Citrico

4.6
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130 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 130 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KATHRYNF
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Favourite was the steak. Great choice of wines and staff was attentive and helpful

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EzzyM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the chicken drumettes, empanadas, cut of the day and broccolini side dish. Everything was delicious. The cut of the day was melt in mouth and perfectly cooked. Pisco Sours are a must try as well.

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MatJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A favourite spot. The food is always exceptional and the wines by the glass are interesting and well priced. Service on point and a nice vibe. Check out the Dulce Delicioso for a latin take on the espresso martini and dessert in a glass.

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SamiraF
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing. Order that chilli pisco sour!

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AdamN
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the ceviche, steak, empanadas and cauliflower salad

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RichardF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for exciting tastes. Something you wouldn't cook at home. Good vibe and staff and always friendly.

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SueN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and friendly service. Vegetarian dishes particularly interesting and varied.

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PeterB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy to have dined at Citrico Service was amazing and would recommend to my friends as well as frequent on more occasions . We were well catered by the lovely lady that served upon us with a smile. Thank you

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GreggB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

High class restaurant with outstanding food and a very good drinks list. Great mix of meat and vegetarian options and all dishes are of top quality. Certainly not a cheap dining option but you are paying for class and quality.

MJ
MurrayJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I attended for our one year anniversary of our first date which was also at Citrico. The fact many of their staff are fluent in Spanish is a massive plus but their professionalism, attentiveness and knowledge of the food and wines is exemplary. The chefs are very efficient in getting the dishes out in a very timely manner and this is without any sacrifice on every one of their dishes being absolutely delicious. The restaurant has a good ambience in general and I look forward to the next time we go there.

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Russell
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable night for four (as was my previous time with just my partner and I). Food was excellent and service was that perfect mix of professionalism with a lovely personal touch. Oh, I didn’t mention the excellent wine and cocktail choices. This place could well be our favourite Melbourne restraint. Russell

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SueK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Citrico is a gem that punches above its weight . It has a range of spaces from the cosy front bar, upstairs dining room and outside courtyards to choose from. The service is always friendly and the food is interesting, well executed and reasonably priced. The south american flavours are great with both lighter vegetarian and more substantial meat based options available. The wine list has some Australian favourites as well as some regional wines to match the food and the cocktails are south American leaning. A great place for a casual drink and snacks or a full degustation feed me menu. (we've done both and not been disappointed!)

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TrevorD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AnneL
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!

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JillianW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. The Pisco Sour cocktail was AMAZING!

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Leyla
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.

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Hann
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!

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GeoffC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SusanR
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.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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

Great restaurant for the area and go to local destination

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KaylaS
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.

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TereB
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
JanetM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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SueN
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
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.

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KerryD
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.

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David
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.

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DomNCourt
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 😊

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DinoL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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

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

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Jenny
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.

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DaniellaM
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

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DebbieP
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

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PhoebeG
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.

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SusanR
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.

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opxjt
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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
GemW86
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.

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