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28

Years of Activity

1.810.257

People served

23

Awards

185

Wine bottles

Our essence

STORIA

How it all began...

Caffé e Cucina opened on August 16th 1988, with the aim of recreating the great restaurants in the most famous cities all over Italy.  Since then, it has consistently achieved high acclaim in its contribution to the definition of "cafe culture" in Australia, originally introducing the concept of Italian hospitality in Melbourne...more

Caffé e Cucina opened on August 16th 1988, with the aim of recreating the great restaurants in the most famous cities all over Italy.  Since then, it has consistently achieved high acclaim in its contribution to the definition of "cafe culture" in Australia, originally introducing the concept of Italian hospitality in Melbourne.
Small tables, dim lights and high-end service are only some of our secret. "Produzione Artigianale” means strong attention to detail and passion for our culture.
A wide selection of wines, freshly baked bread on arrival and top quality extra virgin olive oil will never be missing.
The warm welcoming atmosphere, the thick accents and the genuine flavours are perfectly blended, casting a spell that transports you straight to Italy.
We have always been driven by the clear and ambitious intention to provide great traditional food, attentive yet friendly service and all around consistency.
After all these years, we still pride ourselves in continually achieving these goals and keeping "your little piece of Italy" alive... less

RISTORANTE

What we offer

Caffé e Cucina delivers the ultimate Italian dining experience. Our vision is inspired by the motto: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts".
Enjoy your experience downstairs, with the constant coming and going of our waiters at the sound of the occasional "ciao bello/a!"...more

Caffé e Cucina delivers the ultimate Italian dining experience.
Our vision is inspired by the motto: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts".
Enjoy your experience downstairs, with the constant coming and going of our waiters at the sound of the occasional "ciao bello/a!"
If you prefer the feel of the emblematic busy Chapel Street, then sitting "al fresco" is the right choice for you.
Alternatively our upper floor is ideal to host larger groups.
Last, but not least, our exclusive Romeo and Giuletta balcony is perfect  for a romantic occasion. It is certainly a fortunate spot, considering the countless proposals that have taken place therein, and the consequent anniversaries celebrated thereafter.
Little has changed in this establishment in 28 years, yet our love for hospitality has only grown bigger.
The only risk of visiting us is that you may not want to leave! ...less

Our History

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Our Wines

Bubbles

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Sommeliers choice/suggestion of the week

Agrapart & Fils.
 ‘Terroirs Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs’
Extra Brut - Chardonnay

Strong showing of lemon and grapefruit freshness, tangy grapefruit zest definition and notes of fresh almonds. of white flowers, mint and white pepper. Deeply embedded in grand cru chalk soils, it's soft, salty, and frothy, creamy in texture and lingering with great length and poise. A beautifully crafted and terroir-infused uvee.

Chefs matching suggestion:

Caviale 
Yasa Elite Caviar, soft whipped butter texture and long lasting cream notes with a light iodine zing and lasting green walnut

Whites

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Livon ‘Braide Alte’

Chardonnay - Sauvignon Blanc -  Picolit - Moscato Giallo

Intense straw yellow colour, with golden reflections. The bouquet is intense, very complex, with spicy hints. On the palate it is warm, full-bodied, very elegant and enormously complex. It will evolve in the glass with the temperature changes.


Chefs matching suggestions:
Linguine di Mare al Cartoccio... Dal 1988
With prawns, calamari, mussels, clams, scallops, garlic, chilli and tomato, baked in parchment papert.

Reds

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Sommeliers choice/suggestion of the week

Marchesi Antinori – Brunello Di Montalcino
 ‘Pian Delle Vigne - Vigna La Ferrovia Riserva ’
Sangiovese Grosso

Vigna Ferrovia shows an intense ruby red colour with light garnet red highlights.
The nose is characterized by red berry fruit, liquorice, toasted tobacco leaves, leather and delicate nuances of chocolate. The palate fuses elegantly, supple textures and richness of body. Freshness and vibrancy are supplied by balsamic notes and Mediterranean herbs on the finish and aftertaste.

Chefs matching suggestions:
Filetto di Manzo
Grilled eye fillet with marinated vegetables and homemade porcini sauce

What's on


Our classes include:

- Coffee or Tea on arrival
- 90 minute lesson on how to make authentic homemade Italian pasta
- Lunch at communal table (choice of four homemade pastas)
- One glass of red or white wine 
-  25% discount voucher (up to the value of $50) 
- your Caffé e Cucina apron, 
- your homemade 200gr pasta and recipe to take with you

Pasta Classes


"Life is a combination of magic and pasta"

Federico Fellini

we've

got the magic, so it's time we pass it on...

The classes scheduled until November 27 have

already sold out.

  Watch this space for upcoming classes.
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Events

Our events are created to offer food and wine pairings that will directly transport you to the most characteristic regions in Italy.
From Tuscany to Piedmont, Cinque Terre to Emilia Romagna, we guarantee we will delight your tastebuds with outstanding traditional dishes and wines.
Our focus is on the experience.
Come and have a taste of the best that Italy has to offer, here at Caffé e Cucina.
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Functions

We cater for all

Large groups are welcome at Caffé e Cucina!
Whether it is a corporate dinner or a birthday celebration we can create a tailored offer to suit your requirements.
Treat yourself with a selection of our best dishes and a wide range of wines from all over the world, immersed in Chapel Street's exciting vibe.
The professionalism and friendliness of our staff will guarantee a remarkable experience.

What matters the most, is your complete satisfaction.

We would love to hear from you to ensure that every detail will be taken care of .
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