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La Cucina

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40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian food

Good Italian food, healthy portion sizes and reasonably priced. Can recommend both pasta and pizza dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good Italian food, healthy portion sizes and reasonably priced. Can recommend both pasta and pizza dishes.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our guest house owner as being "the best in Oxford" and we were not disappointed. We visited on a Monday night and surprisingly found it be busy and with a good atmosphere, the menu was varied and the staff very welcoming and friendly. The dishes on the specials board were explained without asking and iced... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I were staying at the Old Bank Hotel. We live in Southern California. Friends who live in Oxford took us to La Cucina, their favorite restaurant, for dinner one evening. Now it is also our favorite in Oxford. We had a very comfortable time...excellent food, attentive service and warm atmosphere.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

this popular restaurant still manages to cook everything to order our schiaccia tella which came straight from oven to table with fresh rosemary and garlic was enough for two. the rice in the seafood risotto was perfectly cooked as was the spaghetti in my carbonara though if one were to quibble, to my taste there was not enough cream in... More 

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York, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As with other reviewers I found the restaurant a bit noisy at times, food was very good as was service. I will visit again, mainly as we will be moving into the area in August so it will be easy to stagger home.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Came here when visiting my Son and fiance in Oxford. They had been before and thought the place was good. But my wife and I were underwhelmed. Maybe as i live in newcastle, a much bigger and livelier city, my expectations were too high. The food was okay, but not up to Newcastle Zizzi standards and certainly more expensive. Two... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday night. The place was busy but the service was polite, friendly and efficient. The main menu was comprehensive with all the classics and there was an interesting specials board. Two of us had pizza and two had specials. We were all very happy with our choices. The pizza was far better than any chain... More 

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped for a coffee and found a real Italian restaurant so we stopped on to eat and for two half Italians what a treat! The food was authentic, well prepared and presented. The tastes exactly as we expected, neither strident nor bland but clean and well rounded. We left highly satisfied, most particularly by the bill, which by Oxford... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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?