La Cucina Cafe Ristorante Pizzaria

La Cucina Cafe Ristorante Pizzaria

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Hours
Sun
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer free wifi?
About
Charming and Modern Italian Restaurant located in Lauderdale By The Sea. Serving Authentic Italian Dishes. Pasta is made fresh daily, Pizza's are made with Italian milled flour for a fantastic Napolitano Pizza. Fish/ Seafood and Meat (Veal chop/ Scaloppine) are fresh and change daily. Desserts are made in house and proud to serve Italy's finest coffee Kimbo. Great location for lunch and known for their famous"Italian Pannuzzo". Known for being true and respectful to the Italian Cuisine La Cucina is a must when in South Florida.
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles139 reviews
Excellent
107
Very good
21
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Laurie B
Boston353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
We were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem in a little strip mall. Food was just wonderful. We split a salad of field greens. It was large, fresh and had a delicious dressing on it. It came with hot strips of baked dough and olive oil. So good. I had the homemade soup of broth with tortellinis filled with ground veal and herbs. Perfection. My husband had the Margherita pizza and declared it the best he’d had since we had been to Italy a few yrs ago. Prices are reasonable and service is very good. Don’t miss this one!
Written September 20, 2021
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J333FL
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Claudia & Endrico truly have a special thing going on. The veal chop was to die for and whatever my friend was eating was delicious too. Im not going to attempt to guess how to spell or pronounce its name but was a dish with sausage homemade pasta and I thing broccoli maybe. Anyway great atmosphere food and service and nice wines too. On my top list of the best of Lauderdale by the Sea restaurants!
Written April 18, 2020
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Irishprces13
Atlanta83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Was suggested by the driver of Why Walk Shuttle and my husband and I are so glad we took that suggestion. We ate there twice during the weekend we were there. The staff is lovely, warm and knowledgeable. Liz was great her recommendation were spot on, my husband loved the grilled octopus, lasagna and the shrimp in a spicy red sauce over linguine was so yummy. The second night we got the steamed mussels in a white wine and butter sauce and the meat lovers pizza again, so very yummy. The meal was finished with a limoncello that was amazing. Thank you to the chef and staff for two wonderful meals
Written December 19, 2022
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Rhonda K
Zurich135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
The staff was friendly, I haven't had spagetti carbonada for years, my partner said 'try it' as you really like it! I tried it,extreme small portion, not the least bit creamy and little favor. My partner hada special of the day - cod with tomato sauce and pasta. Cod was cooked well, very tasty, unfortunately the texture and taste of the tomato sauce was dry. The bottle of (tap) water was way overpriced $7.50. The wine was from Pulgia, average, also way overpriced.
Written March 11, 2022
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PeggyAnn M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
This was the best food, not just Italian, we have had in years! And the most gracious service! It was an evening we will not forget! In January 2023, we came to Lauderdale by the Sea for a warm getaway; we live in Alaska. Several people here recommended La Cucina, so we walked over from our hotel, only to find the restaurant packed, with more people waiting outside. We vowed to make reservations the next time we visited Lauderdale by the Sea. We are back, and last night, we made reservations. Claudia could not have been kinder. She showed us to our table and helped us choose our meal -- I tend to get tied in knots with a menu that contains so many glorious options, from fresh homemade pasta to amazing specials that make your mouth water! Claudia also helped us choose the right bottle of wine. Thank you! At the end of the meal, we thanked Claudia and her husband for a fantastic evening, from food to service to wine. She said the loveliest thing, "We may come in as strangers, but we leave as friends." We highly recommend this restaurant! It is small and inviting. For families and friends. For date night. For business. For any time! We are already planning our next visit next week!
Written October 28, 2023
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marciaj313
Highland58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Wonderful Italian food. Greated by owner who makes you feel so welcome. Small & intimate seating inside. Attentive service. The bread is great. The specials offered at night are diverse as well as those items on the menu. I would say not a great place for younger kids. Most all diners are adult. I've been here numerous times, tried different items,and not once disappointed. Suggest you have a reservation. Casual dress, no beach wear.
Written July 20, 2021
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deborahecker
Pittsburgh4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Don’t miss this! Fantastic authentic Italian food! Claudia was the best server, so attentive and Enrico the chef was accommodating for my picky taste buds. Went with my husband and both of our meals were excellent! Plus, they make you feel like family!
Written May 19, 2024
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Susan L
Laguna Beach34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 couples
I’ve traveled all over the world and in particular been to Italy time and time again I love the cuisine in Capri. But Enrico the owner/chef Can match almost anything you get in southern Italy. I have the huge shrimp Fra Diavalo with pasta Or veal Milanese with a side order of carbonara. Don’t Forget a great bottle of Italian wine to go along with your dinner. Place is a 10 but I hesitate to recommend it because I would go there every night if I could and I don’t want you to take my table LOL.
Written May 23, 2020
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Paula L
Covington412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We’ve been eating here each time we come to the area for a few years. It’s always delicious. Indoor/outdoor dining. Daily specials. The chef has a way of combining tastes and textures in a remarkable way. Presentation is also well done. It’s a small and cozy place. Loved by locals and tourists so I recommend reservations. Closed on Mondays. Wines are from Italy only. Everything on the menu is good.
Written February 26, 2023
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Bubbles432013
Thornwood117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Very casual dining with fabulous food. Well prepared dishes are served here. Husband and wife team run this establishment. Just a few tables indoors, so plan on making a reservation. Pastas, pizza, salads, and entrees all delicious. We went twice during out vacation, tried the antipasto misto, asst. cheeses, calamari, buratta antipasto, pizza, gnocchi, lamb special, shrimp with spaghetti. Wine was very good as well.
Written July 18, 2021
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Tracy F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
One of my favorite spots in Lauderdale by the Sea! Food is on point each time. So authentic! Just close your eyes and you are in Italy 🇮🇹 I buy a couple Panettone's every year from them around the holiday season. They are heaven! A must stop each visit!
Written November 9, 2023
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RayNYC9
359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
Really excellent Shrimp Fra Diavolo - shrimp over linguini in a red sauce. Don’t miss that. The pizzas are better than average (say a 4 put of 5.). Call ahead and then pick up - 30 minutes later. Does have some outdoor and indoor tables as well.
Written March 16, 2021
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Paula L
Covington412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
La Cucina is an Italian gem. Intimate dining experience. Everything on their menu is beautifully prepared and served. Delicious homemade pasta, bread, salads and desserts. Lovely wine selection and everything served with a personal touch.
Written March 6, 2024
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MLopez
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Absolutely amazing! I felt like I was eating my long lost Italian nonna's food. Both comfort and just the best Italian food I've had since being in Italy. Nice homey ambiance, great food, and amazing service is more than I coyld ask for on my birthday! Can't wait to come back! Wished I coyld give them 10 stars!
Written July 8, 2023
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AlW
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Delightful family- run restaurant. Lots of excellent pastas and pizzas. Always a fish special and several veal preparations. We've eaten there several times and never been disappointed.
Written March 26, 2023
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