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La Cucina

25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 836-3031
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Ranked #48 of 306 restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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38 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We rented out the restaurant for a business event. The tables were decorated perfectly and the serving staff was amazing. The owner, Bruno, went out of his way to make everything perfect for us. The food was out of this world. The homemade pasta was excellent. The antipasta was wonderful. I cannot say enough about this place. We spent alot... More

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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had made reservations for 2 on a Saturday evening and arrived on time. We were shown to a table in a high traffic area when other tables were available which I thought was odd. However, it was sorted out quickly though and we had a nice quiet table and a very enjoyable meal. The decor is very appropriate for... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The menu has high, true-to-the-source ambitions: to serve Italian food with a focus on the ingredients, as many of them local as possible. The scene is lovely and quaint with pleasant lighting and architecture. We were very impressed with our entire experience from the moment we walked through the doors. Anything you try on this menu is delectable!! We began... More

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Guelph, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Group of 8 of us ate here in September to celebrate a 50th birthday. The restaurant is lovely and though we ate inside, we had a peek at the outdoor patio and it is beautiful. With that said, the rest of the experience was rather lacklustre - when each person is paying about $90 per person including drinks and gratuity,... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

20 of our guests enjoyed a wonderful rehearsal dinner on Sept 16. We had the resteraunt to ourselves. Drinks and appertisers on the terrace started the evening. The dinner and service were excellent. Thanks Bruno for making it a special family night. Our guests from Italy had a great time. Special thanks to Ray for great service.

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Waterloo, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful summer evening in August and the outdoor patio looked great. But that was it. Slow service, lousy food and staff that couldn't care less. Friends who invited us and paid the bill were really embarrassed. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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Guelph, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant in Guelph try La Cucina. I've been to La Cucina on a few occasions, the service is always good. It was not very busy on my last visit which made it much more relaxed, no need to feel rushed. The food was excellent, delicious pasta, great choice of wines, and a... More

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Hamilton, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have eaten at La Cucina several times now, the food has always been great, and they have an extensive list of great Italian wines to choose from. Delicious appetizers from the Caprese salad and my personal favorite, the Carpaccia Di Manzo, through to dessert you can't make a bad choice. Their homemade pasta is excellent, whether it's the gnocchi,... More

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Guelph, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited the La Cucina in Jan. 2013 for the first and last time. The host rudely explained to us two or three times that our table was reserved for another seating in an hour and a half and that we would have to hurry. The 4 of us ordered appetizers and dinner with a bottle of wine. The appy's... More

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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We dined as a guest and found the pasta dish to be the best we have ever eaten anywhere. (Including my own). It was a lobster ravioli with a light bechamel sauce and a second ravioli to compliment it. Honestly it was superb. We didn't think much of the chunks of cheese spread over raddichio served as an hors d'oerve.... More

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