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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 4139
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Ranked #136 of 4,004 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a small café that serves great food. The seating is so tight that you constantly have waiters serving over your head to reach the other end of the table. Love the food and very good service. The wine list however was overpriced. $60+ for an Australian wine was not sensible. worth a try.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Alarm bells sounded when we noticed wine prices for Australian wines were in excess of $65 per bottle, a markup of 300-400% is greedy and outrageous. Two of my fellow diners ordered the Salmon Fillet, which was extremely small for the price paid. My Calamari main course looked more like an entire size, leaving me hungry after dinner. Another one... More

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Granada, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I requested an 'amazing table'! We arrived at 9.00 pm, were warmly greeted and then taken upstairs to a balcony were there is one table for two. Perfect - a balmy Melbourne night and was very quite and romantic. We ordered the bruschetta and the Tagliata (Italian for slice steak)... More

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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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