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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

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609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold winters night it was great to be in a warm, homely restaraunt. The staff were very helpful and the food very good and reasonably priced.

Thank Robyn B
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and really good dinner, we went on Sunday without booking, it was quite busy but after waiting no longer than 20 minutes with a bit of wine they gave us a table, really good and tasty food

Thank jsanchezaceituno
TimeoutSydney, Manager at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have just come through our busiest week in 25 years, all the staff work very hard to ensure that our guests enjoy their experience. When one writes a review to praise their efforts its always appreciated. I'm glad were we able to accommodate you. More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to what promised to be a romantic dinner for two in this Italian restaurant but I must say we were disappointed. The food was clumsy in presentation and did not live up to the expensive price tags. Wait staff were inattentive overall. Sadly we wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kath M
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a place to eat near our Hunter valley accommodation brought us to this restaurant but it was a bit disappointing. We decided to just order mains straight off but were offered to have our polenta chips (as a side) to come out "while we were waiting". This proved an error as we were still waiting for our mains... More 

Thank fiona h
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place to dine Great service very good food Recommend the saddlers blue ?? Cab.Sav When here at last minute and glad we did

Thank nostrebor_family
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely sickened by the entire experience. The service was poor - rude, deaf, and bossy staff paired with no one heeding any requests for water, etc. made for a shoddy start to the evening. The entree - an antipasto platter - was saltier than a fish's scales and lacked flavour and variety. After almost an hour of waiting we received... More 

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TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will assume you are not the same person who came to the bar to pay the bill. I'll start with the antipasto plate which is made up of cured meats (by definition - meats that are preserved with salt and/or sugar) and include mortadella, bresaola and salami, there are also warm roasted olives, pickled... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before and it's OK. Staff and service is great! But this time around there were a few things that didn't work: my husbands potatos were under cooked. So i gave him mine which were perfectly cooked. Problem was I thought I was getting a salad on the side but it turns out i got mainly potatos.... More 

Thank Lydia B
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here and was surprised how great the food was. Both entree and main tasted great, no complaints would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food. Priced fairly and staff was helpful and courteous.

Thank golden8oy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely slow service and food quite average. Staff tried to be helpful but were probably inexperienced and not well trained in customer service.

Thank Libby K
Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Reason we were so disappointed was that we'd been here a couple of times before over the past few years and had always enjoyed the food. However last Saturday nite this definitely wasn't the case. Couldn't fault the service, the lovely waitress that served us was excellent. However we both had the Hunter steak, something we always look forward to... More 

Thank Sally S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 McDonald Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7639
Il Cacciatore specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine, it is not fast food. Each pasta , risotto and gnocchi is individually created in the pan, no premade sauces for us. Il Cacciatore is open from 6pm nightly. Il Cacciatore is licensed, reservations recommended
Private dining room may seat up to 30 guests. The deck over looking the vineyard and dam is open during the warmer summer months, weather permitting.

Take Out of pizzas and pastas are available for pick from 5pm nightly.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?