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CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

2730 Via de La Valle, Flower Hill, Del Mar, CA 92014-1906
+1 858-704-4500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2730 Via de La Valle, Flower Hill, Del Mar, CA 92014-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boy tough crowd out there! Been coming here since it opened! Always good! Busy and reservations a must for good reasons. It’s good. Pizza very good. Salads very good. Pasta very good. Service always good. Ambiance very good! Very happy it’s here and doing well....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tattalat
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were a group of 4, 3 of whom were satisfied withe their pasta and pizza entrees but not as fine as a really good Italian restaurant. My cavatappi was billed as having lump crab and shrimp but I couldn't see any lump crab. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HalPoway
UrbanKitchenGroup, Guest Relations Manager at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! We are sorry to hear about your experience at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar. Please provide your name and preferred contact information so the General Manager may reach out to address your concerns. We appreciate your visiting us and we hope to create a positive...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We stopped by for a Wednesday night dinner. The Cucina is definitely a "happening place." The decor is comfortable and upscale. Our server Kevin B was very courteous and attentive. Our window table overlooked the parking lot, but there's not much to be seen from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gordonc11
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I go out to eat at least 4 times a week, and I live in the North County area, so it was with great pleasure that I had one of the best meals I've had in a very long time at this restaurant. It started...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DevMarc
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Entering unusually through a retail wine section this large restaurant offers a choice of seating. There is a 20+ seating long bar, a community area with long shared seating tables with high seats, and several more conventional dining areas. The one to the right being...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

For a rehearsal dinner, the party was seated upstairs. Efficient layout, light and airy room, not too noisy. Food was served family-style and platters were very attractively arranged. The flavors were fantastic! Burrata+Tomato salad was really delicious and flavorful, with crisp buckwheat adding a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kaje54
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were a party of 6 on a Thursday evening. The place was packed and it had a great vibe. We were seated on time for our reservation. The entrance of the restaurant has bottles of wine you can purchase for your meal. If you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chorukee
Reviewed August 6, 2018

There were 6 of us on a round table--perfect setting for conversation. The wait staff was amazing; Our water glasses were never empty, our meals were presented. We all ordered different items and each enjoyed our meals.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hopeithelps26
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The food hasn't changed much over the last few years, but it's always good. The best part of Cucina is being able to explore new wines that you generally don't find elsewhere. While many are expensive, you can find some that are more reasonable than...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank krweaver
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I ordered the chicken with polenta. It was nearly inedible, burnt and hardly any meat on the chicken. I had ordered the same dish two weeks earlier and it was terrific. So my critique is not that this is a terrible restaurant, but rather, it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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March 31, 2016|
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Response from hellobeachhouse | Reviewed this property |
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
November 28, 2015|
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Response from Owen S | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2730 Via de La Valle, Flower Hill, Del Mar, CA 92014-1906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-704-4500
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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 with sophisticated technique. Their NEW wine list amply represents all the benchmark regions labeled as 'Here', 'There' or 'Everywhere' for a delightful + approachable experience. Enjoy it there or take it home from their retail wine + gift shop!
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