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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


    Sunday, 5:00 - 9:00

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

    Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I must say I was impressed with the food, not your run of the mill 3lb serving of spaghetti, instead a well portioned and intensely flavored serving of food. Our server Rory was outstanding and we plan to request him the next time we visit. Its definitely a gem, I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "I love sitting at the Chef's Bar. If Head Chef/Owner Brian is not to busy he can give you his recommendations off the menu. He has never steered me wrong. I had the Burrata and Heirloom Tomato on grilled bread as an app. I ordered the stripped bass with salsa verde. It was perfectly cooked and light but flavorful. I always leave feeling satisfied and that the meal was worth every penny. It's one of my favorite places to eat in downtown."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for a last minute dinner and decided on Cucina 24. The meal was great. The flavor of both our meals was excellent. We also appreciated the great service at our table. We had a few questions on the menu and they were all able to be answered well. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Fresh, simple, yet packs a powerful flavor punch. I still don't understand why Cucina 24 isn't considered the pinnacle in Asheville"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Interesting combinations of ingredients but not over the top. It was enjoyable and delicious."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Overall the dinning experience was satisfactory. The food quality, preparation and presentation was excellent though I thought it was overpriced and the portions were marginally sized."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "for its reputation and price i would have expected little more attention to detail. the plates were good but presentations sloppy and portions VERY uneven. same dish (bolognese) for 2 different people looked..... you guessed it!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great for a date. The menu changes every day. The food is delicious. And the atmosphere is quiet and geared for adults."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Last visit was great, had the same pizza as before and this time horrible. Other food ordered between 6 people was very average."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Cucina 24 offers very good food. I had a very delicious pasta with bolognese sauce, and the homemade pasta was cooked perfectly. The sauce was complex and full bodied. I spend every other summer in Italy, and this is easily the best pasta I've had in the US outside of Italy. That said, were we seated in a surprisingly dark, noisy section of the restaurant. I actually asked for a votive candle. The music was too loud and didn't fit the ambiance of the restaurant. Overall, despite the good food, I felt I paid too much for a so, so dining experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "all sooo good. A bit disappointed in the presentation of the scallop ceviche. looked like it was dashed onto the plate with no thought put into it; it occupied the right third of the plate as if hugging the rim."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our company from south Fla were pretty picky and nixed several other restaurants we had suggested. They finally agreed to Cucina24 and we were all very delightfully satisfied with the meal, service, ambience ... everything!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were very put off that an Italian Restaurant at this level would a) Charge for bread. b). wine by the glass $12! (Same wine $7 everywhere else.) The snapper seafood dish was bland. The best dish was the procuitto with figs."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at Cucina 24 on August 3, and the food and service were excellent. The waitress was able to tell us the differences between two different bottles of Italian wine, and offered us a sample. The wine we ordered was spot on (we didn't sample it first). It also paired very well with the food. I ordered a fish soup and my wife ordered scallops. We had a cheese tray and raw oysters for starters, and all were superb. They make wood-fired pizzas and have gelato for dessert. The oysters were fresh and the three varieties my wife tried were so good she wanted to bring home the shells. We highly recommend this restaurant for dining--as opposed to just casual eating. The menu is small but has very good variety."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times previously and it remains a good choice for dinner in Asheville although entrees were less inviting and our favorite dessert, olive oil cake, was no longer on the menu. We ordered the wood-fired pizzas, which were delicious, large, and reasonably priced. The peach and bacon pizza was especially delicious. The cherry buttermilk gelato with a little Italian cookie was a bit bland but light and refreshing and reasonably priced at only $4. Service was good and the ambiance is inviting. Location in downtown is a plus."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal at Cucina24! We ordered the tasting menu and it was a fantastic mix of experimental, "foodie" courses and traditional courses. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. We loved being able to see the kitchen from our table and communicate with the Chefs while we enjoyed our amazing food. The chocolate dessert was also fabulous! Chef Brian is coming to Raleigh for a special event and we are heartbroken that it's sold out. We would love to have another meal prepared by him!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Nothing specific to complain about but the menu and food was sort of "farm to table snooty"but not actually that satisfying. I had a cantaloupe avocado salad and also a beet goat cheese appetizer and a scallops main all fine but also dull. My companions had two kinds of pizza which also didn't make our heartbeats race. Totally adequate I am sure.Nice folks great service. But I won't go back with this menu."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The wait staff was knowledgeable about everything on the menu even though it changes daily. The service was the best we have had since we last visited NY. The food was prepared elegantly and was flavorful, fresh and served hot. We could not have been more pleased."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The tasting menu is our favorite. Not only do you get the chef's best, but it's also a great value."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent pasta - everyone loved their dishes, but man are the portions small (or "European sized" as described to us by the waiter). My in-laws split their meal and their plates we're embarrassingly bereft of actual food; maybe three actual pieces of pasta to go with their two shrimps each on their pappardelle. Also, having to pay $3 for table bread is a little annoying, although to be fair they do provide a few baked breadsticks pro-bono. All that said, the food was delicious and we probably are better off the the small portions, but it would be nice if it came with small prices, too. Such is life!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent food and service, no complaints whatsoever."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went here with our blended families and sally enjoyed the food. The duck was wonderful! My only complaint would be having to wait and hour to get our food."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were early for our 7PM reservation so we got a wonderful corner booth and settled into the comfortable cushions . Our server , Steve, was excellent . We ordered a bottle of reasonably priced Montepulciano and it was delicious . We shared a summer salad and husband ordered the pasta with bolognese sauce. This was not on the menu but had been featured on the website and is my husband's favorite and Steve assured us that the chef had made some that day. Very delicious . I had pappardele with a fresh tomato sauce. Very good. We would go back to Cucina 24."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We went to dinner and decided to enjoy the tasting menu. We tried everything from oysters to octopus, duck, salmon, and it was all delicious. The only thing that was a bit risky for them to put on this tasting was a hot pepper dish. Service was friendly and efficient and the room was beautiful. We had a great evening with friends from out of town. I highly recommend eating here!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had been to Cucina 24 in January and had two great meals. This week, after many rave reviews, we took a group of six, only to be embarrassed. The oyster appetizer can only be described as a joke, since they were the size of my "pinkie" and should have never been on the menu. The wild mushroom pasta dish had a total of three mushrooms and lots of corn on a pile of rather dry pasta. No one in the group had an outstanding dish. I would not recommend again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Can't go wrong with salmon or scallops! Excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food and service. Salmon was to "die for" and roasted pig delicious!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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