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La Cucina

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40 St. Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
+44 1865 793811
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is medium-sized restaurant at the beginning of Cowley. We went there on the recommendation of a friend, but found the experience terrible. Service was very slow. The recommended special was gone by the time we ordered. Had another special (partridge), which was positively inedible (bony and overcooked). Tried to charge for extra bread as well. Pasta and gnocchi were... More 

Thank PeterEP2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went to La Cucina after plenty of recommendations. We went simple, pizza. It was ok, but nothing mind blowing. Very bland pizza, not as tasty as you want it to be. The dough is a bit of a let down. I'm hoping it goes back to the restaurant everyone used to rave about!

Thank Sophg1986
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week in London, and we took a day-trip to Oxford to visit some friends. They brought us to La Cecina for lunch. From the outside, this restaurant fits the bill for "Nothing Special." But, on the inside, WOW! was the food great. First, we had some amazing wine. Second, I had a wonderful pasta... More 

Thank Psychologyguy
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105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb freshly prepared Italian food in a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere. I had mozzarella and tomato salad to start - top quality mozzarella but perhaps not enough tomato. I had lemon and crab ravioli which was utterly delicious. OH had a good pizza. Excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and will definitely return. Highly recommended.

Thank Makk28
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After searching for a venue for my brothers 60th Birthday we decided on this restaurant there were 14 of us. From the start the boking was easy and the staff so accommodating, as I was chopping and changing the amount attending right up to Saturday morning. Each of us all had a great meal with great service quick and not... More 

Thank luke00
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price is quite high given the miserable quality of the food. I ate a risotto with squids. The dish at 5 or 6 small squids at the most. My girlfriend ate a salad and shared with me her disappointment.

1 Thank Tiago N
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!! Excellent food, fantastic service, Sophie the Belfast waitress great, don't wate your money going elsewhere, I am now a La Cucina convert !!!

Thank OW66
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had the roasted red pepper and dried tomato salad for a starter. Hands down best and freshest salad I have ever had. The house red wine was rich and bold and the Eggplant parm , melt in your mouth.The rustic apple pastry with mint was scrumptious. Best food either of us has had on our European vacation. Don't miss... More 

Thank Gardenhopper
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330 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We were staying across the road, so ended up eating here two of our three nights. Had pizza one night, and pasta the next, and both were delicious. Friendly staff, and very reasonably priced. Would recommend!

Thank ladybugsSydney
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Located in a not very nice part of Oxford, but it is central and there is parking and lots of buses stop close. Some outside seating in the warm weather, and surprisingly spacious inside, with plenty of glass (so light) and tables not too close. The only drawback is, it is very noisy, I think because the tables and floor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $31
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St. Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 793811

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