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Il Cantuccio

Callejon del Santo Cristo, 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain
34 95 277 0492
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Ranked #89 of 875 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Il Cantuccioa small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the heart of the old town of Marbella. For almost nine years Birgit Theewen now leads her little restaurant Il Cantuccio. Brigitta as their Spanish guests they affectionately called here the scepter swings in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is to perfection, cooked with authentic ingredients. From bread, pasta and dessert all by myself.Here combined Birgit Theewen traditional Mediterranean dishes and modern food culture. With passion and creativity Birgit Theewen has over 30 years cook. Their years of experience in international cuisines inspired, they always lead to new creations, their origin explains their guests happy with a little chat.
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The restaurant is located in the old town of Marbella next to the church. It has a nice atmosphere. Brigitta the chef is very entertaining and gives you a personal touch! We have eaten there 3 times and each time the food was fantastic! Brigitta understands her craft and knows how to present. the different flavors and textures of the... More

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Aberdeen
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14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The German lady that runs this place is brilliant, she really knows her stuff when it comes to serving absolutely amazing food, she told us that EVERYTHING is made at the restaurant, even things like bread and ice cream. Even the kids aged 5 & 12 loved it. It's right behind the church in the old town, a few mins... More

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Bollwiller, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Found this by chance before opening time, whilst wandering around the little streets of old town. Seek it out! You will pass by all the 'tourist targeted restos' and arrive in a quiet passage at the top of the old town. The owner is German, and her years in the hotel / catering industry show through with excellent service. Then... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Another great meal by Brigitta at il Cantuccio. Up a little side street in the Old Town is this wonderful restaurant hidden away, but it is well worth a visit. The food is fantastic and Brigitta is good company. The restaurant also understands the needs of people with coeliac disease and are very accommodating. Whether you need a gluten free... More

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Caithness and Sutherland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Food is delicious and always beautifully presented. Service very attentive but not obtrusive. Lovely, welcoming atmosphere guaranteed. Location ideal, right in the centre of the charming Old Town. You can't go wrong.

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Marbella, España
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We live very close to this restaurant in the old town. Have been there several times already and was always very happy with the food, service and ambiente. We had a italian lambrusco which for me was one of the highlights of the evening. Also the food Very very nice! oh and on valentines day got a little red leather... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Let me relate a small anecdote from Germany, that an American friend told me: In the breakfast room of a hotel in Germany, he complained about the milk, as it was not fresh. The lady in charge answered: "Ze milk izz frreshhh!!!!" You get it? And the Food wasn't fantastic either.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Been to Marbella many times, but this was the first time in Il Cantuccio. We went there because we kept getting recommendations to go there, but never made it until this time. The food is all prepared fresh and are able to adapt many of the recipes for those that are on Gluten Free diets. We found the menu exciting... More

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Ireland
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194 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Very very nice food. Delicious home made butter. Warm welcome. Great home-made pasta. As I was sitting outside, I was a bit bothered by all the smokers standing beside my table, but that's al fresco dining. Please provide more beer choices - I hate Estrella Damm!

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new york
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Central location near beside the church in the old town of Marbella. We had a very nice evening, sitting outside on this nice restaurant. Lots of authentic spanish atmosphere. Both adults and children enoyed the meal very much. Very much value for money :)

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