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414 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

9.2
414 reviews
Recommended
(9.5)
Food
(9.3)
Service
(9.4)
Value for money
(8.5)
Atmosphere
(8.9)
Ian

dined on Tue, 7 Aug 2018

(8)
A beautiful old building restored to be an vibrant restaurant. The food is very tasty and thought out. Not the usual run of the mill but very interesting and creative.
Jennifer

dined on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

(9)
They have just moved to a bigger premises, but have kept the charm and atmosphere. Beautiful food, fantastic service and great location. I personally would like to see a better range of drinks.

dined on Thu, 12 Jul 2018

(10)
An absolute gem in Port Melbourne. Great atmosphere, amazing food and fabulous and attentive service. Have been several times and look forward to going again! Perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner or catch up with family and friends. 10/10!

dined on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

(7)
The food was very good and the service friendly but the restaurant got very noisy.

dined on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

(9)
Absolutely delicious food, great wine, lovely atmosphere in their new location

dined on Fri, 15 Jun 2018

(9)
Food and atmosphere was superb! Well done Ciao Cielo for providing a fabulous restaurant with a relax feel. We will definitely be back !

dined on Sat, 12 May 2018

(10)
Ciao Cello have moved into a beautiful new premises @ the old court house in Port Melbourne. Not only has the restaurant expanded but so too has the menu. The new additions are great especially the oxtail ragu & Bistecca.
Patrick

dined on Tue, 10 Apr 2018

(9)
Always a very good spot for lunch or dinner - excellent food, attentive and knowledgeable service by owner Kate extensive quality wine selection. Wishing them all the best for their move to bigger premises in Port Melbourne.

dined on Fri, 2 Mar 2018

(10)
One word: amazing Two words: delicious food Three words: I'm coming back!!
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About Ciao Cielo

Italian for love From the front windows pops Ciao Cielo’s 1940s art deco style, looking all the parts of a little slice of Europe. Atmospherically lit with walls adorned with mirrors and vintage black and white portraits, Ciao Cielo is one of Port Melbourne’s best kept secrets, a cosy neighbourhood gem that is the perfect place to spend a romantic dinner or catching up with a friend. And the menu is equally as elegant. A petite menu of lovingly cooked Italian dishes is on offer. Delicious entrees such as the herby calamari or the zesty bruschetta are a fine start. Traditional gnocchi and spaghetti dishes get their own distinct approach of flavour (the potato gnocchi with roast pumpkin and walnut is a big step up – sorry Nonna!). There’s a neat little choice of meat dishes for something more substantial, such as the steak or BBQ quails, but methinks the slow roasted lamb shoulder’s where it’s at. With thoughtful staff to put you at ease, this sure to make for a special night out where one can share old memories and make new ones. Best dish: lamb shoulder

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