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Cucina Enoteca

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532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955 (Across from Edwards Cinema)
+1 949-861-2222
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I needed a gluten free vegetarian meal. When the server offered to "make any any entree vegetarian- we can just take a fork and pull the meat out of the sauce" I realized they do not understand the term vegetarian. We learned there was a vegan pasta available though not on the menu- just pasta, veggies and a marinara. Fabulous!... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the bechamel sauce lasagna, the little jars of gorgonzola with toasts for a starter, and not to forget the Lavender lemonade. Always a treat to eat here because it is a little pricey.

Thank travelingfam2000
Laguna Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the chopped salad followed by a really delicious, chile-accented linguine with clams. The broth left over was a decadent treat to be sopped up the supplied crusty bread. Still thinking about the flavor this morning.

Thank 4SIGHT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Lunch after business meeting across the street. Excellent food & flavors. Service was prompt and attentive. Will return again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We went here because it had good TA reviews. It's a very pleasant environment and they have an extensive wine list. The menu is not outstanding but ok. I had beef short ribs over polenta and it was rich and creamy. The other entrees were a margarita pizza which was excellent, brisket with pasta (papperadelle) and a pasta with shrimp... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. We enjoyed the squash blossom appetizer--great lemon sauce! Pizza was good, but was cold before We finished eating.

Thank Linda F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A Business meeting in a mid Orange County area and it may become my favorite restaurant. Next time it will be movie and a dinner.

Thank GT P
Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Had training in Irvine until noon. Decided to grab lunch before heading back to the office. So glad I made the decision to do so. From the moment I waled in I was impressed. The hostess was friendly and greeted us with a smile. We were seated quickly out on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the patio... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Met with friends limited to what beer available which was disappointing, enjoyable lasagne, helpful service and not rushed which was good t see, good atmosphere

Thank senna109
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Just stopping by to review my wife and I's favorite restaurant on the planet. The food, atmosphere, drinks and service are all 110% awesome. Keep it up!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222
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?