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Cotto

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183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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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
Best meal we have had in Cambridge

We went there for our anniversary - somehow we had never got round to visiting Cotto's since it opened quite a while ago. It was a delight. Nice environment, lovely,friendly and helpful service and the food was outstanding. Comparing notes afterwards, we both felt it was the most enjoyable meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Howard M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

the meal I had was very nice. The only problem I would say is that it takes a long time to get served and it's quite noisey. Worth the money, would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went there for our anniversary - somehow we had never got round to visiting Cotto's since it opened quite a while ago. It was a delight. Nice environment, lovely,friendly and helpful service and the food was outstanding. Comparing notes afterwards, we both felt it was the most enjoyable meal we had experienced in 30 years in Cambridge. Worth every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

close to the city centre this upstairs restaurant offers amazing food beautifully presented with excellent service to boot. If you love good food you must try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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 85 - 123
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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