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Cucina Enoteca - Irvine

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Italian, Organic, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar
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31 Fortune Dr, Suite 306, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-2940 (Across from Edwards Cinema)
+1 949-861-2222
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA...
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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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, good ambience

Have always had wonderful food here. The ambience is quite good, the only slight issue (probably only for me) is that it's part of Spectrum which sort of takes away the tranquility of the experience with crowds walking back and forth. Service is generally attentive and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
peegoo69
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Lansdale, PA
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Lansdale, PA
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have always had wonderful food here. The ambience is quite good, the only slight issue (probably only for me) is that it's part of Spectrum which sort of takes away the tranquility of the experience with crowds walking back and forth. Service is generally attentive and helpful.

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Bronxville, New York
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've dined here several times, and the entire experience is consistently excellent. The food is inventive without going beyond itself, and the flavors always work. The wine list is wide-ranging, with mark-ups that are much lower than you usually find. Service is attentive and friendly.

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Orange County, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited during dinner hour. Very nice patio, ice tea delicious, pizzas pretty good, server was great (sorry we forgot her name), prices reasonable. We will go back again.

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London, England
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Easy parking. Seating in a lovely bright outdoor room. An offer from the Bellini Bar, a young man with a tray using freshly juiced Orange and Carrot to make Bellini's. Pleasing to the eye even if not a breakfast item to my taste. The breakfast menu was terrific, but I had a yen for a pizza, and what a pizza... More 

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Irvine, California
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I may be in the minority b/c many people seem to really like this place but I thought it was just ok-not bad but nothing memorable. The description and looks of the food are better than the actual taste-that's why it's just average for me. It's kind of a fun setting and atmosphere and perhaps that's why people like it... More 

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San Jose, California
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is one of many restaurants at this Mall. The service was not very good. The server mixed up the order, served things in different order, and he seemed to order stuff on the computer when we asked about an item. All that being said, The food was very good. In fact, I am willing to try it again, because... More 

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OC, CA
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is my daughters favorite restaurant. The service is always 5 stars. The food is very good but over priced for the quality and those the 3 stars. Very loud if that is your thing

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Southern California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just love this restaurant!! Can't beat the ambiance, the service is top notch, and the food is amazing. We got the Squash Blossoms to start off with and I wanted to lick off the sauce from the dish. We also got the pizza blanco, fantastico!! The arugula was such a nice balance with the sauce. The Grilled Cheese -... More 

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newport coast, california
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have visited this particular location a few times purely for the food. The servers are excellent but the initial reception is lukewarm at best so it puts me off a bit. Overall, nice to hang out & relax.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had the stuffed squash blossoms and the pasta shrimp puttanesca (highly rated dish). Not sure why this pasta dish was highly touted. The portion was very small and the shrimp were tiny. I was also half way done with my meal when my request for grated parmesan cheese arrived.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Fortune Dr, Suite 306, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-2940
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?