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$13 - $24
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

My husband heard from friends that this restaurant was very good. So we decided to give it a try. We had not been to any Italian restaurants in a while as I have a Gluten allergy & not many serve gluten free pasta. Very nice...ambience & great service. My husband totally enjoyed his dinner. Me, well it was tasty, However, the Gluten Free pasta was a complete & utter FAIL. Didn’t look like pasta at all. It had completely broken down to bits & pieces of pasta. Now, as I said it was totally tasty BUT if it was ‘regular pasta, would it had been served? I doubt it very much. Now I could have sent it back, but I WAS HUNGRY. If you are going to ‘serve’ Gluten free’ pasta, Learn How To Cook It!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

We loved La Cucina! Great food and service! We just came back from Italy and this was every bit as good as what we had there! Ryan was a fabulous server and the food was fresh and really delicious.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. The food was so good. It's small. Call ahead and make a reservation if you can.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021 via mobile

We lucked out that a party of six had just canceled when our party of six walked in. The staff were fantastic, easy going, and attentive. The food… Wow. Everything was spiced just right, cooked perfectly, and tasted rich and delicious. The free bread was...an instant success for everyone. I recommend the fried calamari as an appetizer. The salads were fresh and cold. And the main courses really delivered an authentic Italian flavor. This place is very popular, so make sure to call and make reservations a few days in advance.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 1, 2021

We have been dining at La Cucina since it opened years ago. We have always found the food and service great. Outstanding special dishes. Right now better to make a reservation since the restaurant openings and people are ready to get out. Always love our...experience at La Cucina.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021

While the food is always wonderful here, the service is lacking follow up. Our waiter, Ryan, took our order happily. Food arrived promptly. We asked for salt and pepper. Waiting and waiting. Called to Ryan about the salt and pepper and he came back and...slammed it down on our table and walked away quickly. We also realized one of our party did not receive their drink. So we motioned to Ryan again. He came over and I told him about the drink. He didn't even apologize. He brought the drink and slammed it down in front of the person. Ryan was very friendly during our ordering and once we were served, he totally forgot about us. Was he mad because we called to him by name twice? Then don't give us your name. If we return, we will ask that we not be seated in Ryan's section.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 30, 2021

The people who dine here are tourists. The cooks can feed any garbage to the tourists and they are not gonna come back, are they? So, the food and service are terrible beyond repair.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

Was one of the first seatings ( 5pm) and there were 4 of us...Took quite sometime before our waiter acknowledged us...Drink order finally came, ordered our dinners....We have dined at La Cucina many times and usually they are shoving the food down your throat to...get you out, fortunately that was NOT the case on Saturday evening which was wonderful....What wasn't wonderful was we constantly had to look for our waiter for more drinks, he served a meal to my only my husband which was the wrong dinner, then came back and said it was the wrong dinner and apologized....he took the dinner and served it to another table, not a good practice at all. Finally our dinners came, which were delicious and plentiful, we were not done with our dinners, when he dropped the check. Told him we weren't done without dinners, and we would be getting dessert. Love the food, service, thumbs down......More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 15, 2021

Although we have only done take out because of the virus in recent months, it was amazing. Previous to the virus we went here often and have NEVER gotten a bad meal. I may have reviewed this restaurant before but after I read some of...the negative reviews I felt compelled to write to say the food is as good as ever. In fact, I am going to make a reservation for my 52nd wedding anniversary dinner soon. This is our favorite restaurant anywhere on the beach, to include all of the numerous ones in Myrtle Beach! Keep up the great service and food! We also love the music and atmosphere in the restaurant Those of us that know good food and we do (we come for a family with professional chefs) will continue to come back!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2020

We came to town from Charlotte to look at homes nearby on the main land. We stayed on Ocean Isle. We had planned for this to be our first dinner out since February. After a long drive and spending sometime at the pool, we decided...to order take out. We ordered Fried Mozzarella, Shrimp Cocktail and two orders of Chicken Parm. When my husband went to grab food- we discovered that the starter in our car died. We looked for an Uber but doesn’t seem they are readily available this time of year. We called the restaurant to ask if they had prepared food and it was ready. I asked if they could store it on the walk-in and we would grab it in the morning. They offered to personally deliver it. The shrimp cocktail was amazing (I am from Cape Cod, Ma). My Husband's Mozzarella was perfect. Salads and bread were fresh and tasty. The Chicken Parm was some of the best I have ever had. The fresh Marinara Sauce was so tasty. I can’t thank the staff enough! We will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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I don't know, I suggest you call them and ask...
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Response from kjmarks57 | Reviewed this property |
IT would be best to contact the restaurant directly. The group of (about 16 people) I took to La Cucina was seated at 2 tables, side by side. We went at lunch time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Cucina Italian Grill

Yes, La Cucina Italian Grill offers takeout services.

La Cucina Italian Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4