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La Cucina

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25 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
(519) 836-3031
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Calgary, Canada
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to La Cucina with high expectations and we were not disappointed. Service is very good, thanks to the very attentive server, the table are very well presented and the food is excellent.

Thank SGB59
Guelph, Canada
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243 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive? Well, it depends on your perspective. We all want great value for great food, ambiance and service, but that is impossible to find in Guelph, I challenge anyone to say otherwise. I don't like Italian, I think it is overpriced and I can do as well at home. If so, why not eat at home? Pasta, pizza, paninis, etc... More 

Thank ric i
Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, entré so so, desserts excellent, ambiance noisy (ventilation fans), prices way high. Wouldn't go back again.

Thank AndyN43
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Every Thursday night is date night for us since we met and this year we chose to visit the top 52 restaurants in Guelph as ranked by TA. We have not been back to this restaurant in years and it was a wonderful night for sitting out and enjoying the weather. The nicest patio in the downtown coupled with an... More 

Thank Brent B
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Listen, I'd just spent 10 days in Italy eating in Sienna, Florence and Venice the month prior. This place is just as good as anything I had in Italy. What a great place. Please go here. The owner is great and takes great pride in his food. My only complaint is the wine selection is all focused on red. I... More 

Thank David H
Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

My father and I went there for supper on a Friday night. Our hostess was delightful and we indeed felt like we were being welcomed into her cucina(kitchen) The ambience was homey with a waiter having lunch as we went by the open kitchen and took in the sights and smells of Italy. We were quickly served a complimentary fresh... More 

Thank Maurice L
Guelph, Canada
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

After having a horrible experience trying to book a party of 24 at another local Italian eatery, La Cucina was more than willing to accommodate on short notice. We were greeted upon arrival by the owner and our two servers, and we're seated immediately at a long table for 24 which was great. The owner chose apps for everyone, they... More 

Thank SunWorship46
Georgetown, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

2nd floor restaurants always struggle a bit, but this one seems to have an advantage: a beautiful covered terrace! A few hiccups during our visit(30 minute wait for our reserved table, sold out of the wine we wanted), but otherwise great. Nicely prepared menu items with the region of origin listed; courteous staff and one of the nicest views of... More 

Thank Louis B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

In a small street, in historic Guelph was a beautiful restaurant, La Cucina Ristorante. As you walk into the restaurant, you are greeted the ambiance of fresh Italian tomatoes, wines, and jazz style music. The manager greeted us when we came in and from beginning to our last check out we were treated with warm hospitality. The food was AMAZING.... More 

Thank Chakula R
Guelph, Canada
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216 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went recently for a meeting. The ambience was great, the starters and entree was great. Unfortunately, was unsure of the prices as attended a meeting. Great food and service. Will visit again.

Thank savuka1958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 836-3031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?