.
Only problem was the table server, I think he is a little too old for table service, he came across as grumpy, couldn’t be bothered to listen, hurry up and order, clearing plates before table had finished.
Like he was having his mid life crisis at work.
Then when I paid, his first words were “ will sir be tipping tonight?”
Normally I do $50 tips, when asked nothing for you “sir”
Love this gorgeous restaurant, everything about it is wonderful.
Beautiful building, lovely a warm on a cold winter's night, food always good and service was excellent, never had an empty glass and the food came a good intervals.
We went to Ciao Cielo for lunch and it was lovely and quiet. Maybe for dinner when the place was full it may be a bit noisier.
We could not fault the food nor the staff, excellent service. Extensive choice of wines.
We will definitely be back
We thought the food was exceptional. We started with the meat and cheese board - excellent. We each had pasta dishes and all were excellent. Very nice wine list and good service.
Amazing food, service and ambience. So in love with this place and can't wait to come back again!
Wonderful evening. The whole family was raving about the food for days after. Everything was perfect- great food, professional, friendly service and a beautiful setting.
Fabulous food and service was excellent. Have to go back - there are dishes on the menu that I simply have to try.
We have eaten at Ciao Cielo many times and we were never disappointed. So lat night was another lovely experience. Our friends who have not eaten at Ciao Cielo before were most impressed. I must say my 12 hour slow cooked pork neck was sensational...
Excellent service. Nick was an excellent server with good knowledge of the menu. He engaged really well with the guests. He constantly topped up glasses and saw to the requirements of all guests.
Food was outstanding quality with good quantity.
Broad range of Italian and Australian wines.
We were a large group and all guests were really impressed with this restaurant.
Very highly recommended.
Fantastic in every way! We will definitely be back!
A great night out good food, wine and ambiance. Waitress was fantastic. A little disappointing that were specifically asked if we would like to make a 'tip" and having the waiter hover over us as we competed the payment - not the best way to end an otherwise fine anniversary outing.
Awesome inventive food yet again on this business dinner occasion, great service (as always), very good wine list (try the Italian White Wine Verdicchio) and the vibe of that dining room just always make dining there memorable.
The menu is large enough to accomodate all tastes and preferences. Everything we ordered was delicious. However, the tables are close together and I didn't entirely enjoy the evening as the people on the table next to us were constantly listening to our conversation and this made it quite uncomfortable.
Very pretty space, waiter who really knew the menu and wine list. Some lovely flavours. Pity the fire wasn’t burning on a cold day (March, so might be a seasonal thing)
The pasta special that my wife had on Friday 29th was the best pasta dish she’s ever had (and she’s a pasta fanatic). It was simply sublime. The food just keeps getting better which is saying something for how high the bar has been at Ciao Cielo for such a long time.
Excellent, fresh food served in a beautiful space. One of the best in Port Melbourne.
The food and service are always impeccable. We have been several times now and never come away not happy and fully satisfied.
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.
Amazing food, service and experience as usual.
Best restaurant in Port Melbourne serving beautiful Italian food and great wines.
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.
This was an outstanding lunch, and a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. We can't wait to come back.
Had a staff member's birthday lunch celebration in the formal dining room. Great atmosphere and food was extraordinary. Best gnocchi ever!
Apart part it being a little noisy, we had a good meal and good service overall.
A little overpriced in comparison to many other fabulous Melbourne eats. Beautiful building with great outdoors area.
Confusing menus, they brought our salads out with main course?? Had to send main course back. Not really Italian.
50th Birthday with friends and as always a great place to come back to time and again.
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.
Food was good but the restaurant was very noisy and didn’t have the intimate feel of the old location.
Good wine list
Service was good and the food was okay but I feel that price for the meal size was a mean!!
Great service from our waiter Mick. Really nice night and the food was lovely
We went for our anniversary, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food is amazing and the building itself has a great vibe.
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.
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.
Excellent food - fresh and tasty fish cooked in a creative way - friendly service - diverse wine list