The sister restaurant to St Kilda's Cicciolina, has taken up residence in this beautiful modernist building in East St Kilda. Ilona Staller (smarty pantses will know Italian porn star/politician Cicciolina's name is Ilona Staller) is a lovely casual, but classy bistro on Balaclava Rd. The Beaufort 8 Group and I dined there recently. I loved its '70s luxe interior, that balances precariously (for some) on the precipice of good and bad taste. I wanted to move in.
Food wasn't bad either.