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“delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe e Cucina

Caffe e Cucina
581 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 4139
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Ranked #63 of 3,965 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a delicious meal here.Linguine and Orecchiette recommended with fresh and plentiful prawns.Service was excellent and low key. I think this compares well in price and quality to many good Italian restaurants in Melbourne.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dinner Plain, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

fantastic food, service is spot on we have been here a few times and will continue going back, this is one of our favorite places to eat

Visited June 2013
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Torquay, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Look at me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Its the restaurant where everyone wants to get into on Chapel. Great food and service. Its a little squishy as far as room is concerned, but well worth it, if you can get in!

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Let nonna show you how it's done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

In Chapel Street, you need to wade your way through an infestation of overpriced and franchised frock shops to discover some truly good food. Thankfully, Caffe e Cucina is a family-based restaurant that embraces an authentic Italian approach to the whole experience of dining. Its shopfront is of modest proportions and you can easily miss it, so here's a hint: nonna is often at the bench right behind the front window making the pastas and other delights for the day. And what sensationally good creations they are. You are in for a dining treat that avoids the familiar and faux-Italian food cliches. The attentive, friendly and slightly quirky service makes the experience all the more enjoyable. This place is the real deal. Don't miss it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Favourite date night restaurant in South Yarra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I travel to Melbourne every now and then mostly staying in South Yarra and without fail we have dinner at E Cucina. The atmosphere, service, wine and food never disappoint and the waiters are the best.

This time I tried the tagliata steak on rockette. Absolutely smashed it and I think thus is my new way of eating steak!!

Specials are always nice and the waiters know what they're raking about.

Just watch the wine list as even the Chianti is $70!!

See you guys next time!!

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