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Cucina Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Italian, Wine Bar
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510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2614 (Tunstead)
415-454-2942
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food in a comfy environment

The pastas are my favorite thing at Cucina. The combinations are interesting and the sauces are delicious. When I last visited, the zabaione was unavailable; I hope it has returned - the warm version is delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Sharon H
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San Anselmo, California
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California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been going to Cucina for 20 years thru various ownerships and chefs - always been satisified with the food. The new management is abrasive, confrontational and obnoxious - my wife asked for a glass of Ice for her soft drink, the manager went into a rant about why its too expensive to make ice with the new county... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The pastas are my favorite thing at Cucina. The combinations are interesting and the sauces are delicious. When I last visited, the zabaione was unavailable; I hope it has returned - the warm version is delicious!

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Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We dined in the back wine bar for the first time in 6 months and found the restaurant had changed owners. We visited with David, the new owner and he told us of the changes he was making. The bar is now shorter than it was, but that will change at some point, as the entire back room is to... More 

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Cambria, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Cucina lacked my favorite dishes, like anything with veal. I could have cooked the New York steak myself, except that I would have added a wine reduction and mushrooms.

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Tahoe Vista, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We wanted something causal but with nice food and Cucina worked very well. Nice menu with imagination for the vegetarians in the party. Pizza was a little overly crisp, but my partner liked it that way. The owner and staff were very friendly. My fish was very good.

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San Anselmo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I always enjoy Cucina. It's small,cozy, the menu is very unique and the food is always good, fresh and nicely presented. The wine bar in the back is a nice place to meet friends.

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Lyon, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I ate here with my mother last week. We originally came in to get take out but the rest of our party wouldn't get home until an hour and a half later so we sat down and ate at the restaurant. I got a glass of prosecco and the Insalata di Bettole: An arugula salad with roasted beets, avocado, toasted... More 

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San Rafael, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This place is always busy, but they always manage to make room! Food is wonderful, winelist extensive. Ambiance in the main dining room enhanced by the open brick pizza oven. Love this place!

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San Francisco, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had read the reviews and decided to try this place out. Everyone mentions the free bruschetta and it is nice but I think it is more about the comfy feel of the place. Had the roasted beet salad which was outstanding. The had the linguini fra diavalo very nice, spicy, great texture. Could have had a bit more sauce... More 

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Napa, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The service here is good, the menu approachable. Wine list is reasonable, and the ambiance is good. But the pasta is AMAZING. One can have a proper Italian meal with starter, pasta, protein, desert... and wine for a reasonable price. Kid friendly, but not kid noisy. Staff is pleasant and knows their food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2614
    (Tunstead)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Anselmo
  • Phone Number: 415-454-2942

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?