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“Amazing restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Callejon del Santo Cristo, 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain
34 95 277 0492
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Ranked #37 of 844 restaurants in Marbella
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Il Cantuccioa small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the heart of the old town of Marbella. For almost nine years Birgit Theewen now leads her little restaurant Il Cantuccio. Brigitta as their Spanish guests they affectionately called here the scepter swings in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is to perfection, cooked with authentic ingredients. From bread, pasta and dessert all by myself.Here combined Birgit Theewen traditional Mediterranean dishes and modern food culture. With passion and creativity Birgit Theewen has over 30 years cook. Their years of experience in international cuisines inspired, they always lead to new creations, their origin explains their guests happy with a little chat.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Wow, just returned from Marbella and this place was just divine. Service, food and wine was superb, would highly recommend

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Re-visited, expecting good service, really good food and a super atmosphere, hand-crafted by Brigitta.
Verdict...excellent! and you can trust Brigitta to recommend super Spanish wines.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely restaurant hidden away in Old Town of Marbella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We first visited this restaurant 6 years ago, stumbling across it while exploring the old town, and loved our meal then. Our return visit didn't disappoint, with a small menu the food is very nice including fresh local ingredients and tasty appetisers. The staff were very friendly and compared to some of Marbella's big hitters the price was very good too. Would recommend anyone visiting the Old town explores that bit further to find Il Cantuccio.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful little hidden restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Il Cantuccio was by far the best restaurant we visited whilst in Marbella. It's hidden away around a little corner beside the Santa Maria church, in a beautiful old building. The blonde lady who served us was so friendly, and made us feel very welcome. We really enjoyed our little appetisers of feta and tomato, and spiced chicken and mango salad. We both had pumpkin ravioli in a sage and parmesan sauce, which was absolutely delicious. We shared a lovely bottle of prosecco, then had chocolate torte with white chocolate ice cream. Il Cantuccio was a real treat, peaceful and intimate, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who visits Marbella.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waterloo, Belgium
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“A very very good adres”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Romantic, nicely quiet in the Old Marbella city, we did eat perfectly. Highly recommanded. Personal charming, excellent italian food, reasonable prices. Perfect, we will go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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