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Caterina's Cucina E Bar

221 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 8488
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I have been to Caterina's Cucina E Bar several times over the last few years and just love the experience, right from unpretentious entry to a downstairs "bunker" where you leave behind whatever worries you may have before being warmly greeted most often by Caterina...More

Thank Elizabeth2710
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I am a regular diner here and am never disappointed. Staff are fantastic, even speak in Italian if you want to test your language skills. The menu is extensive - I have only ever ordered from the specials board, and the wine list is to...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The friendly host Caterina not only makes you welcome to her restaurant, but serves the most delicious authentic Italian food. The menu is extensive and the specials are as delicious and beautifully presented. The relaxing decor and ambient makes it comfortable to have a business...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is the best lunch restaurant in Melbourne. Caterina is a most welcoming host who never fails to deliver wonderful and fresh food. I have been visiting this restaurant for circa 20 years and in that time I think I have ordered off the menu...More

Thank Mischa L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Caterina's has always been a huge favourite of mine. The food is always outstanding. The menu is constantly enticing with the wonderful specials that are fresh and new, every day. So many glorious dishes to choose from. I am never disappointed. I entertain my clients...More

Thank GinaDonazzan
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints with excellent authentic Italian cooking. The menu is extensive when the mutitude of specials are included. I have had the gnocchi with pork shoulder ragu the last three times I have been there. This dish is divine. The dumplings are light...More

Thank GAHT1
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A genuine Italian Cucina of high quality and service.Could easily be dining at one of the better Venetian or Rome eateries

Thank anthony s
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Our lunch was delightful. The decor and ambience of the restaurant were good old fashioned northern Italian, comfortable, elegant but not sharp. Delicious food. Intolerances provided for simply, without fuss. We were under time restraints and the food arrived quickly so we weren't rushed. Staff...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

So today clients take me to Caterina's, apparently a Melbourne institution. I grew up in Sydney and frequently visited Machiavelli's and Beppe's. So to me it's on....show me the way guys. We started with some calamari fritti, some meat balls (obviously I'm not choosing as...More

Thank Kenji M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Four girls decided to have a nice Italian cuisine for lunch and Caterina is on the top list. We were really impressed by the waitress who came to introduce today's special. She gave us a detailed introduction with ten of dishes as today's special. The...More

Thank Angela C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 8488
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