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“Excellent food and great service”
Review of Cavatina Cuchina

Cavatina Cuchina
Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Benaulim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A chefs restaurant serving world cuisine in a contemporary set up.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for excellent Western food in South Goa, this would undoubtedly be the place to stop. We visited the restaurant twice in one week with our 13 month old daughter.

The restaurant is very kid and infant friendly. Avinash, the owner and head chef, saw our daughter and offered to prepare some khichdi. Promptly, he instructed the waiters and the khichdi was served before our food was served. We were extremely taken aback by this thoughtful service.

My recommendation would be the western food, especially the steak on stone. This is a fantastic concept that Avinash has developed. He was inspired by the time he spent in Peru, as a chef.

The pastas, risottos and fish dishes are very good.

This is a must try restaurant and I would highly recommend it. Keep up the good work Avinash.

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Thank ArindamRoyC
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Cool pleasant restaurant. Very welcoming personal attention. The menu is very well planned and offers many different items alongside traditional food. We tried the steak on slate as it seems to be recommended by many people - we weren't disappointed! Yum!

Thank wendy129
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We drive down to this restaurant after reading good reviews. Reached for lunch around 1 pm. The place was empty, 4 waiters chatting in front of the bar till we made some noise to ask for the menu as the little one was hungry. We get 2 menus and the little one gets the drinks menu , hilarious.
Ordered a veg pasta, spaghetti bolognaise and a nasi goreng. The sauces for both pastas tasted the same, okayish taste , very creamy, but not inspiring. The nasi goreng was a disaster. Fried rice with red food color, no taste or flavour and 3 tiny pieces of chicken ( yes, I counted) topped with a fried egg and 2 pieces of chicken satay. The satay was dry and again lacking in any flavour. We were completely put off by the experience. We will not be going back for sure.

Thank Shiv S
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Avinash the owner/chef comes from a pedigree background in the culinary arts. This restaurant is his baby. The surroundings are nice and air conditioned which always comes as a relief. There are only a few quality restaurants that are not in the five star hotels in south Goa, Cavatina is right up there with the good ones. The menu offers an eclectic mix of European and Goan cuisine. There are some really good staples such as steak which is served on a hot lava rock so that you can cook the steak to your own liking. Of course there is a good selection of seafood. The Seabass always looks good. I have not had it yet but plan to next time. My favourite dish is the seafood pasta because Avinash takes care to make sure that you get a good fish stock taste in there. I am sure that the dash of white wine in the sauce also helps ;) The wine menu is limited. I can recommend the Margaritas though.They are not frozen but they are shaken just right.
A meal for two here including a good few alcoholic drinks will not cost more than $30.00 thats not bad. without alcohol you can get away with as little as $12.00 for two people !

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Thank DelhiGlobalNomad
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited Cavatina having been recommended to try it .
We booked as advised but on the night we didn't need to.there was only us and 3 other couples in the whole time we were there.
The range of food is a little disappointing ,they would do better deciding on a theme rather than doing what most other restaurants do and try to offer a little of everything.
We shared the shrimp cakes and chicken satay for starters, both really nice.
I had a decent glass of house red served in a lovely wine glass which is a change!
I then had the steak served on the stone and my husband had the fish and chips.
The food was good although my selection of veg was overcooked and really didnt go well with steak.
We would have liked to finish the meal with Irish coffees but they don't do them which is a shame as I think this would do well.

The restaurant itself is a little bland although nice and clean and with very attentive staff although this can be a bit off putting with so many staff and so few diners.it felt as though we were being watched.
Just a few tweeks and this place could be even better. A menu offering different food rather than the same as everyone else and maybe change the layout as it's a bit clinical.
Yes it's more expensive than the other restaurants but you do get what you pay for.
Would we go back? Not unless they change the menu somewhat and offer something a little different.

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Thank chalie48
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