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“Beautiful food, beautiful service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cucina

Cucina
West Bay City Center, Al Wahda Street, West Bay, PO Box 25500 | Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, Doha 25500, Qatar
+974 4419 6100
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Ranked #34 of 461 Restaurants in Doha
Price range: $10 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Experience an authentic Italian restaurant serving fresh and flavorsome favorites. Featuring the Anti-Pasta and Pizza Corner, indulgent desserts and an extensive grape selection, this spacious restaurant is sure to please.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, beautiful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Doha for the first three weeks after moving here for work and it didn't take long for me to discover Cucina, which is in the Renaissance next door. The food is simply gorgeous and what makes it even more wonderful is the service. Staff are so friendly we now go on first name basis. Eventhough I've found my own apartment now, my friend and I still dine there at least twice a week. The atmosphere is also lovely and relaxing, it truly does encapsulate the meaning of it name ~ an Italian kitchen.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Cucina, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Sangeeth75,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and were willing to share that with the Trip Advisor community. I have passed your feedback onto our Cucina team, who were delighted to hear about your positive experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina again (very) soon.

Best regards,
Robert
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Quality experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Enjoyed fresh carpaccio of salmon, and asparagus risotto. Both quality of ingredients and presentation was really good. Will definitely recommend it to others. Wine offering was below par though and pricey.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food for Cucina at Cucina, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Siralex1,

Thank you for your review of Cucina, and for taking time to let us know about your experience. I have passed your great feedback about the carpaccio and risotto to our Cucina chefs. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best regards,
Robert
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good resturant.. There are better options”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice place and the food is average. I ordered the seafood pizza and the lobster pasta and it was average not surprisingly better than other italian resturants. I would recommend trying te resturant though.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food for Cucina at Cucina, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Bdr999,

Thank you for your review of Cucina, and for taking time to let us know about your experience. It means a lot to us that you gave feedback about the pizza and pasta, and I have passed that feedback onto our Cucina chefs. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best regards,
Robert
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Espoo, Finland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Slightly boring pasta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Food: we had a tomato-mozzarella pasta 65QAR ~13 EUR and lasagne 70QAR ~14 EUR. Pasta was raw so had to send it back to kitchen. Second time was ok but the sauce lacked that special something. The lasagne was ok, but it also completely lacked the taste of tomato that you usually have in lasagne. So everything was quite ok and eatable but nothing to remember.

Price: Fish and meet dishes were pretty expensive. Pastas were affordable.

Ambience: Quite nice.

Service: Very good and warm.

Location: attached to the City Centre mall and easy to find as in hotel Marriot.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food for Cucina at Cucina, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Espoo_FinlandMeri,

Thank you for visiting us at Cucina and for taking time to let us know about your experience. I have passed on your feedback to our chefs and team, as all feedback continuously inspires us to do our utmost regarding food and beverage service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best regards,
Robert
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Doha, Qatar
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“Cute restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Lovely restaurant in a great hotel. The pizza's are great and I very much enjoyed the mushroom risotto as well as several of the starter options (on various visits, not just one)
Unfortunately I've found on most of my visits that there hasn't been much atmosphere due to a shortage of diners in the restaurant. This is nothing against Cucina but an issue in many places in Qatar.
They have a beautiful selection of wines and the staff are friendly and attentive.
The prices are fair and the restaurant favoured as it's been in the Entertainer coupon book for the past couple of years which gets you through the door with the first few vouchers and when the vouchers are gone you still keep coming back for more.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Director of Food & Beverage for Cucina at Cucina, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear DohaLady,

Thank you for visiting us in Cucina and for taking time to let us know about your experience. It is great to see that you have been experiencing more than one of our outlets! The entire Cucina team were delighted to hear of your memorable experience. It's wonderful to know that you have been enjoying the food and service, even after your Entertainer vouchers ran out. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best regards,
Robert
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