Cecconi's Flinders Lane

4.8
524 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
"Everything you want from a sophisticated city Italian restaurant is right here: atmosphere, admirable service, a menu long enough to allow for real choice, an expansive drinks list, flattering lighting, carpets and tablecloths to ensure that sound levels are low enough for a proper conversation."

One Hat – THE AGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE
2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 524 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MN
MarkN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress great, annoyed though as the rest of the staff kept interrupting our meal. In a way nice they caRE, BUT, we were trying to have a nice evening with little or no contact. So we thought the other staff were very rude

C
Christine
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic and staff greeted us upon arrival. However we were sitting for 15 mins without no one bringing us a menu or asking if we wanted drinks. Trying to catch the attention of a waiter, when we did he seemed annoyed and brought our menus over. After that we then got allocated with another waiter who was much more attentive and spot-on. Other than that, Food was great.

l
lizg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine as usual Cecconi's, had a great meal and service in these times spot on

MG
MiriamG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cecconi’s is a stand alone restaurant. We go there because we are assured of enjoying a fantastic night with amazing food and excellent service from friendly and professional staff. The ambience is relaxed and comfortable and you can actually enjoy having a conversation with those you are with. It is a little pricey but you do get what you pay for!!

R
Rachele
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from arrival at reception to the maitre d’ and our fabulous waitress from Treviso that made us feel like we were dining with family. I had the squid ink linguine and they were spectacular to say the least. Merry Christmas to the team at Cecconi’s . We look forward to many more Christmas Eve dinners with you.

c
christopher
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my view, this is the best restaurant in Melbourne, the food is amazing and the service is second to none, a great atmosphere that is distinctively melbourne

HL
HowardL
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner as usual, and wonderful to see everyone out and enjoying themselves after all the lockdowns.

H
Harty
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding service and beautiful food. A pre Xmas essential each year with long standing colleagues

CA
ClaraA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another beautiful dining experience.
Wonderful staff, delicious food, lovely ambience.
Our Wedding Anniversary was very special and Cecconi's never disappoints!
Thank you again.
We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was superb!

k
vipkarenc
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch, a catch-up with a girlfriend after not seeing her for a long time.. we had the most beautiful lunch, food, wine, service, ambience, vibe … all outstanding 👏

FB
FranB
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food amazing as usual, a little disappointed with the service.

MM
MMsMum
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic flavours, great service
Would suggest more vegetation options especially at the main stage

CC
ClareC
Tasmania
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I hadn’t dined at Cecconi’s for many years, I was delighted that they continue to achieve perfection in everything from the initial greeting to leaving. The food had delicious flavours and was cooked to perfection. Their wine list was a joy to read, then sample. Clearly they have a complete understanding of customer service and the skill to implement it across all team members we met. It is now on our list of places to eat regularly.

SP
SusieP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service. Would highly recommend!

H
Hoisk
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic.

The pasta was good but was a bit too expensive for pasta.

KS
KenS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After a great lunch only two weeks ago, I returned this time for an underwhelming experience with cold meals and forgotten dishes.

I really wanted to support this restaurant, however this latest experience make it difficult to do that.

What happened?

M
Matt
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A Melbourne institution that continues to deliver amazing Italian food and wine with quality service and great atmosphere. Don't go changing please.

S
Sarah
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I attended lunch as a guest of a colleague and I must say, the service at Cecconi's was THE best service I have received in a very long time. It was the perfect amount of attention and it was not unnoticed. It is very important to get the balance right and Cecconi's excelled. Though a little noisy (but this can't be helped when fully booked on a Wednesday lunch), I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. Refined, excellent food and service. A credit to this successful establishment, thank you.

AS
AmandaS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service - best I've had in Melbourne yet.

SJ
SharleneJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

ordinary, loud, slow food when it finally arrived was COLD( steak) RETURNED then returned over cooked and even then just ok also over priced When i paid because i didn't tip the waiter snatched the machine and abruptly walked off without saying thanks

SB
SamB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 service and F&B offering. Will come back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always …

SO
SueO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal, wonderful wine and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

MM
MaryM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Cannot fault it in any way. The cocktails were amazing.

p
patricia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always atmosphere amazing service great

TH
TriciaH
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a very belated birthday celebration… honestly hard to fault, food brilliant, staff professional with the right level of attentiveness…. It was a place where there was simple joy…..

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So welcoming, great service and beautiful food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously excellent food. Complimented by attentive and knowledgeable staff. You can’t really do better

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable. Great lunch and celebration. Fantastic food and excellent wine selection. Staff very attentive and pleased to have survived lockdowns. Jim.

M
Mich
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Rude and impatient service. Food was good but overpriced. Good value wine list

T
vipThankyou
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such amazing service! Took my Mum for her birthday and it was so nice of the staff to acknowledge it and organise a birthday surprise for her. We didn't feel rushed, everything was timed well and of a high standard.

KS
KenS
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The whole experience was a great example of Melbourne dining at its best. A beautiful lunch. Only area for improvement is to address is the lack of even one vegetarian option on the menu for main course. Other than that, highly recommended.

DS
DavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a beautiful meal and customer service. Best in Melbourne.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, worth every dollar.

CB
CaraB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good.
Beautiful food and fantastic service!

LB
LB12
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely team lunch here - great for business lunches. 2 courses eaten within 2 hours

BM
BrunoM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We have been a few times before. Unfortunately on this one occasion, both pasta dishes were chewy as the pasta was slightly undercooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great spot for a business lunch

G
George
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly service from waiter and waitress. Would highly recommend to others.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cecconi's Flinders Lane using the Order Online button.

Cecconi's Flinders Lane is rated 4.8 stars by 524 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.