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“Amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cotto

Cotto
Ranked #1 of 677 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $81 - $100
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30pm . Independent Restaurant , which is relocating to : The Gonville Hotel , Gonville Place , Cambridge , CB11LY , Mid January 2017 . We source the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

this is a fantastic restaurant. Hidden behind an unassuming front is a gem of cambridge fine dining. From the first amuse bouche we knew we were in for a treat.

Faultless

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UK
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128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and really good value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

A bustling restaurant with excellent service, reasonable pricing and beautiful food. A wide range of high class dishes.

Visited March 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food at Cotto is amazing - one of the best places to eat in Cambridge. But it isn't cheap - its the sort of place to go for high days and holidays. The service was very considerate but a little rushed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Cambridge
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cotto has become a firm favourite and goes from strength to strength”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was looking for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday with a few close friends.I wanted somewhere special with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There was no question, Cotto was my first choice . We got a lovely welcome when we arrived and the food was wonderful- so beautifully cooked and presented that it almost seemed a shame to eat it. But we did, and enjoyed everything and had an evening to remember and even some chocolates to take home.
Thank you Ruth, Hans and all the fantastic staff at this unique and special restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing service, lovely food, and very coeliac friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

When booked our table at Cotto we mentioned at the time that my husband has coeliac disease. This is our standard "heads up ", just in the hope that they may get some gluten free bread in - or not continuously offer him wheat - packed rolls all evening.
Cotto went above and beyond, and then further. We had a call the night before the meal, asking my husband what, of the choices available, he may want to eat for his meal - chocolate or another dessert from the menu, quail or venison for main course? Because, whatever he wanted, they would prepare to ensure it was gluten free - even though this would mean considerable adaptation of the dish. The fish dishes, they stated, was all gluten free (but they are never sure what fish will be served as the chef will turn it away the morning it is delivered if the quality is not good enough).

The greeting at the restaurant was friendly and warm. Gluten free rolls and bread were provided for my husband, and a rather more extensive selection was offered to me.
My husband was provided with his own amuse bouche, and his main meal and (very elaborate) dessert were made gluten free for him.

The wine was lovely, the staff were present, attentive but not overbearing, they were relaxed and so was the atmosphere.

We cannot recommend Cotto highly enough.

Just fantastic.

  • Visited April 2014
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