Ciao Cielo

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121 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 121 People Are Saying
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JM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambience. So in love with this place and can't wait to come back again!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service was excellent. Have to go back - there are dishes on the menu that I simply have to try.

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MH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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LT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic in every way! We will definitely be back!

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DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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SM
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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)

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SM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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L
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent, fresh food served in a beautiful space. One of the best in Port Melbourne.

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FH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
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
Melbourne / VIC
6 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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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and experience as usual.

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VT
Melbourne / VIC
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
New York Area
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Naples
26 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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
6 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
Melbourne / VIC
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
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! 5 Stars! Book in!

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NM
London
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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