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#116 of 3,157 Restaurants in Melbourne
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130 Acland St, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 3333
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Bicester, Oxfordshire
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165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deservedly well known with a big reputation. Unfortunately they don't take bookings. There is a great bar at the back, known as The Back Bar where you can wait for a table or order bar food. The restaurant is extremely cosy & rather small. Since the Acland St improvements they've put a few tables outside & opened the front door.... More 

Thank gobigsal
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cicciolina is one of my favourite St Kilda Restaurants. It never fails to impress from the friendly and knowledgeable staff to the quality of the food and the wine. A recent get together for three ladies who love to lunch did not disappoint. Entree size is all that is needed at lunchtime, so choice of tortellini with feta, pine nuts... More 

Thank AnneM44
Forster, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, warm ambience and friendly staff. Highly recommended. Was our first visit to Cicciolina's and can't wait to return next time we are in Melbourne.

Thank Tee V
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tiny busy Italian family restaurant, the food is delicious, tasty, fresh and comforting. Perfect if you are in St Kilda and the weather turns bad (its quite capricious entre saison).

Thank Helena P
Melbourne, Australia
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555 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch here today. Lovely space, sensational food and great service. Nothing much more you'd ever want to be honest. Entrees magnificent. Barramundi main truly wonderful. Hard to know what to highlight as every part was good. The fish itself, the cous cous, the asparagus, the mussels - etc, etc. wonderful wine list too. What a fabulous restaurant, and what... More 

Thank TwoSheds57
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Inviting warm ambience with friendly staff. Always consistent. Traditional Italian dishes and always fantastic selection offered on the specials board. Yum yum yum!

Thank Rebecca G
Collingwood, Australia
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406 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

a modern take on italian cuisine with emphasis on seasonal produce, this place was highly recommended but what a let down! we shared brains wrapped in prosciutto served with sour cream which didn't work - salty prosciutto totally overpowered the delicate brain taste. we had homemade pasta with green prawns and white anchovies and again briny anchovies smothered the scrumptious... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
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323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went for lunch on a Monday and it was almost packed out. Which explains why they try to insist on lunchtime reservations. Great lunch - no complaints (perhaps about some of the prices) - we had a delicious lunch. One simple spaghetti with baby spinach which was truly delicious even though it is so simple , on spaghetti vongole which... More 

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Telchac Puerto, Mexico
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Some folk may know of that "rugby" analogy?... if you don't know it basically means that it swings the favour to each team during the match, perhaps a bad description, but many also somehow convey my meaning about our dining experience. We knew that we would likely have to wait for a table, so that was no problem, we went... More 

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Holte, Denmark
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

In spite caful instruction, the waiter got the serving order wrong. Otherwise the entrees (which we got with one main course) were ok, not great given price but ok. Then it got really poor: one main course pasta so undercooked it was uneatable (refunded later) and lamb so dry you would not serve it to your worst enemy. Decided against... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Acland St, Melbourne, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 3333

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?