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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Chapel Street
1.6 km from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 May 2021

cucinetta is a very small resturaunt, so booking is essential. We always go to Cucinetta every time we are in Melbourne. Staff are always so helpful. My wife is in a wheelchair, and they help in every way possible. I always order their Caco de...Pepe, which on this occasion was not as good as in the past. The cheff has added truffle to the dish, which personally i do not like, But iverall a great resturaunt.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

In a world of ever increasing complexity of menus in restaurants, it is delightful to find a place which focusses on a dozen of fantastic choices, with beautiful flavours and memorable tastes. Paired with personal service and great atmosphere - what's there not to love...about this place?More

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Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 February 2021

I did not release how small this restaurant was when I booked... we were 2 tall people squished in a little table against the wall. It was raining so I'm not sure if there are usually tables outside on the footpath. Thats the only down...point. We really enjoyed the service by the young Italian staff, who were very attentive, and the pasta dishes we shared were delicious. Cute and atmospheric, but certainly not a place for a quiet or discreet dinner.More

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Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 February 2021

We had their signature dish, a lobster linguine (amazing) and also their truffle ravioli (they don’t hold back on the truffle, it was well balanced). Seating was cozy, felt authentic and service was great. I would recommend this place for a great dinner and nice...evening out.More

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Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

We first visited roughly a year ago, before Covid made dining challenging for the past year. The chance to get back for their 29 cheese gnocchi was welcomed, and once again the food, wine and service did not disappoint. It is such a small venue,...that it pays to book well in advance, but it's never let us down!More

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Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

Very delicious food, friendly and welcoming service, authentic atmosphere.. went there twice in one month and planning to go again. Highly recommended for social gatherings and special occasions (valentine / anniversaries)

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Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2021

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Small menu offering, but every dish I have tried is just divine, as is the wine menu. Service is also lovely. An all round fantastic lunch or dinner experience

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Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2021

My all time Fav restaurant,Seafood linguine is a treat, awesome wine list, desserts are superb, friendly staff, reminds me of Italy, and a cosy atmosphere....

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Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Our hosts Alisa & Manuela provided a table at this small and busy restaurant despite no booking - and it just got better from there: the menu catered for all tastes (carnivore and vegan), with a beautifully cooked blend of Italian flavours and a good...wine selection. The hospitality and attention to patrons was spontaneous and authentic. Thank you for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem. It small but comfortable with a delicious selection of ‘home style’ Italian meals. There’s nothing commercial here, the ingredients are market fresh, the recipes generational and the presentation eye catching. The wait staff are terrific, providing a personal understanding of...each dish and giving a detailed presentation of all on offer that day. The menu changes daily, so what you loved today may not be there tomorrow. There is also a comprehensive range of Italian wines on offerMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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26 May 2020|
Response from MelbourneVoyager | Reviewed this property |
Takeaway pasta, curries, Thai, Chinese food and pizza are all eaten by this traveller. Local small businesses need us to continue to support them in these tough times.
6 July 2018|
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Response from cucinettamelb | Property representative |
Ciao Laly F, thanks for your enquiry. There is no dress code required at Cucinetta! Whatever makes you feel comfortable will do for us :) See you soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cucinetta

Yes, Cucinetta offers takeaway services.

Cucinetta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5