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La Cucina

40 St. Clements St, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
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Ranked #43 of 483 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
Oxford, UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I recently returned to La Cucina with the same group I visited with a couple of years ago. The food was very good, fresh, tasty, well presented and delivered promptly and warm too the table. Despite having two parties in both in excess of twelve diners, the service was well prompt, efficient, friendly and well informed. A pleasure to return... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A lovely old Italian neighbour recommended La Cucina to me, several years ago, as the best Italian food in Oxford. She was spot on and what I love about it is that the kids (somewhat fussy eaters) love coming here as much as we do. The food is always great. The best meal I can recall here was a seafood... More

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