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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
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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192 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to Bruno and all the amazing staff for making our wedding dinner so amazing. The food was incredible, the service outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect. Can't recommend this restaurant enough.

Thank Jeannette S
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time we had been to this restaurant, it was my girlfriends 20th birthday so I had asked them for one of the best tables which they said wouldn't be a problem. However, when we got there we got the table the farthest from the nicest one (literally). Not a big deal though. The food was amazing,... More 

Thank Madeline96
Elora, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Found this place by accident on a Wednesday evening which was half price pasta night. Delicious and excellent service!

Thank mermaidloveit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?