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Review of Bucatini Restaurant & Bar

Bucatini Restaurant & Bar
454 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, Whitehorse, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #2 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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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, good service, friendly staff, tasty food, great atmosphere!
A gem in Mitcham, great for a special night out!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Very good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Dined here on a rather cold Monday afternoon with a business colleague as many other places are closed on a Monday.
There was only five tables occupied so the service was excellent, tables set with white tablecloths, sparkling glasses and good quality cutlery.
The wine list had a reasonable, albeit small range of wines and we chose a Granit Hill Merlot at $42, excellent wine.
My colleagues and I both had oysters natural as an entree and they were beautiful fresh and well shucked. For a main I chose a scotch fillet and he a fillet and both were well cooked and presented. however a couple of side dishes would have complimented them.
We finished with a cheese platter, very good and would recommend the restaurant to others.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 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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233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
“Gets better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We rediscovered Bucatini earlier this year and were impressed with the quality of food and service. Went back last night with friends and if possible... it's bettered itself!
And it seems we are not the only people with this opinion, based on the fact that we managed to snaffle the last available table in this rather spacious place.
The décor is pleasantly modern, but it's the warm welcome and the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff that really stands out. The menu is fairly broad and if our experience is typical, it's all prepared perfectly and beautifully presented - no complaints whatsoever from our group in this regard.
It's hardly a cheap night out (and at $7 a bottle the corkage is a bit high) but all things considered, this is one of the few really good restaurants in the eastern suburbs and they deliver a great dining experience at a reasonable price.

  • Visited August 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best lamb shanks ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

When a restaurant is full on a Tuesday night, you know something good must be happening there. As soon as you walk into this restaurant you feel welcome. The staff is fantastic, looks after you in every detail and genuinely cares to make it a great night out.
I loved the tasty mussels in a white wine sauce as an entree and was honestly taken away by the best lamb shanks I ever had until now. Succulent and flavoursome lamb shanks on a little bed of creamy mash. I felt too satisfied so decided to leave the home made Tiramisu for the next time we will go there. And that hopefully will be very soon!

  • Visited July 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Dined with another couple, quite busy for mid week , the food, service and atmosphere was exceptional, a pleasant evening out, thoroughly recommend it to all. Congratulations to owners and staff, we will be back.

  • Visited July 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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