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Caffe e Cucina

#194 of 2,906 Restaurants in Melbourne
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581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely little Italian restaurant

Arrived for lunch. Waiter and Maitre de were on hand to seat us. Service impeccable. Food tasty and interesting. Not very expensive. Has been operating for years and still brilliant. Will go back any time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Arrived for lunch. Waiter and Maitre de were on hand to seat us. Service impeccable. Food tasty and interesting. Not very expensive. Has been operating for years and still brilliant. Will go back any time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

fantast6ic place the smell of the coffee when walking past soon made us go back and it was like steeping into ITALY all over again the atmosphere and food very authentic dam shame we don't have anything like that in Brisbane

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My goodness what a wonderful little piece of italia! It felt like being home, it was so warm and cosy, staff were friendly and very professional. Food was pricey but it went beyond our expectations. So delicious, so filling...felt like mamma's kitchen during Sunday lunch. Grazie grazie grazie, we will be back for sure?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have been here a few times now and are never disappointed with the food. It is a good place to take your partner for a nice dinner. It is only quite a small place and can get quite loud with all the people crammed in. Down stairs it isn't uncommon to have people brushing past you on the way to... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Incredible service coupled with delicious food - however it was quite expensive. The customer service was lovely and so was the atmosphere. Personally I think it's suited more for couples. Highly recommend.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We looked on trip adviser to pick a restaurant, but the Como Melbourne also recommended this great little Italian restaurant. Traditional food and service and reasonably priced in my view Great food, great service and we would return gladly.

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australia
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have eaten here many times and are rarely disappointed. It is authentic Italian and the waiters very Italian. I would like a bigger selection of meats with my pasta but that is just me.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I took my two children (girl 4 and boy 6) to meet Dad for dinner. They both decided to dress like Daddy! The staff were very warm and friendly and took the dress up in very good humour. The pair of them looked like a couple of old Italian men enjoying their food. My son declared it the best restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What can I say one of my favourite Italian restaurants in all of Melbourne. The staff are incredible and the food compliments everything else. It's a little squeezy but once you're seated it feels like home. If you are taking a girlfriend there make sure you book the balcony. Fabulous dining.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited as a family and were surprised how amazing the food was. The restaurant was dimly lit and cosy the staff we lovely and food was delicious. Desserts also. A very nice spot on chapel street close to parking too. The winter menu was beautiful and had everything from veal to pasta and the best seafood linguini I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9827 4139

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?