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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so looking forward to this dining experience but the restaurant was closed. With so many people in town, it was surprising to see that the Desert Cave Hotel couldn't have managed this better.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 23 May 2022

For such a remote location the food ever was fresh, tasty and well presented and both food and wine were good value. The access to the restaurant is quite special through remnant mines and up an impressive stairway and the atmosphere in the large restaurant...was pleasant. The staff were very attentive.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 March 2022

Excellent service and seriously this place could've been anywhere except in the middle of nowhere. Had a terrific meal an the service was great. Very friendly. Well done guys .

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the hotel complex and is up a few difficult flights of stairs. The food is good quality and well presented. The menu is not exceptional but service was good. The wine list is reasonably comprehensive. The decor and atmosphere of...the restaurant has been carefully developed. Unfortunately we were located next to a table if loudmouths, which spoilt the meal a bit. I think that this is the best restaurant in Coober Pedi, so give it a go.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 May 2021

The restaurant had an advertising board in the hotel entrance with a dinner & drink deal for $48. It also had a lovely sounding full menu displayed so we booked a table. On arrival we were told the dinner & wine deal was not available....No explanation was given - though still advertised in hotel. The full menu was also not available & we were given a much more limited one. My first two choices of entree weren't available & there were no vegetarian mains.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 14 May 2021

We couldnt get into 1 place so decided on here. The staff were new , and did a very good of looking after us, The food was delicious, and fresh. An extensive wine list.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021

It's not fine dining. Not much on the menu and not worth the cost. Food is average and the service slow.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

Stayed 3 nights in Coober Pedy and whilst the food and service night before in a local bistro was good I thought I would treat myself to an up market evening and i twas worth it. Ambience, service top notch. Food great and I will...definitely eat here if I ever get back to Coober Pedy againMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021

I booked a table for 2 indicating it was my husband's birthday and having looked at the menu in the reception decided on the kangaroo as main course. However, after we sat down a grumpy waitress told us there was no kangaroo on the menu....As we pointed out it was n the menu at reception, she relustantly went to get the chef eho tols us if we wanted kangaroo we had to go to the opal mine place upthe road as it had been taken out of Umbertos . We settled for the lamb - which was very good - but no gesture or apology was offered which I think is pretty poorMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Good food. Good atmosphere. Colin almost forgot part of our order, but was quick to fix it. Love the food, and lovely music played over the speakers.

Date of visit: October 2020
Relax46925645707, General Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Thank you will inform Colin of your Review and how you enjoy your night

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8 February 2015|
Response from Jasmine C | Reviewed this property |
Hi :) we were in Cooper Pedy on the Thursday night and they were open. I am not sure however about the Monday night? Jasmine.
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Umbertos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5