Cucina Asellina Atlanta
Cucina Asellina Atlanta

Cucina Asellina Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com//CucinaAsellina
  • Phone: 4047930141x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM - 10:30PM
    Friday: 11:30AM - 11:30PM
    Saturday: 5:00PM - 1130PM


    Bar Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: Until 12:00AM
    Friday - Saturday: Until 1:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Montobbio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cucina Asellina is an approachable, contemporary-Italian restaurant featuring modern Italian dishes made with simple, quality ingredients. The interior boasts stone, brick, metal, concrete and wood, creating a warm and inviting environment for your next private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 8887058408
  • Special Events: POP Sunday Brunch with DJ entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street NE
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Cucina Asellina Atlanta
Description: Cucina Asellina is an approachable, rustic-Italian restaurant featuring modern Italian dishes made with simple, quality ingredients by Executive Chef Marco Porceddu. The space mirrors its sister restaurant, Asellina in New York City, the design inspired by the essential elements of a building: stone, brick, metal, concrete and wood creating a warm and inviting environment for dining and lounging. Cucina Asellina is part of The ONE Group and is located adjacent to the Loews in Midtown Atlanta. The restaurant and lounge is open for dinner daily, lunch on weekdays and all-day Sunday brunch.

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Cucina Asellina Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
40% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One year ago, I used to go to Cucina Asellina due to their amazing home-made pasta. When I went back past Friday, I was surprised that the menu was not only reduced, but the pasta limited to the most basic options. No meat or fish on the menu as dish. They brought us the second plate before finishing the first one. The Pasta had to be sent back to the kitchen to avoid getting cold while ending the first plate. Something changed in the direction of the restaurant that makes it only another pizza place in ATL.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed
    beltlinebanditVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Calamari was fantastic, pizza good, spaghetti OK (too salty). All tables are high--didn't work well for my small wife. Watch out for the "special" it costs twice as much as anything on the menu.
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  • Disappointing
    Luvfreshfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went here after a positive experience over a year ago. Don't remember the big screen TV being there then. There were only a few tables there that night, but our food was sent to several other tables before arriving at our table, then they brought a pizza I hadn't ordered. They "allowed" me to eat the pizza I hadn't ordered, while they fixed the one I did order, then acted as though they were doing me a big favor by only charging me for the pizza they brought to us, because it was cheaper. Also, the menu didn't offer as much variety as the last time I was there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Misleading advertising
    JayEdwardVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This restaurant has some pluses. Salad ingredients were high quality. Wait staff guided us through the meal with professionalism However, the dinner menu on the web lists numerous entrees, all priced below $20. We you arrive, however, there are no entrees on the menu. They did verbally offer one "special" entree that my bill later revealed cost $38. This borders on fraud. I gladly pay $38 for an entree, but not after misleading advertising or for food of this quality.
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  • Nice experience
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had guests in town for the Peachtree Road Race and were looking for pasta the night before. There weren't many people there when we arrived, but it became more crowded as the night went on with what seemed to be mostly neighborhood people. It's a good sign when most of the patrons know each other and the servers. Our server was very helpful, but maybe took a little too much in describing the menu instead of getting our drinks. But the service leveled off from there and was good. The pappardelle was excellent. Calamari doesn't get much better and we also enjoyed the appetizers. They also have a nice lineup of pizzas. The menu isn't extensive, nor is the wine and beer selection, but the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Cucina Asellina Atlanta reviews archive.
  • Fantastic night in Atlanta
    MackVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was outstanding, service was great, and sitting outside on peachtree street was the final treat that made for a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service lacking...
    ERodVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The place looks great (modern and simple yet stylish), the menu is limited but the food is very good. Where the dont shine is on service. Our orders (drinks, bread and food) took very long. There seem to be one main waiter taking care of all (or most of the tables). Even getting water when we first sat took a while. Getting butter for the bread took for ever and one order of wine never came. The check was not correct but the waiter changed it when prompted. The waiter was clearly trying but was overwhelmed.
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  • Joanz
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful time!! Food was excellent - Second time there...would recommend it highly
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paisan
    jasonVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our waiter was outstanding and the food was very good. Recommendation should be heeded here, the chef works hard not e specials
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cut too many corners
    Antonio
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I was expecting a fine dining experience for the price of the menu items. I got a pizza with obviously frozen crust. It taste like cardboard. I was very disappointed. Cannot recommend this establishment. It was not well attended, that may be a be a bad sign.
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  • Midtown buon cibo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were in the mood for authentic & delicious Italian lunch in Midtown. This great spot fronts on Peachtree St. near 12 Street. Very pleased with the food and the attentive service. I had a generously sized vegetable Calzone with eggplant ... the inside contents were equaled or exceeded by the outside dough pastry taste and texture. No doughy heaviness. The cappuccino coffee I ordered was the best I have had -- anywhere! The chef accommodated my guest's rigid diet requirements and made a nice grilled chicken over salad for her. Easy to park in building garage and parking will be validated. We enjoyed it enough for a three hour lunch. This good spot needs more business!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good however,
    BeeG
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was very good however, the menu was limited and they were out of some things listed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A True Dining Find
    VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    A friend recommended Cucina Asellina, and it turned out to be wonderful recommendation. The food was delicious. The prices reasonable, and the service friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the perfectly prepared and generous portion of Calamari. The Caesar Salad was uniquely and attractively presented with a delicious dressing. The Saffron Strozzapreti (sausage, peccorino, rapini) and Square Spaghetti (tomato, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella) is delicious! Tiramisu is the perfect ending to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gratuity issue
    Luigi
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I had friends visiting Atlanta, I invite them to dinner and selected Cucina Asellina. Everything was very good, the quality of the ingredients, the wine recommended by our waitress, very charm attention, the manager came to say hi!... everything was great. When we ask for the bill we divided in 2 ( we where 4) When the 2 tickets came, the suggested amount was 18% , 20% and 22% but FROM THE TOtAL OF THE BILL... Just pay attention to the amount that you select .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot for a Group
    dckg
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is a fun, fresh spot for a group. Interesting yummy food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our waiter was attentive to start: refilling our water glasses, taking our orders, and explaining the menu options when we inquired. From there it was all down hill. It took 45 minutes after we placed the order for our appetizer to come out. The waiter then inquired what we'd ordered for dinner again because they'd clearly not written it down and forgotten. We asked for more of the spicy marinara for the calamari. After 10 minutes we asked a 2nd waiter to bring us the sauce. The sauce never came. Our entrees came out around the 1hr15min mark. The waiter came back to collect the calamari dishes and when we said the sauce never arrived they said that was too bad. Seriously? Great food, but I wouldn't recommend it based on the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent upscale Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Excellent upscale Italian food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for small plates & wine
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Cucina Asellina has gone in one direction since the original chef left a couple of years ago - downhill. Menu is now dumbed down and limited. Bar program is mediocre, although they do still have very good Italian wine choices. What cocktails we had were good but there is a small list of them, and no special amaros in a place that is supposed to be Italian? Started with a really good cheese & meat plate, bread was good, olives were okay. Recommendation is to stop here and move elsewhere for dinner or just have a pizza. Pasta was overcooked and ratio of sauce/toppings to pasta wrong - both inexcusable for an "Italian" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is second time there
    PamA
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    This is second time there and the food was wonderful (and came out hot, very important for me). Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yawn....
    DavJer
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food is adequate, drinks were poorly made. Too many icy bits in a shaken martini, a "twist" with more pith than lemon, a Manhattan served on the rocks when ordered up. Sausage pizza was pretty tasty, but half of it was just the crust. Arugula salad quite nice, and quite large. But the prices are way too high for the quality of food. It just seems like no one in there really cares.
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  • AMAZING PIZZA!
    foodie
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The truffle pizza with quail egg was the best ever! Excellent service and great drinks also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The place was not busy and yet they seated us by the waiter station. The food was not very impressive. They brought the bread with the food as an after thought. Overall I was not impressed specially because I picked this place to celebrate an special ocasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food; slightly understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We live nearby and come here frequently. Always fanatastic food and great drinks. They seem to sttuggle with proper staffing and hadone waiter for all table which let to some service challenges. Overall, great place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Skip the pizza, go for app & entree
    cm8910VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The baked eggplant and the veal meatballs are great. Most pasta dishes are quite good too. Love the Layer Cake Primitivo Red Wine as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We ate here because of a travelzoo promotion/coupon and will definitely be back. Seated by the owner, he enthusiastically reviewed the appetizers with us and we were not disappointed. The beef ribs in a balsamic reduction were the best I've ever had! We also selected this place as it was 3/4 mile from the Fox Theatre where we had tickets that evening, so it was a brisk 12 minute walk to the theatre from there which I enjoyed after gorging on the fresh Italian bread, ribs and freshly made pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fresh Italian
    DrewVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Great Italian food, freshly made and very good service. Only negative was the seating, basically the tables are all high top style and using bar stool type chairs so feet are dangling or tucked behind you, not very comfortable. We had a pizza and the papperdale (spelling way off) and both were amazing. Cool atmosphere only have it 4 stars there due to the seating mentioned above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    DvboundVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Great menu. Venue is fantastic too. Cozy. Definitely will be back here again. Pasta is prepared perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    mbw1atl
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Overall, the food was cooked well but bland. Not anything worth remembering.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine spill
    Inmancw
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Great food and atmosphere but they were understaffed. And the waiter spilt about a half of glass of RED wine in my lap and shirt and did not offer to comp even an appetizer. So not only did I not get to drink all of the $50 bottle I had paid for but I have a shirt to have cleaned as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Football game on TV - really??
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We walked by this restaurant and thought it looked really nice, so we went back later that night. Our server wasn't too bad other than he didn't realize it is his job to pour wine. The food was good, not great though. The thing that really put us off was the fact that the football game was blaring on the television. Not much for ambience. We could hear the music blaring in one ear and the football game in the other ear, so made for a very unpleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place has a great atmosphere
    birthdayweekend
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    This place has a great atmosphere with a big city feel. Definitely better for smaller groups or date nights. Food was nice- some interesting things on the menu. Valet parking. Also have a small area for outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian spot right in midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I had passed by the Lowe's hotel many times and not noticed Cucina. If you are in the area give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    We enjoyed lunch here and the restaurant was not busy at all but the food was delicious and our waitress was quite attentive. Would absolutely return!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was much better in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Food was much better in the past. Pasta special for the Midtown Restaurant Week offering (this is an Italian restaurant) was inedible, service was perfunctory and very scattered while the restaurant was not full... Perhaps that should have been an indicator. We brought friends to this dinner and were very disappointed. Hesitant about repeating this experience.
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  • Delicious
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food, service and ambience was all wonderful. The pasta is hand made fresh every day and is delicious!! The ambiance is rustic Italian with a city feel. It is a place I will return to in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine but mediocre... a bit schizo
    FifthGroupFanVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    it WAS a monday night but MANY places in midtown have more than four people on monday. our server STELLAR/bartender & kitchen distracted/food GREAT/come on kitchen help your staff out! put the shrimp ON the shrimp pizza so we don't have to ask for it. bartender give me a dry martini when ordered so we dont have to ask a second time-the bar closes at NINE? atlanta? not the norm. maybe there's a reason-arugula salad INCREDIBLE carbonara STELLAR meatballs EXCELLENT server FAB and what is it about "upstairs" everything that happened she said.. oh I will need to go upstairs... we don't need to know that :) is some schizo feeling about the place I don't think it the worker bees I think it the management. your folks are TRYING help them out!
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  • Great Lunch Spot
    MountainGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Cucina Asellina is a great spot for lunch. Our lunch was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was less than attentive. We had to ask for refills on drinks. The server seemed more interested in eating his lunch at the bar and chatting with the kitchen staff than serving our party.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Size of the dish was different
    EVAGT
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Size of the dish was different from the lunch we had two weeks ago to the dinner we had this week. The dish was the same but less quantity. in any case, equally delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Food was OK. Fresh pasta ordered by me and guest. Mine with fresh seafood and hers with a tough sausage. Server was surly and inattentive. Overall not an experience I need to repeat.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great neighborhood restaurant
    fussyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    A great neighborhood restaurant - fabulous food and service
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet