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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food..

We stayed at Hermitage Lodge for two nights and very much enjoyed the convenience of being able to walk a couple of hundreds metres to this very charming restaurant. We enjoyed the food. We are not Italian, but spent 6 weeks in Italy last year, and felt Il Cacciotore hit the mark. Wait staff are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Bathurst, Australia
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Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Hermitage Lodge and decided to just eat in after a full day of driving up to the Hunter in the morning and taking a fantastic private wine tour in the afternoon. Fortuitous decision. The foccacia was very generous (one order for a table of four would be sufficient). All four of us loved our mains. Just... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went here on a friend's recommendation and found it warm, cosy, and welcoming with a nice ambience. There was plenty to choose from on the menu and our food was first-class: light and tasty, perfectly cooked, and prices reasonable We would definitely go again.

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Sunshine Coast,Qld
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great restaurant with wonderful ambience, friendly waitstaff and tasty fresh italian food. I couldn't fault anything at ll Cacciatore as we were greeted in a friendly professional manner, served our food in a timely manner and left with smiles on our faces!

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Grafton, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Whilst staying at Hermitage Lodge in February we dined twice in Il Cacciatore restaurant. Both nights we were given warm and friendly service by the staff. The fresh food offered on both nights was exceptional coupled with a great range of local Hunter wines. One night we were in a small group of friends of six persons however the 2nd... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was really tasty and service was fast and friendly! Located close to everything. Cosy and quiet!

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Cessnock, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Definitely best place in the hunter had a great time fantastic staff and terrific dinna 10/10 my partner absolutely loved the veal cooked perfect and the pork belly omg definitely comming back for sure

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Perfectly located close to Crown Plaza in Hunter valley. Nicely decorated, ordinary welcome by bored Aussie, now flair or panache! Not sure about the order for a vodka martini cocktail, but when explained prepared perfectly. Food quality fair/poor, service slow.

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Bathurst, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at Hermitage Lodge for two nights and very much enjoyed the convenience of being able to walk a couple of hundreds metres to this very charming restaurant. We enjoyed the food. We are not Italian, but spent 6 weeks in Italy last year, and felt Il Cacciotore hit the mark. Wait staff are not highly sophisticated. They are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Attended with a group of friends expecting authentic Italian food. Left extremely disappointed. There was no one that could advise on wine, very poor service, food was shockingly bad and a bungle with a food order left us with a very sour taste and will not be revisiting. Over priced and over rated. Save your money and give this a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A fantastic food experience in splendid surrounds. You can choose to sit inside or outside on the verandah with excellent friendly service from everyone.

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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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