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Ciao Cielo Italian Restaurant Port Melbourne - Ciao Cielo, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC

Ciao Cielo

4.6
4.6
317 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Ciao,
We are offering a full menu for takeaway or free local delivery. Check out our menu on our website.
Call us 9676 9938 / 9647 7697 for further information and details.
We hope to keep all our staff employed and safe, with your support this will keep our chefs and front of house staff working and our lights on. We are eternally grateful to Port Melbourne and surrounds, and for all the love you have shown us for the last 10 years.
Bryan and Kate

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9646 7697

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Nelson

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusivity available for up to 20 people, under current COVID restrictions.

  • Private party contact

    Kate: (03) 9645 1568

  • Neighborhood

    Port Melbourne

  • Cross street

    Located on corner of Bay and Graham Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking on Bay Street, Graham Street, Liardet Street

  • Public transit

    Tram 109 - Graham Street stopBus 234 - Graham Street stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Ciao Cielo Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Ciao Cielo is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving up house made pasta and a range of delicate and delicious dishes in a classic European setting with table service.
  • Ciao Cucina Beer Garden

    Multiple dates available
    Our outdoor garden space is fully heated enjoy a casual approach with a full menu available. To reduce contact, a smart device is required to order at your table using QR codes. No table service.
  • Ciao Cielo Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Ciao Cielo is a contemporary Italian restaurant serving up house made pasta and a range of delicate and delicious dishes in a classic European setting with table service.

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

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  1. LP

    LisaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paris is a 10/10 host! We absolutely love visiting Ciao Cielo, the food is phenomenal and having such welcoming staff makes it all better. He’s great and we can’t wait to come back!
  2. NP

    NicholasP

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beautiful old building setting, to the wait staff, to the great wine list, to the amazing food. THE best restaurant in Melbourne. We started with the Northern Style Braised Duck Arancinis which were amazing. Then my wife had the Oxtail Ragu and I had the Sardinian Style Braised Goat leg all with a delicious bottle of Chianti from their extensive Italian wine list. Went back a few days later for another round as it is amazing. Can't wait to return. Thank you
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Ambiance was great, until the end of the night when they opened the front door at 8.30pm to let the night cold air - obviously they wanted people to go home.
  4. NG

    NicoleGaye

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic & charming service with incredible food. Fire place makes it so cosy and decadent! We really loved our lunch. Great cocktails too. I highly recommend
  5. JA

    JonathanA

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great place
  6. PH

    PeterH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely venue with nice staff - Pizza and pasta were great. A little on the more expensive side but all in all a good place to go for a Friday night dinner.
  7. SS

    SaraS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional hospitality and service. Food was of an exceptional standard. This is my new favourite Italian restaurant!
  8. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic place to eat! First of all, the food was absolutely amazing! The decor and ambience was serene and the service was impeccable. We love to eat out, and this is by far the best Italian restaurant we have ever been to. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Definitely try Nonna's Tirimasu, we had a serve and then got an extra 2 to take home.
  9. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I recommend the gnocchi and the Cielo pizza - delicious. We will be back
  10. JF

    JosieF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever superb food and service. Highly recommend for a special occasion. Our meal was even adapted to account for aversion to butter!
  11. BS

    BenS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service to match and great for dealing with families with small children.
  12. P

    Pris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first experience at Ciao Cielo. We had 11 of us altogether and the restaurant was nice enough to give us a private room for the gathering. When we arrived, one of the staff immediately noticed it was a celebration and asked what we were celebrating that day. I told him it's my daughter's birthday and he then returned with a birthday card! Service and food are both perfect. If I had to pick my favourite that day (which was very hard for me because they're all very delicious) it would be the potato pizza. I'll definitely come back again!
  13. LW

    LouWoods

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, won’t be the last! So yum, great service.
  14. LJ

    LizetteJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hit the spot! Delicious food and friendly staff what more can you ask for.
  15. JA

    JonathanA

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The app you have to order all food through insists you order something then pay for it. Why won’t it let you run a tab that you can keep adding to! Luckily for us the maître d stepped in and took our order Not quite sure why the “limited service” offering of the tent on the side charges the same prices as the full service offering in the main restaurant. The food was brilliant
  16. JS

    JanineS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt like we were in a villa in Tuscany. The food was magnificent and peoples dietary requirements were easily catered for. The service was wonderful. Highly recommend.
  17. GD

    GeorgeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A big thank you to all the staff at Ciao Cielo for making my daughter's special surprise 18th birthday a most pleasurable one. The girls enjoyed the night and loved the food. Looking forward to booking again soon.
  18. y

    yvonneg

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were great at Ciao Cielo, and the decor beautiful. However, the loud music detracted from our experience - it was so loud at times that we couldn't hear one another talk.
  19. NM

    NikkiM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    A very mixed review… I took my wife here for her birthday and had our baby girl with us too.. I’ll start with the positive, which was the the food, which was very good (for the most part).. The Arancini balls were delicious, some of the best we’ve ever had. Calamari was soft with a very nice thin layer of batter. The chilli spanner crab pasta was nice and al dente with a decent amount of meat but the dish was supposed to be CHILLI spanner crab and it had absolutely no spice to it whatsoever. And then there’s the pizza, it was fantastic, just how wood fired pizza should be.. thin, pillowy soft and chewy base with a great amount of topping unlike many other wood fired pizza places. But then there’s the negative, which truly ruined the experience for us… the service. It was absolutely terrible. There was absolutely no attention from anyone to serve our table. We ordered drinks and my drink in particular did not make it to our table until about half an hour into eating our food! We kept getting told “I’ll check for you”, “it’s coming”, “it’s almost ready” but we were seated next to the bar and NOBODY was working on it. Literally it has only 3 components to make and it took half an hour to receive. Then there’s the crazy wait time to receive our food. At least 25-30 minutes between our starters, seconds and main. Not exactly pleasant when you have a baby with you that’s fussing (and the staff could clearly tell). And finally, when we did receive our food/drinks, the waitstaff constantly placed them closer to the side of the table that our baby was seated. Do they not realise that a baby would just start grabbing and mucking around with it and potentially injure themselves? No logical thinking whatsoever. Finally, the 2 staff remembers who looked after us for most of the night were very pleasant and nice people, but doesn’t excuse the terrible service and wait times we endured. The food was the saving grace but poor service left a bad taste in our mouths.
  21. AR

    AlejandraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The eye fillet was amazing, cooked to perfection. Brownie and gelato were also incredible!!
  22. SP

    ShenellP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly had such a good experience! The food and the atmosphere was just top notch!
  23. MH

    MemH

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely atmosphere for dinner, and delicious food. The waitstaff were all excellent.
  24. MP

    MPimenta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue ! Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommended!
  25. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable lunch, a little on the pricey side but the quality of the food was amazing
  26. P

    Philip

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service here is amazing. It's real good value for money too if that is what you are after, it has everything.
  27. SB

    SamanthaBB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and lovely staff, food was delicious and can’t wait to go back again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food, great service, and a great place.
  29. TP

    ThomasP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks and service.
  30. ME

    MaryE

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is highly recommended, great food and great service and a classy venue.
  31. D

    Dellas

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly, polite and efficient staff. Very tasty food in a pleasant atmosphere. Very enjoyable evening.
  32. A

    Artisty

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Dined in cafe with family. Had to order and pay by QR code. Would not let the order be placed unless you paid a tip. Food delivered to table. Pretty impersonal. Pizza toppings were generous, but the bases were soggy. Knives on our table struggled to cut the pizzas. They were pretty blunt. Staff were helpful and efficient. I've heard from friends the Restaurant is very good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Purely enjoyable mothers day. The menu was obvious and expected yet a great traditional style Italian cuisine, which is a comfort yet the menu was also contrasted with inspiring and intriguing differences that make it stand out from very good Italian restaurants. The ambience is rustic with modern touches, warm and inviting, and cosy especially by the open wood fire in a very respectable refurbishment of a 19th century old court house heritage listed building. Mum was treated very well with supportive seating which was requested through the Open Table app for her ailing back and she was presented with a decent glass of complementary Prosecco upon arrival. Nice touch. From the booking confirmation to the send off post sitting the staff were organised, friendly and knowledgeable, and more than adequately attentive without being invading or intrusive. We will definitely keep them in mind for future celebrations.
  34. JB

    JasminB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely venue. Intimate space. Being an old church the ceilings were so high. Open fire gave a nice ambience. Food was really good. The service was good, maybe a touch too formal. They should have responded to our relaxed nature and toned down the formality - especially for lunch.
  35. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful place our waiter Paris was extremely friendly and very helpful the food was amazing could not fault anything. Highly recommended
  36. JJ

    JacklynJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is consistently great, fresh and served quickly
  37. PP

    PayalP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food and atmosphere was amazing but the service could be a lot better.
  38. A

    Arobbo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was exquisite. Service was friendly and prompt. Great decor and really enjoyed the experience.
  39. T

    Tinman

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our evening. Good food and service
  40. L

    Linc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Cielo is a beautiful restaurant. The ambiance, the food and the service was impeccable. Perfect authentic Italian.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ciao Cielo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9646 7697.

Ciao Cielo is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ciao Cielo

115 Bay St, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC 3207

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on corner of Bay and Graham Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Port Melbourne

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking on Bay Street, Graham Street, Liardet Street

  • Public transit

    Tram 109 - Graham Street stopBus 234 - Graham Street stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Nelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9646 7697

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusivity available for up to 20 people, under current COVID restrictions.

  • Private party contact

    Kate: (03) 9645 1568

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