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Hermitage Lodge’s award-winning restaurant ‘Il Cacciatore’ specialises in Northern Italian inspired cuisine. Il Cacciatore has long been a favourite with visitors and locals alike. The ambience is relaxed and casual and the service is professional, friendly and attentive.

The North of Italy is home to the world-famous white truffle, Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, Balsamic vinegar, Barolo and Chianti wines, and of course, it produces some of the finest olive oils in the world. Our menu embraces all Northern Italy has to offer. Some menu items have been simplified or adapted to today’s taste and way of life, then carefully tested and ‘tasted’.

The key to good Italian food is freshness. There are no second bests and our chefs would not even contemplate preparing a dish without the best quality, freshest ingredients. The seasonal menu takes advantage of fresh local produce, authentic Italian ingredients and house made pastas. Il Cacciatore is fully licensed, with full bar service, and a wine list showcasing some of the Hunter’s best wines.

Il Cacciatore also has a second dining area and a spacious adjoining deck, which overlooks the landscaped reed-lined lake. Perfect for al fresco dining, it is also available for private dinners or cocktail parties.

Adjacent to the restaurant is the cosy guest lounge featuring plush sofas and fire during winter where diners can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or after dinner coffee and port.


Best quality, freshest ingredients

Il Cacciatore is not a BYO restaurant however our wine list offers diners a selection of the Hunters best wines, as well as varietals from other regions around around Australia.   

Il Cacciatore is open seven nights a week from 6pm.  Our children’s menu is offered at 6pm and 6.30pm reservations. Our menu indicates gluten free dishes, however many other dishes may be prepared using alternate GF options. Il Cacciatore has a seperate vegetarian menu.  Advanced noticed would be appreciated for vegans.  Take Out is available from 5pm nightly and features pizzas, pastas, garlic bread, salad and our delicious tiramisu.  See below for take out menu.

Il Cacciatore is not open for lunch however is available for large private groups celebrating birthday, anniversary and family gatherings.