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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had not dined here for some years - mainly because I thought it was simply overpriced for what we got - in other words,good but not as good as some other of our favourites in this city. Well we got a pleasant surprise at...More

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I travel to Melbourne regularly for work and always try and fit in a meal at Caffe e Cuccina. The ambiance, staff, food and drink selections are fantastic. It’s an authentic Italian experience when you’re first greeted by the staff (who all have Italian accents)...More

Thank Meva8679
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The atmosphere is perfect and the staff were animated and enthusiastic. Combined, this created a great setting to enjoy our food. The food was fantastic and we both enjoyed it all. Pretty much everything on the...More

Thank Mick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Caffé e Cucina is one of the pioneer of authentic Italian restaurants established in South Yarra, Melbourne since 1988. The vision is to introduce the concept of Italian hospitality in Melbourne and bring the authentic Italian food to Melbourne. This charming and intimate Italian restaurant...More

Thank whatepieats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, Beautiful infectious ambience, And impeccable service! Definitely a favourite dining experience in Melbourne...

Thank jalade2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the advice of several other reviewers on TripAdvisor and had dinner here. We can wholeheartedly agree that this is an authentic Italian restaurant, with attentive, efficient service and really good food. My seafood linguine was terrific and my wife loved her fettuccine ragu...More

Thank CurlieAl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well established traditional place. Sticks to it’s origins of 30 plus years. Don’t expect excitement just simple good food

Thank graham_international
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Whenever in Melbourne I try to make it here at least once. One if the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at - and I have been to Italy multiple times. It can be busy and noisy and tables are tight. But the standard...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My expectations were exceeded. I last visited as an ambitious Uni student 10+yrs ago. The service remains exceptional and the food contemporary

Thank Corrie G
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Decor and atmosphere very authentic however food overpriced for the average quality and serving size .Our waiter was pushy with up selling wine, our salad wasn’t delivered yet still on the bill . When paying by eftpos the amount entered was $100 over the bill...More

Thank Compass607395
Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s
paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and
emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with
specialty stores selling just about everything. The
famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and
vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Marilyn R
17 November 2016|
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Response from Sally D | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I think you are better off to visit any number of great restaurants along Toorak Rd, Toorak. Eg Manhattan, or even Romeo's! Cafe Cucina is over rated and over priced in my view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9827 4139
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