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“We can see ourselves becoming regulars” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bucatini Restaurant & Bar

Bucatini Restaurant & Bar
454 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, Whitehorse, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Mitcham
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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“We can see ourselves becoming regulars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Because we have vowed NEVER to return to a very disappointing Mitcham Hotel, we thought we'd try Bucatini which is only about 300 metres down Whitehorse Road - and we are very glad we did!
We came here years ago when this place was known by a different name and frankly, wasn't much chop. However, it's now a very good restaurant. The menu offers a broad choice, the food is well prepared and presented and the service is of a high standard.
It's an Italian flavoured restaurant but there's plenty of choices to suit everyone. We had entrees of oysters and calamari, followed by Spagetti Marinara and Gnocchi Gorgonzola. Our meals were fresh and tasty - and (according to my Italian wife) they were cooked the traditional Italian way.
The restaurant has a pleasant 'up-market' feel which is reflected in the pricing. It's not expensive but certainly beyond what you would pay in your local pizza/pasta joint. All in all a very pleasant experience. We will certainly be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great suburban food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Bucatini is a gem in the eastern suburbs. It's got great food and excellent service. I recommend the calamari, saganaki, the pollo and the house red. Great find in the burbs!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Ordinary food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Went here to a function. service was very inexperienced wait persons reaching across dropping things. pizza was like cardboard calamari ok and would recommend lemon tart. $4.50 for small bottle of diet coke was too dear. Got hay fever as soon as entered room which I assume it must be very dusty . Very disappointing

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“A great restaurant which is underestimated.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We have been here before, but always in a group situation. This time it was just the 2 of us, midweek for lunch not dinner.
The restaurant was about 75% occupied.
They have a great lunch deal of 2 courses for $25.00 or A La Carte.
All our dishes were delicious and very well presented.
They have an extensive bar and you can also bring your own wine if you wish.
Plenty of car parking on site, which is such a bonus on a busy road.
Will definately go again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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