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“Always very good”
Review of Caffe e Cucina

Caffe e Cucina
Ranked #132 of 4,067 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chapel Street
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
957 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Always very good”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

You can always be assured of a very good meal here, watch for the daily specials, particularly the pasta's. An extensive wine list focussing on Italian varieties is sure to please. And the waitors are very attentive, hilarious in their mannerisms, but certainly go the extra mile.The calamari should be ordered immediately on arrival to enjoy whilst perusing the menu.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Drew M
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, great food!”
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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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Iconic Italian in South Yarra”
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
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Italy in Melbourne! Lovely place and staff and great food”
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
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England
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A real Italian dining experience”
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
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