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“Time for a change” 3 of 5 stars
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Cucina! Cucina!
1510 11th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027-5317
425-391-3800
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Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lake Drive
Seattle
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Time for a change”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stopped in to eat with a 2 for 1 discount coupon. I have eaten hear several times over the years and have come for happy hour.

The food is OK; I had a salmon special that was good. Wife had mediocre chicken Parmesan.

Service was unusually poor. Despite a somewhat slow night we had trouble getting the waiter's attention, both initially and during the meal. We finally had to summon someone else to get a check.

I am thinking that it is time to change the concept here and change to a new type of restaurant, perhaps a type of ale house.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stopped here for a quick dinner before heading home after a long day in the sun. Arrived on a Thursday night about 8pm. Very few people in the restaurant and so the service was great. We each ordered the side portion of a caesar salad and one of their pizzas. The artichoke and pepper pizza was very good, topped with goat cheese - nice and light. Brought home half to have the next day. Husband ordered a chipotle pizza that had seafood on it. He enjoyed it but I thought it had an after taste of "smoke" flavoring - didn't care for that one. We ate on the patio overlooking the river - nice, especially on a hot day. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good service, okay food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Never had a bad meal here...food is average and consistent. Reasonably priced and convenient if you want a low key meal and you're going to a movie or just finished shopping at Costco or any of the other local shops. Easy parking and service is usually quick. Make a reservation because especially Friday or Saturday evenings this place can get crowded with a lot of families.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Tucked away between Barnes and Noble and the Regal Movie Theaters is Cucina! Cucina! It's often overlooked, but my wife and I will eat there occasionally when we are in the area. Very good selection of entrees, and good desserts too!

Visited January 2012
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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Yep - I agree - won't go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I read the reviews here - I agree with them all - slow service - dirty tables - poor atmoshpere - the food was bland - service was terrible - we ordered tea - it arrived so weak - it looked like water with a drop of carmel coloring in it....when we complained and ordered a coke in its place - the waiter huffed and from that point on he was non-attentive...we had to flag him down for everything.

My wife had a chicken wrap and the chicken inside was dry and actually burnt black - we would have complained but we had an appointment and did not want the hassel of a wait.

Definitely will not go to another Cucina Cucina any time soon.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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