One of Melbourne's premier fine dining institutions, Cecconi’s lies in the heart of the city’s best culinary hotspot, Flinders Lane. This is Italian, but leans towards innovative modern, and is perfect for everything from business lunches to intimate, classy dinners. Cecconi’s is the place to go when you want to be assured of an elegant dining experience - a luxe dining room, attentive service and well executed Italian food.
Cecconi’s continues to deliver with dishes that are consistently well executed and highlighted by innovative, yet familiar, flavour combinations. The restaurant’s colour palette mixes black, white and copper while incorporating varying textures and tones to create contrast, producing a space that possesses familial warmth.
Head chef Kranjcic says his signature dishes are the Seafood Linguine, Prawn risotto, Scallops and Cotteletta, twice cooked duck and brisket, all of which are crowd favourites.
Yummy Times' Recommended Dishes
Rotolo, Baby Pumpkin and Ricotta, Amaretti, Sage Butter Sauce
The rotolo came with nice bits of crumb at several sections of the dish. The overall flavour was sweet coming from the pumpkin, and salty at the same time with savoury cheeses piled on.
Roasted duck breast, confit leg, brussel sprouts, bacon, chestnut spaetzle
The slices of duck breast were cooked to perfection, allowing the natural rich flavour of the duck to shine through. The accompanying confit leg was tender, the skin crisp while the hearty chestnut spaetzli adorned with crispy bacon provided the crowning element to this luxurious dish.
Dessert tasting plate - Gianduja cheesecake, hazelnut nougat, Oreo crumbs, chocolate sorbet; Banana and passionfruit sorbet, blondie, toasted marshmallow, brandy snaps; and Lemon yoghurt cream, cassis jam, crispy meringue, vanilla sugar
Continuing the trend for the evening, the desserts were delicious. The rich cheesecake was beautifully made while the Banana and passionfruit sorbet was zesty and well-balanced and the Lemon yoghurt cream was silky smooth.
Location: 61 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000