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Cucina

9 Market St, Kinsale, Ireland
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Ranked #27 of 62 restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Most recent review
- Jan 25, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Italian first
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English first
Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My sister & I found this gem by accident on a visit to Kinsale. We asked a gent on the street if he could recommend somewhere for lunch & he recommended Cucina. A lovely friendly young Aoife greeted us & chatted to us. Such a lovely sweet girl. We had a little wait for it but as it is prepared... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had a really enjoyable lunch after discovering Cucina as we walked through the area. The food was very tasty, the people were really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was good. In fact, we enjoyed everything so much that we went back the next afternoon for coffee and a snack. Another great stop.

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Dublin Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The crab salad here is amazing...so fresh & tasteful. My husband had the daily 'special' which was a spicy sausage pasta, also excellent! Service was extremely courteous & friendly, we are happy to highly recommend this restaurant.

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cork
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Just had lunch and it was scrummy. Poratbello mushrooms in focaccia bread. Service was very good too and the guy interacted with everyone giving advise about Kinsale, greeting regulars and adding that little extra. Bottom line the food says it all. Definitely will be back.

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Cork
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had lunch with friends here on a Saturday it really is a nice little place with good food. The staff are friendly and its just nice to go in and have a roll or a bap with a cup of coffee. Can be a bit busy as is it in the heart of Kinsale, but I wouldn't let that turn... More

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Phoenix Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stumbled upon Cucina one morning when we had showed up for the local market WAY too early (darn guide book). One of our party hadn't eaten breakfast and the rest of us figured we'd just get coffee. Well when I saw eggs benedict on the menu, I couldn't resist. So glad I did not. They were AMAZING! The bacon... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

really really really loved the bacon that the chef did with the eggs benedict. please keep it up i will be back next year!!!!!! unfrotunitly i am back in nz now so cant pop in on a saturday morning again for awhile.

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Brighton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Excellent quality and served with a smile, the crab salad was delicious, I have eaten here twice and will come again

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Had a cappuccino here this week - well that is what it was called on the menu. However a cappuccino is a shot of espresso topped with frothy milk served in a normal sized coffee cup. This abomination was about half a pint of brown sludgy stuff topped with some milk froth served in what looked like a yellow bucket... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Dropped in for a cappuccino and a hot chocolate as Cucina has always been the best but something has gone wrong here now. Coffee served in a massive 'java' branded cup. Too large and needed a bit of muscle to even lift it. Hot chocolate was tepid and lacked any flavour. Constructive criticism to staff member when we paid was... More

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