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Il Cacciatore Restaurant

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609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7639
18:00 - 21:00
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Jupiter, Florida
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394 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delightful restaurant serving northern Italian cuisine. We ate there 3 times and each time our dinners were excellent and beautifully prepared. The owners are terrific and can't do enough for their customers. Highly recommend.

Thank BKL33458
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unbelievable tasty food, great service and ambience! This restaurant overcame our expectations and became our favorite at Pokolbin! We will definitely go back!

Thank Fernanda P
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting Il Cacciatore with friends last month when I visited the area for a music festival. There was a mix-up with the reservation and it seemed that they had a few mix-ups but they managed to accommodate everyone, I believe. The restaurant was very busy but the staff was very kind and took very good... More 

Thank JennyYYC
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was average - no excuse for a tough tasteless steak. Service was okay, no atmosphere. Menu was very limited, and prices quite high. Meals were small. We thought it strange for an Italian restaurant not to have pizza, spaghetti bolognaise or lasagna on the menu! Better for a couples special night out, not really for a fun family meal,... More 

Thank Jewel4848484
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and amazing desserts! What really stood out for me what the strawberry daiquiri which I ordered on a pure whim on a break from wine tasting. It was beautifully made and delicious. Make sure you book in advance!

Thank Savitri J
Malpas, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here with our 2 grown sons. The food was very well cooked and presented. We also had a Sangiovese from Tullochs Vineyard a mile down the road. The wine was so good that we went to the vineyard the next day just to buy another bottle. The restaurant staff were very friendly and efficient. All... More 

Thank Harper W
Hobart, Australia
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176 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Whilst staying at Hermitage Lodge ( which was wonderful ) we opted to dine at Il Cacciatore, the in-house restaurant on our second night in the Hunter Valley. I should be fair and say that we should have dined at Muse on our last night rather than our first as most other venues would pale into insignificance by comparison. That... More 

1 Thank Contented373
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was nice but way overpriced also not really from Northern Italy. Everything was fresh which we really appreciate but nothing special. Staff was a bit cold.

Thank Alessandra G
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arriving at the restaurant, we were greeted with the senior waitress saying "Hello but someone else will see to you" and then she ran off. The view from the table was nice. Sitting at our table, we could see a fountain on the lake which made the visual aspect of our night rather pleasant. The food was OK but... More 

Thank davidgr144
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a disappointing visit for our family of four. Staff did their best to ignore us. Kids menu was limited and our meals were a let down. I think this restaurant would suit couples but if you are a family, try somewhere else!

Thank lr526

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?