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“Good Food and Fun”
Review of Italian Cucina

Italian Cucina
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in New Hope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was with 7 women to celebrate a very special birthday for one member of our party. The restaurant is set back from the main street and one should have their eyes open to find the entrance. The owner does place a small sandwich board near the street (but not visible by a car) to mark that you are here. The food is fresh, no menu, so what the chef picks out at the market is what you get. There are a variety of choices listed verbally by the waitstaff. Everything we ate from the salads to the main courses were well prepared and flavorful. The presentation was lacking but the quality of the food made up for a lack of artistry on the plate. The chef/owner is extremely friendly and spends time talking to his customers as well as sharing a sip or two of wine with your group. (it is BYOB) We ordered a birthday cake from a local bakery and the owner did not mind bringing in a local vendor to supply the cake. The pastas are home made the salads are an interesting combination of flavors, and the sauces are divine. If you are in a hurry don't come to the Italian Cucina. Your food is carefully prepared as ordered and the kitchen is small. Reservations a must! I would like to return in the fall to taste the seasonal changes to the menu.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stooped by the Italian Cucina as we were strolling through town. Met Joe the owner and ;earned that he was from a town near our home. We made reservations and returned for dinner on the patio that evening. The food was fantastic, no menu, new items prepared daily. We shared the special salad which was very generously proportioned. We ate the shrimp appetizer and the meatball appetizers and both were incredible. The entrees did not disappoint - seafood trio (lobster tail, jumbo shrimp and lump crabmeat over fettucine and completed with a light alfredo sauce. The pasta entree was a delicate pocket filled with six cheeses, topped with lump crabmeat and a light vodka sauce. Joe really knows how to prepare a fabulous meal with a variety of unique flavors and hearty portions.
This fine restaurant is a must if you are lucky enough to get a reservation. Thanks again Joe for your fine hospitality and terrific food!

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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Went off season, Thursday night @ 6pm and told come back in 30-40 minutes!!!!! REALLY, are you kidding????? Who turns customers away??? What time do you stay open until if you are not ready to serve by SUPPER TIME???? That's it for that place went somewhere else. Bad business.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

The experience is like no other. You feel like you are in a friends kitchen. Joe will greet you at the door and welcome you into his Italian Kitchen. He is also the chef. The food is delicious. The crab salad and grilled scallops are the BEST I have ever tasted. Everything is so good from salad to dessert. Joe will visit you at your table with a glass of red wine in his hand and treating you as if you were family. The prices are reasonable and the experience is one you should not miss. Love love love this place!!!!!!

Sharon C.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

As Italians we are so critical of Italian eateries because we always compare it to our grandma's cooking. However our very first visit to THE Italian Cucina in New Hope, PA was as if Nanna was in the kitchen preparing all the meals. Very intimate setting, the owner greets every customer with a passionate feeling. The food is the best I have had across America! Perfect for couples in love, families celebrating special moments or just anyone who wants a tremendous experience in atmosphere and amazing food. Filet with crab and lobster!!!! WOW

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