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“Good pasta” 4 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.
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I didn't really expect to like it too much, but I loved my ravioli, and my husband really enjoyed his pizza. The house wine was nice, too. Plus, there are coupons in the Entertainment book.

Visited January 2013
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Cucina, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello “Anguw”
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent visit to Cucina and it is good to hear that you had a great experience, including our fantastic Cucina pasta’s and pizza.
The Cucina team will be delighted to get you feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best Regards
Robert
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Doha
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Could be better but worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Nice interiors, comfortable seating and some zippy staff. Nice that the manager was present throughout our meal and we felt that whatever we needed was obtainable. Food however, was only average. Pizza's lacked flavor and the generally dishes felt a little plastic. I might be wrong, but was surprised that my partner received packet spaghetti.....quality was average and the pesto was too oily. Will go back again, but think they should look at their ingredients again and go for a fresher approach to match the decor and market feel. Bread could have been more interesting...at least a decent foccacia or garlic pizza bread would have been a tasty appetizer.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 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, Director of Beverage & Food at Cucina, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello Raybeyleb
Thank you for taking the time to share such detailed feedback of your visit to Cucina, it is much appreciated. It is with such feedback that we can endeavor to continually improve our product and service. Chef Massimiliano has now arrived and has been in Cucina for a few weeks now and is developing the Cucina menu. Thank you once again for your comments and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Cucina.

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Robert
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

We went in there thinking that this is the best Italian restaurant in Qatar, it turned out to be good, but not the best.

Everything was great, except the food which in my mind wasn't as expected, we tried many great Italian restaurants around the world, we couldn't feel the Italian taste in this one.

I recommend it, but you have to manage your expectations before you go.

It's a bit pricy also for what it offers.

They said they are bringing in a new chef who is Itlaian, which is a great news.

Will come back to check it in a while.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Cucina, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello Tariq
I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us in regard to your recent visit to Cucina. Chef Massimilliano has now arrived and has been in Cucina for a few weeks now and will appreciate your comments as they endeavor to deliver authentic Italian food. Thank you once again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best Regards
Robert
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“Best Italian in Doha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is our favourite Italian restaurant in Doha. Great staff and food! Setting at dinner is a little dark though. The only negative poin in my opinion.

Visited January 2013
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Robert C, Director of Beverage & Food at Cucina, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share the experience of your visits to Cucina and it is good to hear that you had another great meal. To be listed as “your favorite Italian restaurant” is a great testament and the team will be delighted to hear of your comments. It is always fantastic to welcome return guests back to Cucina and your loyalty is much appreciated. Thank you once again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best Regards
Robert
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Service and Authentic Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Wonderful staff, that remember your name and drink preference. The food is wonderful, but if you want something that is not on the menu the chef can whip something up in a flash that is excellent. They really cater to your likes and if they don't have what you want in the restaurant, they will find it somewhere in the hotel. They did not have cocktail onions for the martini and magically found some in another restaurant. The nice antipasto bar and fresh fish is a great option when you don't want a heavy pasta. One one occasion the chef whipped up a steamed lobster and pasta in a cream sauce. Delicious. Above all, the staff, we could go to many other restaurants but the staff is so welcoming and friendly, we choose Cucina when we crave Italian and good service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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, May 5, 2013
The Cucina team would like to thank you for taking time to share your comments on your recent visit to Cucina. The team will be delighted to get your feedback and it is great that you have enjoyed the food, wines and service. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cucina soon.

Best Regards
Robert
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