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Il Cantuccio

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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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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
a quiet meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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london
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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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Wicklow
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoyed a first class meal this evening at this fabulous little restaurant located in old town Marbella. Located slightly off the usual tourist trail it is definately worth searching out Il Cantuccio. All our food was full of flavour & beautifully presented. Friendly welcoming service & a warm cosy venue; we are regular visits to Marbella & will certainly return... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We enjoyed a delightful evening at Il Cantuccio with some excellent food and service provided by the owner. Very attractive little restaurant in Casco Antiguo with lots of ambience. All the food is homemade, prepared and served by the hostess. Highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Il Cantuccio

Address: Calle Del Santo Cristo, 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601 Marbella, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 77 04 92
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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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