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Cucina 24
Cucina 24

Cucina 24 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cucina24restaurant.com
  • Phone: (828) 254-6170
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm



    Dinner:



    Sunday, 5:00 - 9:00



    Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm



    Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm



    Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm





    CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Canipelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Otis Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking on Wall Street as well as Wall Street parking garage.
A word from Cucina 24
Local chef Brian Canipelli has opened Cucina 24 at 24 Wall Street in downtown area. Cucina 24 features Italian cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "my husband loves the restaurant but was concerned with the different, small menu. However the choices were excellent. He had the hanger steak and I had the duck. The hanger steak was tasty and tender. the sides were great. My duck wasn't tender but still was excellent and tasty. I often choose because of the sides (okra and corn). Then came the dessert and liquors. There was only one conyac but the waiter suggested the good bourbans and different bitters. My husband ordered bourban with the dandelion bitter. It knocked his socks off. We had the pizelles and ice cream. It was great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Can't go wrong with salmon or scallops! Excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I went in with a group of 7 and had the chef's tasting menu. It was great and all in our party had a wonderful time. I can't wait to make it back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic! Service was impeccable! Our server, Claude, was very knowledgable about all the dishes, friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend this if you want a nice night out in Asheville."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was looking for a nice dinner for our 15th anniversary close to our hotel in downtown Asheville, and was recommended Cucina 24 by the concierge. Our table for two was in back room with several others, close but not exactly intimate. We got a few great oysters with minced scallion, an excellent salmon/melon starter, an outstanding barata with cashews and mildly curried sauteed carrots (best of evening), squash blossoms fried with crab centers (great) and a very well prepared nc drum split between the two of us. Our service was phenomenal, a perfect level of attentiveness with a dash of originality and humor. We would not hesitate to go back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food, nice ambience, friendly and professional waitstaff. Interesting menu with out-of-the-ordinary selections. Portions may be viewed as small to some--otherwise as fine a choice for fine dining (or pizza) as can be found in Asheville. Chicken liver crostini appetizer followed by NC Drum and wild salmon were excellent. Summer squash complemented the fish nicely."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Overall, a good experience, but portion sizes were quite small for the price. A lot of buck for the bang. I don't mind paying top dollar for fine dining, but for the price, there are lots of other restaurants in Asheville that can deliver as good or better of an experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Before mentioning the food, the serving staff must be complimented. These folks work as a team and they aren't intrusive. In a city known for wonderful food, but less than stellar service, this group really stands apart. Good recruitment, training and leadership is apparent. Now to the food. We started with a couple of small plates and then shared an entree and a salad. Small plates (burrata, stuffed squash blossoms) were accompanied by wonderful fresh vegetables. While the entree (gnocchi) was not much "larger" than the small plates, it delivered a savory punch. My past salad experiences elsewhere is that the greens are often over-dressed and past their prime. Not so at Cucina - fresh greens, lightly dressed. Simply outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My family and I went here for dinner on a quiet Saturday night. We had the burrata and foccacia to share. They were great! We all had the spaghetti which was good. Portions looked a little small to the guys, but in the end it really was enough and it left some room for dessert as well. Desserts were fabulous, I had the strawberry fennel panna cotta and it was wonderful. Wait staff was very attentive, no long waits, very friendly and courteous. They were out of the wine we had wanted to order but the replacement was excellent. Overall very good. Would definitely go back! Great for a romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I do not enjoy going to a restaurant with cozy seating and soft lighting with a huge bustling kitchen in the middle with glowing overhead white tube lighting... Really killed the mood... Also, the sample menu they give on the website is from February... Nothing we were interested in eating was on the actual menu that day... Disappointing!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food and service. Salmon was to "die for" and roasted pig delicious!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We live downtown AVL and C-24 is at the top of our best AVL restaurant list - and we have many great ones. Always friendly, professional, competent service and excellent food. Menu has many standard items but they are always prepared a little differently through the course of the year making each visit a slightly new experience. Always excellent and timely prepared and served. Staff turnover is infrequent which is a sign of a well run establishment and staff remember steady patrons. A reliably excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Arrived for our reservation to find the restaurant empty... yet still questioned ferociously about our reservation. I have been to many fine dining restaurants in the US and Europe, however to have only four main entree choices is pushing the bounds to where a menu becomes a set meal, which is not as the restaurant advertises. Also for the price, you would expect more choice and variety. Maybe the first idea would be to not add pork elements to all dishes as there are those of use who do not eat pork - in Asheville I would have thought this already was known. Apart from all this, the service was great, and maybe on a night when the menu suits you pallet you would enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My partner and I visited Cucina 24 for a romantic dinner at the end of our trip to Asheville. I had been there one time before years ago and had very fond memories of their delicious cheese plate. I had the hanger steak, he had the tagliatelli, and we ordered 2 glasses of the Campo di Majoli. Without a doubt, one of the best meals both of us have ever had (and we are major foodies who have eaten at a variety of fine restaurants). The wine was amazing, and we ended up buying a bottle of it to take home with us. The staff were top-notch. Can't recommend this place highly enough, and we have already agreed that we will try to get a table here on every trip we take to Asheville."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening - service was excellent, food delicious and a great vibe - a home run on all counts!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We took out if town guests to Cucino 24 and we had a wonderful time. The restaurant was noisy enough to seem energetic yet quiet enough to talk. The food was beautifully presented. The sweetbeards were the best in Asheville. The tagliatelle was perfectly prepared. Our only disappointment was the ricotta gnocchi whichshoukd be like little clouds that float in your mouth but instead were heavy, tough and dry. The service was exceptional - knowledgable about the menu, professional and courteous There when you needed them but not hovering."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were very happy with the food . I had seen an extensive menu online and was surprised when I was handed a 1 page sheet for the menu. The server told us that they go to farmers market that day and menu is determined by what they buy. I had the Gnocci which was with squash in some light sauce I think with basil. It seemed to be seared in butter so had a nice crust. My husband had bolognese and said it was great. I had a chocolate gelato with nuts which was the perfect finish. It was not the typical huge portions like in most Italian restaurants so I could have had a salad too. The server was very helpful and would definitely go again . Perfect evening We ate at 7:30 and it got crowded as we were leaving."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We might have come at an odd time, holiday Sunday for early-ish dinner but the place was almost empty (save the employees and a handful of people at the bar). It was quiet and the staff was very attentive. The food was unique and all tasted very good!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Consistently delicious food; great wines and cocktails; excellent service"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " Nice ambiance and the service was attentive but not overly so. I found the food to be only average. For the price, I would not return for dinner but would go back for drinks."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Drinks were first class, service attentive, food outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very knowledgeable server, great location, and amazing food! Would definitely order suckling pig again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food always, a treat to see what's on the menu today. Localvores will be happy to see so many fresh seasonal items."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We tried Cucina 24 last year and were disappointed big time with the enticing menu items and the lack of flavor in the food. Decided to give it a second chance and was even more let down the second time around. The menu SOUNDS fabulous but was just not executed to its fullest potential. Our server seemed nice enough but wouldn't stop moving long enough for us to order, in fact I think he walked away distracted several times while we were asking questions about the menu. The flavor profiles were missing depth, and, well, salt. I love the ambiance, I love the idea here, I just wish the plates would live up to the descriptive menu listing."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cucina 24 is such a deal: Excellent service, wonderful and affordable meal (loved the chocolate dessert!), and relaxing atmosphere--a totally great experience! Look forward to going back on our next trip to Asheville."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Took my better half there for our 40th Anniversary. Great apps.....French breakfast radishes in garlic butter! The rabbit and squash main dish was very good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "always great - I loved the quail. My companions were a bit disappointed in the pizza. The flavors didn't "jump out" to delight them, but overall excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Attractive Bar, nice pour, and pleasant dining area in sight of the kitchen. Friendly attentive service. Novel appetizers and small plates including white anchovies, pork belly, whole sardines etc. Excellent very tasty novel pizzas and pastas. Good breadsticks. As usual, skipped desserts. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "When we travel we prefer to seek out nice local restaurants so we asked a local that is very familiar with downtown Asheville for a recommendation. Cucina 24 was at the top of the list. We're glad we took his advice. We're not true foodies, but we do enjoy a nice meal, and this place more than met our expectations. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly, and the service was appropriately attentive. The menu changes daily and at first seemed somewhat limited, but in reality there is enough variety that one is able to find the perfect selection. We opted for two pasta dishes, and both were excellent. Everything was fresh and flavorful. We definitely would go again. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food here is outstanding. So good we went back twice in our one week in Asheville. Menu changes every day, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Homemade pastas and pizzas are amazing, as are the fish and meat dishes. Tried a lot of dishes over the two visits (including tasting those of my family), and every one was terrific. They really know how to cook here! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a great dinner entertaining business guests. Our group of 5 was well taken care of. Everything we had was well presented and just the right portion sizes to make for an enjoyable evening. They also have a very nice bar up front. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was our second visit and it was just a great as our first. That being said it was a bit better this time thanks to our wonderful server. The attention to detail in the food and service is why we will continue to come back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have frequented for years, good spot to bring out of town guests."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The big surprise is the food, then the staff then the ambiance. A great menu that changes DAILY. Where do you find THAT? Couldn't suggest one thing that they could improve on. Treat yourself to a gem."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to Cucina 24; we took friends from Atlanta to dinner on a holiday Sunday night. Our reservations were for 6:30, so the restaurant was still quiet with just a few tables occupied. We were seated and immediately a waiter was in attendance, bringing us a bottle of an excellent Prossecco, that I had requested as we were seated. We were attended to with information, humor, and very prompt service. The wine list is outstanding; we were offered tastings of two vintages we were not familiar with. The food was prepared with great care and presented attractively. As we were midway through our meal, the restaurant filled and the noise level became somewhat uncomfortable; that would be my only criticism. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Every time we are in Asheville we make a point to go here . The menu is interesting , tasty and full of flavor . We have never been dissappointed with anything here . The hangar steak and pork was delicious ! Love this place !"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed the service and most of our meal was very good. The duck liver crostini was incredible , the rabbit (antipasti) was flavorless over powered by pickled vegi and 1/2 a pickled quail egg. The price point is a bit high for Asheville but for a nice night out this will stay on our list or maybe we will just sit at the bar and have a glass of wine and the duck liver crostini! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Highly recommend the chef's tasting menu for a delicious variety of courses all unique and divine. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The most amazing, most authentic tapas! A standout among great restaurants in Asheville."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Amazing good and chef. Gnocchi, scallops, barata and chocolate plate were amazing. Highly recommend, coming from a Chicago foodie. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014