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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Neighborhood: Chapel Street
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with a friend of mine without a reservation. We were welcome and seated with the proviso that the table was needed by 8.30 which was ok by us. Waiter didn't seem to get that message though and tried to up-sell in quite a...More

Thank Jaqui L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been living abroad for more than a decade and had the opportunity to eat here on two occasions last week. It never fails to please. Simple menu freshly prepared, good range of wines and great coffee. What more can one ask for... more seats...More

Thank 795johni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You seldom in Melbourne come across an establishment where the staff is rude, dismissive and treats customers with contempt. From cold coffee, flat proscecco, stinking mussels on the pasta It would be hard to find a more unpleasant experience. It's a pity as many things...More

1  Thank Henryadams1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite places to eat in Melbourne. The waiters are excellent, the space is atmospheric and its an authentic italian experience. They have the best calamari around - pasta is always perfect and specials keep the menu fresh. Lots to love...More

Thank TopTipTravelQueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a night out recently and it was the first time I had dined here, having wanted to for years. The three of us shared the bruschetta of the day, which was lovely. We all had pasta for mains. My two friends dishes were...More

1  Thank Gavshellmia
Reviewed April 23, 2017

strong eye appeal, good looking restaurant that we were looking forward to yet we were very disappointed from the moment we walked in. The greeting was abrupt, though we were happy to get a table for 2 on a holiday night, and from the moment...More

3  Thank gahk2017
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this truly Italian restaurant. I always try and dine here when visiting Melbourne as I just love the food and the service. Try the seafood pasta - divine. The Italian speaking wait staff are charming and know their Italian food and wine.More

Thank Aussies10
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Aussies10, thank you so much for your 5-star review :) We are flattered to be your Melbourne favourite whenever you're in town! We couldn't be happier :) It is great to hear you enjoyed another dining experience at Cucina, with our food, wines and...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

Mostly these days when you leave a restauarant you feel pretty satisfied and have eaten everything. Here, it's like going to an Italian family home: if you ate everything you wouldn't be able to move! Had the "dining exoerience"" of 3 courses with matching wines...More

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Firsttimecruiser52, thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. It is always a pleasure to get such positive vibes from a diner! "Caffe e Cucina dining experience" is definitely recommended for first time visitors or simply when you don't feel...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017

The wonderful staff at the Olsen Hotel sent us along here, and we are eternally grateful as it was superb. Quite hard to find (well if you are tired and don't have the address) but as soon as we arrive, just looking at the plates...More

Thank TheFrankster
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Dear TheFrankster, thank you so much for posting this wonderful review of our restaurant. We are glad to have met your expectations as they are always higher when a place comes recommended. It is great to hear you had a pleasant dining experience with us...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

A very friendly Italian place. I arrived without a reservation but was felt very welcome with great attention. Food is authentic, pasta al dente. After dinner cocktail is awesome. Recommended if you are South Of Yarra in Melbourne.More

Thank bar0ssa
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this review

Dear bar0ssa, thank you so much for your lovely words. It fills us with joy when our diners feel happy and satisfied with our food, drinks and service. We are delighted to hear you had a pleasant experience with us and hope to be welcoming...More

Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s
paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and
emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with
specialty stores selling just about everything. The
famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and
vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Marilyn R
Just wanted to know the latest review on this restaurant for Saturday night dinner. We need a great place on Chapel Street , can anyone help?
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Sally D | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I think you are better off to visit any number of great restaurants along Toorak Rd, Toorak. Eg Manhattan, or even Romeo's! Cafe Cucina is over rated and over priced in my view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighborhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9827 4139
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