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Il Cantuccio

#211 of 1,053 Restaurants in Marbella
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Calle Del Santo Cristo, 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601 Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 04 92
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Description: Restaurant Il Cantuccio a small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the...
Restaurant Il Cantuccio a 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good food and service

We passed this place and the menus looked appealing and the trip advisor reviews were good so we got the last table - and ok so there are no views as such which generally means the food has to be good and no kids menu but they can rustle up a pasta in tomato sauce if needed An amuse bouch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We passed this place and the menus looked appealing and the trip advisor reviews were good so we got the last table - and ok so there are no views as such which generally means the food has to be good and no kids menu but they can rustle up a pasta in tomato sauce if needed An amuse bouch... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a great dinner at Il Cantuccio in June with the whole family. 13 of us including a couple of kids under 10 had wonderful meats and pastas. Brigetta took great car of us!!

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were staying for a few nights in Marbella Old Town and booked in advance our first evening meal at Il Cantuccio. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Brigitta, who we were also pleased to see. We ordered our meals with advice from Brigitta. Brigetta had arranged gluten free bread for me, and as the meals are freshly prepared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food was fresh and tasty. We had a lovely evening. The owner came to us to suggest a vegetarian option but was not as understanding as we would have liked. All in all I would recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ate here on the last night of our recent trip and we're sorry we didn't find it earlier. The service was A1, the lady chef walked us through the food we ordered and surprised us with a delicious pre starter. There were 4 in our party each and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the food we ordered, it was... More 

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

From the beginning to the end, it was an amazing moment, delicious meal, a long time we didn't eat so much well Brigitta, the cooker even share little secret of her receip, Its even better than a gastro restaurant Don't miss it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

On the last night of our holiday, we decided to have a quiet night. I had poisson with gratin potatoes and cabbage and my partner had steak and chips with two veg. We both had strawberries and ice cream for our dessert. It was a lovely meal, away from the other restuarants away from the noise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just had great meal at this lovely little restaurant up quaint alleyway from Marbella's most beautiful square, plaza Santo Cristo. Amazing fresh pasta with langoustines, ravioli where you could taste the contents! Spanish -Italian fusion with touch of classic European, washed down with delicious local white Verdejo wine. Can't recommend too highly!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were so impressed with the food and wine here that we came back every night of our holiday rather than risk being disappointed someplace else . Only happened on Il Cantuccio when strolling in the old town and thought the menu was interesting but no way did we expect the excellent fare that was served up by Brigitta. Would... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you like top class food and wine this is the place to go. Everything was so tasty and of the highest standard. Can't believe this is not the top restaurant on Marbella. We just had one of the best meals ever and we only came across the restaurant by chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Del Santo Cristo, 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601 Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 04 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Description

Restaurant Il Cantuccio a 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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