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“As good as it gets ! !”
Review of Italian Cucina

Italian Cucina
Ranked #10 of 90 Restaurants in New Hope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Union, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“As good as it gets ! !”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Do not miss an opportunity to have dinner at Italian Cucina. Warm, inviting, delicious and more than satisfying. You will leave with a memorable experience from beginning to end. There are no menus and every day brings new possibilities for fresh ideas and yet comfortably familiar Italian food. The recipes here are truly from the heart of your parents and grandparents Italian neighborhoods. The owner and chef makes you feel at home and special. An olive oil, pesto and balsamic dip with wonderfully dense Italian bread started the meal. A shrimp appetizer cooked to perfection in a rich sauce just leaving a tiny bite of spice in your mouth as you savor the cream. Pasta that was perfectly ‘al dente.’ There were so many choices we wanted one of each. Except for the fact that we live over an hour away we would be regulars. Making a reservation well in advance is a must, as the establishment is small and be sure to BYO. You will not be disappointed. A couple of Old Kids from Bloomfield Avenue.

  • Visited January 2014
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Got a last minute reservation on a Thursday. It's actually difficult to connect the the restaurant. If you leave a message, they may not call you back. Anyway, we shared several dishes tapas style - perfect for 4 people. Everything was delicious. We started with a salad - plenty for 4. Followed by a ravioli dish, crab dish and sausage dish. Loved them all. Joe came out and talked with us. He's very personable and a great cook. No written menus - dishes are decided based on availability of fresh ingredients. Sarah, our server, was terrific. Very nice and knowledgeable. We will absolutely be back!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome!!!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

An awesome Italian restaurant in the middle of New Hope. A group of 8 of us had seen a play at the Buck's County Playhouse. On my sons recommendation he had made a reservation at Italian Cucina. It's quite a small place that only seats 22 people. It reminded me of Sunday dinner at my grandmothers house, when I was a kid. The waitress told us what was being served that night, since there is no written menu. Everything was made to order, and delicious. Everyone at our table was satisfied and well fed. Joe the owner made frequent stops at our table to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. I will definitely be going back. You need reservations and it's byob.

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Thank Njbearhunter1
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Secret No More!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

For people who think Italian Cucina is a little secret at the end of an alley in New Hope - forget about it . It was busy with delicious treats coming out if Joe's kitchen including the salads, appetizers and entrees. And yes still no menus - none needed - Irena does a fine job telling you the nightly dishes.
Everything I'd home made and tasty - go and enjoy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank John S
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Not even close in quality to the Blue Moose”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went there with friends a few months ago.We decided to write this review now since we saw that this restaurant is voted 2nd only to the Blue Moose.This rating says more about the typical New Hope diner than it does about the food at the Cucina. The chef/owner there is a great host/entertainer but his sadly is a triumph of form over substance.He combines ingredients that should never be together(ravioli and apricots anyone?)and his execution of typical "Italian American" dishes is poor.If you want a decent meal in the area and cannot get into the Blue Moose ,walk across the bridge to Lambertville which has a selection of options.That is what any local will tell you.

  • Visited August 2013
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