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Cucina

Luisenstrase 40, Zurich 8005, Switzerland (Gewerbeschule)
+41 44 271 37 40
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Ranked #422 of 1,290 restaurants in Zurich
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When we arrived the place was full and were still seated inside (pavement seating is available) and the place was full. It is a little cramped (too many tables inside) but a great atmosphere with attentive staff. Food was good. We (corporate party) had various pizza/meat/fish dishes and the request to leave out(squid) was without question not a problem. Half... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have been in Cucina twice and was always more than satisfied with the pizza. Actually with some few other restaurants, I consider Cucina one of the best italian restaurants in town. The service is good and special requests for pizza are accepted. The atmosphere in the restaurant is cozy and charming. Their wine card offers plenty of excellent wines.... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

One very nice waiter, seemed to be in charge and care. Greyish hair and earring. Food was not good. Pizza was just average, service except for man was terrible. Overpriced for what it is, and not exactly the nicest part if Zurich. Was excited to go, ended up disappointed ... Taking Tums.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went here with two local friends. They each ordered pasta dishes (one was rabbiata, I forgot what the other was) and I ordered pizza pescatore. When the dishes came, on my pizza was -- nothing! Nary a piece of fish or anything, just tomato sauce. I asked the waiter if this was really pescatore and he shook his head and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Their "Pizza Italia" is absolutely delicious and one of the best pizzas you can get in Zürich while not the cheapest. Their service is average while the atmosphere is relaxed. In my opinion, so far their pizzas are only matched by Grottino 77 in Aemtlerstrasse.

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Charleroi, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Awesome pizza, nothing special about the bruschetta. The service definitely needs to be improved. They never spoke to us in English even if we didn't understand any German.. Could also explain why we never got served the right beer. It was also extremely slow. Would only recommend it if you speak German and have 2h30 for a simple dinner.

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Los Angeles, California
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278 reviews 278 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Dined here 3 times this trip, many more in the past, and it's consistently a 4 or 5. This time, all 5's. The pizzas are the best around, have had many different ones and each has been perfect; everyone else seems to be getting pizza, too. Have had the grilled filet of beef several times - very thick and cooked... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I visited tonight the pizzeria la cucina and I have to say that I'm quite disappointed. Altough I had a reservation other 2 group of people passed in front of us "since I forgot that you were waiting" acordding to the waiter. At the moment of paying the waiter automatically decided that 4 CHF were tip for him. For what... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I tried only the pizza so I cannot say anything about the other dishes (that were anyway very easy to prepare for an italian and I could have done them myself for a much cheaper price). The pizza was very good and the ingredients very fresh. The prices were even a bit cheap (for Zurich standard). Service was good. We... More

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Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Waited almost 1h for the main courses to arrive including the plate for the child. Service brisk and hard to get although the place was pretty empty. Food ok but this was a very poor experience overall.

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