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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 4139
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Ranked #108 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
Broadbeach, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I recently came here with my family while I was visiting them in Melbourne, they had been here a couple of times before and couldn't recommend it higher! We were seated at the front of the restaurant by the window, it is a small place, but very warm and has a great atmosphere about it! Our waiter was excellent, took... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a wonderful little Italian restaurant in South Yarra that is worth a stop if you're in the mood for some great, comforting food. The staff is (as far as I could tell) all young Italian guys who speak with just the right amount of accent. The food was wonderful (I recommend the Ragu). The space is quite tight,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went for a 20th anniversary dinner, happy to pay a lot ($230 for two), but when you pay a lot you need the service to be crisp and the food to be excellent. Very crowded restaurant with the waiter's bum in your face, not for the mainstream. Ok atmosphere and warm, at least, but we waited a long time for... More

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CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. The manager on charge did ask you at the end of the night if you enjoyed your meal, to which you responded that it was average. Had he known sooner he would've done his utmost to ensure that you left... More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love this restaurant, whenever I come to Melb I always try and include coming here on my itinerary. The food is simple but tasty and just so delicious, I can't get pass ordering the linguine. This time my husband ordered the truffle pasta which was so good, I think I'm going to be changing my standard order. The service... More

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Found out about this place from a newspaper article and it didn't disappoint. We had gluten free meals and they were delicious, although the king prawn I got in my pasta was very overcooked but given that's the only gripe I think they are doing okay. The waiter was also so lovely and with his Italian accent the whole experience... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a fantastic evening at Caffe e Cucina celebrating a birthday. The waiting staff are outstanding, very knowledgable about the food and wine, and provide a very personalized service. The food is also delicious, we had to roll ourselves home! The atmosphere also tops this place off, cosy and intimate. I would 100% recommend to anyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was very ordinary. Portion sizes were tiny and were nowhere near filling. $30+ for a 2 slices of overcooked and dry chicken? No thanks.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great Food, Not The Most Generous Of Serves Considering The Average Main Meal Cost Of $35, However What You Do Get Is Extremely Good Quality and authentic italian food from Seasonal Produce.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

loved it and I don't say that too often, we had a cosy table upstairs in winter, felt like i was in Chianti - with cute italian accented waiter - the food & wine was superb - gold stars :)

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CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

We are so happy you loved it!! Summer is our busiest time but I have to secretly agree with you that it is so lovely in Winter - warm and cosy! Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie! More

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best this institution has been around a long long time you can enjoy it for a simple (yet great) coffee and a cake and there is no pressure for you to do more we had dinner there and as always a great menu and a good selection of specials authenticity is the... More

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CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful detailed review :) We really appreciate people taking the time to give us feedback! We agree - simple is best, and we're so glad to hear you appreciate this. As you say, Caffe e Cucina is steeped in tradition, hiring Italian chefs and wait staff, ensuring the produce is Italian and that we... More

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