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“Good food and good service.”
Review of Cucina Ristorante

Cucina Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Balloch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Cucina is a Modern Contemporary Italian Style Restaurant, inspired by Italy...created at Cucina.
Vienne, France
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food and good service.”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a hospital appointment at the Vale and I thought to treat us afterwards so I looked on Tripadvisor and came up with Cucina. I've driven past this place many times but never tried it - my loss.
We came for lunch and it was great. Enough variation on the lunch menu to give all an option I think and at a reasonable price. The decor is modern and the chairs comfortable.
We had 1 starter 2 mains 1 wine and 1 soft drink for £24. The food was well cooked and delicious and the waitress was very efficient and helpful. There is a bigger choice of dishes on the evening menu (booking recommended) and we are already planning an evening visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank johnsbint
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Cucina2006, Owner at Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We aim to please and glad we did! it's takes a team effort to deliver all the aspects you mentioned in your review and all the team say thanks!!! See you again on your evening visit.
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Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We found this gem by accident and was so impressed that we had two excellent meals there. Their pizza is fantastic!! Freshly made with fresh ingredients. Very friendly service and a must visit place if you are in the area!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank j4ewe
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Cucina2006, Owner at Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Everyone at Cucina thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your first visit enough to visit again while on holiday. Many thanks again and please pop in on your next visit to Scotland.
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Nice to pop in for a quick meal but nothing special”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Food is nice enough but nothing special, service is also fine but it does not have a great atmosphere to make it special.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lynn-e-2011
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Cucina2006, Owner at Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry you did not receive the consistant high standards we have set at Cucina and found your experience to be average. We try very hard to tick all the boxes in regard to freshly prepared food, value for money, great service and a welcoming atmosphere which we normally deliver, backed by our other reviewers but seemed to miss the mark on your visit. We will continue to improve in all areas so our customers never leave feeling Cucina is an average restaurant. Many thanks again.
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DUMFRIESSHIRE
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Lovely meal that provides excellent value for money!!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

My wife and I ate here after a workmate tipped me off and the fact that its No1 on Trip Advisor. We had a great meal and the cost was very reasonable at £24 for 2 pints of lager,diet coke and a main course each. Although this place is 90mins drive away I wouldn`t hesitate in driving up some Saturday or Sunday to have another meal. Yes,its that good!!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Franmaz
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Cucina2006, Owner at Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Wow!!! Thank you so much for such a great review! We are very happy we did not disappoint you on your visit considering you are willing to travel such a distance! We hope to see you again soon but remember to book, especially at the weekend. Many Thanks again.
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent find, fab food, friendly service”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The rosemary, sea salt and garlic flat bread was ace, especially if you leave some to have with your pasta! The Carbonara with Chicken was excellent, so filling I couldn't finish. My girlfriend had the oven baked chicken and mushroom dish and ate every bit. No room for pudding, but we managed a cappuccino to end an enjoyable meal.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Gary W
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Cucina2006, Owner at Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are extremely happy you enjoyed your experience (especially the flat bread). Hope to see you again soon.
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