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2 Gonville Pl | Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
+44 1223 302010
18:30 - 21:15
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Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:15
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked to go to Cotto on their reopening night, and so enjoyed it. The new setting is lovely, more space and personally designed for them. Good to see familiar faces, plus new staff as well. It was welcoming, the menu was fabulous and we had a job to choose our courses. It was all delicious and we can't wait... More 

Thank Anne B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was my first visit and we went here for a Friends birthday. I loved it all, a very buzzy atmosphere, Waitress was very knowledgable about the food which was very tasty, and great wine. I will definitely go back for more.

Thank Debbie D
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sadly, it's gone. Hans Schweitzer, the chef patron, is due to re-emerge at The Gonville Hotel in Cambridge very soon. Don't miss him - he's had Michelin stars for many years

1 Thank F1523XKdavidc
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I and my family choose to go to this restaurant from TripAdvisor as we seen from the reviews are pretty good. Food is amazing. Friendly staffs. We will come back again soon. Absolutely amazing.

1 Thank morethanican
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

the tasting menu was superb. and the wine divine. we were a group of 5 friends who ate well, drank a lot, and laughed even harder over the great food.

1 Thank Maryam T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I took my partner there for his birthday and we had a very nice time. The food was nice and well presented and the staff was very nice without being overly obliging. I had made a note about the birthday when I booked and they wrote "Happy birthday" on his dessert plate, which I thought was just right (these things... More 

1 Thank Léa M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Cotto has slightly eccentric opening times and you should check these before attending but it is comfortably the best restaurant I have visited to date in Cambridge, The service is attentive, but not overly fussy (the staff are friendly and conversational) and the menu is imaginative and food excellent - Highly recommend, (Pudding plate decorated in chocolate with Happy Anniversary... More 

1 Thank pbrehony
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten at cotto a few times over the years. It's very different to any of restaurant in Cambridge. It's well worth it though, the food is great, if your into slightly experimental dishes! Worth the high price!

1 Thank Annacarter01010
manchester england
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Small but very busy restaurant, quite a buzz about the place. Excellent service. Food delicious and well presented. Good wine list. We really enjoyed it.

1 Thank melandra
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner here to mark a special occasion. We eat out quite often and agree that Cotto is something special. It's quite a small restaurant so feels quite intimate, which was really nice. The staff were all very friendly, and attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter had the knack of knowing just when to top up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80 - US$99
European, British
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Gonville Pl | Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 302010
Open for dinners , Wednesdays - Saturdays from 6.30pm . Independent Restaurant , which is relocating to : The Gonville Hotel , Gonville Place , Cambridge , CB11LY , Mid January 2017 . We source the best quality Meat, Fish , Vegetables and products. 5-7 Housemade breads daily changing. Minimum three courses menu . Traditional , handcrafted style , from Masterchef ( Kuchen meister ) Hans Schweitzer and his brigade. Desserts a speciality , Signature dish - 'The Chocolate Piano ' designed and created by Luciano Pavarotti .

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