Caffe e Cucina
With the vision of recreating the great cafes that line the streets of Milano, Bologna, Firenze and Roma, Caffe e Cucina opened its doors on Chapel Street in 1988. The small space is both bustling and intimate, the common greeting is ciao bella, the walls are lined with classic Italian prints and, really, Caffe e Cucina couldn’t feel any more like the real thing.
You will find all your favourites on the menu: bisteca, linguine di mare, risotto and more. A traditional tiramisu or honey and vanilla pannacotta will have you practically rolling down Chapel Street. The bar is well-stocked and the wine list is long – just how the Italians like it.
If you happen to be there on a Sunday, you can enjoy the special Il pranzo della nonna, an Italian grandmother's style lunch, abundant with hand rolled pastas and nostalgic delights.
In the warmer months, Caffe e Cuccina favours alfresco dining, with a glass of wine in one hand and some prosciutto di parma in the other.