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“Great Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cucina Italian Grill

La Cucina Italian Grill
1780 Chanders Lane Unit 11, Behind Food Lion Supermarket, Sunset Beach, NC
9105799777
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Sunset Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We recently relocated to this area and this place was recommended by several people we met. We have eaten there 3 or 4 times and have no complaints. Atmosphere is very nice, recently remodeled. The service and food have always been great. I especially like the Chicken Marsala. I would recommend it. And make a reservation - we have seen people having to wait.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“YUMMMMMMM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ate dinner there on Aug 19th. I wasn't sure what I wanted so the waiter offered to help me down the options, and even made a custom plate of pasta for me. Penne, scallops, shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and i think a mix of vodka sauce and alfredo. It was very delicious and wow, piping hot when it came out. The garlic bread they deliver to the tables were delicious. The caesar salad was very fresh and crisp, and the dressing was lovely (tasted homemade).

Service was awesome!!!
To ensure no delays in seating,definitely book a reservation as you could wait up to an hour during the prime dinner rush.

The price was amazing. For a decent italian meal in a larger city, you could easily pay $200 for a meal for 2. My husband and I both had two drinks each, and our meals, and total was $77.
Crazy!

Ambiance is nice too. Played frank sinatra in background.

It is my new favourite restaurant in Sunset/Ocean Isle beaches!!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice change of pace from other local restaurants ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Service and atmosphere was good. Free bread is delicious. Wine is generously poured. All of us got one of the chicken dishes which were all good on the verge of very good if they just had some more salt. Everything was just a touch bland. Overall nice experience.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great food! The bruschetta, penne ala vodka and chicken parmesan were all delicious! Service was excellent as well.

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have always been satisfied with the service and our food. Our scallops have always tasted fresh and we recently had Swordfish last Friday night. We like the salad choice and the bread is well done. The pasta dishes have always been cooked to our liking.
Johnny is one of our favorite servers, he is attentive, offers suggestions and accommodates special requests, i.e., no pasta, just veggies please.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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