I am back in Melbourne for business, which means that I can reward myself with a nice meal after a hard day's of work. My colleagues and I decided to dine at Cecconi's, one of the team's longtime favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Cecconi's, which has been awarded a chef hat since opening in 2006, is one of the many quality restaurants in vibrant scene of Flinders Lane. At Cecconi's, you know you will get consistently good Italian cooking, using high quality ingredients. This is what you would come to expect from a restaurant run by the Bortolotto family, who have been gracing the Melbourne dining scene for over 40 years.
Caramelised scallops, pomegranate, fregola, pine nut, fresh herb salad ($27)
|Risotto, parmiagiano reggiano, black truffle ($36)|
Warm soft centered chocolate pudding, toasted milk ice cream ($17)
Highlight: Truffle, my all-time favourite ingredient at fine dining restaurants!
Lowlight: Parmiagiano risotto followed by chocolate pudding is quite a rich combination that does not help my waistline.
Overall: Cecconi's is one of the better Italian restaurants in Mebourne. The food is comforting and well executed. The staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant has recently been refurbished; the dining room is both comfortable and elegant. 7.5 (Great)
Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Contact No: (03) 8663 0500