Ciao Cucina

18 reviews
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$40 and under
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Ciao Cucina is the little sister to the older Ciao Cielo restaurant. Come in an enjoy a more relaxed atomosphere, soak up the sun in the beer garden, enjoy a spritz or try one of our wonderful wood fired artisanal pizzas, proved over 48 hours and hand stretched by a wonderful Italian pizzaiollo. Cucina is open for all to see and is serving food that our chefs want to eat in a layed back Sunday afternoon kind of way. Eat a little or a lot its up to you. Service is casual.
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Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a small family group with lots of different tastes and allergies. These guys were fabulous in accomodating everything. And it was all delicious too!

Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here before a show at Gasworks. The food was well cooked, beautifully presented with good variety and delicious flavours. The music detracted from the experience as it was too loud, and repetitive and just ‘doof doof’ making it hard to hear people across the table.

Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Professional service, a range of locations from fine dining to pretty casual, and most importantly high quality Italian cooking at a fair price. Love the gnocchi with ox tail ragu and always try to fit in one of the specials and the cheesy garlic pizza.

Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day lunch! A great set menu: fresh and tasty. The staff were happy and were so polite and attentive. A really fantastic lunch. Thank u

1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Party of 6. The young waitress spilled all 6 glasses of drinks on my new Burberry coat, pants and shoes. Apologized and brought tissues however there was no remorse, offer of dry cleaning the clothes or even a free drink. Very very poor service. We all left with the most dusty shoes from the beach sand on the ground of the restaurant.

1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you guys.. just your pizza dough a bit chewed or not easy to eat, Did not enjoy the base much..

1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This was our first time and unfortunately the food is not up to standard, everything was just a little off the mark. Table service could be improved.

Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ciao Cucina is a great spot for dinner with friends. It is bar service which actually makes splitting the bill easier and has a laid back vibe with a great ambiance and a beautiful setting. The pizza are great and their Aperol Spritz the best around!

1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and delicious dessert. The courtyard was a lovely spot to sit for lunch.

Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous dinner with friends for my birthday. We had a perfect table in the garden and found the food delicious!

1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very confusing about which counter to go to for orders. Staff not very efficient Music was extremely loud. Couldn’t hear each other speak. Waitress forgot to bring salt. It wasn’t a busy night so she should not have forgotten.

1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great experience in the outdoor beer garden. Great music on a Sunday afternoon with delicious $10 Margherita pizzas and 2 for 1 spritzes during happy hour! Perfect spot for birthday drinks!

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

Had a birthday dinner for my mum and her friends here. Out of 16 people every meal was disappointing and some just horible. One of the servers was only serving attitude.

If your head here for a good meal that’s a big mistake. This is just a trendy happy hour spot to me. Nothing really exciting about food or drinks.

2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Came here with some friends and stayed for a few hours. Great venue and very casual, great if you want to bring the family too. Food is beautiful, simple Italian. I would definitely be coming back - a great spot for summer!

1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

We were seated adjacent a table of approximately 10 off children who were there for a party, but there seemed very little if any parental control so they just preceded to yell and scream the entire time they were there. It may have been appropriate to offer to seat us elsewhere, apologise for the excessive noise or ask that group to quieten down. It pretty much wrecked our night as we had gathered as work colleagues to discuss our upcoming exhibition and the days sales conference. We couldn't communicate wityh anyone other than those seated next to us due to the noise. In addition, the table service was extremely poor and the waitresses inexperienced. Nonetheless, the food was lovely for which I would recommend. The other unattractive aspect of the venue is where the toilets are situated; it is quite difficult to navigate your way through the restaurant next door to reach the bathroom.

1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! All the good was amazing have already recvomended multiple times, one guest said it was very close the the pizza we had in Rome which was pretty amazing! We'll be back!

1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Make this your new local favorite! Great food- great venue- great service!

Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food, service and location in port Melbourne. Everyone needs to go.. live music on Sunday afternoon.