Steve enjoyed the Hopkins River Grain Fed eye fillet with rosemary polenta croquettes, oak lettuce and Spanish onion salad and red wine jus. This looked more appetising than the quail I thought and the croquettes looked so appealing all golden and crispy. The steak was great - flavoursome and tender. The salad was dressed well and the leaves were fresh and vibrant. The croquettes tasted as good as they looked. Three were very generous and I think we didn't manage to get through all of them.
Steve and I swapped plates halfway so we could enjoy both the dishes and we also shared a bowl of great shoestring fries that were crispy and salty. Perfect bistro fries!
Steve's choice was a honey and almond semi freddo with a persimon carpaccio and it certainly was fancy. He enjoyed the sweetness and lightness of it.
Ciao Cielo is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant and I can imagine if we lived in Port Melbourne it would be a favourite. I loved the twinkliness and the intimacy of it. Definitely a romantic date place.