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“Very good indeed!”
Review of Cotto

Cotto
Ranked #3 of 691 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $83 - $102
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open for dinners , tuesdays - 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 .
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good indeed!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

After a bit of a false start with our booking, we found Ruth and her team to be very welcoming. The service was attentive yet relaxed and allowed us to enjoy our meal in a leisurely fashion.
The food was really very good indeed, interesting, well balanced and just the right amount for each course.
A enjoyable meal, with good wine and a conducive atmosphere. We shall return!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Love it, love it!!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Second time visit and after our first time I hoped it lived up to the same level....... and it did. I think this is the best restaurant in Cambridge and the surrounding area. I can't fault it on anything. Look forward to my next visit, thank you Cotto's

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank David C
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Queens Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

That's my Queen of course. Cotto did everything correctly. Attentive service, special arrangements satisfied, food preparation superb and timing of courses sensitive, unrushed (2 1/2 hour full dinner). It was my Wife's BIG 60, but every years she gets a special dinner. Since we have been in a different location each year for the last 14 years (see www.mylovenest.com) this ranks as a tie for top place...even beats out the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Rules in London. Creative wonderfully varied menu. I never had an Egg Benedict for an appetizer, mine was very well served with bits of ham on a bed of greens with asparagus. Elyse's crab, crayfish Aiole, ditto. I went for the Venison Wellington, which I had never had before and it was correct and served with a tasty berry sauce. Elysee also took some risk having for the first time Beef Cheeks. Don't be shy folks, this was wonderful, succulent, with a deep rich flavor. Excellent drinks selection they made Gin Martinis with a local Cambridge gin even though no shaker was available, perfectly mixed to order and a bottle of French Red all reasonably priced. Nice to see a fine restaurant not gouging on the drinks. Now the dessert. Their special composition called the chocolate piano, decorated all about just for the Queen. WHAT FUN. Only regret we were so sated we passed on the coffee and cognac. OK, no tablecloths, so a 4.9 out of 5. (Wisely so as I managed to spill wine anyway and a tablecloth would have gotten in the way). Best place in Cambridge I have eaten in and I've now been here seven weeks.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank no2ndhome
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Stunning meal”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service and a lovely bottle of St Emilliob. We had a great fun evening with fantastic food worth every penny.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Successful occasion”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We booked Cotto for a family celebration meal during graduation week. Our booking was for pretty late at night and we didn't all arrive at the same time. Despite this the Cotto service was so good we felt very much at home. In fact the service was a high standard throughout the meal and helped to make this a very successful celebration.

  • Visited June 2014
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