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“Quality local Italian.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cucina Italiano - CLOSED

La Cucina Italiano
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
1 review
“Quality local Italian.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We live nearby & go several times a month. Pleasant decor, outside patio & great food for very reasonable prices. Pleasant & competent management.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Barry P
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17 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Flavorful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very nice to have an Italian restaurant in the area. It has been sad having to drive to Herndon or beyond for a decent place. Professionally welcomed and thanked on the way in and out. Food was very flavorable. We will return to try other entrees.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Peter W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

I've been to La Cucina 3 times, after the first two times, I said they have great potential, let's give them a second chance. The Third time was not a charm. Service had been bad on all three visits. Servers have no menu knowledge, can’t answer any questions and have no idea about the wines or bar selections. I had one server who literally put the bottle of wine on the table to open it. I actually stopped her and taught her the proper way to open the wine. I have yet to get an order delivered to my table correctly.

The food has been tasteless; the tomato sauce has no flavor, the clam sauce looks and tastes like it came straight from a can and the shrimp and scallop dish have no seasoning. The only exception to the tasteless issue is the Margarita Pizza, it was so salty and full of garlic I couldn’t eat it, and I LOVE garlic.

It’s a shame, they have so much potential, but bad training, bad food and thus bad management.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank FRJersey
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Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Love this place, so convenient, great value and wonderful for an authentic Italian neighborhood restaurant. Try the Spaghetti Bolognese, pizzas, bruschetta, piccata, eggplant parm and the coffee is as good as what I have had in Italy, great cappuccino!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Gerkin3223
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food...Great Service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

I live in the area and am so glad I dont have to go out of town for great Italian....Its all right here. Fried ravioli appetizer is so good. NY style pizza and BBQ chicken pizza never dissappoints.
Staff is great. Location is excellent. Owner usually comes around to greet and make sure everything is okay. One of my favorite restaurant now.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Daniel G
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