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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cacciatore” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Il Cacciatore. We went on a Tuesday night and they were quite busy, so I would suggest booking ahead. The waitresses were wonderful, and the food was delicious. I have a bad habit of filling up...More

Thank kellyxinfinity
Reviewed 1 week ago

We revisited and once again were very happy with the excellent food, the ambiance and the friendly staff. We have been here many times in the past years and never are disappointed.

Thank dickwess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your average Italian Restaurant, with some gorgeous spins on old classics. They were also very accomodating to the vegan and gluten free members of our party (no easy feat for Italian food!). The wine list was gorgeous and they served probably the 2nd best...More

Thank liese l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at Il Cacciatore 2 nights in a row and we were very happy with the atmosphere, staff and most importantly the food. I had Aranchini balls for entree and Gnocchi with beef cheeks on the first night and crumbed and...More

Thank BirkdaleMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree it is great to have a excellent restaurant attached to where you are staying. We had driven from the Gold Coast and I had prebooked dinner for our first night as I knew we would be tired. It was quite busy for a...More

Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suprised the wife with anniversary dinner. From start to finish we could not fault the service and attention by the staff particularly the young waitress. She was amazing in her knowledge of the menu, wines etc. Her personality really was fantastic. Our meals were superb....More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding a good restaurant attached to the place you are staying is often a challenge. However, Il Cacciatore at the Hermitage Lodge ticked all the boxes and delivered in spades. We had the pan fried gnocchi with beef cheeks and the chicken involtini, which were...More

Thank MoAlCanberra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate here on Saturday night and everyone (from my parents in their 70's to my teenage daughters) really enjoyed the meals and attentive service. I had the seafood stew which was delicious. It does get busy, so I was glad that we came...More

Thank sdl555
dreammaker007, Owner at Il Cacciatore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sdl 555 Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you, as a local, choosing our restaurant to celebrate your special occasions, your opinion and feedback is important to us Thanks again and look forward to welcoming you back to Il...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We ordered take away pizza as apparently almost everything is closed Sunday night in Pokolbin! Not many choices of toppings, 5 if I recall correctly. Pizzas were made quickly and fresh, so no complaints there. The base was fantastic and crispy, but the toppings let...More

Thank Janman15
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Recently stayed in the Hunter & ordered takeaway. Limited takeaway menu available however great selection. Easy to order, collected within 15 mins & the best pizza I've had in ages. Will definitely dine in next time we're in the Hunter!

Thank Penguin279
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Response from lockgm | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but staff very helpful. Give them a ring.
Mary C
21 June 2016|
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Response from linda r | Reviewed this property |
Not very Italian and limited kids menu
Mary C
21 June 2016|
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Response from michelle s | Reviewed this property |
I found the food very beautiful price was ok view is lovely service could have been better. Other than that I would say go I left very happy
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
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Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Pokolbin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7639
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Il Cacciatore specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine, it is not fast food. Each pasta , risotto and gnocchi is individually created in the pan, no premade sauces for us. Il Cacciatore is open from 6pm nightly. Il Cacciatore is licensed, reservations recommended
Private dining room may seat up to 30 guests. The deck over looking the vineyard and dam is open during the warmer summer months, weather permitting.

Take Out of pizzas and pastas are available for pick from 5pm nightly.
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