CICCIOLINA
Melbourne, Victoria

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A St Kilda institution, Cicciolina is warm, cosy and full of regulars, many of whom have been sitting down to hearty Italian meals in this dining room since 1993. The casual menu serves dishes that everyone loves to eat, including bowls of pasta, charcuterie and antipasto to share with a bottle of vino. During the winter months, be sure to check out Cicciolina's back bar, offering plenty of bar snacks, cocktails and good company.
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General info

Address:

130 Acland Street
St Kilda VIC 3182

Suburb:

St Kilda

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Cuisine:

Mediterranean

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

The cat is out of the bag when it comes to Cicciolina in St Kilda. The exterior's not much to look at, there is no website to speak of and they don't accept bookings. But none of this makes a difference when it comes to your chances of getting a table for dinner because Cicciolina is a hit. The restaurant is fairly small and always crowded with stylish types wearing numerous shades of black. The great thing about Cicciolina is that it has gotten back to basics. The key ingredients in a winning restaurant are food, drink and atmosphere and Cicciolina has pizazz to spare. Service is less high up on the agenda because no one is here to make a personal fuss over you yet the waiters are efficient, brisk and sometimes smiley.

The food really is terrific – it's Mediterranean with a modern and clever twist. Each dish is easy on the eye and the flavours are always precise and focused. Try the calamari or the Carpaccio of tuna, with tiny capers and grilled bread. The wine list is full of interesting things to drink including lots of Italian and Spanish choices, with a well selected range by the glass. The atmosphere is always buzzy but the downside is because there are no bookings, evenings tend to be rowdy occasions waiting at the bar. Not your scene? Then aim to get in for a very early dinner, or do lunch instead. The award-winning back bar is open every night, offering a concise selection of bar food and cocktails.

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