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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

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609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A cute setting and great service. We had dinner here on Monday night. After a big day vineyard hopping this is exactly what we needed. Warm, home cooked vibes, great portion sizes, just like my grandma would serve. We had seafood linguini, corn & crab risotto and the polenta chips. The seafood was fresh and tasty, and boy was it... More 

Thank Sophie T
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate at this restaurant over 12 years ago and it was amazing 12 years ago......BUT.....this weekend it was really disappointing. We rang to make a group booking and were told we were not to be late. We arrived 5 minutes early to an empty restaurant. Not sure why we were given stern orders. It was an extremely hot day... More 

1 Thank Mary R
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant set in gardens in the Hunter Valley. Very busy and had to wait for our meals. My crab risotto was a little undercooked. Should have ordered the barramundi which looked delicious and those who had it said it was great. The mango creme brulee was excellent with a nice crispy top. The affogato was reported as lovely and... More 

Thank Bagslaj1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends on a Tuesday night as was difficult to find something open in the Hunter on Tuesday night but I was so glad we did. There were four in our party. Great service, our waitress was very attentive. The food was excellent, I would highly recommend the mushrooms and Gorgonzola entree dish. This is a relaxed and... More 

Thank Liz L
Sydney Markets
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly let me say the service was fantastic. As for the food unfortunately was somewhat disappointing for the above normal prices charged. 4 arrancini balls were bland and definitely not worth $20. Polenta chips were however tasty. Mains we ordered fettuccine with chicken and mushroom which was average but definitely not worth $32. The chicken saltimbocca was dry and very... More 

Thank JoeCoze
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just arrived from Sydney for the weekend and this was the closest restaurant to our weekend accommodation. we lucked out! The food was delicious! My entree of stuffed zucchini flowers was so tasty and moorish and the lamb rump was cooked to perfection. I shared the dessert and then I wished I had it on my own! The staff... More 

Thank SydneyBlossom
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this restaurant delightful. The staff were friendly and obliging. The food was wonderful & I love Italian cuisine, just as good as any restaurant in Sydney. The pumpkin risotto was the best. Maybe a little pricey, but I don't mind when you get great food & service. Must book as it is always busy... I will return.

Thank chrisj0c
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the Hunter Valley do not miss the opportunity to have dinner at Il Cacciatorre located at the Hermitage Lodge. Bookings are a must . The food is delicious, something for every palate and beautifully presented. Make sure you leave room for dessert, or stay until you can fit it in. We will certainly be back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and seated just beside the window Given water and menus Waited 15 to 20mins before anyone came over and I tried to make eye contact and wave No drinks wer given or wines either Waitresses were not working in the order of tables, there was no strucutre and they went to tables with people eating asking was the... More 

1 Thank Lauralouxx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Aging 70's decor. Like an old european restaraunt. Go for the food. Prices up there. Chosen because very few places open on Sunday evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 McDonalds Rd, 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?