Nobody does fine Italian cuisine quite like Cecconi’s on Flinders Lane. At this famous basement restaurant spanning two elegant, chic dining areas with a club-like ambience, you’ll enjoy some of the city’s top pasta delights, exquisite main courses and an impressive beverage selection courtesy of Melbourne’s prominent Bortolotto family of restaurateurs. The perfect place for meeting up with friends or colleagues, Cecconi’s in the CBD impresses with a low-lit 120-seat restaurant with a central open kitchen and a bustling 40-seat cellar bar with a dedicated food and drink offering. Discover what makes this restaurant the talk of Melbourne by booking a table in advance, whether for casual or private dining, six days a week.
Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Saturday evening, this restaurant and cellar bar at Cecconi’s on Flinders Lane offers amazing Italian cuisine in a contemporary setting. The expansive dining room features an open kitchen, meaning you can see and smell the kitchen’s dedication to its Italian roots before you indulge in a variety of authentic dishes. Here in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD Cecconi’s have perfected an approach that has earned them a Good Food Guide Hat every year since 2012.Utilising only the finest ingredients sourced from local producers, organic wherever possible, including their own home-grown vegetables from their family farm, the kitchen at Cecconi’s on Melbourne’s Flinders Lane is serious about quality. With excellent quality comes excellent flavour, and you’ll be able to taste what a difference fresh vegetables and herbs make in the cuisine.
If you’re down for breakfast, head to the cellar bar, which is open early from 7:30am, or book in for lunch and dinner for a more leisurely affair, done the proper Italian way. As part of its commitment to all things fresh and environmentally friendly, Cecconi’s has partnered with Closed Loop to achieve a 70% recycle rate on all its fresh and dried produce, packaging and glass, putting this restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD at the forefront of restaurant recycling in Australia. You can see more of what they’re up to on Instagram, but we’re already certain you’re going to fall in love with Cecconi’s.
Private dining for special occasions and events is also possible. To enquire, please contact the restaurant directly.
Great for couples or large groups. There's always a buzz here. Exceptional food, exceptional service from extremely knowledgeable staff, awesome atmosphere. Brilliant setting and location and the Chocolate Martinis are magnificent. Love this place
Great service today. After asking whether a dish was gluten free I was served gf bread (normal bread for the rest of the table) without asking and the waitress made a point of stating that my dish was gluten free when she served it. Two people had decided to share an entree and the waitress asked the kitchen to serve it on separate plates so the two, who where not sitting together, wouldn't have to reach across the table. Water regularly topped up and staff very attentive. And importantly, the food was lovely!
Lovely venue, great service, wonderul food. A very good all round experience. We really enjoyed our meal and came away with nothing but praise for the experience.
Fantastic food, great wine list and excellent service as usual. Any time we have a special event to celebrate, Cecconi's is always the first choice.
My wife and I dined here on Friday 18/11. After a slow start (wanted to order a beer but couldn't catch the eye of staff) wait staff were quite good. Friendly, patient and appeared knowledgeable about the food and wine. I had the soup of the day which was duck consommé with veal and port tortellini. Beautiful consommé and tasty pasta. My wife had the scallops which were beautifully cooked and presented - she tells me they were good but didn't offer me one! For mains I had the lamb which was very good. Lamb was done two ways, braised and oven roasted (looked like back strap). Very tasty. My wife had the rib eye which was cooked as ordered (Medium Rare), tender and tasty. She was happy. We both had the dessert tasting plates to finish. They were very good, consisting of some poached fruit with quenelle of gelati, a coffee cup with foam and mousse with a milk icecream and a piece of olive cake. Overall we were happy and would go again. Not a cheap night but you know that already.
We arrived early as we couldn't find a cocktail bar before hand. Went to the bar at cecconis, had to stand at the bar waiting for our drinks for about 8 minutes. We sat outside waiting for our table. Our waitress appeared to have been getting 'told off' by the head waitress before she came to our table, which seemed to put her in a rushed, somewhat annoyed mood. The service seemed rushed and as if we were an inconvenience. The food was delicious but the service left a sour taste in my mouth. No pun intended. At the end of the night we were contemplating dessert, I said to my wife if the waitress comes over soon we'll get dessert otherwise we will be waiting all night. Suffice to say, she was no where to be seen so we asked for the bill. After we had paid and had been siting for a good 5 minutes getting ready to leave the waitress finally came up asking if we wanted dessert.... We did about 20 mins ago love. Great restaurant with exceptional food. Was let down a bit by the waitress/ service.
Booked lunch for 2 for my 60th Birthday last week. Waiter was entertaining and kept our glasses topped up without being in the way. The Duck Tortellini with pate was terrific as was the seared scallops for entrée. My wife enjoyed her Baccala couchette's and seafood Linguini. My wife had a third course being the chocolate pudding with soft warm sauce inside. They gave me a plate signed with a chocolate happy birthday and some fudge with a candle...nice touch actually. I had a great experience...so no complaints here. rgs Richard and Maree
This restaurant brings a level of class and sophistication from the time you walk in. With its intimate settings, it is a great environment for a special gathering whether it is with friends, family or a romantic date. The food is fantastic. They were perfectly portioned and not too little or too much. By the time I got to dessert I was so full already but still had to order it to try it and it was delicious. It is quite pricey for the food however you get what you pay for.
One of the most beautiful dinners we have ever had! The barman made us a couple of dirty martini's as we waited at the bar for our table (9pm booking was perfect for us) and then we moved to a very comfy table, where I got to sit on the banquette seating. We shared all our dishes and the wait staff went above and beyond to look after us and suggest wines. Just fantastic. As we left the kitchen staff and barman waved us goodbye. We'll be back :)
The service was great as soon as we walked in, the manager at the front desk was very friendly as was our wait staff when we sat down. It was all good to that point. I was still swallowing my last mouthful of our entrees when they swooped in and swapped the plates with our mains. I literally was still finishing my mouthful. All within half an hour of us walking in. Then the same with the dessert menu after our main plates were taken, which I might add, I didn't finish because it was rushed. Chose not to have desert. I was expecting a lovely dinner for our wedding anniversary but felt hurried and we were in/out in just over an hour. Meh...