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Il Cantuccio

#258 of 1,088 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
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Callejon Santo Cristo 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 04 92
19:30 - 01:00
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had two wonderful meals here, the second one celebrating our wedding anniversary. The quality of the food, the warm welcome from Brigitta and the special little touches with the table decoration were superb. All in all, a lovely place to spend an evening in a small side street in the Old Town. Vielen Dank!

1 Thank methers_9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Been a number of times over the years,but never left a TA review, Brigitte is fantastic host and chef. I always let her choose the wine and she has never disappointed my wife and I yet.Fish soup to start followed by oxtail dish,what more could a man want. My wife had fish soup followed by Iberico pork cheeks. We both... More 

Thank BG9
Devizes, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Whilst visiting Marbella for 4 nights in September Il Cantuccio was the restaurant we visited on our first night and our last. The reason being that Brigitta has always provided great food and wine, and this occasion was no exception. All the food is prepared using fresh ingredients and expertly cooked. Brigitta always greets us and takes us through the... More 

1 Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Everything on the menu is homemade. Service excellent, location excellent in a side street in the heart of old town. It is off the main tourist streets so is a nice quiet place to eat. Food was really tasty. I especially liked the olive butter to spread on the warm fresh bread. Hostess was excellent.

1 Thank EllieM0
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough. Hidden gem, brilliant food and recipes. Great service and owners are hands on. Could have sat all night and learned where these wonderful creations come from and how she thinks of them. Go, allow Bridget to guide you thru multiple couses.

Thank KDGS-Traveler
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had the most delicious meal at this little gem last week. We chanced upon it whilst wandering in Marbella Old Town and managed to get a table (think normally best to reserve - we were lucky as Spain were playing football so it was quiet!). We went for the Five Course Menu - all freshly prepared and designed specifically... More 

1 Thank Katie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Several fantastic meals here and we have been coming here for the last few years also. Excellent fresh in season ingredients, only the best . Must try Ravioli.... Fantastic either one

Thank Paul S
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Hidden Old Town gem, brilliant Italian food, characterful German owners, cool retro music - loved it. Will be back for more. Don't miss the chorizo pate

Thank John M
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Hidden behind Plaza del Santo Cristo at the top of The Old Town we found the little, cosy Italian Restaurante Il Cantuccio. A good restaurant in all means. Only excellent fresh, home-made food and good wines (both for very reasonable prices), nice ambiance, orginal decoration and good music. That is what we are always looking for. We started with the... More 

Thank paul s
Charente, France
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

It worth the stroll up the past the main route of tourist fare restaurants to seek out Brigitta's wonderful cooking. A charming small restaurant with attentive service and excellent well presented dishes. No need to pour through a wine list, Brigitta will select the ideal wine to accompany you meal choice - enjoy!

Thank elaineb01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$37
Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Santo Cristo 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 04 92
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.

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