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“Great service, great food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Caffe e Cucina
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Ranked #117 of 3,775 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Chapel Street
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Some of the best service in a city known for good restaurants! The waiter was a lot of fun, friendly and attentive. The Food was wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Keith M
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Iconic Italian in South Yarra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Visited Caffe e Cucina yet again. It never fails to please. From the minute the waiter signed off our phone call with 'baci baci', he had me hooked.
Went with three generations of the family and everyone was happy. It was old world enough for the grandparents to feel spoilt with a traditional restaurant experience, atmospheric enough to keep the adolescents happy, and us? Great food, great wine, great service keeps us very happy.
Many of the pastas are available gluten free, though I was disappointed when the waiter said Fregola is gluten free. I was able to pull him, but a newbie celiac sufferer may have paid the consequences the next day.
Nonetheless, we love this place, and will be back, as always.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Foodiespy99
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Paris, France
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Italy in Melbourne! Lovely place and staff and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Highlights: all Italian staff very friendly and smiling, great food, charming atmosphere, very nice place.
I love Italian food and I was really delighted with our meal yesterday at Caffe e Cucina. All the staff is Italian, the dishes were great and innovative, a very good mood in the air, it really felt like in Italy!

  • Visited June 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank French_Aussie
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England
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A real Italian dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Arrived outside here, after a long trek from our hotel and up and down Chapel St trying to find somewhere decent to eat, in serious need of food and drink. This is a real Italian, family, restaurant that does it all, properly, in Italian. The place was packed but we were welcomed, escorted to the bar, offered drinks and asked to wait "five minutes" which is usually restaurant-speak for twenty-five. Had hardly got the first two mouthfuls of a very acceptable, cold , dry white down, when we were asked to go to the first floor to our table. The menu is just what you would expect from a first-class establishment in Milan, Genoa or Rome with wines to match. Eat here, you will like it!

  • Visited April 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Ian G
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Best pasta I have ever had. Felt like I was in Italy. Very authentic great service and food. Can be rather busy but well worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kristy H
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