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Cucina Enoteca

Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free, Pizza
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532 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618 (Across from Edwards Cinema)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location and service. Excellent dinner options. I had a "Whole" fish- with filleted sections (beneath what appears a whole fish head to tail) and no bones. Delicious!! Attached is a photo of lighter dish my wife chose- Excellent. Know ahead of time they charge$8.50 corkage fee for wine they sell, or that you bring.

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Irvine, California, USA
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can just order anything and pair them with infinite wine selection. Do not forget the deserts. They are even better.

Thank Anthony W
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 couples for an early dinner after 5 pm Happy Hour drinks and appetizers! The seasonal (summertime pink) sangria was really good, and even tastier at a special reduced price. We all oved the yummy cheese filled and fried squash blossoms. We even ordered a second round of brussels sprouts. Our favorite entree was the short rid parpadelle family style.... More 

Thank KimBenTravelin
Irvine, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge dessert person and their Rosemary lemon bar with sorbet is my favorite dessert. I have been there only twice but the place has a quirky look and the servers are friendly.

Thank dslerner
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there were 6 of us for dinner. service is great, food excellent. not sure about menu for kids but all the food was exceptional.

Thank Karen S
Newport Beach
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't easy to find a good Italian restaurant in the area but Cucina Enotica is good. The food here is above average. I'm not a pasta person but I enjoyed their shrimp puttanesca. They have great selections of wines and also serve burrata that goes well with red (I enjoy this combination. ;) What makes me come back to... More 

Thank Eriko S
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had eaten at the Cucina Enoteca at Fashion Island and was not impressed with the food or the service. However, some girlfriends who live south of me picked the Cucina Enoteca at Spectrum to meet. I was reluctant given my mediocre experience at the other location. WHAT A Difference! The spectrum location was packed, but we received excellent wait... More 

Thank Lisa C
The Woodlands, Texas
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had dinner with work colleagues during the week. The services was very good and the menu had some great dishes on it. Very tasty.

Thank Rick L
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

If you love Italian food and your not picky then this place is for you. However, if your picky like me and really wants to enjoy an Italian meal this place is OK!

Thank amoullie
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed nearby and walked to the Spectrum to discover this gem. We shared the fried zucchini blossoms, pizza and short rib pasta. Very cool atmosphere, great service and food! We had a large group and our waiter was very attentive!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 19498612222
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?