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Italian Romantic

Caffe E Cucina

Average price $85
9.4/10
396 reviews

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  • Average price $85 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Risotto del Giorno
Linguine di Mare al Cartoccio...dal 1988
$43.9

Rummo linguine with king prawns, calamari, mussels, clams, scallops, garlic, chilli and tomato, baked in parchment paper

Tagliolini agli scampi
$42.5

Homemade tagliolini with scampi, fresh plum cherry tomato sauce, brandy, basil and dill

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 396 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Kristen C.
    Kristen C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love this restaurant. Food was delicious. Staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is cosy and intimate. Perfect location for our anniversary Dinner.

  2. David W.
    David W.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best Italians in Australia. Service is always exceptional

  3. Richie M.
    Richie M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding service and even better food. Calamari, beetroot salad, gnocchi and seafood fettuccine was amazing. So good to have access to this outstanding team.

  4. Angelo B.
    Angelo B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brilliant. Great food and great service.

  5. Jason V.
    Jason V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing Italian food, every dish on the menu is simple yet exquisite.real Italian unlike the many Italian restaurants serving manufactured tasteless food.

  6. John B.
    John B.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    This is one of my favourite restaurants. Great food, amazing, knowledgeable, happy waitstaff. It’s a bit noisy at times but it feels so good just being there.

  7. Mark G.
    Mark G.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Very classic Italian feel. The service was lively, although a little bit inattentive at times. The food was good, although not quite excellent. The pricing was a little bit high for what it was. Won't disappoint, but not quite stellar.

  8. Scott D.
    Scott D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, great service and the dining experience was perfect.

  9. Jasmin S.
    Jasmin S.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    We were recommended by a number of friends to come to Caffe E Cucina. The food was excellent, though a little pricey I have to say. The wine selection was absolutely fantastic! The staff were very attentive and all made sure to welcome you when you arrived. The atmosphere was lovely and very warm. They also made me the best gin martini I’ve had in a long time. We will be back! Thanks for a lovely evening!

  10. Ira M.
    Ira M.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    It was nice and cozy ! The service was really good & the food came out quick. The portion size for the pasta was good. The gnocchi was delicious, but the lamb in the ragu was a bit dry.

  11. Milena F.
    Milena F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect

  12. Trevor M.
    Trevor M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Wonderful food. Price of food and beverage is at another level but quality is excellent. We were disappointed to be seated upstairs as downstairs was our preference. I suspect I need to book earlier next time with my preference.

  13. Jana T.
    Jana T.
    • one review
    10/10

    By far the best Italian restaurant in Melbourne! Super friendly and accommodating staff. We are always welcomed back with a smile and excellent service. The pasta is delicious every time we go!!

  14. Kellie R.
    Kellie R.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    A wonderful New Year’s Eve at Caffe e Cucina: delicious specials and excellent wine suggestions. Atmosphere was great!! Thanks for a great night.

  15. YVE N.
    YVE N.
    • one review
    10/10

    amazing, authentic italian place!!

  16. Steven B.
    Steven B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic atmosphere, staff a brilliant, food to die for!

  17. Des F.
    Des F.
    • one review
    10/10

    I love the atmosphere and how welcoming everyone is. I also love the Italian chatter. It makes you feel like you could in Italy. The food, of course, is spectacular as is the wine selection. This is my go-to for Italian, especially before the cinema.

  18. Kate A.
    Kate A.
    • one review
    10/10

    An outstanding experience - warm welcome, generous portions and friendly service. Thank you for making a birthday dinner very special indeed!

  19. Jazzmin Z.
    Jazzmin Z.
    • one review
    9/10

    Nice little vintage bar and restaurant. The service is warm and attentive. The pasta is yummy, but the fish special can be nicer. Food a bit pricey but the portions are generous. Overall, very good experience. Kids friendly as well.

  20. Laura D.
    Laura D.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is absolutely brilliant. Authentic, friendly, ambient, fantastic service, seamless, fun, wonderful. A must for ANY occasion.

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How to get to the restaurant

581 Chapel St, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

Food a la Mode

Step inside this cosy and unassuming restaurant and you’ll find yourself in a fine diner’s dream. What looks like a modest little cafe from the outside becomes a subtle and refined wonderland on the inside. Caffe e Cucina has been around since the late 80s and is modelled on the romantic cafes of the famous Italian regions of Milan, Bologna and Rome. The low-lit dining room with its intimate two-seater tables and 20th century Euro art is just the place to take your sweetheart for a special night out. Caffe E Cucina even has a secluded balcony available for those who want to spend a little extra for a magical experience. Not only does this place ooze romance, the food, too, gives you the experience of love. Their carefully devised menu covers savoury antipasto starters, creamy and comforting pasta dishes and some spectacular mains. Whether you’re bringing your partner for a romantic dinner for two or coming for an elegant lunch with friends, Caffe e Cucina will make your experience a special one.

Best dish: voglia de mare (Mediterranean-style fish of the day)

Features

European, Welcome, , Valentine's Day

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