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U 4 3 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9942 2607
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
U 4 3 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cucinetta
1. 29 Wines By The Glass x 29 sqm
"The wine list is very good with a good selection by the glass."
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2. Hidden Italian Gem
"A restaurant that you won’t wanna share with anyone!"
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3. Weekly Changing Menu
"the food (which changes weekly) is authentic Italian - so delicious"
Tina W
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Reviewed yesterday

I first visited this restaurant in June 2018 and it was truly an amazing experience. The food, service and attention to details was incredible. I again visited in December 2018 on a rather busy night. Again, the experience was amazing and the food was to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mjacks19
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a small authentic Italian restaurant in the South Yarra area you must try Cucinetta. My third visit so far and outstanding food and service again. During my latest visit my friend and I couldn’t decide on our mains so they...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tjslpaine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a regular at Cuccinetta and recently held my 30th birthday there with 9 of my friends. The staff are always warm and cheeky but with exceptional level of service. The food is some of the best Italian in Melbourne, if you’re wanting something...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tori P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this local favourite. Went here on a friend’s recommendation for a solo dinner. The staff was very sweet and accommodating. Gave me a seat without fuss in spite of no reservation. The entertained me through my meal, made excellent recommendations and ensured I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Devdarshini
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First of all this place is tiny! Tucked away in a side street in South Yarra it is its own destination. If a big and spacious restaurant is your thing then this isn’t the place. What it is however, is a charming mini Italian restaurant,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elyse_wanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 9 of us celebrating surviving another year and raising a glass to one who didn’t make it. Everything was fabulous. Great food, beautiful, intimate setting and exceptional service. I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short note to say Grazie Mille. The food was sensational and the service from Marco, Chiara and Luca was exemplary. The food was tasty and plentiful and the staff were amazing without being over powering (and FUN too). Bravissimi

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SportsTrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Cucinetta several times and always loved their food and wine. In fact it's one of my husband's favourite restaurants! Tonight we enjoyed another delightful dinner but were very disappointed when we paid the bill. My husband presented a Goumet Traveller card...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annieo7
cucinettamelb, Manager at Cucinetta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear annieo7, thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to read that you have had a beautiful meal yet again. It's great that you enjoyed the food and wine and that we are among your husband's favorite...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at this restaurant which is just off Toorak Rd in South Yarra. It was clear however that there was no room and we were squeezed into a makeshift table between other diners. The restaurant is very small and busy. We felt very cramped...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Malvoleo
cucinettamelb, Manager at Cucinetta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Malvoleo, thank you very much for taking the time to post this review about Cucinetta. We are glad that you enjoyed the food offering, the cheeses and the coffee. Yes, Cucinetta is a 29-square-metre boutique restaurant, and it does fill up quite quickly. Our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered warm octopus salad and handmade tagliatelle with duck Plus a glass of Lambrusco Good side The wine was the best Both the salad and pasta marinated well. Cozy setting Friendly staff Down side Unfortunately, something was not right with the octopus - it tasted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank dorisngkb
cucinettamelb, Manager at Cucinetta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dorisngkb, thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We highly value our diners' feedback as it is very important for our constant growth and improvement. Unfortunately, we can't always agree. Thank you for the mention regarding the ambience and...More

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5 July 2018|
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Response from 981sallyg | Reviewed this property |
BYO on Sunday s. Great restaurant
Laly F
16 February 2018|
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Response from cucinettamelb | Property representative |
Ciao Laly F, thanks for your enquiry. There is no dress code required at Cucinetta! Whatever makes you feel comfortable will do for us :) See you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 3 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9942 2607
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