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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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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family, which included my mother and father (just turned 90!) visited the Hunter Valley and were recommended Il Cacciatore. I'm so glad they did - it was a superb evening experience and the Argentinian born chefs certainly know how to cook Italian. From the lovely fresh breads with local olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to the tasty seafood linguine... More 

Thank Alison J
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enchanting atmosphere, service was pleasant and food enjoyable. Really like the setting as well. Will return.

Thank ruthewil
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't recommend this Italian restaurant enough! My seafood pasta was the stuff of dreams and my other half's steak was cooked to perfection. Very approachable wine list and friendly, down to earth staff with a welcoming atmosphere.

Thank CamillyVanilly
Newcastle, Australia
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six of us ate dinner here on a busy event weekend in the Valley. Some of us had entrees and some didn't. The service was good and prompt. I had the scallops and was disappointed as they were way over cooked and chewy. I had the duck pasta and was again disappointed as it was undercooked and chewy. The flavours... More 

Thank Lynette B
Newcastle, Australia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the vineyards late after work and were starving! We were able to ring and order pizzas, and although not a huge choice, they were tasty and fast. Il Cacciatore is located in a fairly central area, and the aromas coming out of the restaurant were wonderful when we went to pick up our pizza. Looking forward to... More 

Thank Kitty_kat_65_17
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasted good overall however not worth the price! We ordered the mushroom with Gorgonzola sauce. It tasted good but very small portion for $20. For main we went fillet stake. It took 1 hour for the main to arrive and it was completely cremated( we ordered medium) After another 30 min wait( last 2 people in the restaurant and... More 

Thank Irina G
Umina Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had scallops and fig, walnut and Fetta salad to start then Lamb and gnocchi mains. All the meals were excellent. Service seems very slow, but they recognised that, apologised and comp'd our drinks without us mentioning anything.

Thank Andrew A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner mid week and had a fantastic experience. Food was delicious, service was prompt and friendly and the house wine topped it all off! It is on the expensive side, but most definitely worth it for a special occasion. Only downfall was the heat inside, although it was a 35 degree day!

Thank Lauren S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with the kids (aged 2 and 5) the food was great. The kids got colouring in books and the food was quick and of great quality

Thank myles k
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here one lazy Friday afternoon. The service was without fault and the prices represented fantastic value. I will admit the food was less than Italian, more like Rome meets Thai cuisine, if that makes sense? However that being said I would recommend this place for anyone visiting the area.

Thank KattyandCoffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, 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?