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Umbertos

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Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5688
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Adelaide South Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dined at Umbertos restaurant and were extremely satisfied with the service and food. Oysters were the best we had ever had!!

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Thank 779stephanie
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear 779stephanie, Thanks for writing such a positive review of your recent dining experience with us. Pleased to read the service and food hit the mark! Matt Coxon More 

Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us went here for dinner while on a short visit to Coober Pedy. The food was very good, the service & atmosphere excellent. A very pleasant evening.

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Thank CallySydney
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear CallySydney, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on your dining experience with us. Always happy to read 'good food, service & atmosphere excellent' Will pass on your comments to the team. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Sydney
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Probably one of two "fine dining" experiences in Coober Pedy, they put on a very good quality meal...good portions, well-cooked salmon and lamb shanks, nice bar and wine-list...all still "underground", though you wouldn't know it. Worth a visit.

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Thank Leaddog83
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear Leaddog83, Thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Pleased to read the meals were good quality, well-cooked. Glad you were able to visit our underground bar as well. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Canberra
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Indian waitress that served us was really welcoming and friendly. My husband and I liked the chicken and fish dish we ordered. Tried their opal ice cream which was interesting, tastes like chewing gum flavoured ice cream.

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Thank wildflower0675
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear wildflower0675, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. Pleased to read you enjoyed the meals and were able to try some of our 'Opal' ice-cream. Will pass on your comments to our waitress. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best nights sleep I had for years, very dark and quiet. Scary? Not at all. If you didn't know you were underground you would think it was just another hotel.

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Thank Lawrence C
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence C, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Happy to read you had the 'best nights sleep' in years. Our underground rooms can do that. Assuming you also dined at our restaurant Umbertos. I trust this was also a positive experience. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've eaten here on two occasions, the first time was not a great experience. Big tour group in and took forever to have dinner. Second visit booked early, before tour group, had a very good dinner. Tip is book for before the tour group.

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Thank bh389
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear bh389, Thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Good tip, to get in before our tours on busy nights, always pays to book. Although we always endeavor to look after everyone, even on the busiest of nights. Happy the second visit was a more pleasant experience. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had the lamb backstrap and scotch fillet over 2 nights. Appetising, but boring. Very attentive staff,

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Thank ashke1
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear ashke1, Thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Happy to read the meals were appetising and the staff attentive. We're reviewing our menu at present and will see if we can spice it up a bit. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Melbourne, Australia
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188 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the hotel mainly for the fact it had an on sight restaurant. We were advised to go at 6 as a coach party was in. We went at 6. Even so the service was a little slow. But you don't mind when staff apologise and the food was so good. Smoked salmon salad and arancinni balls to... More 

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Thank Nikki C
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear Nikki C, Thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Looks like you were in on a busy night. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, although next time try and squeeze a dessert in, they're delicious! Will pass your comments onto the chefs. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had a lovely meal here. The vibe of the restaurant was great, elegant and cosy. The staff were attentive, the food good. Comfy chairs and a nice ambience.

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Thank Sweetcheeks800
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear Sweetcheeks800, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review on your recent dining experience with us. Sounds like you enjoyed the whole experience which is what we aim for. Will pass your great comments onto the team. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

As part of our tour of Australia,we stayed in this off the beaten track Hotel and this was the restaurant attached.How lucky were we...we just walked in and was seen to straight away.We took the recommendations of the waiter and we were so glad we did,this man knew his food! We tried things we never thought we would ever eat... More 

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Thank Redfred172
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this review

Dear Redfred 172, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm pleased our team were able to make your night and enjoyable dining experience. Kind regards, Matt Coxon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8672 5688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?