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CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

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Menu

VASI‏
Mini mason jars with tuscan toast
Artichoke + Olive Tapenade
$7.00
Jars $+4.00
Cured Salmon Tartare + Grape + Fennel
$8.00
Jars $+4.00
Chicken Liver Pâté + Brown Sugar Shallot
$7.50
Jars $+4.00
Herb Goat Cheese + Orange Infused Pepper
$7.00
Jars $+4.00
Tuna Conserva + Chick Pea + Caper Jam
$7.00
Jars $+4.00
Burrata + Roasted Garlic Confit
$8.00
Jars $+4.00
INSALATI
Lemon Roasted Beet
Avocado + honey yogurt + basil + candied pistachio + balsamic
$10.00
Farro + Brussels Sprout Leaf
Persimmon + apple + grape + feta + creamy walnut vinaigrette
$9.00
Little Gem Caesar
Lemon pugliese toast + fried shallot + parmesan panna
$9.50
Farmer's Chopped
Pickled cauliflower + tomato + peperoncini + caciocavallo cheese + sourdough crouton + olive vinaigrette
$9.50
Pork fennel salame $+1.50
Arugula + Heirloom Tomato
Shaved parmesan + 18 yr old balsamic
$8.00
BOARDS‏
Creamy Mascarpone Polenta
Today’s ragu
$14.00
Formaggi + Salumi
+ Condimenti + crostini
3 for $12.00
4 for $15.00
5 for $18.00
ANTIPASTI
Tuffed Fried Squash Blossoms
Herb ricotta + opal basil pesto + cured lemon aioli
$10.50
Grilled Octopus
Pickled beech mushroom + charred spring onion + acqua pazza aioli + black garlic + coriander vinaigrette
$13.50
Burrata + Prosciutto ‘Caprese’
Heirloom tomato + arugula + gaeta olive + aged balsamic
$13.50
Zuppa Di Minestra
Meatball +‏ fregola + braised dandelion green + parmesan
Cup $5.00
Bowl $9.00
PIZZA‏
Pear + Gorgonzola
Caramelized onion + candied pecan + arugula + aged balsamic
$15.00
Margherita
San marzano tomato + housemade mozz + basil
$13.50
Goat Cheese + Squash Blossom
Grilled corn + cherry tomato + squash blossom + lemon preserve + aged balsamic
$14.50
Chicken Meatball
Smoked mozzarella + arrabbiata + swiss chard
$14.50
Pepperoni + Fennel Sausage
Housemade mozz + peppadew pepper
$14.50
Foraged Mushroom
Taleggio + braised leek + truffle oil
$15.00
Smoked Prosciutto + Pineapple
Serrano chile + tarragon + mozz
$14.50
Pancetta + Brussels Sprout Leaf
Fontina + red onion + roasted garlic + calabrian chili
$15.00
CONTORNI
Mini Focaccia Loaf X Two + Sundried Tomato Pesto
$4.00
Truffle Parm Fries
$7.00
Burnt Brussels Sprout + Ivan's Hot Sauce
$7.00
Giant Meatballs
$7.00
Creamy Polenta + Parmesan
$5.50
Farmer's Market Vegetable
$5.00
Small Arugula Salad
$5.00
PANE‏
With choice of truffle fries or small arugula salad
Porchetta + Brie Panini
Arugula + truffle oil + wildflower honey
$12.50
Grilled Three Cheese
Mozzarella di bufala + asiago + parmesan butter crusted lemon bread + tomato confit
$11.00
Bacon $+2.00
Chicken Meatball Parmigiano
Marinara + mozzarella + oregano
$12.50
CE brandt farms burger
Braised short rib + fiscalini cheddar + honey mustard aioli
$16.50
Grilled Zucchini + White Bean Hummus
Balsamic onion + arugula + parmesan tasca
$11.00
Lamb Mortadella Panini
Peperoncini chili relish + provolone + nepitella aioli
$12.00
PASTA E PIATTI
Porcini Cannelloni
Foraged mushroom + tomato + ricotta + asiago + rosemary
$16.50
Bucatini
Guanciale + burnt cabbage leaf + tomato + chili + pecorino + hen egg
$17.50
Short Rib Pappardelle
Cremini mushroom + carrot + parmigiano
$19.50
Spicy Shrimp Angel Hair Puttanesca
Olive + caper + tomato
$19.50
Lamb + Spinach Creste Rigate
Goat cheese fonduta + candied pine nut
$17.50
Baked Arctic Char
Grilled tuscan kale + cannellini bean + caper berry + tomato + rosemary breadcrumb limoncello butter sauce
$23.00
Roasted Mary's Chicken
Fontina polenta + asparagus + swiss chard + pistachio pesto + poached hen egg
$19.50
Balsamic Marinated Tri Tip
Salt crusted potato salad + spigarello + barolo reduction
$22.50
COCKTAILS‏
Cucina Cup
Pimms + cocchi torino + muddled cucumber + mint + lemon
$10.00
Del Duomo
Zucca + gin + grapefruit juice + fresh pressed lemon + simple
$10.00
Biondina
Contratto white vermouth + dolin blanc + ferrand dry curacao
$10.00
Ramato
Carpano antica + sweet vermouth + fresh pressed orange + bitters
$10.00
Negroni Russo
Vodka + aperol + dolin rouge + orange zest
$10.00
Sardinian Red Sangria
Red wine + anisette + brandy + fruit + splash of soda
$9.00
Kensington White Sangria
White wine + peach brandy + triple sec + fruit + splash of soda
$9.00
Basil Gimlet
Gin + basil + lime + simple
$10.00
Peach Julep
Bourbon + mint + muddled peach
$10.00
Cucumber Blossom
Vodka +‏ st germain + simple syrup + lime juice + muddled cucumber
$10.00
HOME GROWN
Chai Spiced Rum
$9.00
Roasted Pineapple Gin
$9.00
Vanilla Bean Bourbon
$9.00
Red Jalapeno Tequila
$9.00
About
CUCINA enoteca is a two-story, 8,500 square-foot Italian restaurant and wine shop located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. CUCINA’s contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality + the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci, and signature cheese + salumi. Seasonal cocktail menus crafted with freshly picked herbs from their own gardens are precise, balanced + direct, combining simple flavors
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous covid-compliant service. Excellent, creative food, and lovely, original and trend right surroundings; given you’re in a higher end strip mall, just off a busy road, and opposite Gelson’s and McDonalds, this is a great find for a buzzy night out.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful couples dinner last night! I loved the family style options which we did for one of the salads but they have pasts as well. We started with an amazing wine from their extensive list. In fact, for our second bottle the sommelier actually came...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

We had 2 great salads and branzino. It was hard to pass over great looking pizza. We may stop by to take out. It’s pretty lively there.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Beautiful decor with great food. I have visited with family (kids made their own pizza) and also with friends. Perfect for date night or family dining.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Unique interior – lots to look at. Large high top tables in the large open seating area. Happy drinks and food. We had the giant meatball (lots of black pepper), the tricolor salad (very fresh – made as we watched) and the polenta and ragu...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Californian-Italian restaurant with freshly made pastas and retail wine store. Made a reservation through Opentable for 6:30pm on a Saturday. There’s plenty of parking and the entrance is through the wine store. You check in with the hostesses to the left. We had to wait...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

I have always loved the vibe, cocktails and food at Cucina but I am not a fan of recent changes to the bar menu and spirit collection.. Replacing one of the best gin in the world, Bombay Sapphire with an Italian white lightening spirit does...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Fanciful cocktails & delicious family style dining made this private ‘night before the wedding’ a special memory. The staff was attentive, food delicious, atmosphere rustic & romantic. I’ve not eaten downstairs/off, But the entire restaurant was aglow!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

Really good vibe at this busy restaurant. The menu is somewhat small but the dishes are very good. Make a reservation.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

It's just off the I-5 and in a shopping center, but Cucina enoteca Del Mar is a cleverly designed, visually appealing restaurant with an interesting menu and good service. It can get a bit crowded, but with good reason. Give it a try. You will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Hello. We Uber so we don't have to worry about a designated driver. We use the San Diego Marriott Del Mar hotel. It is about 4 miles south of Enoteca just off the 5 and the 56 in Del Mar Highlands. L'Auberge would be... More
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For bottles brought in from outside, our corkage is $20. We do have our in-house wine shop where you can purchase a bottle for the table or to take home. For bottles purchased in-house, the corkage is $8. As a few have... More
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