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Caterina's Cucina e Bar

9.9/10
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Basement, 221 Queen Street, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price A$95

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Restaurant menu

Chef Marcello Mariani
  • Average price A$95
  • American express Welcome
Gambe d'anitra, tortellone ripieno, salsa di lampascione al balsamico
A$42
Twice cooked duck leg on the bone & a boneless duck leg in ‘crepinette’, a pasta parcel of white cabbage, cured pork cheek & black sesame with whole wild onions in balsamic sauce
Stufato di carne, scelto dello chef, con gnocco alla romana
A$39.5
Today’s oven baked meat braise, with semolina dumplings and crispy leeks
Paillard di pollo, torta di zucca e porri, un wafer di polenta
A$38.9
Char grilled chicken breast rubbed with lemon, sage & chilli, with a baked pumpkin & leek custard torte

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Swordfish
Spaghetti with prawns
Figs, gorgonzola and prosciutto
So[a coada
Baccala mantecato, scallops, sarde in saor
Crema bruciata

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Reviews

9.9/10
Excellent247 reviews
9.9/10

Food

9.8/10

Service

9.8/10

Ambience

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  • John s.

    July 29, 20211 review

    10/10

    it was wonderful. The service and staff were wonderful as always. And the food and wines were a delight. a great way to come out of lockdown. will be back soon.

  • Rosemary J.

    July 15, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Never ever fails to live up to a wonderful experience. Ambience, service and the FOOD! I visit almost exclusively for the gnocci! I think it gets dropped down from heaven.

  • Robert T.

    July 13, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Great food in an authentic Italian restaurant! Super atmosphere, extensive mouth watering menu and very attentive service - highly recommended.

  • PETER B.

    July 9, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Silvana Z.

    July 9, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Marijana K.

    July 5, 20211 review

    10/10

    Thank you for an amazing dining experience. Food simply delicious!! Ambience beautiful! We will be back soon! You and your staff Catarina are fabulous!

  • Sam M.

    July 5, 20211 review

    10/10

    I have not visited Caterina's for a long time. The experience, food and recital of the specials by the waitress were all excellent. Very happy with picking this place for my lunchtime meeting.

  • Peter M.

    July 2, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Brett B.

    July 2, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • EJ C.

    June 29, 202112 reviews

    10/10
  • Natashya V.

    June 25, 20211 review

    10/10

    The staff were helpful, happy and accommodating. The food was sensational, I wish I could have tried everything on the menu. Can’t wait to visit again.

  • Carol H.

    June 17, 20211 review

    10/10
  • John p.

    June 16, 202117 reviews

    10/10

    this is an excellent diner...its a lovely dining room in a cellar room with excellent staff who are very attentive...the menu is extensive with plenty of specials as options..great experience

  • Katrina I.

    May 24, 20211 review

    10/10

    Exceptional service at this beautiful little restaurant. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff attentive. Served by Caterina herself. Expensive but well worth it. Will definitely return.

  • Renato C.

    May 24, 20211 review

    10/10

    Food was exceptional in flavour, presentation and authenticity also backed up with professional and knowledgeable service, we all loved the experience and will be back

  • Michael D.

    May 21, 20211 review

    9/10

    Have been wanting to come here for a while. Very authentic delicious Italian food. Excellent pastas. Good wine list. Only downside is the restaurant is a bit noisy. Will definitely return.

  • Rosemary J.

    May 17, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Always perfect. The food is out of this world good. If you want to be transported to a great restaurant in Italy there's no need to book a flight, just eat here!

  • Hay Lam Y.

    May 14, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Liana M.

    May 12, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Steve H.

    May 7, 20211 review

    10/10
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More information

Opening time

Monday to Friday.

Closed on public holidays.

Closed for 3 weeks during Christmas.

How to get to the restaurant

Basement, 221 Queen Street, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

We are located on the corner of Queen Street and Lonsdale Street.

About the restaurant

Classy Lunchtime Revelry Descend the stairs to Caterina’s Cucina e Bar on Queen Street in Melbourne’s bustling CBD and you’ll feel like you’re a world away. This little enclave is popular with the business crowd, but it’s hardly limited to those in suits: it’s also frequented by Italian food devotees looking for a little lunchtime revelry. Open for lunch only, Caterina’s Cucina e Bar will make you feel like you’re in an Italian opera with its marble, vintage mirrors, Venetian masks and formally clothed tables. There’s an international wine list with 400 wines plus a dozen or so available by the glass. You’ll have no trouble tippling away the afternoon here over a top-notch vino. As for the food, chef Marcello Mariani serves regional Italian dishes that showcase fresh, seasonal produce from local producers. If you’re looking to host an event, Caterina’s Cucina e Bar caters for corporate functions, private dinners and weddings. It’s definitely a class act at Caterina’s. Best dish: Porcini mushroom risotto

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