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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

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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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 143
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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Staff were welcoming and friendly and professional. Drinks, menus and food all arrived promptly but not rushed. Setting is lovely, outside there is a water feature and cosy veranda. The food, compliments to all in the kitchen, was absolutely some of the best we have had in the Valley. The crab... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kazzamw
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Branxton, Hunter Valley
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Branxton, Hunter Valley
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Staff were welcoming and friendly and professional. Drinks, menus and food all arrived promptly but not rushed. Setting is lovely, outside there is a water feature and cosy veranda. The food, compliments to all in the kitchen, was absolutely some of the best we have had in the Valley. The crab & prawn Tortellini with mascarpone cheese was to die... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is so great! Such delish foods and accomodating staff! Can be romantic too You will not be disappointed!

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Wellington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wanting to use our accommodations great deck overlooking a pond we went to this establishment for pizza. They were the best and for $15 each very reasonable. Lamb and Eggplant Pizza ,yum. They also offer a gluten free base for an extra $1 . Very central position in the Hunter Valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved the setting as it faces a small lake with a water feature playing....deck out over the edge and candlelight after dark. Menu was interesting - not too big - food was fresh and came promptly. Staff both friendly and courteous and a good wine list as you would expect.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good food therefore we went back again. I think they have quite a number of gluten free options on the menu so good for people who needed it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food here is really nice Italian based classics, it was a busy time of year but the service was still prompt and the food really high quality. I can highly recommend the tiramisu.

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Ta248nx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

All round xcellent. Good location and environment, good menua and excellent food and service at a realistic price. Would recommend to anyone

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Best meal of our short visit to HV. Would recommend to fussy diners. Good wide ranging menu of North Italian dishes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

the so called Italian restaurant has not one shred of Italian cuisine. We ordered the crispy pork belly and veal, my god crispy what a joke a piece of crackling the size of a finger nail pork just fat, veal over cooked and tasteless. We dined at Botanica the night before and the food is sensation and when we were... More 

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

I see you are ‘new’ at this reviewing thing! I wasn’t even going to waste my time responding to your ‘attempted’ review but then thought why should this faceless, nameless, want-to-be ‘reviewer’ be allowed to have a rant and get personal. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we can’t please all the people all the time but I would... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had the scallops for entree which were delicious, pork belly / veal for main which were both great (very large portions) and we even had a dessert. I would recommend going early and sitting outside (to avoid peak mosquito time) as it is lovely outside. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and was very busy. I would recommend.

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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

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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