CECCONI'S CANTINA
Melbourne, VIC

Cecconi's Cantina is a benchmark Italian restaurant in Melbourne city boasting a menu of innovative Mediterranean dishes. Perfectly arranged to cater for its patrons' needs, the dining room is split into two parts; choose the restaurant for a refined dining experience or go for the cantina when you're in the mood for a more boisterous, relaxed meal. Whichever section you favour, the dining room is beautifully styled, as is the cuisine.
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Address:
Basement
61 Flinders Lane
Suburb:
Melbourne CBD
Contact:
Tel: +61 3 8663 0500
Cuisine:
Italian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
DETAILS
PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
There are now three generations of the Bortolotto family involved in Cecconi's, who have all contributed in making it one of the benchmark Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Its grasp on the dining scene is sturdy enough to break the rules which state that great restaurants cannot be found in basements – not in Melbourne, anyway. It's a wonderfully open place, divided into a wine bar and a more formal restaurant, with a vast open kitchen in between. The dining room embodies a warm cafe latte colour scheme and the upholstered chairs are perfect for settling in for a lingering gourmet experience.

Combining tradition and innovation, the Italian fare is stunning to say the least. Each dish depends on the quality of the ingredients, to which is added exceptional cooking knowledge and skills. To start, think of something as simple as prosciutto di Parma or a salad Caprese made from properly ripe tomatoes, excellent buffalo mozzarella and punchy basil. The pasta dishes are terrific, and for main courses, tempting as the menu is, listen carefully to the day's specials. You might have slow-braised lamb, or a tuna steak served with red pepper and caponata vegetables. The wine list is terrific and so are the waiters who nimbly attend to every whim or query. For a quick or casual meal, head for the wine bar which has its own menu and some delights by the glass. There's also a tiny terrace area perfect for catching some air while your vino breathes.
Rita Erlich
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FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
n/a
Award Winning / Hatted
Awards
Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - 2014
Best Formal Italian Restaurant - Victoria Metropolitan
The Age Good Food Guide Awards - 2014
One Chef Hat
61 Flinders Lane,
Basement
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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