We found Cucina Urbana listed as the #3 restaurant of about 3400 in San Diego, Calif. and called for a reservation a few days in advance. It was located within walking distance of our hotel but when we drove past it, it didn't "look like much" from the outside. It is on the street level of a newer, non-descript high-rise and I was tempted to cancel our reservation after doing a "drive-by." Thank goodness we decided to give it a try,..what a TREAT! The walk-down atmosphere was eclectic, cozy, and VERY upscale, yet casual. Our appetizer (chicken liver pate), breads, and entrees (mussels for me, lasagna for my husband) were absolutely FABULOUS and reasonably priced. They had an extensive wine list, again, very reasonable. The wait-staff was outstanding also. We will DEFINITELY return to Cucina Urbana and will/would recommend it to anyone going to downtown San Diego. It is NOT to be missed!!!!
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