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Cucina Rosa

301 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1423
609-898-9800
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Ranked #17 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Short Hills
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Since Cucina Rosa has been around quite a few years in Cape May, we assumed it must be very good. (you know what happens when you assume anything). Our meals were extremely spicy. When we asked the server about this, she said, "yeah the chef likes red pepper in everything." OK well we couldn't drink enough cold water to extinguish... More

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Welcome anything but. Service rushed. Food good to very good. Salads small but fresh. Nothing different. Pastas OK. Clams for one, scampi for other. Want to sit outside? Specify on reservation.

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east coast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant in Cape May! Our table was ready when we arrived for our reservation, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I strongly recommend the pancetta-wrapped sausage served atop a bed of ricotta cheese and spinach. Delicious! Also excellent was the entree: grilled lamb chops. My friend enjoyed the shrimp and linguini. I would definitely return. Service was also very good.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very good italian food. I did not have high expectations but it was surprisingly very good and the service was very accommodating.

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Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Staff very nice, but have been there twice and found the food soggy and overloaded with heavy sauces. Sent our son there and he had same experience.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would award Cucina Rosa a 4.5 (if possible)! The Mussels were amazing with spicy red sauce and the just out of he oven, piping hot rustic bread, provided the necessary tool to enjoy every last bit "Italian Style". The Seafood Fra Diabolo & the Mediterrian Shrimp were excellent with large portions. (should have listened to the server and purchased... More

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St. Lazare
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here on June 30. The food and service was amazing. We had the mussels to begin with. They were tender and delicious. The sauce was so good that we asked for extra bread just to soak up the sauce. I had the shrimp scampi/half meal, it was so tasty and plentiful that I had difficulty... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We've been enjoying Cucina Rosa for over a decade, and thankfully nothing has changed. The waitstaff is efficient and knowledgeable, and the food is always excellent. Try the Sausage Bread with Mascarpone (listed as a "special" but they have it everyday) or the homemade Sausage with peppers and onions...both are great appetizers. The Spring Lamb Chops Rosa are about the... More

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife and I along with our two daughters, made a reservation here over the 4th of July weekend and were shocked by the treatment we received. When we arrived the manager said she did not have a reservation for us. After a few moments of her scanning up and down her reservation sheet she confirms that we did not... More

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