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

Ciao Cielo

4.5
4.5
304 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

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
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 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Good for Groups

  • Inner City South

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LJ

    LizetteJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    JonathanA

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. NM

    NikkiM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service!
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. MP

    MPimenta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue ! Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommended!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. TP

    ThomasP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks and service.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. JJ

    JacklynJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is consistently great, fresh and served quickly
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. T

    Tinman

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our evening. Good food and service
  27. 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.
  28. ED

    EwaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hidden gem. Corner location with marvellous outdoor set up. When you get inside it takes you to Italy straight away. Gorgeous indoor with cosy tables very romantic scenery with candles and nice music. Great food we only had cheese platter and pasta and garlic focaccia though. I was amazed I found lost buoy Shiraz I have been looking for ages! Surly come back as soon as I can. For now ciao cielo
  29. MM

    MargaretM

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely meal outdoors on a beautiful day. Friendly staff/owners. Ordering via app on table.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hospitality and fantastic authentic Italian food.
  31. EA

    ErinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was great. The service of Paris was fantastic. And inviting
  32. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A gorgeous building, conveniently located, great staff, excellent food made for a memorable evening.
  33. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t say anything bad about our night, service & food was amazing. I would recommend Ciao Cielo to any of my friends & family. Differently will be booking our next visit with friends. Thanks so much
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    On entry to the premises the host was not happy to be there . There was a strong odour coming from the garden or the street . It’s a beautiful restaurant but the service experience really let it down . The wait staff were friendly but the host wandering around made us feel like an inconvenience . The pumpkin pizza was amazing , wines were good , payment was easy and food was served quickly .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, incredible food, amazing drink selection. Will be back and have already recommended to many people!!
  36. T

    Tiffy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place, great staff except it is a bit loud in the background !
  37. OE

    OwenE

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A nice family night with great food & friendly service as with previous meals. They don’t disappoint
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational
  39. AK

    AlisonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the customer service was outstanding. This will definitely be a place we’ll be dining at a lot. New Port Melbourne fave ♥️
  40. NL

    NaomiL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good quality food Comfortable setting Easy to order via phone

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 4.5 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
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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