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La Cucina

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40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Noisy but nice Italian

La Cucina do good value, authentic Italian food and always have a good selection of specials on offer as well as the usual pizza and pasta dishes. The restaurant manager always seemed to run the place really well, but she hasn't been there on the last few occasions and there are small signs that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
trbaldwin
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

La Cucina do good value, authentic Italian food and always have a good selection of specials on offer as well as the usual pizza and pasta dishes. The restaurant manager always seemed to run the place really well, but she hasn't been there on the last few occasions and there are small signs that the quality might be slipping as... More 

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oxford, england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere with good customer service. However the food was pretty average and I would go as far as saying that Pizza express is a lot nicer for the same price. I don't like to recommend big chains but I do feel that the quality of the food at La Cucina, could have been better. Most of the group said... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a dinner here for my 21st birthday in February, with about 50 friends. Throughout the whole process the restaurant was so accommodating and helpful. The night itself was fantastic. The food was delicious - the antipasti to share went down a treat while my ox cheeks, which I had never had before, were really nice. Throughout the evening... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good Italian Restaurant. Being Italian myself, find it hard to enjoy Italian food in the UK. However, this place isn't bad. Have had better Italians In London, but this place was good enough and left satisfied. Service was attentive and prompt. Restaurant was a little quite however, a better atmosphere would have been perfect. But overall a good experience.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat late on Sunday evening and decided on La Cucina as we hadn't been for years. It's still really good value and was just what we were looking for. We both has the duck linguine pasta which was a generous size and very tasty. I had a tirimasu for dessert which I couldn't fault.... More 

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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We regularly visit this restaurant it's one of our favourites in Oxford. Food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Excellent specials board. Never has a bad meal or bad experience. Would highly recommend this friendly relaxed family restaurant. Gets very busy and the front of the restaurant is a bit quieter than out the back.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great little place that my girlfriend and I go to a lot. The food is always good, the specials always interesting and the service is friendly. Would recommend highly.

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Oxford UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Down on the st Clements Road a little out of the center and over the Magdalen Bridge, you will find an unprepossessing frontage of a restaurant La Cucina.DO NOT be fooled behind the front there is an excellent family run open kitchened resturantb which if you close your eyes and just take in the smelles and sounds you could be... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice atmosphere and quality Italian kitchen. My risotto was just a bit overcooked but was delicious anyway. We also ordered different desserts: all of them were delicious! Original Italian wines selection and average prices.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place. Love the fact you can see your food being prepared. Great helpful and friendly staff who are professional.food was great. I visited at lunch time but hope to visit in the evening soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 793811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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