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183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30Pm. Small independent...
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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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
How can it possibly be better each time we visit??

We absolutely love Cotto and each time we go we fall in love with it even more! The chef is so lovely - always comes to our table to make sure we are happy with our meal. Very sweet. The staff are also so kind and considerate. But - the highlight is always the food! Salmon to start, guinea fowl... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
foodie_wanderlust
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We absolutely love Cotto and each time we go we fall in love with it even more! The chef is so lovely - always comes to our table to make sure we are happy with our meal. Very sweet. The staff are also so kind and considerate. But - the highlight is always the food! Salmon to start, guinea fowl... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So grateful for this superb dining experience. I had wanted to go for a long time as I had heard the food was inspired and delicious. A group of 4, we gathered to celebrate a friend's going away. We are, collectively, food and wine lovers (not snobs...just devoted fans) and these were excellent. I was particularly impressed with our server's... More 

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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Cotto, even though I have lived in Cambridge for years. There are not enough superlatives available to describe this fabulous restaurant. The food is just the best ever. The menu is a fixed price 3 course delight. Plenty of variety and choice without being overwhelming. Even the choice of breads is superb. The establishment... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service, personal touch and convivial atmosphere combined to make a most enjoyable experience. The restaurant noted it was an anniversary dinner and made a special evening even better

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As part of our anniversary treats I took my husband for supper. Its charming, intimate and casual with wooden tables without table cloth and comfortable chairs. Its airy and light on the first floor The menu is small but enough to choose from. We both had the seafood cannaloni for starters. The filling was tasty and not overpowering with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the easiest reviews I've done: If you care about food at all, and you are visiting Cambridge or nearby: go to the Cotto!!:)

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife took me here for my birthday, and we were not disappointed. From the service to the meal everything about this restaurant is fabulous. We went on a thursday evening in february and was expecting it to be fairly empty, but when we arrived there was a great atmosphere and buzz around the place. We had a wonderfull meal... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Unfortunately we don't get to visit Cotto anyway near often enough but when we do the food and service are always outstanding. The restaurant is tucked away in a modest location on East Road, quite close to the Grafton Centre. So just a little out of the city centre but well worth the little extra walk! Just make sure to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came here on the recommendation of a friend for my sons 21st birthday and couldn't be happier. We were a party of seven and we all agreed that the food was superb. The surprise hit was the truffle butter offered with the bread rolls which was delicious. Initially the service was slow and we had to wait a while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

From booking to eating this has been the most amazing dinner ever! It beats Alimentum hands down, the food is superb, the service is welcoming and friendly, the setting is cosy. All in all GREAT! You must try it!

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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 86 - 125
Cuisine: European, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 86 - 125
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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 .
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

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