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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 4139
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Ranked #29 of 3,883 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing experience! I had no real idea of what to expect ... but how Italian! The initial welcome set the atmosphere .... and as we were ushered upstairs, it was a transformation into a real Italian restaurant. The staff were all fantastic: we'll skilled, knowledgeable and extremely attentive. The menu was quite extensive and the flavours? - we'll... More

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review! It's comments like these that really motivate us to do our best every day to ensure people like yourself leave our restaurant happy which in turn makes us happy. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie mille! More

Adelaide
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I visited this restaurant many years ago (6 years at least) based and thought the food/service and atmosphere were memorable. Well on a work trip to melb again recently i went again with my Boss and again it was so enjoyable. The service was spot on. Attentive, professional. I had the vegetarian pasta on the specials menu. It was cooked... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review here on TripAdvisor. We are so very glad to hear your return to Caffe e Cucina was as good an experience as your last. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More

Palo Alto, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place had the best pasta I have ever tasted! And believe me I have been to Italy and had in many places there, but this was the best. The place is buzzing and has a great energy. We had some fish and a simple pasta which blew our minds away! This place was not recommended by anyone, we spotted... More

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

Thank you very much for your contribution and thoughts here on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience with us. Sometimes simple is best! I can see you are from California, so we can only hope we see you back at Caffe e Cucina on your next visit to Melbourne. More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was recently away for a girls weekend and we asked our hotel to recommend a restaurant to us for dinner on the Saturday night. The weathher in Melbourne this particular day was shockingly hot. The hotel had let us know at our required time there was only an outside table which we said would be alright. By the time... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Caffé e Cucina. We are so pleased we were able to offer you some respite from the horribly hot Melbourne summer! We do our best to ensure every customer has a great overall dining experience which encompasses many aspects from service to food, as you have mentioned. We look forward to welcoming... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best dish that i always come back for is the pasta marinara cooked in the bag. So yummy the best italian pasta ever

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy a Caffe e Cucina staple that has continued to make an appearance on our menu due to its popularity! We look forward to welcoming you back with us soon. More

Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband, son and I enjoyed a lovely first evening of our Melbourne holiday at Caffe e Cucina. My husband was particularly impressed with the 'Italianness' of it and got to practice his Italian with the waiters. The meal started with complimentary Italian bread to dip in olive oil, then mains arrived. The taste of the food was wonderful but... More

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at Caffe e Cucina. We are happy to hear your enjoyed the food. We would've done our best to improve your experience had we known your feedback at the time. However, we value this feedback and will be taking action on this. We look forwarding to welcoming you back soon. More

Adelaide, South Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Ate here during a stay in Melbourne. Walking distance from our hotel. This was a great find. Elegant food, beautifully prepared and service to match. Give it a go!

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Caffe e Cucina. We are so pleased to hear feedback like this. We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Melbourne. More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I don't know what has happened here but the last two visits have been really average. Once they did a great calamari but now freshness doesn't seem to be a consideration. Shame, it was once a great little place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Had the pasta special and it was lovely. Shame about the service - if I wanted to wave continually with no response, I'd try to hail a cab on a busy weekend night in the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Three words, amazing, amazing, amazing. It is real Italian food compare to so called Italian joints all around Melbourne, No doubt. We felt the difference of high quality ingredients and just made to perfection real Italian cuisine. their staff members, Umar, Mosimo, Alessandro, Gilbert and all other crew is just wonderful. A heavy tip automatically came out of my pocket... More

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