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“Authentic Italian Food”
Review of Cucina Enoteca

Cucina Enoteca
Ranked #10 of 763 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Across from Edwards Cinema
Description: Irvine’s CUCINA enoteca located at the Irvine Spectrum, one of Orange County’s premier shopping destinations, is a modern Italian kitchen meets charming bohemian eatery. CUCINA’s contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality + the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci, and signature cheese + salumi. Seasonal cocktail menus crafted with freshly picked herbs from their own gardens are precise, balanced + direct, combining simple flavors with sophisticated technique. Their NEW wine list amply represents all the benchmark regions labeled as 'Here', 'There' or 'Everywhere' for a delightful + approachable experience. Enjoy it there or take it home from their retail wine + gift shop!
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

There food taste identical to Rome and Venice. When we miss the food in Italy we go here. There margerhita pizza is so delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Roejen A
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The restaurant has a cool eclectic vibe, part restaurant, part Italian goods store. It has different seating areas that meet any and all groups' needs. You have indoor more traditional, outside by the fire or out on the covered patio. The decor is a relaxed mix matched combo of chairs and seats that harken back to the cute cafes of Italy. The wine selection is good and food very good. Try the squash blossoms, they are amazing!!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Keith M
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Carpaccio requires a revision .. little flair and tons of cheese ... call it a mistake ... the pizza dry to the dish ... service that was so slow ,., guys make it happen

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ALEXANDERREVIEWS
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Delicious appetizers and good happy hour. Nice atmosphere. Nice patio seating and great for summer evenings.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank campfamily50
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Only complaint is that the staff tend to ignore you if you're obviously about to ask for the bill, but will be with you in a heartbeat if you're asking for more wine etc.

Tends to get very busy in the evenings.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank Ashleigh L
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