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Il Cantuccio

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Calle de Santo Cristo, 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain
+34 952 770 492
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Il Cantuccioa small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Marvelous Maitre De

Enjoyed a fantastic evening at Il Cantuccio with a party of fellow golfers the host ( and Owner) was excellent, giving a great commentary on menu and great advice on the wine selection Food was scrumptious this restaurant should be much further up the list for Marbella recommend highly

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Enjoyed a fantastic evening at Il Cantuccio with a party of fellow golfers the host ( and Owner) was excellent, giving a great commentary on menu and great advice on the wine selection Food was scrumptious this restaurant should be much further up the list for Marbella recommend highly

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food here is superb. Friendly staff and fantastic homemade cooking taken to the next level. Great flavors and quality ingredients. The lasagna is amazing. Ravioli is excellent. The sherbet and flour-less chocolate cake desserts are sweet and delightful. All the food is fresh and made to order. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Marbella.

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de Santo Cristo, 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 770 492

Price and Cuisine

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?