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Cirelli & Co

4.4
4.4
55 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

Cirelli & Co is an intimate Brunswick local serving up authentic Italian food from heritage recipes with modern twists.
Using only local and seasonal produce; you’ll only be served with freshest and finest quality of ingredients.
Cirelli’s menu is updated fortnightly for the adventurous and inquisitive palates; please browse our menu regularly for latest creations and cuisines.
With burnished woods and warm hues, you’ll be dinning in an intimate and elegance setting, or relaxing with drinks and small dishes in our vibrant, vintage courtyard surrounded with luminous vines.
Local Brunswick Bitter beer is served on tap or we have a range of exquisite Italian and Australian wines. Cirelli & Co is located in the heart of Brunswick West, just off of Melville Road and is easily accessible from tram route 55 or bus route 503.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9386 0009

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Damiano Trapani

  • Area

    Brunswick

  • Cross Street

    Bent Street

  • Parking Details

    Best parking spot in Bent Street, left side of the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 503, Tram 58 at 100 mt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

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What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. SB

    SharrynB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about it - extensive menu with great food and service

  2. CO

    ConnorO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great home style Italian. Had the mussels as an entree and it was perfect. Smoked trout linguine for main had amazing flavour and balance then finished with a delish Nutella cake to finish off the night. Service was super friendly. Can highly recommend this little neighbourhood gem.

  3. M

    Mitchell

    Melbourne

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The second time didn't disappoint! The Arancini's weren't as good as we remembered it to be, however the bliss of the authentic Italian Carbonara and Risottos were simply diving. Such a great place - we will be back!

  4. SN

    SarahN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My absolute HEAVEN! The food is exquisite and unbeatable! The chef is friendly and a joy to meet!

  5. TC

    TeresaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Prices were on the high end compared to similar establishments in the area. Overall good experience

  6. ZP

    ZoeePlez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've driven past Cirelli & Co many times in the past and loved the idea of a neighbourhood restaurant. For a while I said to my Husband that I would really like to go there one day and it just so happened that he got promoted at work the other week, so we decided to finally go on a date night. From the front, it looks so cute and interesting and once inside, it was so warm, inviting, comfortable and special. The service was great, the food fantastic and the overall vibe was special. Looking forward to going back with friends and family.

  7. E

    Effie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Overall we loved the intimate outdoor area with the fire going. Foodwas lovely, my eggplant pasta was a bit disappointing . Lacking eggplant, it tasted like a tomato pasta only. We would go again though, my partners mushroom pasta was nice and the appetisers.

  8. RP

    RodneyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was super personal, food was delicious. Can't wait to come back and dine again.

  9. M

    Mitchell

    Melbourne

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2018

    overall5food5service2ambience4

    What a find! Was looking for a casual restaurant for dinner, and we couldn't look past the reviews on OpenTable. Took a pun and we were rewarded with an quaint, cosy Italian restaurant that simply wowed us. We got the amazing risotto and pasta, and the arancini is definitely worth it (we had seconds!). Service was a bit of a miss, but the charm of the venue made it not matter as much. This place gets busy early on a Thursday night, so make sure you're booking yourself a table for a very enjoyable dining experience at a neighbourhood gem.

  10. UM

    UrsulaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is my local neighbourhood restaurant and I couldn't be happier about that. I had the Spaghetti Marinara & my Mum had the rissotto Funghi. Both were astonishingly tasty. I'm happy everytime I come to this restaurant, everything you could want for a decent, delicious meal out.

  11. AH

    AdrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Authentic Italian cuisine in a quaint but comfortable setting. Amazing home cooked food, excellent service and truly memorable experience. Food reasonably priced but pre dinner drinks (Aperol Spritz) a bit pricey at $14 each. However, it was offset with a bottle of Chianti Classico at only $30. Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back on a regular basis.

  12. DO

    DebbieO

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely meal on Saturday night at Cirelli & co, love the fitout of this neighbourhoodrestauarant and yummy italian meals, I had the gnocchi which was lovely!

  13. M

    Mel22

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We are locals and wanted somewhere where we could walk to with good food and this was perfect. The service was great and we really enjoyed our meals, particularly the polpette entree and the spaghetti marinara. They were delicious! It would have been nice to have some fresh crusty bread to go on the tasting platter with the big piece of mozzarella, but the prosciutto and fried gnocchi were lovely. We will definitely go back!

  14. P

    Pablo

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very accommodating and authentic. Italian with great, but uncomplicated menu, and very suitable, and relevant local and Italian wine list. Eaten at Cirelli & Co a number of times and is my local go to when visiting the offspring.

  15. D

    Disappointed

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    When Cirelli's opened a couple of years ago the food was fabulous - fresh and delicious. Very disappointed in the quality of the food on Wednesday night. Salads used to be really good - the other night an Italian salad consisted of lettuce and a few tomatoes. We loved having a great local restaurant, but something has gone wrong.

  16. JO

    JOHNC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Does good pasta and is a good little local Italian restaurant. It has a sort of Wine bar feel to it so it is also a good place to drop in for a drink. Would recommend booking and be specific about where you want to sit. There is usually a non pasta special but I'd suggest a veal and chicken dish to widen their menu just a tad. This can be hard in a suburban eatery and I respect they want to ensure things are fresh produce.

  17. VB

    VivienneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simple menu, very well prepared. Excellent service with friendly staff.

  18. BP

    BillP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    i was a little dissapointed overall , The tables were also too close, there was no intimacy for valentines day !, The price was a bit steep, i dont mind paying for quality and originality however the ingredients were stuff you can buy off the shelf at the local supermarket. Try to make fresh dough bread , wood fired and home made pasta to impress next time. Also timing between entre and dinner was too long over 40 minutes. we were there for 1.5 hours . No i cant say i will be returning in a hurry

  19. a

    atuazon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    As soon as we arrived we were ushered to our table outside on one of those high bar stools around a small tall table. But as we were given our menus we were promptly told that we had to leave by 8pm because it was going to be busy evening. And "is that okay?" Well, umm no. We just got there and haven't even seen the menu nor had a drink and we were told we had a time limit to have dinner? Poor form. We already felt pretty crap when we decided that being outside in the full sun was a bit too hot/harsh and asked if we could move inside... but no we couldn't even though the entire place was empty! So were shown another spot around the back in the back corner. By this time our initial experience with this restaurant was already pretty lousy and we didn't feel like staying. So we decided to leave. What an awful experience!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Will be coming back again!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Great little place to stop and get a great pasta! You also get a great view of the Pascoe Vale riviera when seated out the back! Lovely local! Will stop here again!

  22. D

    Daniella

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Definitely go again. Tables a bit too close to each other for my liking in the main restaurant area but outdoor seating area was great.

  23. J

    Judes

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and staff that made you laugh. We had a great night and will be back

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2018

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    We have been a few times before (for date night) and always enjoyed the food and ambiance, this time however we took our 5 year old daughter and her grandparents as well for a family occasion! We had a 6 o’clock booking (because we have a 5 year old with us) we ordered all meals together and all 4 adults had eaten entrees and mains and we still waited for the 5 year old to be served (spaghetti with plain tomato sauce) her meal was not served until 7.45pm after us having to ask twice what the problem was (the restaurant wasn’t even close to full either)! When paying the account my father complained about what had happened and was told that next time we attend there will be a discount! Really??? No voucher was given to him, how is that likely to happen? We were pretty disappointed as we had raved about this restaurant to family and friends :-(. Not a family friendly experience at all!

  25. J

    Jarrad

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best Authentic Italian food I have eaten.

  26. LZ

    LilZ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    What a great little restaurant and to have it so close to home. I love that it is nestled in amongst the homes. Great authentic Italian food with Italian wait staff. Small but interesting menu especially the sharing plates. Definitely go back.

  27. BS

    BillS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We and our friends really enjoyed Cirelli and Co. Two of us are vegetarian and we were well catered for with risotto and pasta. Our seafood eating friends loved their meals too. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive. We went with their Sicilian wine recommendations and were not disappointed. A friendly, well appointed and welcoming place with excellent Sicilan cooking.

  28. RG

    RobynG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Very disappointing. Went here when first opened. Now menu mainly pasta. Outside area smelt from damp fake grass.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dining experience. Cirelli & Co has loads of atmosphere - it is intimate and relaxed with exposed brick and trailing vines taking you straight to Italy. In contrast, modern artwork and contemporary service ensure the place feels fresh and at home, nestled in Brunswick. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!! What a gem!

  30. R

    Rocket

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service was friendly and prompt, the waiter was keen to explain menu options. The complimentary bread made on site was absolutely delicious, and still warm when served. The food was lovely, but the serve was a little small, particularly for a hungry diner. This is great for locals when you want to head out but not travel too far.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In two occasion I had a wonderful vegan meal including desserts, this place bake his own bread and cracker, they taste awesome. I will definitely be back!

  32. MA

    MaryA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really lovely restaurant, very quaint. The food was very nice. I look forward to trying some there other dishes

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I like the look of the restaurant. I live couple houses away and have wanted to try for ages and finally went. Liked easy option of booking on line. Got prefered time which was great. Staff were very friendly and observant. Unfortunately every meal that came out was tepid to cold. Didn't make eating it pleasant. Was really disappointing to have pasta marinara that by the last strand was cold. Also being an Italian restaurant the bread that was offered wasn't crunchy Italian bread.

  34. D

    Disappointed

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cirelli's has a lovely, almost European, atmosphere. The food is good, as is the wine. The service is friendly and helpful.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Tasty fish dish but would have liked more vegetables, particularly a substantial 'green' to complement it.

  36. AK

    AllyK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious. Great vibe and atmosphere and the food was beautiful.

  37. J

    Joey68

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was absolutely beautiful. Our host was very attentive, and ensured we had a wonderful dining experience. I'm definitely taking my family back. Thank you!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were friendly the spaghetti and meatballs were delightful the meatballs were moist and had just the right amount of flavour from the sauce absorbed through them.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly and efficient service, excellent value for money, everything about this lovely neighbourhood Italian restaurant is fantastic. It's so good to have a restaurant where you can go for a lovely dinner in West Brunswick. Everything else around is either cafe style and not open for dinner, or it's just pizza, pizza, pizza. Or burgers, burgers, burgers. Well, no pizza or burgers on the menu here, just authentic Italian cookery served by welcoming staff and I can't wait to go back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    unexpected find on an afternoon walk, booked in & pleasantly surprised, great ambiance, tasty food(some what pricey for some mains) service helpful and responsive, very friendly, has lovely courtyard and soon to have love music. Only negative, some of the 2seat tables a little close. Hands -on & very welcoming owners.

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  • Cross Street

    Bent Street

  • Area

    Brunswick

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Best parking spot in Bent Street, left side of the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 503, Tram 58 at 100 mt

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Damiano Trapani

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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