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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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San Rafael, California
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The restaurant might have changed ownership since the previous visit of about a year or more ago. The service was slow, the waitstaff was not particularly knowledgeable about various types of wines (I am in the wine business but don't know all of the wineries) and there seemed to be more of an emphasis on pizzas rather than fine Italian... More 

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California
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?