Citrico

4.6
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118 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Chilean
and cocktails from the south of South America (Chile, Peru and Argentina). We are situated on Queens Parade on the Fitzroy North side of Clifton Hill village. We have a number of function spaces available including a Chefs table for intimate group dining, a large second floor room and a spacious courtyard to cater to all of your event needs. Heading our kitchen is Peruvian born Daniel Salcedo (previously Rockpool, Rosetta and Piqueos) firing up the charcoal grill or curing the finest ceviches in Melbourne.
What 118 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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TD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks, we will be back for sure.

AL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly greeting. Delicious Pisco sours. Great wine list with a mix of Australian and South American wines. Fabulous menu. Memories of Chile and Argentina earlier this year. We shall return!

JW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. The Pisco Sour cocktail was AMAZING!

L
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such delicious food, inventive cocktails, and lovely service. Our new favourite local for a special meal out.

H
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner at Citrico. The building was beautiful and although it was small, it wasn’t noisy. The food was beautiful and we loved our drinks. The staff were helpful and friendly. We’ve already recommended it to our friends!

GC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend this restaurant...... fantastic food

SR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went as two couples and thoroughly enjoyed whole evening. Food very interesting, unusual and delicious,
service very friendly and excellent. Ambience cheerful noisy but manageable. Will return and highly recommend.

PG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Must start with a pisco sour! Lovely attentive staff! Highly recommended.

JO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant for the area and go to local destination

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely service! Would definitely go again and would recommend this place to my friends and family.

TB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Maybe my expectations were very high, I expected to see more Chilean dishes, more main courses, there were only 3 types of dishes for the main menu. There is only 1 person attending and makes the attention service slow and not so aware of the table when you want to order or order something.
I liked that the kitchen is insight, you can see it when you go to the bathroom, the bathroom is very small and you must do a stunt to get in or out of it. We spent 161 dollars for 2 main courses, 2 entrees, 2 beers and a pisco sour. Thanks but I would not go again.

JM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service

SN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

With a party of four it was an excellent opportunity to share dishes and all the dishes were delicious, especially the scallops, the chorizo and the pumpkin. We sampled all the empanadas and enjoyed them.
Service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Noise levels were moderate although they increased later in the evening with the arrival of a large party.

KD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative, beautifully presented and interesting tastes combined with a good wine selection by the glass made our evening another pleasant way to end the weekend. And the service, as always, faultless.

D
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was excellent as the waiter was truly passionate about the menu. The food was of good quality, but almost every dish was overpriced for what it was. Especially the dessert was terrible and extremely pricey and unfortunatel totally ruined the experience. I will not go back as the bill was probably 25% too high.

DN
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service.
Food was very nice (not traditional ingredients) but super small servings for the price.
All in all it’s a lovely little place we left happy 😊

DL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place, very friendly service, great food and great overall experience

RD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, lovely people. Fantastic options for gluten intolerant diners. Will keep going back

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the service and ambiance are warm and friendly.

DM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it. We had a selection of entrees, mains and desserts and we loved it all. Very authentic pisco sours and good selection of wines. It's not cheap, but definitely worth it, and you won't walk out hungry. The portions are very reasonably sized. Definitely recommended

DP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food. Friendly waiter but really under the pump as he was on his own. Definitely would recommend and will be back

PG
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, very friendly and helpful. Food was great! And the piano spurs were divine. We were really happy to have found this place- will become our new local.

SR
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very civilised place with genuinely friendly and professional staff, lovely ambience, intriguing, fresh healthy and delicious food from a variety of South American cuisines. An emphasis on seafood. Good selection of wines, beers, cocktails complementing the menu. Good value also. Highly recommended.

o
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places i have been !! Everything was great.

CC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love that we have this as a local. Staff are wonderful and food is amazing

AB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious South American food in a warm suburban setting. The small dishes were the stand-outs.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was nice and the service was friendly and helpful, however it far from warranted the prices they charged. We had an $80 steak which was nice, but not spectacular as I would expect for that price. The $6 empanadas were tiny, and the beef variety was lacking flavour, and had no egg or olive as promised on the menu. We were seated upstairs which was a much more basic set up than downstairs, it lacked atmosphere, and became incredibly noisy once just two other groups arrived. The acoustics of the room amplified the noise and made it difficult to have a conversation without shouting.
This place would be great as a local cheap and cheerful, but if they want to keep charging premium restaurant prices they really need to improve quality of food and ambience.

GW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Very comfortable setting. Menu is very easy to read and understand. Food for taste is spot on, decent portions and not leaving feeling full and satisfied. A definite taste of home away from home.

EW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great newish Peruvian place. Friendly service, great food, only downside was no coffee machine.

MD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. We have brought family, friends here as it is very good authentic food.

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food in a great setting. Would highly recommend the Pisco Sour!

KT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu and service - would definitely return.

Our table was right next to door and a bit cold and unpleasant but food and service excellent.

KL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall an excellent place to indulge the taste buds of South American cuisine and enjoy fine wine (excellent Malbec at $50 is always welcome!). The food has a subtle finesse to it and its great to try out new tastes. There are a few inconsistencies that prevented a 5-star review, though.
Nice ambience, friendly and knowledgeable staff who are happy to guide you through the menu (and with its huge, opened window frontage, whilst cosy in the winter, is likely to be incredibly popular in the summer).
Food generally excellent - a barrage of flavours! The one downfall is that portions are not huge and for a group of five sharing, it can get a little pricey. The abrebocas and la cervicheria are $10-$20 per plate: we ordered 8 plus a bife de chorizo, fish of the day (snapper) and 2 sides. With the exception of the cassava chips (tasted like cardboard) and a dessert of rather greasy doughnuts with chocolate sauce, the food was magnificent (particularly the snapper). But we still left feeling we hadn't eaten very much. $300 on food and 2 bottles of wine ($100). If you're hungry, go for the sides and mains: if you pick at food and happy to go for an explosion of tastes, abrebocas is the part of the menu for you.
We'd still go back though.

KD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service beautiful food and wine. The staff were attentive helpful and courteous. I will be back.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, service and very interesting and tasty food. Good options and very fine pisco sour.

SG
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tasty south american food, good selection of south america wines, power went out in the front half of the restaurant just as we arrived and the staff were so apologetic about it but it actually gave it a nice ambience!

AA
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is warm and authentic and the space is really stylish and comfortable. They have a great local and South American wine list and made a great recommendation with our meal! We also had a delicious piece cocktail (highly recommend!). The food is just delicious- the scallops, ceviche, fish entree and the pulpo main were fresh, tasty and I thought it was sensational. We shared the cauliflower with manchego(yum!) as a side and had a dessert each to finish off! We’ll be going back!

PB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been here quite a few times now. The food is fantastic and plentiful and the wines are sensational.

DW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, good food. Great for our group of 10 with the pescatarian well catered for.

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great little local venue with easy parking . Must have a Pisco sour if you go , I’m addicted . The food is really good . We did the feed me menu where you get a great selection of their favourite dishes . Everyone I’ve taken there has been really impressed with the food . Love the fish ceviche and the empanadas and croquettes. Had nothing that I wouldn’t order again and again . I highly recommend you try this restaurant if you haven’t been before .