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La Cucina

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25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-836-3031
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've had some really great meals here and some not so great ones. So for that reason it's not a place that comes first to mind when I'm deciding where to eat.

Thank Pete D
Acton, Canada
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for years, but this was my first visit. Wish I had come years ago. Great atmosphere and delicious food. The bread is unbelievable and I don't usually eat bread.We were a party of five and everyone loved their meals. Being family we all had a taste of eachothers dinners so got a good sampling of... More 

Thank lucyl64
Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 14 was celebrating a special birthday and all I heard throughout the meal was: "That was delicious!" The service was impecable. Not intrusive to our party at all but always checking to see that everyone was pleased. The Chef's definitely know what they're doing. We enjoyed a full Italian meal: antipasto was phenomenal with something for everyone... More 

Thank l0rihill
Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We visited La Cucina to celebrate a very special birthday with friends. The ambiance, service and food were all amazing! We will certainly be back and highly recommendL a Cucina to all Italian food lovers.

Thank _white_jayne873
Calgary, Canada
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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247 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

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 September 25, 2016 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 46 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
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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 

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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-3031

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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?