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La Cucina

40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
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Ranked #49 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Relaxed setting and authentic food. The specials are always seasonally appropriate. The pizzas are delicious. Wine list recommendations: Vermentino for white and Nero d'Avola red (both under £20).

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cotswolds
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

visited this local Italian restaurant this evening with family. What a disappointment! Menu very average, food mediocre and the staff totally uninterested in giving service. Don't waste your money going here especially with family. For a really good Italian restaurant try Branka in Jerico.

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Oxford, UK
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went as a foursome on a busy saturday night. The restaurant was not fully booked but it was busy and very noisy. The atmosphere was nice though despite the noise levels. I like the way you can watch the chefs at work, it adds to the atmosphere and gives confidence. We shared two veggie antipasti platters which were very... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Small and inviting, near sidewalk dining. Delicious Italian food served by a very attentive staff. Good menu variety and a reasonably broad wine list. Reserve if you can for later evening dining. Restaurant is small and could get crowded.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Some of the dishes are fantastic, especially the breads, and the service for our group of ten was patient, friendly and helpful. There is a good range of Italian wines, and grappas (oh joy!) and even gluten-free pizzas. My guinea fowl was a little dry, unfortunately, and I wish I'd gone for the halibut special instead. However, everyone was happy... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great food and very attentive staff. They were going for 5 star but the Grappa was in homeopathic doses.

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Surrey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A sudden downpour changed our plans from a BBQ to a quick rail trip to this Italian restaurant on the high street in Oxted. The staff welcomed us in a friendly enthusiastic manner, the place was very busy for a Monday night and IMHO there were too many covers for the size of this restaurant. The food though was absolutely... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have eaten here at least 6 times this year and every time it has been amazing. The quality of the specials (go for fish - have recently had pasta with scallops and crab sauce - one of the best dishes I've had in a while) and the regular menu, which has just been revamped, puts many places to shame in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant while staying for two nights with a friend in Oxford. It is a short walk outside the town centre on the A420. The service could not have been better with the waiter not only recommending wines but bringing us a couple to try. All our starters were excellent and we all had one of the... More

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Oxford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

La Cucina never seems to fail despite its somewhat out of the way location in the east of the City . I have eaten there many times and every time has been good. Nothing morte to say - if visiting Oxford you must give it a try

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