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Il Cantuccio

Callejon Santo Cristo 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 04 92
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Callejon Santo Cristo 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here having passed tge restaurant every day as it was nesr our hotel. All the food is freshly cooked so dont expect to be in and out quickly. We had avocado and aubergine fir starters and ox tail and pasta for mains. The...More

Thank CatherineMaria2014
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

You either have to know about Il Cantuccio or be lucky like us to discover the place by accident in a small side road not to far from our hotel. Wonderful, fresh homemade kitchen by a wonderful chef. The bread is homemade and delicious the...More

Thank Saxplayer0815
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had two wonderful meals here, the second one celebrating our wedding anniversary. The quality of the food, the warm welcome from Brigitta and the special little touches with the table decoration were superb. All in all, a lovely place to spend an evening in a...More

1  Thank methers_9
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Been a number of times over the years,but never left a TA review, Brigitte is fantastic host and chef. I always let her choose the wine and she has never disappointed my wife and I yet.Fish soup to start followed by oxtail dish,what more could...More

Thank BG9
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Whilst visiting Marbella for 4 nights in September Il Cantuccio was the restaurant we visited on our first night and our last. The reason being that Brigitta has always provided great food and wine, and this occasion was no exception. All the food is prepared...More

1  Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Everything on the menu is homemade. Service excellent, location excellent in a side street in the heart of old town. It is off the main tourist streets so is a nice quiet place to eat. Food was really tasty. I especially liked the olive butter...More

1  Thank EllieM0
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough. Hidden gem, brilliant food and recipes. Great service and owners are hands on. Could have sat all night and learned where these wonderful creations come from and how she thinks of them. Go, allow Bridget to guide you thru multiple couses.

Thank KDGS-Traveler
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had the most delicious meal at this little gem last week. We chanced upon it whilst wandering in Marbella Old Town and managed to get a table (think normally best to reserve - we were lucky as Spain were playing football so it was...More

1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Several fantastic meals here and we have been coming here for the last few years also. Excellent fresh in season ingredients, only the best . Must try Ravioli.... Fantastic either one

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Hidden Old Town gem, brilliant Italian food, characterful German owners, cool retro music - loved it. Will be back for more. Don't miss the chorizo pate

Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$22 - US$39
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Santo Cristo 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 04 92
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Restaurant Il Cantuccio a small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the heart of the old town of Marbella. For almost 14 years Birgit Theewen now leads her little restaurant Il Cantuccio. Brigitta as their Spanish guests they affectionately called here the scepter swings in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is to perfection, cooked with authentic ingredients. From bread, pasta and dessert all by myself.Here combined Birgit Theewen traditional Mediterranean dishes and modern food culture. With passion and creativity Birgit Theewen has over 30 years cook. Their years of experience in international cuisines inspired, they always lead to new creations, their origin explains their guests happy with a little chat.
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