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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

Had dinner on a Tuesday night - only half the menu available. No fish of the day , 2 x entrees "off" even the pasta! Menu is limited anyways so this cut choice/s down even more. Prices - on a par with Queenstown which Oamaru...More

Thank pippa64Oamaru
CUCINA_OAMARU, Owner at Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2017

Dear Pippa64, Im sorry you were not happy with our restaurant! The 3 choices missing in the menu were the ones with Fish, So no fish of the day, no tuna or Vongole. We had another 2 pasta chioces in the menu if you wanted...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

The place is gorgeous, the staff are friendly, the decor is wonderful and the meals are presented like is a fine dining restaurant. Unfortunately the flavours of the meals really lack. The food is really bland, even though well presented. A little disappointed for the...More

1  Thank dgof86
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This would have to be the best meal i have ever had eating out the service was outstanding and we will be back

Thank BrennanBDunedin
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Returned to Cucina for a 2nd meal this time with guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, our guests also enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly, helpful service.

Thank HoorayforHazel
Reviewed March 5, 2017

A group of 12 cyclists just completed the A20. service was good, fast and very high quality. Not cheap but well worth the price

Thank bryan l
Reviewed March 2, 2017

New ownership in thuis restaurant serve à perfect diner in friendly setting! Good quality food and wine

Thank jhuijs
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We had the most AMAZING long Sunday lunch, there was so much food that I lost count of the courses, they just kept coming! The food was delicious and service great. We didn't want for anything, and will definitely be going back. The atmosphere was...More

Thank dollmakernz
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Easily the best meal we've ever had today!! Highly recommend Cucina's long lunch. Fantastic atmosphere, full as a tic and well satisfied! The waitresses were on the ball the entire time and it would be an understatement to say the food was absolutely amazing! Great...More

Thank Steph P
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Five us us enjoyed Cucina's Valentine's Day degustation menu on Tuesday and my mouth is still watering when I remember it. From the warm welcome when we arrived through friendly and efficient service for eight delicious courses, beautifully presented and tasting devine, we couldn't have...More

Thank EleLudemann
Reviewed February 15, 2017

there is a really good atmosphere, stylish décor and attentive service here but I just felt the food didn't quite reach the same heights. I had the rib-eye steak which was well cooked but it just lacked something in terms of flavor and the overall...More

2  Thank Ken S
Nearby Restaurants
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.20 miles away
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.04 miles away
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.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
489 reviews
.11 miles away
Steampunk HQ
715 reviews
.09 miles away
Oamaru Public Gardens
138 reviews
.36 miles away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
74 reviews
.12 miles away
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Do you have gluten-free options
January 17, 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
Do you have gluten-free options
January 17, 2017|
Response from Shane_Rees | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5696
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Situated at the south end of Thames St ( the gateway to the Victorian Precinct ) OPEN Monday - Saturday at 5pm - late ( our kitchen closes normally at 9pm but if it's busy we stay open until later). Here at Cucina, we strive towards creating a consistently comfortable and enjoyable environment, in which you can appreciate Oamaru's finest fare with your friends and family. We believe in supporting local business, in which incorporates fresh produce. Our intention is to create a restaurant filled with great food, beer and wine, and most importantly, enjoyable times, wherein maintaining a high standard of integrity.
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