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Umbertos

Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5688
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (2 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

When I arrived at the restaurant I was a little reserved, I do not like dining out very much, as I cannot eat a lot of foods. But I was pleasantly surprised as we were led to a large and beautifully set table and offered...More

Thank holly m
Reviewed 1 week ago

They say you need recommendations, but that's not our experience. Service a bit scatty, but the food was great, especially the steak. Prices high but this is the best restaurant in town.

1  Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and we were seated at a large table, as the smaller tables were not set, possibly ready for breakfast. The young waitress, of Indian type appearance was just beautiful, not only appearance but also in manner. The waitress warned us in advance our...More

Thank lizzieclayton
DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and your appreciation of our staff. We would apologize for the confusion in the kitchen with your order and will review the processes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of very good photos of the towering, dramatic stairs. After a dusty 1.3 km walk from our motel, the stairs really got our appetite going. The restaurant was lacking in ambience which was very unusual in this town of remarkable spectacular interiors....More

Thank Dojii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, amazing service and lovely staff. Went out of their way to squeeze us in on a busy night. A must-go in Coober Pedy!

Thank Sam I
DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your evening. Hope we can serve you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Micro-waved food. Poor service and too many stairs. Annoyed we wanted to share an entree and a salad. The food is what they serve bus tours. AvoidMore

Thank 65annmarie
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ann Marie, we wish to apologise for your less than satisfactory experience. We strive to deliver the best service and food and as such your comments have already been taken up and shared with seriousness. We will use your review to improve ourselves. As...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great food and really good find in the outback. Friendly, attentive and food was good. Wine and beer menu really good and the quality of food for such a remote location was fresh and well cooked.

Thank colinrymer
DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Glad to read that the dinner did not disappoint and met the standards we strive to deliver. Hope we can serve you again in the future

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a night and dined at umbertos with friends. The girl at the bar was friendly and helpful. Two of us had the set menu of spring rolls, lamb shank and sticky date. Service was quick and food to die for. Polenta with...More

Thank jewel_58
DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your review. It was good to hear that you appreciated the food.

Reviewed 24 March 2018

We arrived at the opening time and there was nobody around. We had to wait for about 10 minutes to even be served and even then it was by accident that a waiter noticed us. We were the only ones dining so it felt very...More

3  Thank Laura H
DCH_Management, Front Office Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience. Fortunately this is not a common review. Your comments will be shared with the staff.

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here two nights after roughing it in the outback, was pleasant surprise to find this top class restaurant. Leo the chef did an excellent job cooking our meals from the scallops and bruschetta to the salmon, lamb backstrap and polenta with grilled vegetables....More

Thank Kim P
DCH_Management, Manager at Umbertos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Kim, We thank you for your terrific review. Our team will appreciate it Thank you Terry

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Response from Jasmine N | Reviewed this property |
Hi :) we were in Cooper Pedy on the Thursday night and they were open. I am not sure however about the Monday night? Jasmine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8672 5688
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