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“Always enjoy our evenings here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cucina Enoteca

Cucina Enoteca
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Ranked #7 of 647 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Across from Edwards Cinema
Description: 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.
Tustin, California
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8 reviews
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“Always enjoy our evenings here!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I always enjoy our evening here! The appetizers are wonderful. We love scanning the wine racks for our dinner wine. We truly enjoy the polenta board of the day...so yummy!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Terry C
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Irvine, California
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Italian food in a good environment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Italian food at moderate prices. Their pizzas are great. If you don't have a reservation, you can try to grab a seat at the bar or community table.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank calitraveler1981
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Laguna Niguel, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Terrible Mother's Day Brunch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is not consistent in the quality of food served. The ingredients and recipes sound great, and at times it's cooked to perfection, but other times it's absolutely horrible. Mother's Day brunch was one of those days. I don't know if we can trust to go there again, which is too bad because we were so happy when they opened and the food was great along with the service. We took some friends over for the first time, and we were all very disappointed at the food, they never went back but we did and have had as I said some good meals there, but don't think we want to take a chance again. Three of us ordered the breakfast pizza which supposed to consist of Creme Fraiche along with Bacon and Potato. The bread for the pizza was so dry and over cooked to the point that it had many black spots on the edges. No sign of the creme fraich, the bacon was scarce and burned therefore it lacked the taste. We ended up eating the very middle and leaving half of the pizza on the plate. We also ordered the parmesan waffle which came with the fried chicken and fennel slaw. The waffles were soggy, the slaw was the best part of the dish, oh by the way, I had only four little pieces of chicken with a bit of slaw, couldn't eat the waffle for the price of $14. The price would have great if the food was good, but it wasn't.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank jewel52
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, unique food but bad service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was pretty good and unique. However, the service wasn't good at all. We asked to split our bill on 2 credit cards and instead she charged both cards the full amount. Also, she didn't come by our table very often and she was hard to track down. I would go back again but hope for a better server.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Lisa H
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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542 reviews
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“Very good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

The food is very good, especially the pizzas. The menu is interesting and had more than standard Italian items. Portions are generous, so even though the food is not cheap you can get more than one meal out of an entree. Service is very good and the atmosphere is casual.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Kat0425
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