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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

A busy restaurant with a wonderful Italian flavour, value for money and that certain Melbourne style.

Thank jfgh2016
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Here in Melbourne for Melbourne Cup and searched google for a local restaurant to have dinner with our family for my husbands birthday! A truly authentic Italian restaurant with wonderful food and service. Fabulous food and amazing service. We visited Italy last year and this...More

Thank Kym A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice brunch. The service was excellent and the meals were quite large. Everything we tried was tasty.

Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come to Melbourne this restaurant for me is a must. Eating Italian food is never the same. Try the calamari and gnocchi you can’t go wrong. A bit cramped but adds to the atmosphere. The staff are great and you forget you...More

Thank TamE14
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were upstairs in the restaurant and they have a lot of people sitting up there. It was very load and there is no soft furnishings to take away the noise. Food was standard Italian fare and the waiters were attentive and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Raj F
Reviewed 16 July 2018

They really squeeze you in here but it is fun - loud and lots of laughter. Service is excellent, food is very very good and the wine list is outstanding. Will definitely be going back.More

Thank Travellingbeaver
Massimo F, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Travellingbeaver, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review :) we are happy that you enjoyed yourselves and lived the ultimate Italian dining experience at Caffé E Cucina. We put so much passion in what we do and your appreciation...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Excellent restaurant, food and service. Food was absolutely delicious authentic Italian at its best.. Staff were so welcoming. Atmosphere is perfect.

Thank 543taylorj
Henry F, Public Relations Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words and also taking the time to leave us such a glowing review :)

Reviewed 21 June 2018

My husband took me to Caffe e Cucina for my birthday and we had a lovely evening! The food was delicious and our waiter recommended a fantastic red wine (unfortunately I can't remember the name, maybe I had a bit too much of it...) An...More

Thank AnnaTabs
Henry F, Public Relations Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

We're glad we could help make your occasion so special!

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Excellent restaurant with very warm & professional welcome. The service was professional and the food (I do suggest the Rissoto) was far above average. Quite a good choice of wine, but expensive as well.

Thank Jean-Marc P
Henry F, Public Relations Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you for leaving such a nice review :) We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Recently has a special dinner there and I can honestly say that the food was great and the staff were fantastic. A little expensive but for special occasions, we all left very happy. Great wine list and great ambience.

Thank Luckjam
Henry F, Guest Relations Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us the 5* review. We greatly appreciate it :)

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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
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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