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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“calamari” (37 reviews)
“tiramisu” (25 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not really sure about this place! I have mixed feelings: Food: the things we had were really, really good! Atmosphere: is a noisy and cramped atmosphere on the first floor,hardly a romantic setting. Wine list: a huge wine list with prices to matches and a...More

1  Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truly authentic Italian experience! From the service, to the wine, and best of all... the food! The quality of all the dishes and the attention to detail was amazing. Even a simple bowl of chips was unbelievably tasty (best we have had)! Well done...More

2  Thank Mr_Harold_Barker_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this place and sadly disappointed. Starter was the great (carpaccio) but both of our mains were very average. Veal cutlets were tough and lacking in flavour. Risotto not great either. Wine list expensive. Tables crammed in, which probably wouldn’t have minded if the...More

2  Thank Tastravels
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tastravels, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We always appreciate when our customers share their opinion and feedback to help us maintain our high standards and improve when necessary. We are sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited many times when we lived in Melbourne, so I was looking forward to a fun night......but upstairs tables were crammed in, loud male guests on next table were just plain boorish and waiters were theatrically Italian. Food was average with shared entrees not...More

1  Thank Woodhay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome pasta and calamari with a lovely Italian rose - service music and atmosphere took me to Italy - one of my favourites.

Thank ludiboy
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

It is of course becoming increasingly difficult to go to a restaurant with professionally trained wait staff. I have eaten in this restaurant for decades and yes it is an icon in South Yarra although the quality of the food open matched by other restaurants...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is an intimate and authentic Italian restaurant. The service was exceptional and the food was very satisfying. I had the calamari entrée and the taliatelle ragu.

Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I won’t bore you with how amazing the food is, as quite frankly it’s excellent. Everyone will tell you so. What I will add is that you can book to eat out on the Juliet balcony and have a romantic dinner for two. Wear warm...More

1  Thank Helena201688
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We booked on line. Staff very attentive and made us feel special. From the menu we chose the suggested 3 course - personally I love their baked pasta which was included - something nice about hot paper wrapped food that is revealed before you eat....More

Thank curio-cat
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place is perfecto and it all starts with passion. The staff are attentive and warm and the food absolutely divine. It can get bit noisy but this is a great place for friends, lovers and business. The seafood pasta is highly recommended as is...More

Thank meticulouslycurated
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
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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