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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 4139
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Ranked #64 of 3,997 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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brisbane
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a Pasta with Cacao in it with a Walnut and Gorgonzola sauce. It was absolutely delicious. Then we shared a Pumpkin Gnocchi with an amazing creamy sauce and drizzled with an aged Balsamic. The Gnocchi was probably the lightest I have ever eaten, simply fabulous.Each time I eat here I am never disappointed The other dish here to... More

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

Grazie mille! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review here. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the chocolate tagliatelle with Gorgonzola - one of our chefs specialities! I happen to agree with you about the gnocchi (perhaps I am biased!) They are very light and we're so glad you agree! We look... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Wine selection is good but $60+ for a bottle. Traditional Italian food. Great service. Sliced bread....dense but cold. Olive oil to go with bread....would have loved vinegar too.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I have taken it back to the relevant people in the team. We hope we can see you again! More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great cosy place & great service + food. My children love the seafood pasta. The wine list is extensive.

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

So pleased to hear your feedback - thank you. Glad that you enjoyed both the food and the service. We hope to see you here again soon for some vino e pasta with the children! A presto! :) More

Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of business meetings wander in, food good, a Brunello de Montalcino available by the glass (stopped me from drinking a bottle!!) Great simple but succulent dishes, open decently long hours. I have been here as half of a couple, part of a party of 4 and often as a solo. Always feel welcome, food and service... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We have to stop ourselves from drinking that Brunello di Montalcino!! So glad you like it. Not too many restaurants will offer that by the glass so we're glad to get positive feedback to know that we made a good decision! I will ensure your feedback is passed... More

melbourne
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had dinner at Caffe e Cucina last year and had an enjoyable but expensive dining experience. A craving for tiramisu brought us here one evening purely to have dessert having already eaten somewhere else for dinner. We were seated outside and ordered the tiramisu and the creme brulee, at $16 each. Our waiter was very efficient and friendly but... More

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

Thank you very much for providing your feedback on your recent experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the desserts you ordered did not live up to expectations. We encourage feedback on social media as it allows us the opportunity to reflect on what we are doing well and what we can do better. However, we also feel... More

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely place for a good meal, staff knows what they are doing. And they have given us a lovely recommendation, which was fantastic.

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

Thank you for your feedback - so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and that the guys provided a good recommendation! We hope that we can welcome you back in the not so distant future! More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went with a few friends and I must say the atmosphere is lovely and service is great , food was good too, but the wine list prices are a bit on the $$$ . It was noisy, but that is probably because of the size. I've tried this one, in my opinion there are better Italian restaurants in South Yarra... More

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