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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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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Wonderful restaurant

A group of us are here and had a great evening. Sat outside on the terrace for appy's and a drink first then moved in for dinner. The service was friendly and prompt and the food excellent. Altogether a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Rossland58
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A group of us are here and had a great evening. Sat outside on the terrace for appy's and a drink first then moved in for dinner. The service was friendly and prompt and the food excellent. Altogether a great experience.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food here is wonderful with a selection of Italian and non Italian dishes.Beautifully presented and tasting as good as it looked !! Finish off with the Affogoto...Wow !!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm a lover of italian food and this is by far the best italian restaurant I have ever been to! Hands down beat the famous Criniti's in sydney with the amazing home-made gnocchi I had Saturday night. 1000/10 to the chef! And the polenta chips were also absolutely amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Expensive, but very tasty food. Lovely location and nice ambience. We fully enjoyed our dinner here.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a table almost in the garden near the lake within the sound of the fountain. Lovely! The foof was excellent and the Hunter Valley wines just perfect. A good place for an evening meal when in this wine area.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Not much more I can say other than don't do yourself a disservice, visit Il Cacciatore Restaurant..

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You can only eat cheese and salami with good bread, unfortunately not readily available in Pokolbin, so what better than a local restaurant recommended by your hotel owner. Il Cacciatore was recommended as a good casual / fine dining restaurant. It was better than that. It was a great example of what I think an Australian restaurant should be, an... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I absolutely loved having dinner at Il Cacciatore. We had a table outside next to the pond, with a dim light atmosphere. It was very romantic. We ordered the garlic parmesan pizza, the prawn & crab tortellini and the house-made gnocchi. All of which was delicious. The portion sizes were perfect and was great value for price. The wait staff... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice setting. Initial service a little slow. Staff friendly. Garlic Parmesan crust was ordinary. Aranchini tasty but not outstanding. The same for the chicken and pork belly. The music is driving me mad - one song sounded like Kermit the Frog was singing it. If you are staying near by then this is the place for you but don't make... More 

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Branxton, Hunter Valley
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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