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“Excellent food and friendly service”
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Ranked #262 of 1,398 Restaurants in Marbella
Price range: $22 - $39
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Il Cantuccio a small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the heart of the old town of Marbella. For almost 14 years Birgit Theewen now leads her little restaurant Il Cantuccio. Brigitta as their Spanish guests they affectionately called here the scepter swings in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is to perfection, cooked with authentic ingredients. From bread, pasta and dessert all by myself.Here combined Birgit Theewen traditional Mediterranean dishes and modern food culture. With passion and creativity Birgit Theewen has over 30 years cook. Their years of experience in international cuisines inspired, they always lead to new creations, their origin explains their guests happy with a little chat.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly service”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with my partner. The staff were very welcoming. The food was of a very high standard. The pumpkin ravioli was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Wow, just returned from Marbella and this place was just divine. Service, food and wine was superb, would highly recommend

  • Visited September 2012
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“Good again”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Re-visited, expecting good service, really good food and a super atmosphere, hand-crafted by Brigitta.
Verdict...excellent! and you can trust Brigitta to recommend super Spanish wines.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Lovely restaurant hidden away in Old Town of Marbella”
Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We first visited this restaurant 6 years ago, stumbling across it while exploring the old town, and loved our meal then. Our return visit didn't disappoint, with a small menu the food is very nice including fresh local ingredients and tasty appetisers. The staff were very friendly and compared to some of Marbella's big hitters the price was very good too. Would recommend anyone visiting the Old town explores that bit further to find Il Cantuccio.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful little hidden restaurant”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Il Cantuccio was by far the best restaurant we visited whilst in Marbella. It's hidden away around a little corner beside the Santa Maria church, in a beautiful old building. The blonde lady who served us was so friendly, and made us feel very welcome. We really enjoyed our little appetisers of feta and tomato, and spiced chicken and mango salad. We both had pumpkin ravioli in a sage and parmesan sauce, which was absolutely delicious. We shared a lovely bottle of prosecco, then had chocolate torte with white chocolate ice cream. Il Cantuccio was a real treat, peaceful and intimate, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who visits Marbella.

  • Visited September 2012
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