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183 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG, England
+44 1223 302010
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Ranked #4 of 512 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $86 - $125
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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Herts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Situated in a rather unprepossessing area of the East Road near convenience shops and takeaways, Cotto's front door facing the road is not the main entrance but a side entrance off the courtyard leading to the Tram Depot pub‎ gives into the ground floor Reception and cloakroom with kitchen off. The restaurant itself is upstairs (no lift so be aware... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We went one evening, and though it was only half-full, the staff had problems keeping up, and we had long waits for water and wine, and had to play the 'try to catch the staff's eye while they try to avoid yours' game. The food was generally very good, some dishes truly a pleasure. As other reviewers have mentioned, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beautifully presented and amazing service. Presentation on the food was Amazing. The staff was gorgeous and made us very comfortable. Cotto is a delight if you can get a table.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been to Cotto twice this year. The first time was a sweltering evening and through no fault of the restaurant, I didn't really enjoy the eating experience so we tried it again for my sister's wedding anniversary treat. The first time we ate at Cotto (summer 2014) I found the service very odd. The front of house seemed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've never written a review on trip advisor but felt compelled to after having the most wonderful meal at Cotto. Ruth and the waiters were lovely - professional and welcoming. The food was delicious, on the pricey side, but 100% worth every penny. I only wished I lived closer so I could go again and again.

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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the perfect venue for a a special meal out. We have been back five times for anniversaries, birthdays and this time a last meal out before University. The menu is brief but that still presents a problem since everything looks excellent. Don't forget to leave room for desert and the homemade chocolates - you can tell that the... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

An exquisite meal in every respect- subtle, delicate, elegant, a superb balance of flavours beautifully presented, with friendly knowledgable service. An outstanding meal, without being pretentious. A work of art! Don't miss Cotto. A genuine treat!

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited June 14, thought I had already reviewed but simply to say what a wonderful restaurant. Small, intimate, personal service, beautiful food which is just as delicious. Will return many times.

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Fenstanton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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

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