Cecconi's Flinders Lane Restaurant

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Cecconi's located below the street level and provided a mere glimpses for the people passing by. It's decorated with carpets, dark walls and classic decorations. The restaurant was elegant with dim lighting, romantic and they have private room for private functions. They have bright, modern kitchen in the middle of the restaurant so people can see what the chefs are doing. They divided the restaurant into two sides, the bar for waiting or simply hang out and the restaurant for lunch and dinner.

It is one of the best Italian fine dining restaurant in Melbourne by far. From the very first courses to the very end, every dish taste delicious. We ordered the caramelised scallops, crispy pork belly, shaved fennel, blood orange dressing ($27). The scallop cook perfectly, slightly raw in the middle and very tasty.

The second i primi I ordered was pan fried quail, pumpkin fondant, porcini jus gras ($27). The quail was juicy and crispy, full of flavours, perfect combination with the soft smooth pumpkin purée. 

The third and final i primi was calamari fritti in rice flour, salsa verde, lemon, garlic aioli ($25). The calamari was really crispy, thin and tasty. The sauces was creamy and smooth. 

For the main we ordered the truffle, mushroom risotto. The truffle mushrooms risotto was amazing! They served it with a very generous truffle! Smooth, creamy and the risotto cook perfectly and I don't usually like risotto but this one is super delicious!

Linguine, seafood, garlic, chilli, herbs, extra virgin olive oil ($30/$36). The linguine was light and refreshing, needed a lil bit more seasonings, the seafood was fresh and pretty generous.

Potato gnocchi with Spanish chorizo. The potato gnocchi was excellent, it just melted in your mouth and the sauces have a lot of flavours in it and tasted great.

The let down was the grilled fish. The grilled king fish was blend and a bit dry, the garnish it self does not help the flavours at all.

We end the dinner with tiramisu - sponge soaked in kahlua, strega, coffee, mascarpone cheese ($18). The tiramisu was quite small but have a lot of alcohol in it. It needed more of the cream and coffee flavours. 
Generally it was good! 

The staff was quite friendly and attentive. We ate there on Monday night and it's quite busy. The prices are quite reasonable. Would love to come back!

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Monday- Friday: 12pm-12am
Saturday: 5.30pm-12am
Sunday: Closed

Cecconi's Flinders Lane Restaurant
https://www.facebook.com/CecconisMelbourne03 8663 0500
61 Flinder Ln
Melbourne, VIC 3000