Citrico

4.6
178 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 178 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service very good. After a delicious entree the main courses were disappointing. The fillet steak was very chewy and the langoustine overcooked.
Disappointing overall.

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TroyG
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service and very enjoyable outdoor area for couples dining.

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KerryS
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved the food- beautifully cooked, fresh flavours, innovative menu options without trying to be too 'clever'. Very friendly and helpful staff. Ensured we had a lovely quiet table as we had requested.

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LucianaO
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and super friendly staff ! We had a beautiful experience.

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MichaelO
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing tasty new creations on the menu, and lovely staff.

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MartinB
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent food and service. Wine list needs a tweak especially in white wines.

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KatieP
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious cocktails, incredible flavours, perfectly cooked proteins and good value for money.

Highly recommend treating yourself to a night a Citrico.

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DonnaR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting tasty food, the prawns were delicious! Empanadas also delicious. Great place.

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Adamw
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, great night out, can’t wait to go back again.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great waiting staff. Excellent selection of drinks

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Elizabethd
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The prices are a bit high for the quality of the food.
The steak was $45 and it was not tender
The ceviche was great but a bit over priced
Empanadas were good value as was the corn
They allowed as to take deserts home

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Local
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and a cosy atmosphere.

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damianO
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great and distinctive food and wine and friendly service.

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CharlieT
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible room and food was spectacular for the feed me menu. Great variety in flavors. Great service. Nothing at all bad to say about the whole experience - it was fantastic

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Feedme
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding
Lovely service
Fabulous food
Great value for money
Our fave local

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Zoyka
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. We love south american food and Citrico offers a precise mix of Peruvian and Argentinean picks, really tasty.

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JanetM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one restaurant you really shaped take the time and enjoy the amazing food.
Cocktails are very special as is the food. All what staff are friendly, knowledgeable but also allow you the space to really savour your meal and make the night fun

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JosephineP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall a great experience. Food was tasty with exception of ceviche... too chunky and sauce not quite. also casava chips in 1 dish not crunchy

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Lucy
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Citrico. The food was delicious and we had great service. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The pisco sour, cangrejo and ceviche were pretty bad. We enjoyed the chilean beer and the champignon. The service was excellent

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ChloeG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, attentive staff and very yummy, quality food.

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TWXS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was super flavourful and tasty! The cocktails were fantastttic! Went for my birthday and had a wonderful time :)

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JudyS
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. The staff remember our faces as returning guests and are very welcoming. They offer good suggestions and advice on food choices. Food is very high standard.

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AdrianaU
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

Portion sizes were super ultra small
Taste was okay
Do not recommend if you’re hungry, expect if you’re willing to spend $100 per person
Staff was lovely!

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Colette
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was great and food was very nice. New seating area outdoors setup well but chairs not the most comfortable.

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Feedme
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing
Great friendly staff
It’s our local and it’s even better!
Thank you
We’ll be back!!!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience all round. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, fantastic cocktails, incredible food. Highly recommended.

JM
JeffM
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food & friendly service.
Cocktails were lovely!

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Chow
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food service and experience was great. I will go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Catch up dinner with girlfriends. We were seated upstairs so the only catch being the ambience/vibe was a little quiet, but not if major impact given we were actually eating IN A RESTAURANT!! Beautiful food, decor and wine selection. Would recommend.

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EmmaLou
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, the food and service was spectacular! We kept thinking of all those beautiful flavours the next day - so good! Great suggestions from the waitress included the empanadas, spanner crab, prawns and beef fillet... and of course the Pisco sours!!

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MichaelO
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Citrico with the family. Such welcoming staff and really lovely food... and the Pisco Sour is amazing!! We will be back for sure.

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RPadj
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

This is my 3rd time at this restaurant, the food and cocktails are good but take forever to arrive, I wouldn’t recommend going here for a quick meal or drink. The servers were really nice and friendly, not overly attentive but I think they might’ve been understaffed. Overall good meal but just took too long for me.

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Sabogal
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

A portion of pork ribs and the ceviche was very small in comparison to the price.

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Diego
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is REALLY good. It helps that they’ve been blessed with the expertise of staff experienced in Peruvian cuisine. Whilst this is a South American restaurant (not Peruvian), it definitely feels like they love the food they make (and you can taste it too). Also, head waitress is the best

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KylieH
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Citrico, consistently amazing food and service. One of our absolute favourites.

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BreakfastForDinner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The service is amazing, the flavours and dishes we had were interesting and unique. BUT, and it's a big but, the portions were tiny. When I say tiny I give the example of the spanner crab which cost $23 was roughly a tablespoon of crab. Similar experience with the ceviche. No moreton bay bugs on the menu, so we were offered (and opted for) the prawns. 3 prawns cut in half $35, amazing flavour, $10+ per prawn is pricey in my opinion.

It tasted amazing, but with dishes designed to share there really should be more than just a taste of what you order. I don't mean heaps of food, but more value wouldn't leave me thinking I'm getting a little stiffed.

The service and drinks were exceptional, all the staff were lovely.

Am I glad I went and did I enjoy my meal? Yes. Would I go back? Not in a hurry

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3054Locals
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

I was unimpressed by the service. All a bit different comin out if lockdown and we were escorted to a sterile norin upstairs room. We chose to sit outside on the street as even with the traffic it was better. Expensive and over-priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a great opportunity for us to have our first experience dining out after lockdown. We were outside on the pavement where we wanted to be. The food was delicious, the service friendly and attentive. Yummy. The only downside was that the metal chairs were not very comfortable but obviously easier for cleaning.

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ShaunL
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Wonderful food, lovely people, nice enviroment.

FAQs

Citrico is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.