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25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 836-3031
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb Dining!

La Cucina came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. You can always tell a good Italian restaurant by the quality of the olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and bread to start. My wife started with the Insalata del Nord, which was Endive leaves covered with apple, honey walnuts and crumbled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
James M
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

La Cucina came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. You can always tell a good Italian restaurant by the quality of the olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and bread to start. My wife started with the Insalata del Nord, which was Endive leaves covered with apple, honey walnuts and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese drizzled with a Gorgonzola dressing. It quickly disappeared... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

not your everyday Italian eatery as it aint cheap. but when your ready to drop a few bucks, you will like what you get. neat covered (but outdoor) rooftop dining, so try to get seated out there and go when it is temperate enough...it will make the experience a bit more special than just eating inside a fancy restaurant. food... More 

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Guelph
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the the most over-rated eatery in Guelph. Chef fancies herself infallible and wait staff cant believe it when you bring a short coming to the attention. All the ingredients for a bad restaurant reality show. How this place is still in business is a complete mystery. If you're looking for a lovely dining experience go to The Other... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Was introduced to this diamond in the rough by my son's girlfriend who describes it as here fav restaurant in Guelph. It is pretty obvious why she has labeled it as such. It is a very warm and cosy spot, with excellent food. Although the food portions were not huge which is usually the case for a typical Italian restaurant,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Diners should never be able to sense that a waiter just isn't into it - but it was obvious when we visited this restaurant. Who knows maybe he is always curt, snobby & rude. It made for a disappointing evening. The food was just okay. The room was very very warm - an open window to let in some fresh... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great atmosphere, but clearly the waiter was too hot and too sure that we were beneath him. And the food did not live up to its description at all. The waiter kept leaving before we were quite finished ordering and did a great job of making sure that we did not make eye contact. Really put a damper on what... More 

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Guelph, Ontario
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After hearing nothing but positive reviews about this restaurant I was very disappointed to discover that our server was just about as pretentious as they come, the food was boring, and the service was sub par. While I acknowledge that we were definitely in the wrong restaurant (given we were in a hurry and didn't have time to linger) it... More 

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Fergus Ontario
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the second time my wife and I have eaten here and it is just wonderful! The atmosphere is absolutely stunning when you can eat outside and the food is equally great! The service is good but I could say that the staff could be slightly friendlier. The owner makes a point of walking around and talking with people... More 

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went as a spur of the moment decision on a thur evening. They had a $30 special for an app & main, definitely value for money. There was lots of choices & food was lovely. The server was very attentive & it felt super organized. I will definitely be eating here again

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Elora, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A true taste of Italy! And a very romantic setting. With an amazing wine list. We had a wonderful evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 836-3031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?