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Cotto

183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Ranked #4 of 509 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $81 - $114
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Fenstanton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited as a group of 4 on a Saturday evening. The service was excellent, staff were attentive without being overbearing and were also engaging and knowledgeable when asked for their recommendations from the menu. The food was first class, the menu is a 3 course set menu at £60 a head with 6 choices on each course. Each of... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to Cotto a few times and have enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Great food, great service. Amazing hand made chocolates!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My other half looked this place up and booked for my special night. Enjoyed the whole night, first the food was delicious, not the usual boring menu and the staff were lovely. It is not the cheapest place but the quality is well worth it, especially if someone else is paying!! Thank you for a lovely time.

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This must have been the best Italian food I have eaten outside Italy! Way worth a go, and another go, and yet another go. Service was of highest quality, and anyone who like food based on quality and service should take time to visit! Will visit again for sure!

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We booked Cotto based on TripAdvisor reviews and had high expectations. However, despite the efficient reservation process, warm welcome and polite staff, the food was unfortunately fairly average for the price. It offers a simple menu with five fishes to choose from on each course. What we had was cooked well but the flavours weren't as delicate as I was... More

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cottocambridge r, Owner at Cotto, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant , and we sincerely apologise that on your special occasion we did not meet your expectations . I would like to take the opportunity to point out that our Restaurant has not changed hands , It is still Hans Schweitzer - Chef with his team , and that our 'First... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Easily the best meal we've had in Cambridge. The restaurant is in a house with a warm welcoming atmosphere both in the host, waiter and surroundings. The food is clearly inventive without trying too hard and the pacing was perfect. We went with all the waiter's recommendations and it was impossible to fault this place. Somewhat expensive but excellent.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I knew from looking at the menu before we went that I HAD to have the Piano dessert, which tastes just as good as it looks! Cotto is a really pleasant restaurant with elegant styling and we were lucky to have a window seat. As it was a warm evening, the breeze coming through the window made it feel quite... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After a bit of a false start with our booking, we found Ruth and her team to be very welcoming. The service was attentive yet relaxed and allowed us to enjoy our meal in a leisurely fashion. The food was really very good indeed, interesting, well balanced and just the right amount for each course. A enjoyable meal, with good... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Second time visit and after our first time I hoped it lived up to the same level....... and it did. I think this is the best restaurant in Cambridge and the surrounding area. I can't fault it on anything. Look forward to my next visit, thank you Cotto's

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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

That's my Queen of course. Cotto did everything correctly. Attentive service, special arrangements satisfied, food preparation superb and timing of courses sensitive, unrushed (2 1/2 hour full dinner). It was my Wife's BIG 60, but every years she gets a special dinner. Since we have been in a different location each year for the last 14 years (see www.mylovenest.com) this... More

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