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“Not the best meal - but very close” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Cantuccio

Il Cantuccio
Ranked #269 of 1,355 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Oslo
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not the best meal - but very close”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Found this little gem in the old city of Marbella. Thought it would be one of the typical average meals you will find anywhere. Not only the food but the german propriertor made the whole evening much more than just a meal. This was an experience - and we are going back.
Only 7-8 tables. The 4 of us orderer all different things - starters, main course and deserts.
This is a gem that I as a hotelier can reccommend. A must in Marbella

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant in Marbella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

The food here is just the best. Every time we are in Marbella we visit Il Cantuccio & have never been disappointed. The goats cheese in a red pepper sauce was fabulous ( please put this back on the menu !) Brigitte the owner is friendly & funny and makes every visit enjoyable. We were last here on 13/6/13 and I had asparagus soup and Duck Ravioli in orange sauce my husband had the Lamb - everything was delicious. Cant wait to go back !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My sort of restaurant. Fresh seasonal food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

What a meal I loved every mouthful, perfect in every way. I would like to return to Marbella for the pleasure of eating here again! Many thanks for sharing your cooking with me and making a solo person so welcome.

Visited May 2013
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Newcastle
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cracker!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We went to this restaurant with a group of friends and the food was just wonderful. The portions aren't huge, but everything was so tasty. Delightful staff just added to a really enjoyable evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great food, Relaxed Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner last night at Il Cantuccio and the quality of the food was great. We had the Lasagne and the Veal Ravioli. Good atmosphere and friendly staff..one thing to watch we were given a aperitif which we thought was complimentary but we were charged...other than that a very good meal in nice place.

Visited May 2013
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Fledermaus57, Inhaber at Il Cantuccio, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
I have read your report with joy and thank you for that. But one thing I wanted to set the record straight, I do not take money for the amuse bouche and calculate no homemade bread and butter. It is generally in Spain so that you Cuberto pays in good homes. Still having a great time in Spain and I am looking forward to your next Besuch. Brigitta
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