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Cucina Restaurant

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Oubaai Hotel Golf & SPa | 406 Herolds Bay Road, George, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a diabolical experience at Cucina Restaurant at Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa. I assume that the kitchen staff were all new as it took about 1 hour 15 minutes to get two curries. The curries were bland and not what one would expect from a restaurant. The service was diabolical and no Management in sight. Many other patrons... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

stopped off here for drinks on the terrace. great location with stunning views. we had drinks on the terrace which was really great. service was good. place was very empty though. we were the only people. pity because its really nice there. will definitely visit there again.

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Carefree, Arizona
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255 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were staying at the Oubaai hotel, it was a cold and rainy night so we decided it would be best to dine in. My husband booked us a table at the Cucina Restaurant for dinner. The food was reasonably priced, edible but average at best, and the service, if you could call it that, was indifferent. I think I... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

When walking into Cucina, the ambience and decor shouts high-class sophistication. Upon perusal of and ordering from the menu, one is made to feel like you are visiting in an "off peak/off season" time. Options are limited and expensive for what you are getting. Food is fresh and well presented, but average when taken in together with the spectacular surrounds.... More 

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2 Thank AndrissaFerreira
OubaaiHotel, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andrissa F Thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. We appreciate your comments very much and your points have been addressed with the team. Kind regards, Brian Ng Yuk Shing Acting Resident Manager More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I felt like being at home with a excellent chef and butler they made us feel like family and the steak was amazing gorgeous atmosphere

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Thank JonineMeadon
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JonineMeadon Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience in our Cucina Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Sandra Kneubuhler Acting General Manager More 

Port Elizabeth
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A bit disappointing as Italian food should be prepared fresh. The menu is huge & its impossible to prepare all this food fresh & from scratch. Probably best to eat the pizzas.

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Thank FlossPortElizabeth
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear FlossPortElizabeth Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We sincerely regret your disappointing experience. Please rest assured that your feedback has been noted and addressed with the team. Thank you again. Kind regards, Sandra Kneubuhler Acting General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were invited by good friends to this restaurant and had high hopes that it was going to be a "evening to remember" Unfortunately it was disappointing .....although the owner chef ( Italian with all the right memberships of chef's associations etc) sold his food well, but when it came to the crunch, it was far too salty, and frankly... More 

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Thank ANother2013
OubaaiHyatt, Director of Sales at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ANother2013 Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We sincerely appreciate your constructive feedback. Please rest assured that your comments have been noted and addressed with the team. Kind regards, Sandra Kneubuhler Director of Sales & Marketing More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Cacuina has the ability to be really authentic but the chef is just not producing enough real Italian food. Fresh Pasta /to be found in the Lasagna - disappointing! I chose the Ostrich Jumbalaya which is more like stroganoff. No bruschetta - Mozarella Cheese to be seen let along fresh basil. Deserts also disappointing. The restaurant is great but not... More 

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Thank familybrown176
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear familybrown176 Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback on TripAdvisor. We take all comments very seriously and your views have been noted and addressed with the team. Kind regards, Jaco le Roux General Manager More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Delightful spread! Eggs Benedict a special treat! And Excellent value for money. Friendly staff makes you feel at home.

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Thank Monique DT D
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Monique DT D Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience in our Cucina Restaurant. Kind regards, Jaco le Roux General Manager More 

KualaLumpur
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Breakfast is served here if you staying at Hyatt, good variety in the morning. Staff is helpful and will do best to accommodate you. Coffee is great recommend to have a Cappicuno.

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Thank Sanjeev0710
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sanjeev0710 We are thrilled with your positive review and so happy your enjoyed our Cucina Restaurant. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Jaco le Roux General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oubaai Hotel Golf & SPa | 406 Herolds Bay Road, George, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?