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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Il Cacciatore specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine, it is not fast...
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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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

Great restaurant. Service was friendly and nice. Wine was good, food was delicious. Not 5 star but I dont think they try to be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
JJ_Rosso
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Gold Coast
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

They have the best gnocchi I have eaten. The tang of the lemon butter sauce and the pop of the fresh cooked to perfection prawns were truly a master piece. Finished off with dessert choice of Affogato. Left me wanting more. The biscotti was authentic, crisp and had lemon rind bursts of flavour. An enjoyable experience, with attentive staff, comfortable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing exciting on the menu, the wait staff were excellent and deserve better food! Everyone reads poor comments and think they are over the top but Cacciatore was well below average! Do not waste your money here! Might as well go home and pour Lego pasta sauce over everything! The chefs obviously do not taste what they make! Disgraceful!

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant. Service was friendly and nice. Wine was good, food was delicious. Not 5 star but I dont think they try to be.

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visited ll Cacciatore Restraunt food excellent ,atmosphere warm coiffure and relaxing .Servie fantastic staff very obliging to our needs nothing was too much trouble for them.Easy parking and central .really enjoyed our dinner will definitely visit again

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Gosford, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was fairly good, the gnocchi in particular was very nice, however the service was poor. No enthusiasm in greeting us and a half hearted smile when first walked in. Our waitress was nice enough but again, not much enthusiasm when taking our order. After dinner she brought out the dessert menu and then seemed to disappear and wasn't... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My Husband, sister and I came to this restaurant a while back and I we were so impressed with the food that we can't wait to go back. Everything we chose were wonderfully cooked and tasted so delicious. There were a lot of people when we got there but thankfully they were able to fit us in at the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a find! This delightful restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner and reasonably priced. The owner is very welcoming.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We serve hundreds of people every week and thankfully most of these people leave very happy; they love the food, the service and the atmosphere. Unfortunately not many of these happy customers take the time to write a review. So once again thank you for choosing Il Cacciatore, thank you for your lovely comments... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dined here during a trip to the Wineries and thought we were going to be in for a real treat.......not so! The service was good with water being served on arrival and sufficient time to choose from the small menu. I chose a veal dish while my wife had the Barramundi. Both meals were just ok however the Barra was... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Pitched as a traditional Italian restaurant! we greeted staff with a Buongiorno and they stared at us! I ordered tortellini with crab and prawn and it was just a chewy ball drowned in lemon butter. The kids had spag Bol and loved it. My husbands steak was great. I held out for a fabulous dessert but was also disappointed. We... More 

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

Hi Sonja Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I cannot apologise for not living up to your expectations, you came expecting a traditional Italian restaurant, in which we are not and do not claim to be. I am not sure who pitches us as being traditionally Italian…our tag line is Northern Italian inspired cuisine…NOT traditional. We... More 

Castle Hill, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Loved this restaurant - although very big serves which unfortunately left us too full to fit any dessert in!

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Additional Information about Il Cacciatore Restaurant

Address: 609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7639
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business

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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