Cecconi's restaurant, Flinders Lane.
Cecconi's restaurant, Flinders Lane. Photo: Supplied

Michelle Potts

Cecconi's has a handsome new look. Designed by Scott Mollard of Mollard Interiors, it's a combination of clean lines, interesting textures and a palette of black, white and hints of copper.

In the cellar bar, black geometric print banquettes, black bentwood chairs and mink parquetry contrast bright white walls and whitewashed timber tables edged in copper, remodelled by craftsman Don Bennett, Maria Bortolotto's husband. Copper wedge wall lights spotlight photographs saluting Italian heritage and la famiglia.

Replica skygarden dome pendants and original marble bars link the more casual eatery with the elegant linen-clad dining space clustered in plush black and white high-backs.

Details: Cecconi's, Basement, 61 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 8663 0500, cecconis.com