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Cucina Italiana

The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
+44 1277 369999
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a year since our last visit but the warm welcome by name to both myself (who booked the table) and my guest (whose name had not been given) by waitress Marioca demonstrated the personal service that is the hall mark of this Italian...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday Circle is a group of friends connected by their Christian faith who meet for activities, meals, theatre trips, etc. At Christmas we enjoy a meal together and this year we went to this great little restaurant. The festive menu had a great selection -...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really did get the very best when ordering our food for a take away. The margherita pizza was amazing and had lots of outstanding Italian flavours. The food did really taste very good and the staff were very friendly not only in the restaurant...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We received a very warm welcome and enjoyed the evening.The menu was good and not too expensive for a couple or a family.

1  Thank _pepper_jackie
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We go to la Cucina quite often for Sunday Lunch and have always enjoyed the experience because it is consistently good food and the service is excellent. The atmosphere and setting is very pleasant and relaxing.there is no sense of feeling 'rushed' that you get...More

1  Thank jezza991
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We visited Cucina Italiana as a couple as part of an overnight stay in High Ongar. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. My risotto was one of the tastiest I have had and my husband enjoyed his calzone. Will definitely return...More

1  Thank Jane N
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Invited here on business. What a delightful place. Very clean lines, bright and airy. The management and staff so professional and attentive. Everything I tried was well cooked and beautifully presented. The prices were also very reasonable. Great for a small intimate meal or for...More

1  Thank premier1970
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Came to this delightful restaurant on sunday for a family celebration. The Manager and staff were friendly and accommodating, nothing too much trouble. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. If you want an authentic Italian, friendly restaurant in lovely surroundings then this is the...More

1  Thank lindamylucas
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

We went for a lunchtime meal. Really nice premises. I had calamari followed by saltimbocca alla romana. The food was delicious and the service was both friendly and efficient. Will certainly go there again.

1  Thank Snoozing_Cat
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent evening, staff very friendly and attentive. The food was marvellous. I would suggest booking an early sitting for an evening meal as the ambiance is not the same when everyone leaves at about 10pm.

1  Thank petertee2015
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Questions & Answers
February 7, 2016|
Response from EllaStefania07 | Property representative |
Hi. The restaurant is it open: MONDAY to SATURDAY: lunch time from 12:00 till 14:30 and evening time 17:30 - 22:00. SUNDAY: 12:00 - 21:00 (SUNDAYS we are open all day).
June 29, 2015|
Response from EllaStefania07 |
If you call them in advance they will be really helpful :) especially the manager, Giuseppe Russo
Julie H
May 12, 2015|
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Response from EssexPianist | Reviewed this property |
I think so, like the previous person said, if you call them in advance they will be really helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $54
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  High Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 369999
  • E-mail
Fresh authentic Italian food served in a modern clean environment. This is a unique building as it has great original old features with a modern design. We are a modern, fine dining restaurant open for lunches and dinner 7 days a week. We have a bar and courtyard areas too. We are passionate about Italian food and strive to create exciting specials along with all the favourites.
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