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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Cafe Enzo

Cafe Enzo
Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Enzo warmly welcomes you to our charming sandstone restaurant. . . As the story goes, 'enzo' have been established since 1996, yes one of the original cafes in wine country pokolbin! When there were dirt roads 'n stuff! We are historically known for our alfresco dining and 7 days trade throughout our years! Over the years this once upon a time homestead, home to the Irelands, has expanded and evolved and become home to enzo. Original fittings of the kitchen areas and fireplace still remain untouched. Hand cut sandstone, laid by hand, and the hardwood beams from the wharf of sydney harbour, create the lived-in feel that people return for. We welcome you to our home of dining, celebrating and good times, and ask you to continue to share with us. Enjoy!
Knoxville, Tennessee
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were very pleased with our lunch at Cafe Enzo. Loved the ambience. The food was excellent and the wait staff attentive. We sat inside. But the doors were open to the patio.

Visited July 2013
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Wodonga, Australia
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132 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

A friendly, casual lunch in front of a big fire on a wet day in winter with a group of old friends. Great and plentiful food and excellent service. You can't do much better.

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good lunch with the girls”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We arrived at 12md before a larger group and all enjoyed the interesting lunch menu, 3 of us choosing the duck terrine which was very tasty. The waitress explained the choices very well and the service was good. We were also very happy with the Enzo wine we chose. We were finished in an hour which let us enjoy the afternoon wine tasting at 3 more vineyards. Really enjoyed the 'kitchen table' feel and the open fire. Would definitely recommend and try again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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223 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great location and setting, but lacking in service”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Entering Cafe Enzo on a wintery wet afternoon would make anyone feel cozy. It's fireplace and cute seating with antique tables and chairs was an instant hit. Even the kids looked excited. It ended there when the waitresses "greeted" us. The waitress who served us looked so grumpy, I thought she was having a bad day. Not letting her deter us, we ordered without fuss and waited about half an hour for our food. When the food did arrive, the waitress placed it on the table without saying anything.
The salmon however, was very nice. Perfect for a light lunch. It was topped with a lovely fennel and apple salad.
The kids meals were also reasonably priced. Fish and chips were great as my kid finished it all but the cheesy pasta was a bit too oily for my other kid's liking.
Finished off with the vanilla brûlée and coffee. Servings for all dishes were generous and prices were cheaper than most places around the area.
If it wasn't for the service, I would have definitely given this place a better rating as the location is lovely and food reasonable for the price.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tamworth, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Heard so many good words about this place so I came here with my partner early on a Sunday morning. We were asked to make a booking at the gate and come back after 10 even though the place didn't look full. Food is slow, way overpriced and only ok, service is lacking probably because it was a busy day. I would be hesitate to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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