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$7 - $29
Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great evening, food was lovely & the staff very attentive. We paid £50 for 2 courses with one beer, a soft drink & a coffee to finish each (2 of us). Prices are unbelievably fair for the quality of food. I’d recommend this place to...anyone looking for a enjoyable evening & for those not fussed about the “Boujee” dining experience. 8/10. Real good food, great pricing, thought the atmosphere could’ve felt a little warmer (we liked the music when we could hear it!!) Thanks again!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Cucina Coffee. house on the way back home- next to the restaurant. Staff were friendly and attentive, We ordered sandwiches and were pleasantly surprised to receive the sandwich and the welcome bonus of a beautifully presented side salad and some...crisps to go with the very fresh packed sandwich. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, they weren't busy when we visited, but another echoing space with hard surfaces everywhere. Also, the menus were well-used and worn, and printed in black on green or brown, so not easy to read. BTW the linked menu from the summary page is the...takeaway menu, not the table d' hote or the a la carte that we actually ordered from, and all 3 differ. My usual group of Mum, Sis and myself. They both ordered a (honeydew) melon, proscuitto and rocket starter, and I ordered mussels in a tomato, chilli and onion sauce, which was hot enough to please me. So I got a second dish for disposing of empty (and closed) shells into. Here's where the service did slip up though; it would have been good if we'd had cutlery for our starters before the dishes were served rather than just after. We all felt that the proscuitto was a little dry and chewy, although they both enjoyed the melon. I've had larger and sweeter mussels, although they weren't over-cooked. We all ordered different things for mains; Mum had fusili in a Bolognaise sauce al forno (and it obviously was from the cheese topping), Sis had grilled chicken in pasto (with salad she didn't touch and great chips), and I had fusili carbonara with extra mushrooms. The sauce was good, but the pasta was slightly overdone for my tastes. Sis felt that her chicken was overdone and dry. Then dessert; Mum had a huge mint ice cream sundae, and I had vanilla ice cream with an espresso. Despite these reservations I'll be back sometime.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pizzas which we ordered for takeaway Great value and big choice of toppings. Tasty and thin base. Highly recommend Friendly staff too

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Our Cucina experience was a 10/10. We are currently on holiday in balloch and came across cucina after reading their excellent reviews and we definitely weren’t disappointed. Our meals were excellent and the service was great. Highly recommend the mussels in white wine sauce to...startMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Very nice and good location. Eat regularly at Italian restaurant as enjoy. The restaurant is in great location, glad there was good space between the tables and staff very polite. Menu had a reasonable amount of choice but I recently went to a Glasgow Italian...restaurant (sorry was more option and a little more authentic). This is a local restaurant to me and yes I would return, it was good food, partner loved his steak, starter we shared was lovely but portions sizes are big! Be warned haha.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

We had a lovely meal here and they were very family friendly. There was a delay in placing orders as the kitchen were busy so they gave complimentary bread. The food once presented was really tasty. I started with the garlic bread from the specials...menu which was served on a bruschetta and was nice. My husband ordered the feta and red onion pizza starter which was large and really nice also. I would have changed the cheese to mozzeralla although my husband disagreed. The chicken pesto on the special menu was my main choice and it was really tasty. My husband had the pasta Arrabiatta which he enjoyed and added chicken to it. The children again were well catered for and the menu were both Italian and traditional options available. The best part was the unlimited drink as part of their menu. Whilst we enjoyed our food the setting felt a little bit like a canteen setting. It was very open and mirrored too making it feel very open to everyone. They catered well for families and the food was delicious so overall a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

The food here was amazing and the portion sizes were massive. We found the prices reasonable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely meal and really enjoyed eating here.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021

Wow! What a huge contrast from the Duck Bay restaurant (1/5) from the previous evening. Really relaxed and happy covid-safe restaurant. An extensive menu with great teamwork amongst the staff. We had freshly made flatbread, followed by main courses of salmon, steak and pasta. All...cooked to a high quality. The staff do the simple things really well. For example, whilst our waitress, on the way to clear our dessert plates, was asked for some more ketchup by another table. The waitress immediately turned round, fetched the ketchup for the table and then returned to clear our plates. The staff and management deserve a huge credit for a friendly atmosphere and a well-run restaurant. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

A lovely restaurant with an extensive gluten free menu, with alternatives provided for most dishes. We had an evening meal here but also had breakfast and lunch too over a couple of days. Amazing service and friendly staff who really looked after me. For lunch:...honey ham and mustard on gluten free bread with salad and crisps. My friend has smoke salmon and cream cheese sandwich. A superb cappuccino and Irn-Bru chaser. For breakfast: gluten free bacon sandwich and cappuccino, with my friend having poached eggs with black pudding and a coffee. For dinner: gluten free pizza - tomato and mushroom. With my for end having tuna and olive. We both had bruschetta with tomato and red onion, mine was gluten free. The pizzas were very big especially the gluten free one, less of the usual GF child's sized pizza. Ace service, lovely staff.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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March 5, 2017|
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Response from jessbrown1557 | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside area but not covered so no use in bad weather
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Kitcorm | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of day, I was there early evening and did not have to book but later may require a booking, best idea would be to phone and ask.
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Cucina2006 | Property representative |
Hi, yes I recommend booking. At present we are a small restaurant with only 14 tables so we book out fast, especially at the weekends and Sunday is popular with families and friends. Hope to see you then. Many thanks, Jason... More
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Yes, Cucina Ristorante offers takeout services.

Cucina Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5