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Cucina Enoteca

31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-2940
+1 949-861-2222
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Ranked #11 of 533 restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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103 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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Lake Forest, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat in the "Community" bar section. Food was unique and very good with an excellent bottle of wine. Staff was attentive and helpful. Very lively vibe but not overbearing. Definitely would go there again.

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Laguna Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Always a new wine selection. Homemade pasta. Awesome meat and cheese selection. Cheap corkage. Staff is always attentive. Taki the bartender is very knowledgeable and amiable

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I always enjoy our evening here! The appetizers are wonderful. We love scanning the wine racks for our dinner wine. We truly enjoy the polenta board of the day...so yummy!

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Irvine, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Italian food at moderate prices. Their pizzas are great. If you don't have a reservation, you can try to grab a seat at the bar or community table.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This restaurant is not consistent in the quality of food served. The ingredients and recipes sound great, and at times it's cooked to perfection, but other times it's absolutely horrible. Mother's Day brunch was one of those days. I don't know if we can trust to go there again, which is too bad because we were so happy when they... More

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