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La Cucina

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40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
great experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Julie O
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Oxford
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Contributor
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
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have visited this restaurant 5 times since moving to Oxford and it's is excellent. Great specials - Ox cheek, skate, monkfish - and the service is very friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a 21st birthday dinner for 60 people of varying ages. Everything about the restaurant was excellent - food, service, atmosphere. Our daughter, a student, had eaten there before Christmas with friends, and the meal was equally as good. Well worth a visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

First of all let me underscore this review by stating that I know good Italian cuisine having lived for years in Northern Italy. I went in hoping for some quality based on what appears to be a nice atmosphere. The wine was good, however the food was an excessive attempt to pander to British foodies and in doing so has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We travelled from Birmingham with my aunty to see her sister. They had a special offer on for lunch including small glad of wine for £7.50 Good we thought. Service was good but the flat bad was pretty dry. Didn't complain as it was quite cheap. Then we ordered another small glass. Same wine but a smaller one than before.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Have been here before and really enjoyed it the last time. There was a slight misunderstanding over our starters we had come for our Christmas work meal and had wanted to get platters to share the message was relayed and missed so we either got some money back or had our starters after our main. The group went with the... More 

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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?