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Ciao Cielo

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171 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 3 9645 1568
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
171 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK I admit up front I dislike the practice used by some restaurants to grab your credit cars before you sit down - this is part of the reservation procedure at Ciao Cielo. The joint was not booked out which makes it all the more...More

Thank Webster27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We easily got to this location on the 109 tram. We loved the ambience of this little authentic Italian restaurant and the wine list was well sourced and extensive. We had two visitors from Michigan and naturally we wanted to showcase what Melboure can offer...More

Thank 1Joybelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the luxurious yet relaxed ambience at Ciao Ciao. Its somewhere I always suggest for friends birthday treats. The food presentation and service is exceptional. The taste always just perfect. Although the portions are not large, its just enough to leave one satisfied and...More

1  Thank freedomseeker7
Reviewed 15 March 2018

There to celebrate my partners birthday. The service, ambience, food and tipple were all excellent! Will I go again, absolutely.

Thank spvirag
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were impressed with the comments online about this restaurant that spoke about good food and attentive service. We weren't disappointed. This is an intimate experience - a bit like a loud bistro - but tasteful and attentive. It is clear that the owners are...More

4  Thank Jay S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Quaint & well decorated restaurant. Enjoyed the calamari entree, well seasoned complimented by green salad and mayo. The main of crab & chilli spaghetti was not enjoyable. The chilli crab sauce was far too salty and heavy which overpowered the flavour of the crab and...More

Thank Pixie187
ciaocielo, Owner at Ciao Cielo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Pixie, Firstly i'd like to say we don't generally respond to any reviews unless we feel very compelled to good or bad. Thank you for taking the time to write this as i'm sure you put a lot of thought into it. We make...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

I loved everything about our lunch at this restaurant - the food, the service, even the dishes, plates and cutlery. This was my first visit to Ciao Cielo which we selected on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews, and as usual, the reviews were pretty...More

2  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My husband finally took me to Ciao Cielo - it was great. It is a small space but once inside you are transported away from the hustle and bustle of Bay Street, into a cosy ristorante that could be somewhere in Italy. The food and...More

Thank Thepurplegirls
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Most enjoyable great food at very reasonable prices. Love this place. Perfect to take guests visiting on cruise ships berthed at nearby Station Pier (walking distance). Love the food, love the service.

1  Thank Cynarina
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Having recently moved into the area, Ciao Cielo our second home restaurant. Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Great service. Simple and delicious food. Our children like their food simple, so they had gnocchi without roasted pumpkin, walnuts, dolce blue, spinach and added a napoli sauce. For...More

1  Thank Yellowdots
ciaocielo, Owner at Ciao Cielo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi there! Thank you for the kind review and it was a pleasure to welcome a lovely new family to our neighbourhood. you were a pleasure to serve and really look forward to seeing you soon! best Kate & Bryan

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Christine S
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
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
USD 12 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, 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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