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183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Ranked #7 of 530 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $83 - $121
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent Restaurant , tucked away on East Road , in a courtyard , Dining on the first floor. Sourcing daily , the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I don’t think I can say anything that hasn’t be said before, except agree and ask why this restaurant isn’t number one, Its simply outstanding. I had heard many good things, and finally decided to treat myself before Christmas and it lived up to all my expectations. I think I was slightly in disbelief that a restaurant of this standard... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I had rather given up with Cambridge restaurants as most are mediocre. Cotto has broken the trend and offers a truly excellent dinning experience. The food is imaginative and cooked to perfection. The presentation is superb and the service was attentive and prompt without being intrusive. The wine list is excellent. They offer a good choice of menu and the... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I dined at Cotto yesterday evening. The welcome was warm and professional, and the restaurant has a warm and inviting ambience. The food was absolutely top notch - from the five different types of bread freshly baked that day (and proffered at least three times during the meal) and delicious amuse-bouches to the incredible confections at dessert.... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went for my first anniversary with my partner and had an absolutely brilliant time. Such tasty food, good portions, really attentive service. Worth a particular mention was the sommelier who recommended some excellent wines and fortified wines to go with our respective meals and also the chocolates. I've been to restaurants with Michelin stars with worse food... Brilliant and totally... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been to Cotto several times now and it does not disappoint. All aspects of the meal are extremely good, from the freshly made choice of breads to the chocolates at the end of the meal. My husband, who is not a vegetarian, always goes for the vegetarian dish because he says it is the best vegetarian meal he's ever... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Cotto is my favorite restaurant in Cambridge.The food is extremely good with nice presentation but not at the expense of taste as is the case at some fancier restaurants. The dishes are interesting and tasty with deep flavors showing the experience of the great Swiss German chef. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. The service is excellent and very friendly... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

There are very few establishments in East of England that consistently produce dishes of this quality. Hans and his team are totally dedicated to great diligence in the preparation, cooking and presentation of all the comes from his kitchen. They work hard to ensure that every single item leaves them with not only high level of culinary skill but also... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our first visit to Cotto on Saturday was an absolute delight. Our vegetarian meal was superb from start to finish. The restaurant was full but service was prompt and heart-warmingly attentive. We have so often been disappointed by the attitude to vegetarians in Cambridge restaurants,often feeling that we have to apologise for our inconvenient dietary requirements. We left Cotto on... More 

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Seattle, WA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a hugely popular place and you'll need to make reservations as early in advance as possible (weeks, even months). It is unquestionably the best restaurant in Cambridge. Have dinner here. You won't be disappointed and you'll definitely be back.

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5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wonderful food, well presented and of superb quality and flavours bursting in your mouth, truly an exceptional experience. The 3 course meal came all in good time and was presented by superbly trained staff, polite and super-efficient and attentive. I would HIGHLY recommend a visit, as I will be back soon when looking for a special night out for dinner.

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Additional Information about Cotto

Address: 183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 302010
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 83 - 121
Cuisine: European, British

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