Cecconi's Flinders Lane

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$41 to $100
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Italian
"Everything you want from a large sophisticated city Italian Restaurant Melbourne 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."

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, warmth and ambiance, as always!

AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely out of this world good. Could not have asked for a better meal/experience. Every last bit of it was just gorgeous, we were a little annoyed at ourselves for taking so long as we had the earlier sitting and had to be out by 8.15 however the gigantic entree we got meant that we took a little longer then expected but will be back to try some of the amazing desserts I saw being brought out. Our waiter was just lovely he was very attentive all through the meal, Highly recommend Cecconis to everyone

C
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Walk in first for my reservation at the counter yet was not greeted or attended too. Instead shocked that the people who walked in after me was attended too while I stand waiting at the counter. Even the people who walked behind me looked uncomfortable speaking to the waiter because they saw me walking in first and the waiter didnt acknowledged my presence especially the fact that they didnt even have a reservation booked! They were walk in's.
There didnt seem to be a reservation host and it looked very disorganized. After finding a sit for those who had walked in after me in waited for 5 mins before a lady was available to check my booking.

After being seated, I waited a good 25mins before anyone came to take my order for even a class of wine. There was many waiters that night but they seem to be rushing around different tables instead of being allocated specific tables to host. The service was not good, no one checked up on you. After hailing a waiter to take my order for a class of wine, another waiter saw me sitting alone (was waiting for a friend who was running late) and asked if I've ordered a drink yet to which I replied yes but it took so long for anyone to notice.

Throughout dinner, the food is good- but the service was not up to scratch. The amount of times we were ignored even for getting the bill and getting our jackets was so bad. I subpar service at a fast food restaurant but for a fine dining establishment with these prices, I expect service to be better.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent
Everything excellent
Would certainly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know

JN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first experience dining here, will definitely be back. Service was very attentive but not pushy, Roberto was spectacular and made sure we were very well looked after.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made us feel very special and we enjoyed our experience there

CO
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Food, atmosphere and great service. Definitely recommend a visit

RC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, unique wish there a Cicconi’s In Sydney

SG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business venue - a good dining experience in a relaxed but upmarket environment

CF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a special place to eat, staff are amazing, attentive but not intrusive, restaurant is beautiful to look at, great wine list and such wonderful food.
Always leave happy and satisfied. Thanks again Cecconi's

KW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great service.
Authentic Italian food. Fabulous wine list.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

The truffle pasta was very overpriced. Main size was$80 entree size was $60. Also, I stated when I made booking it was our wedding anniversary. From previous experience from other restaurants we have always received a little something, like ‘happy wedding anniversary’ written our dessert. Cecconi’s lacked the little touches.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cecconi’s is part of a category of restaurants which is both high quality and comfortable atmosphere.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food all good. It was very busy but by 9pm the restaurant started to empty slowly. The atmosphere was vibrant , which matched the food which was well cooked and presented. We did not feel rushed at any point.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It has been several years since our last visit and we were't disappointed. We mistakenly arrived half an hour early and offered to wait at the bar but, were assured all was fine and were shown straight to our table. Food fantastic and service helpful and attentive. Will definitely visit again and recommend!

IN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When a restaurant lasts as long as this one has and is obviously as popular as ever, they mus be doing something right. The ambience, the food and the service are all first class. Great place for a special occasion.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and colleagues were very impressed on all fronts. Service was impeccable as was the attention to detail. As for the food, each dish was superb with some reminding us the way our mothers cooked for us as child only with a superb finesse exclusive to the chefs in the your kitchen. Thank you for making our visit to Melbourne extraordinary special on this fine dining evening that pleased all 4 palates
Michael

CL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise to find quality food n service.
The duck main and the fish of the day was absolutely fantastic

DS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & wounderful service, great atmosphere

MK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant; elegantly served, wait staff well trained and knowledgeable and quality of the food is outstanding! We loved the evening!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food drinks and service 😊
I would recommend it to friends as a great night out

RY
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here twice while visiting Melbourne. On both occasions we’ve had delicious food served by exceptionally professional and helpful wait staff. Highly recommend.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 50th birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and only bettered by the service from Francesca who was knowledgeable and gracious. Give her a pay rise!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited Cecconi's over the weekend for my wife's 30th birthday. It's a stunning restaurant with real warmth and friendly staff there to look after you. The food was lovely - we had the mushroom arancini balls (the best dish we had), quail, gnocchi with duck ragu & the pappardelle. All in all, a really lovely evening there.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place - but seafood linguini (which is our favorite dish at Cecconi's) lacked salt and overall flavor...which is a shame.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! From the lovely service to the food. It was perfect. Thank you to the management and staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

A lovely place for a special occasion. Limited sitting time is difficult if you want to eat before 8.30pm. Food is lovely but a bit overpriced. Very good service and good atmosphere. Would certainly go back 😊

SK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so wonderful here, and the food is always fabulous

SP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good but service average for the price

C
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot fault this restaurant - it is special in so many ways!

PJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have not been to Cecconi’s restaurant for many years . Surprisingly crowded for a Monday . Service was prompt and efficient.Fish had too much batter but that is a subjective comment

AS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was only in Melbourne for 24 hours. I had spent the day having some medical tests at the Austin Hospital. My friend Dianne suggested we go into the city for dinner...Cecconi’s looked interesting, so we booked! The rest is history! A wonderful meal and I know we will both be back one day. A perfect end to a very long day . Well done to all the staff for making me smile again 💕💕 ciao 👏👏🇮🇹💕

JP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cecconi's is just a quality place for food, service and ambiance. A big shout out to our waiter Cossimo, who was friendly and attentive.

R
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Probably the best steak I have had in years. Wonderful wine list and sympathetic service. Thank you very much.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault this place. Fantastic service and food was just the best. Will be back for sure.

R
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST IN MELBOURNE FOR ITALIAN FOOD. STAFF ARE LOVELY

GL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

DM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We could actually hear each other talk! Food was terrific!! Will def come for business and pleasure!!!!

PJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with Cecconi's. Food was amazing & service was great! I only wish we could afford to go more often... special occasion restaurant for us!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere. Could hear easily and had a great meal with fantastic service.