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Cucina Italiana

4310 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558
707 966 2433
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Ranked #37 of 246 restaurants in Napa
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Follow us on Facebook: Cucina Italiana at Lake Berryessa Hours are WEDNESDAY,THURSDAY,FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11:30am to 9:00 pm Bocce & Patio is open
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73 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Oro Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

small place. good bocce court outside. not great physical plant. however food to die for. eggplant, the sausage special, gnocchi, and salads all huge and wonderful. split a salad take home the extra pasta you will not finish it. we will be back!!!

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Glendale, Ca
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Based on the reviews from Trip Advisor I called this restaurant to make a reservation. I was asked by the man with an accent, who we now believe was the chef, "where are you staying?" I replied that we were staying in down town Napa. "He said it would take 30 minutes" I said that was ok. Well it took... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Immediate seating for a couple at 6:45 on Thursday. Attentive wait staff, also very knowledgeable on the menu. The soup & calamari were a great start. The recommended wine was spot on. Gnocchi was on the mark with grilled chicken. Would return as the pricing was reasonable for such quality. Thanks for a great evening.

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Casamassima, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've stopped in Cucina Italiana during my last travel in Napa Valley. My friend Michael, who lives there, told me about a special place where to taste a real italian food. The restaurant is located on the Lake Berryessa, a pleasant natural reservoir situated in Napa County. The restaurant is managed by Chef Stefano, who is a real italian "cuoco",... More

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Dixon, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have always wanted to go to Italy. I now feel as though I have. Everything from the appetizer to the dish and even the bread was so good! This food was so completely authentic! Wow! Our table was literally groaning with pleasure. First of all we went on a Wednesday and they weren't even open. The Chef Stefano was... More

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Boulder Creek, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Always pleased with whatever we order,but my husband cannot resist the ciopino, which I can't resist dipping their wonderful bread into. Chef Stefano is amazing and such a gracious host. The rack of lamb is succulent, the vegetables always perfect, salads fresh and did I mention they do lunches to take on the road. We have never been disappointed, nor... More

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Omaha, NE
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As I often say it's hard to judge any restaurant by eating only one meal but when you specifically ask for what the chef specializes in and than order that meal, you may have a good idea of how the whole place may be doing. That exactly what the three of us did. I asked and the server said, "his... More

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Trondheim, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

outstanding lobster ravioli, clams & angel hair, and tiramisu. unpretentious, high-quality, *authentic* Italian food made my a real, experienced Italian in the kitchen. Oddly obscure location. Highly, highly recommended, the polar opposite of being at the Olive Garden.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is tucked a little bit out of the way in Napa. Chef Stefano was back in the kitchen handling everything himself. Everything was fresh, made to order, and very good All in all a great place to visit.

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yorba linda, ca
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Decided to take the Harley out for a day trip from Sonoma to Lake Berryessa. Tried googling where to stop for lunch and this little gem of a restaurant popped up online. It was FANTASTIC! We were the only ones there for a late Sunday lunch and Chef Stefano greeted us with a smile and a warm welcome when we... More

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