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La Cucina: Italian Trattoria

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118 n 2nd street, Vincennes, IN
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

I've enjoyed a nice supper here, but I had lunch here for the first time last Saturday. We arrived just after they opened, and there was only a couple of other people besides us, which is a shame, as the lunch was delicious. I had the half portion of the soup of the day and a Panini, the portions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Piper87C
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Robinson, Illinois
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106 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Sadly this gem in Vincennes closed on 12/31/2014 apparently after about 5 years. This was by far my favorite restaurant and chatting with the owners Vicki and Lou made the experience special. I will miss La Cucina when I'm in Vincennes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The salad had visible dirt. Waitress didn't offer to make it right. I find fresher bread at Walmart. Shrimp Scampi was cooked noodles & cooked shrimp. Tasteless. Owners are very friendly, however. We don't mind paying higher prices, but expect better quality.

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Robinson, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've enjoyed a nice supper here, but I had lunch here for the first time last Saturday. We arrived just after they opened, and there was only a couple of other people besides us, which is a shame, as the lunch was delicious. I had the half portion of the soup of the day and a Panini, the portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Just like mama would serve....a limited menu allows great flavor and fresh Italian. I've enjoyed most of the menu over the last year and return whenever I'm in the area. As a recent vegan, Vicki accommodated with a spicy vegetable ragu that was very tasty. Try the eggplant, or the sausage and peppers or the meatballs, or the lasagna and... More 

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Hutsonville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ate here for the first time yesterday. Very small place, but cozy and good atmosphere. I was a little put off by the minimal menu, but our dinners were excellent. The starter salad was just average, as was the bread. But my entrée (eggplant parmesan) was VERY VERY good, a large slice, well-prepared with lots of cheese, firm and flavorful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I love the fact the owners are hands on in this quaint Italian eatery. Very fresh home cooked Italian. The specials are always good and my favorite pre-vegan was the sausage and now as a vegan, the eggplant. Try them all and you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

As a recent vegan I was concerned I might not get to enjoy my favorite restaurant in Vincennes. Vicki's eggplant is better than most meats I can remember and get sauce is the perfect blend of flavors. This is still the gem of Vincennes. Can't wait to return soon.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My family and I stopped at La Cucina after driving a few hours from Paoli to see a concert and were on a tight schedule. Although it's a small space they were happy to accommodate our group of 6 and the friendly waitress helped us choose dishes that wouldn't take too long so we could make it to our concert... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The food is Fantastic! Check their hours before you go. They close between lunch & dinner hours & I believe they are closed on Monday.

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Vincennes, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you live in the Vincennes area or are returning to visit friends/family, or maybe you're just a businessman or vacationer passing through the historic little town of Vincennes and are looking for a great meal - well, paisans, it's LA CUCINA! Housed in a restored historic building beside the former Old State Bank of Indiana (Vincennes branch, circa 1838)... More 

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Additional Information about La Cucina: Italian Trattoria

Address: 118 n 2nd street, Vincennes, IN
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Vincennes
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 n 2nd street, Vincennes, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Vincennes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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