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532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955 (Across from Edwards Cinema)
19498612222
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best whole branzino dish I have tasted. I am comparing this dish to similar whole branzino dishes I have tasted at highly rated, celebrity chef restaurants in NYC Hells Kitchen. Perfectly prepared with amazing flavors in a well composed dish. Excellent wine selection. Lovely ambiance indoors and out. We sat at a high top in the wine bar. Highly recommend... More 

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently celebrated a family birthdya here. My suggestion is there is so much to try and some of the items can be extra rich so order family style....more to try that way. Started with a couple of appetizers and moved on to the green salad...which was packed with lots of items....not justs the ordinary lettuce tomatos. The pizzas were... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

appetizers are flavorful. great steaks at dinner. al fresco dining is perfect for family & friends :) appreciated the wine list & shop.

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Thank JoieAV
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cucina Enoteca is a delicious Italian restaurant with a twist or two. The wine selection is great and generally well priced. The eclectic part is the large number of entrees, salads and appetizers. Lots to choose from. The grilled meats are also delicious!.

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Thank RichCalif
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and spectacular food. I like Brussels sprouts again thanks to their appetizer. Great selection of wines. Must make it a point to stop here every time I travel between San Diego and LA.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cucina Enoteca is a fun, lively place. It can get loud so a table on the patio is the best. The servers are wonderful and very attentive. They have many wonderful delicious cocktails to enjoy. Highly recommend the sangria & blood orange cocktail. The polenta is very good, as are the Brussel sprouts. They have many dishes to choose from.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience for a business dinner there. We had eight people in our party. We ordered several items family style (I suggest you do this too). Everything was great. The highlight was the mushroom and goat cheese pizza. The next night we were trying to figure out where to go and we decided to visit this restaurant... More 

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Thank Rick P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Burrata and you haven't visited one of the 2 Enoteca's in OC, then make a reservation unless you want to wait at these popular restaurants from the Urban Cucina Group. The Burrata is served in a hip glass jar with roasted garlic from heaven, bread, and other accompaniments. I've eaten many dishes here, pizza, pasta, meat, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurant in Newport Beach, truly Italian food Good food, friendly staff and excellent atmosphere.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've come here often, with friends, family & for business. The food never disappoints (personally, I adore the Branzino!) and the service is excellent. When I need a really good bottle of wine for an event or gift, I can count on the staff to recommend something wonderful. I highly recommend Cucina Enoteca no matter what your reason for dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 19498612222
Description
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca's menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Along with house-infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant's extensive wine list will follow a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA's wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage will apply) or purchase wine to go.

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