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Cucina Enoteca

31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-2940
+1 949-861-2222
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Ranked #7 of 536 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
Monrovia, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family had dinner here to celebrate accomplishments and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant! The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious! We all ordered different meals and every dish was amazing! I would highly recommend the pork chop and the short rib pasta. We all agreed that we will be coming back often!

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Chula Vista, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

What a great and unique place, food so delicious, service #1, and atmosphere very original we loved it

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in Irvine! You should go for the wine list alone, as they have an extensive one, and the wine prices are like going to a wine store, instead of the usual 2x to 4x markups most restaurants have.

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Irvine, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten lunch and dinner at this restaurant (not on the same day!) and all I can say is that the food is absolutely addicting it is so good! I love their kale salad with wheatberry which is now a kale salad with butternut squash. Their soups are all homemade and delicious. My friend had their eggs for brunch... More 

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Park City, Utah
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I loved this restaurant! I was there for a business dinner, and had the honey roasted eggplant and goat cheese pizza! It was amazing!! We also had the chicken liver pate w/ brown sugar & shallots served with fresh bread for an appetizer - also delicious. We ordered lemonade with cucumber and it was truly yummy!! You have to try... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Been here for lunch and dinner many times and what amazes us is that it is always good food and the service is always first rate. If they have the Brussels sprouts as a side you have to try it. Spicy and cooked al dante - just perfect. The pizzas are always good - add an egg to make it... More 

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Irvine, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was very high quality food, especially for a restaurant in a shopping mall (Spectrum). If you are looking for a solid Italian meal with some creativity in a well-decorated space (not pretentious, down-to-earth, but definitely touches of old Italy) this is a good place. The prices seem a little high - not for the food (it was excellent) but... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food... trendy hip vibe... nice service. Food and drink taste healthy and organic. Great appetizers, especially the one with whole roasted garlic. Yum!

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Irvine, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very good Bucatini all'amatriciana, spicy shrimp puttanesca angel hair & Margherita Pizza. The Rotisserie chicken panini was average. This is a very nice restaurant with seating also in the two patios. A little on the pricey side.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our American friend took my partner and I to this recently opened Italian restaurant in Fashion Island. The ambience is cool, the crowd are great, very Newport Beach. The service and food are both excellent. The short rib pasta was great but so was the spicy shrimp and pizza. The wine list isn't crazy priced either. All in all a... More 

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Additional Information about Cucina Enoteca

Address: 31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-2940
Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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