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Terms & Conditions

For bookings of more than 6 guests,
please phone or email the restaurant directly.
Phone: +61 (3) 8663 0500
Email: [email protected]


Monday – Friday: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Saturdays: Dinner only

First sitting:- 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm: these tables must vacate by 8.15pm

Second sitting:- 8.30pm onwards.


Exclusive Functions Only
15% Surcharge applies for all Sundays and Public Holidays


Online reservations are for the main dining room only not the cellar bar.

Reservations for the cellar bar must be made over the phone.
If the time slot you require is unavailable online, please call or email the restaurant directly and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

Please notify us of any special requests:

dietary restrictions
special occasions
cake orders requests

  • Cecconi’s flinders lane Italian Restaurant Melbourne

    Everything you want from a large sophisticated city Italian Restaurant Melbourne is right here: atmosphere, admirable service, a menu long enough to allow for real choice, an expansive drinks list, flattering lighting, carpets and tablecloths to ensure that sound levels are low enough for a proper conversation. There’s even environmental awareness, and sometimes fruit and vegetables from the Bortolotto family farm. And did we mention the bar that’s open for breakfast onwards? This is Italian, but leans towards innovative modern.

    Pro Tip: Look for desserts featuring quinces and other seasonal fruit from the Bortolotto farm.

    Italian Restaurant Melbourne. One Hat – THE AGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE
  • Herald Sun Melbourne September, 2016

    A delicious decade:  “It’s a great achievement, and we’re as strong as ever,” Maria Bortolotto says on the eve of Cecconi’s 10 years at Flinders Lane. There’s no mistaking that’s an auspicious milestone, lasting a decade in an industry that sees more casualties than Game of Thrones episode. The secret to the restaurant’s longevity? “Best produce, cooked with the season,” says Maria, who cites consistency in delivery the biggest challenge of running the subterranean restaurant. “It’s tough to keep yourself up there. Our staff work so hard.” With Maurice Esposito now in the kitchen, the restaurant that started out at Crown has a new-found energy.

    “He’s very forward in his thinking and cooking,” Maria says. As for the next 10 years? “I’m taking a sabbatical. Three months off in Europe from January; if I like it I might stay all year,” she says. Well, that’s a break well earned indeed. Maria and Anna Bortolotto with chef Maurice Esposito.

  • Qantas Magazine October, 2016

    If Isabella Rossellini owned a restaurant, it would look a lot like Cecconi’s: aesthetically well-mannered without having to shout about it. A reliable city stager that sings from the posh-Italian songbook, Cecconi’s is the kind of place that makes you feel good – and we’re not just talking about the wine list (a sexy, sinuous Italian thing), the service (ditto) or the comfortable spacing between the linen-clad tables. Run by the legendary Bortolotto family using produce from their Victorian farm, it nails the business-crowd brief with a confident menu of value-added Italian-ness: pancetta wrapped quail with vincotto, excellent calamari fritti that arrives with salsa verde and ai’oli or slow-cooked Wagyu brisket with pureed white beans and red wine jus.