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Cucina Enoteca

31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-2940
+1 949-861-2222
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Ranked #12 of 534 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Across from Edwards Cinema
Description: Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca's menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with house-infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant's extensive wine list will follow a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA's wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage will apply) or purchase wine to go.
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great seating, in and out very friendly helpful staff... Terrific wines, cocktails and amazing fresh creation of foods!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a one day getaway without the kids and had a relaxing lunch at the Fashion Island location. The wood fired pizza was brilliant, the wait person, JC, was pleasant and easy going, the wine steward was knowledgeable and friendly and the ambiance was perfect!

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited with two business associates early on a Friday evening and was offered a table either inside or out. We chose inside and were seated in a comfortable corner. (I noted that the restaurant was crowded when we left.) Pleasant staff at the front desk, and then a friendly, knowledgeable waiter served us. He made helpful suggestions to each of... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I never had such bad service in USA, but experienced it in this restaurant. Waitress was careless never checked on us and overall food was not great and overprice. Menu says they have fresh mozzarella cheese and when I ordered it it was not fresh as they mentioned. The Borrata was fresh but cheese on pizza was not. I will... More

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Tustin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

So, they have this decorate your own pizza. They bring all the raw materials which the kids decorate on the base. Then they bake the stuff. The sense of achievement is tremendous. Even for the adults they have a great collection of appetizers and entrees. We had fritto misto and roasted jidori chicken and both were delecious.

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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The lunch menu is pretty expansive, and includes apps, salmuni e formaggio (charcuterie), pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. We ordered the fried squash blossoms w/ ricotta ($12), enoteca hero w/ arugula salad ($13), parmesan truffle fries ($4), and shrimp w/ angel hair pasta in spicy sauce ($21). To drink, we had a lavender lemonade, and cucumber lemonade ($6/each). The squash blossoms... More

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california, usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cucina Enoteca is located in the Irvine Spectrum Center Mall. The restaurant was crowded and there was a wait list for tables. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. They did a great job in this area. My wife and I were drawn to Cucina Enoteca by its wine list which we viewed on line. Not only do they... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was great and so was service. The cocktails were unique and delicious! Ambience is very chic. Loved it. Only downside was that seating was a bit uncomfortable.

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San Diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant in Irvine is a good half way point for me to meet a friend from Redondo Beach. We've had lunch there a couple of times. But, location is not the determining factor. It's the food and the service. We love the wine scheme of purchase a retail bottle from them and pay a minimal corkage. We had the... More

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Tustin, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

but it just misses! The food was average, and the level of noise continued to amp up during the visit. Won't go back

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