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Ciao Cielo

171 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 3 9645 1568
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“quail” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit to this small cosy restaurant. Accent of timber, mirrors, wine bottles in a stylish trattoria style. Table of four each greatly enjoyed their meals. Duck aranchini best KAY has ever had. Seared scallops were perfectly cooked and garnished. Mains enjoyed were venison ravioli...More

Thank Kiernan H
ciaocielo, Owner at Ciao Cielo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Kieman, thank you so much for your kind words. Chef Bryan and i (chef owner & wife) very much appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Kate Manager / owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an upmarket Italian restaurant with great service and good quality food. I had the duck aranchini and the barramundi. Both were very satisfying.

Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! Went there with my wife and had such a good night. Both starter and main course were delicious! Will definitely repeat !

Thank Guilherme S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal, great food, great atmosphere and fabulous staff. Really enjoyed the experience.

Thank Jckel
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Have dined at Ciao Cielo several times and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing and Kate and staff provide a wonderful dining experience. Perfect for a special occasion.

Thank Jodie F
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Excellent restaurant in Port Melbourne. Both the food and service was excellent, including the specials. Recommend the Tiramisu for desert and the braised Goat as a main.

1  Thank bakeha
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite local restaurants. Ciao cielo is intimate for couples yet still great for small groups. The food is consistently great. The staff attentive without being intrusive. The scallops are divine, as is the goat. This restaurant is a must if...More

Thank ninels17
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Meal, Atmosphere and Service was 5/5! I highly recommend Ciao Cielo. I will definitely go back. I had a crab pasta, which was so light and delicious and I also had homemade Tiramisu for dessert. It was amazing!

1  Thank luna-therapies
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were a couple of out of towners looking for a small, intimate and quite restaurant offering great food and service...well we found it. The goat and linguine special delivered in spades anKkate the next morning and it was in the mail to me that...More

Thank Euan M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident walking up Bay St. Waitress greeted us warmly and found us a table for 2. It's a small restaurant and it was pretty full but we were a little late so managed to get a walk in. The food was...More

Thank Nicole P
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Christine S
Is there a special lunch deal as per Good Food Guide. If so, what is on offer? Thank you Christine
3 April 2016|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine, you'll have to give them a call. I know the same people have opened up a new restaurant nearby called Corte, so it should be good & maybe they do offers. We'll be trying it in a couple weeks
Ima H
Is this restaurant family friendly?
14 September 2015|
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Response from bakeha | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are very accomodating. I dined there last night and a couple brought a baby in and the staff were happy to have them. Restaurant was full as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9645 1568
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Ciao Cielo - literally translated from Italian as Hello Sky - is a sparkling addition to the Melbourne restaurant landscape. Situated on lively Bay Street, in Port Melbourne, Inspired by Art Deco elements, Milano sophistication and the glamour of the 40's. Original floor to ceiling boards, beautiful lead light windows dating back to the old shop row days when hardware was the trade. A look at the portraits on the walls show a tribute to the very much loved and missed Lloyd and Mary Grand parents whom past in the Black Saturday fires Bryan's food is about strong italian flavours reflected in the abundance of amazing produce availiable locally in Victoria. Bryan is by no means a traditionalist, he believes in the right to be as creative as one desires with what you are inspired with.
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