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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Fun place to eat

This is the kind of place to relax, order a bottle of wine and forget you are on St Clements for an hour or so. The food is pretty standard fare but it's fresh, well cooked and tasty. The atmosphere and service are excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Roger C
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

After an hour and a half, I didn't get offered a drink. A single drink. In an hour and a half. Extremely disappointed. I was in a group of 12, 11 other people were asked about a drink, guess they didn't like the look of me. Even when I was sat at the table as she went round and asked... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of place to relax, order a bottle of wine and forget you are on St Clements for an hour or so. The food is pretty standard fare but it's fresh, well cooked and tasty. The atmosphere and service are excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

grabbed a quick lunch here was busy for a Monday lunchtime nice and relaxed feel with an open kitchen staff friendly and welcoming food fresh and tasty would definitely recommend this place

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Ilford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Menu very good and specials excellent staff friendly and very quick service. Wine list good. A must restaurant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed a tasty well prepared meal Service was good. Tables are rather small so that a bit of shuffling of plates and glasses is required. There was a lively atmosphere. We thought that the pasta menu was a little unadventurous, and that the drinks were rather pricey. Am I alone in thinking that £6.95 for a 125ml glass of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were a big group and the restaurant did well to serve us. The atmosphere is good but the portion sizes are a tad small. Friends who had calzone's said it lacked filling, I had a seafood pizza, it had tomotoe and seafood - no cheese or any veg. Everyone raved about the starters and wine!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Just off the St Clements roundabout, this wee Italian restaurant is a nice find. The food was fresh and well presented, fresh and light. Some Italian restaurant food can be a bit greasy - not here. Good portion sizes (not huge, just right) and a nice atmosphere, pleasant wait staff, and centrally located - pretty winning combination.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

La Cucina is our favourite Italian restaurant in Oxford. The prices are really reasonable, the food excellent, and waiting staff very friendly and attentive. I also love the kitchen arrangement where you can watch the chefs spinning pizza dough! Feels like a very authentic Italian experience, especially with their regional specials each month.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stayed 2 blocks from the restaurant and just walked in as we were passing by one evening. The food was good, but better yet, was the service. The waiter was so nice and friendly and helpful, that we came back a second night just to be waited on by him. The pasta was deliciousness, service friendly and helpful. We... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The most fresh amazing food with the best staff and best wine!!! LOVED IT x You must visit this Italian!!! Extensive menu but amazing flavours, not just a quick cook......just a real,authentic Italian with the best flavours. The owner Alberto is the most amazing chef that takes time to cook his food for you!!!!!!! We loved it!!!!!!! Frazers will return!!!!!!... More 

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Additional Information about La Cucina

Address: 40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 793811
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?