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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
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Ranked #17 of 50 restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Il Cacciatore specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine, it is not fast food. Each pasta , risotto and gnocchi is individually created in the pan, no premade sauces for us. Il Cacciatore is open from 6pm nightly. Il Cacciatore is licensed, reservations recommended Private dining room may seat up to 30 guests. The deck over looking the vineyard and dam is open during the warmer summer months, weather permitting. Take Out of pizzas and pastas are available for pick from 5pm nightly.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Il Cacciatore specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine, it is not fast food. Each pasta , risotto and gnocchi is individually created in the pan, no premade sauces for us. Il Cacciatore is open from 6pm nightly. Il Cacciatore is licensed, reservations recommended Private dining room may seat up to 30 guests. The deck over looking the vineyard and dam is open during the warmer summer months, weather permitting. Take Out of pizzas and pastas are available for pick from 5pm nightly.
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was the best italian food we have ever had,highly recommend. Great staff very helpful and great atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We travel to CMC and stay at hermitage lodge every year and we dine at the II Cacciatore restaurant. There was eight of us and we had a great evening and great food and will definitely be returning. :-)

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and food are ok however the service was dismal. We waited two hours for our main which is totally unacceptable. Didn't offer the desert menu after the main and after waiting again so we got the bill and left. Wouldn't frequent again; there are plenty of other places that deserve our hard earned money. Not cheap either!

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Maitland, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I would have loved to have ordered EVERYTHING on the menu. It was a hard choice: I loved the seafood Bisque. The dining staff are really great. I want to go back.

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Terranora NSW Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Il Cacciatore came recommended to us and didn't disappoint. Very cosy and staff were very attentative and friendly. We both ordered the lamb shoulder which was sensational - the serving was huge which unfortunately left no room to try the tiramisu! Will definitely return when we come back to the Hunter Valley to try some of the other dishes...

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to this restaurant as we read some excellent reviews. But delve a little deeper than the first five review and you will notice there is inconsistency. Beware of inconsistency as it is usually a warning sign. The food was priced above average but the quality was far below average. The filet was NOT filet and burned gnocchi is... More

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TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer Thank you for taking the time to write this review however I must say we are offended by the inaccuracies in your comments. Firstly Il Cacciatore has been in business for 22 years. The restaurant has have been judged by Restaurant and catering the Best Italian Restaurant in the Hunter/Central Coast region for the last 13 years, it... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A very warm and welcoming restaurant with great staff who are very friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed and entre of prawn and crab aranchini balls Followed by a main of stuffed quail and a amazing fettucini bosciola Would come back to thus restaurant in a heart beat was delish..

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TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments.- the Prawn and Crab Arancini are certainly popular. We only wish that more people like yourselves take the time to tell us of your wonderful experience, many tell us on the evening but few bother to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Il Cacciatore Restaurant More

Castle Hill, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What has happened to this restaurant? 2 years ago my wife and I had a wonderful experience here, but just recently (July 2014) our experience could not have been worse. Both fish and scallops were served frozen in the centre, second time around the scallops were still uncooked. Service was poor and inattentive and the atmosphere was cold as the... More

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TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take all reviews seriously and research the situation and speak to the necessary staff before responding. Atmosphere is a personal opinion and if you felt that the atmosphere was ‘cold’ then you are entitled to say that. However, as your visit was in the middle of the school holidays... More

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Even if you're not staying at the Hermitage lodge, I highly recommend dinner here. The staff are excellent and I can't find fault with the food. I had the gnocchi, and it was superb. Also, we decided on dessert, and the creme brulee was one of the best I have had. Thank for for an amazing food experience.

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TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you thank you thank you. All the staff whether in the kitchen or on the floor work very hard to try to give the best possible dining experience. There nothing like a review like your yours to lift the spirits of everyone. Thank you for choosing Il Cacciatore and thank you for writing your lovely review.. More

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Simple, fast and tasty. Meals were ample and not a huge choice on the menu for takeaway which solved all arguments.

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