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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cacciatore” (26 reviews)
“pasta” (42 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Dinner at Il Cacciatore had me wishing I'd gotten the chance to attend Hogwarts. Mainly so I could have learned the following spells which would have been ever so helpful: #1: Aguamenti. So I could pour myself some water (since their staff was incapable) whilst...More

3  Thank Kaylie8909
Reviewed July 14, 2016 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
Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 foodMore

Thank jsanchezaceituno
TimeoutSydney, Manager at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 10, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Kath M
Reviewed July 6, 2016

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...More

2  Thank fiona h
Reviewed July 6, 2016 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
Reviewed July 5, 2016

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...More

3  Thank R5056
TimeoutSydney, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

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...More

Reviewed June 27, 2016 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...More

2  Thank Lydia B
Reviewed June 25, 2016 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
Reviewed June 25, 2016 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.

1  Thank Libby K
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Jessica and Pet... F
Do they cater well for vegetarians? On their menu i can only see one main dish that can be changed to a vegetarian option? Thanks
April 27, 2017|
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Response from lockgm | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but staff very helpful. Give them a ring.
Mary C
Menu and price list
June 21, 2016|
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Response from linda r | Reviewed this property |
Not very Italian and limited kids menu
Mary C
The Menu as well as price list please. My husband and I are visiting the HV next week and are looking for a reasonably price Italian restaurant with pleasant ambience at which to celebrate my 70th birthday.
June 21, 2016|
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Response from michelle s | Reviewed this property |
I found the food very beautiful price was ok view is lovely service could have been better. Other than that I would say go I left very happy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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