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Caffe e Cucina

581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 4139
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (35 reviews)
“tiramisu” (24 reviews)
“lamb ragu” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
581 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This Italian restaurant has been here since 1988, and is a bit of a legend in Melbourne, but we did not think it warrants that reputation. Yes, the food was good, but the menu is rather exotic, and some of the great Italian standards are...More

Thank Chris15570
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

10 of us came here for my sisters 70th birthday . On a saterday for lunch.. The food was perfect and we all thought the service was so attentive .. It has been a while since I had dinner there. Am really happy to say...More

Thank Stanley L
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2015

Dear Stanley, thank you so much for your lovely words! It is always a pleasure for us when our diners are left happy and satisfied with the meals and the service. Looking forward to having you here at Caffe' e Cucina again! A presto e...More

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

We had dinner there, I think it was good but I wouldn't say "great". The positives, entrees were beautiful, the pasta was good too, dessert was excellent, especially my tiramisu, loved the presentation and best flavour. The negatives, wine is definitely too exi, and the...More

Thank Luc G
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We quickly saw why this restaurant was recommended to us, by friends living in the area. All the staff speak in Italian to each other.. it's like you've walked in the door and hopped off a plane in Italy. Old-worldly soft lighting and darkly-stained wood...More

Thank Richard A
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2015

Dear Richard, thank you so much for taking some time to write this lovely review and share your opinion here on Tripadvisor! Your beautiful words are much appreciated! We love to hear you and your wife enjoyed your meals, wines and the atmosphere here at...More

Reviewed 4 April 2015

Cant say I have ever eaten here, however, the coffee is excellent. Best in South Yarra, and possibly Melbourne. That said, the service can be VERY pretentious at times... I have been here at least 50 times, and can say that the majority of the...More

Thank Mrmukk
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

As soon as you walk into this beautiful place you feel like you are in Italy. The food was superb we had beef carpaccio and pesto ravioli...... Absolutely amazing. Lets talk about the waiters... They are gorgeous the speak in Italian and sing in Italian...More

Thank charlene1975
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Dear Charlene, thank you so much for taking some time to review Caffe' e Cucina! Your lovely words have been greatly appreciated! Receiving such positive feedback is the best reward for our work! I am glad you liked the food and the atmosphere of the...More

Reviewed 6 March 2015

This Italian Restaurant in Chapel Street, Melbourne provides excellent, authentic Italian Food! A wide selection of very tasteful Antipasti, the Calamari Sant` Andrea are obviously the outstanding highlight. Followed by an excellent choice of homemade pastas, some of the specials you can find on the...More

Thank noenoe777
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Dear Customer, thank you so much for taking some time to provide your feedback here on Tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and it's always a pleasure to hear that our diners have had a good time at Caffe' e...More

Reviewed 28 February 2015

Went here for dinner for the second time since Dec14. The service is attentive, décor is atmospheric and cosy. Wine list is good with numerous wines from Australia and Europe (mostly Italian) Good selection of local and international cold beers, which is handy when it's...More

Thank Terry W
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2015

Dear Terry, thank you so much for taking some time to write your lovely review! We are always delighted to read these words of appreciation! We are glad to have confirmed the positive opinion you had the first time, and happy you enjoyed the food,...More

Reviewed 11 February 2015

We had been told of this restaurant and came across it by accident after meeting friends for the day. The staff were amazing as was the food and wine choices. It was only chatting to friends after that they informed us that it is Melbourne's...More

1  Thank Pennynsam
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Dear Penny, thank you so much for spending some time to leave a lovely review here on Tripadvisor! We are always delighted when our customers enjoy the 'Italian experience'!! Our waiters are constantly working really hard to provide an excellent service and to keep it...More

Reviewed 3 February 2015

If your after an intimate dinning experience, look no further. This is my 3rd visit to Caffe e Cucina in the last 6 months and I expect to return many times into the future. I would however recommend booking ahead, as tables can be scarce...More

Thank Warren W
CaffeeCucina, Manager at Caffe e Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Dear Warren, thank you so much for spending some time to write this lovely and detailed review! We really appreciate our customers' feedback on Social Media, as it is so important nowadays for all our future diners! We hope to see you again soon at...More

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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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