Cucina Venti
Cucina Venti

Cucina Venti

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cucinaventi.com/
  • Phone: 6502541120x
  • Hours of Operation:


    S-Th 11:00am-9:00pm

    F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Zomora
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer a great catering menu. That everyone loves. Providing plates, utensils, napkins, etc. for free as well as no delivery fee. ( Hard to find. )
    From our platters size options of salads, sandwiches, pizza's, pastas, and so on. Every choice is wonderful. As well offering a mixed dessert of tiramisu and cannolis.
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays and Thursdays live music in the restaurant from 5pm-8pm
    This is also a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Shoreline or Pear movie theater.
  • Special Events: Cucina Venti is a great choice for your next event. Offering an event management team. We can take care of your next event. From A-Z, you wont have to worry about a thing. Just come and have fun.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Shoreline Blvd
  • Public Transit: VTA Route 40
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking across the street.
A word from Cucina Venti
To the sea breezes of the Amalfi Coast and winding back through the ancient towns of Tuscany, Cucina Venti has captured the soul of Italian cooking. We take pride in bringing you the very best.
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Cucina Venti reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (13)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • great for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    we had a party of 20-22 for lunch and the staff was great - the food was served so quickly, that it made the most of our busy work day luncheon celebration! food was great on all levels. did i say the staff was wonderful??? we LOVE coming here for dinner onesies, twosies and groups of 20! great variety of food choices for all palates and requirements - flexible too. one of our company faves!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Miranda2show
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a party of 4 for dinner. Food was great, and so was the service. I really love the friendly atmosphere, white lights and outside tables. In a hurry up world, I felt like we were not rushed and made to feel welcome and attended to. I am taking my boss to lunch there today!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, hiccups with service
    Dragonflydeb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We ate at Cucina Venti for the second time before a concert at Shoreline. There were 4 of us, & it was early so we were eating a bit light. My hubby & I split a greek salad and a pizza. One friend ordered an entree salad & a bowl of soup, the other a green salad & the short ribs. We were asked if we wanted the salads to come out first, & we said yes. Our friends received their salads, but we did not get ours until the pizza came out. The short ribs came out before our friend had a chance to eat her salad. We talked to our waiter (who was wonderful) and he said that he did ask for it to be timed differently, but sometimes the kitchen gets busy and doesn't read the order. In summary, the food was good, but the experience wasn't as good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Everything was great - food, service, value- we will return. Sit outside - it's really noisy inside
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and a good meal
    Steve
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Kinda tucked away in a corner of a bustling strip center, we were fooled by the location thinking we ran across a simple pizzeria. How mistaken we were. The menu was broad enough to satisfy our party of 12 without one person ordering what I'm sure was probably very good pizza! Wine list was adequate and our servers attentive. Don't plan on making it a late night here though, they started tabling chairs and mopping floors before we were ready to leave....obviously they close early. Overall, very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missing the gelato!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was delicious as always, but Cucina Venti used to have a wonderful selection of yummy gelato. The only desserts available were tiramisu and cannoli.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration
    redhead65
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    we arrived early for my husbands birthday celebration. They placed us at the table I had requested on Open Table. While taking our drink order, our waiter, Giovani, made sure to get our grandson a plastic cup for his drink. The food and following service was perfect, attentive without being overbearing or overdone. we had brought a bottle of wine and it was opened at the perfect time. Earlier we had dropped off the birthday cake. It was served with our coffee with great fanfare. My husband loved the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent choice!
    Bravo
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It's nice to see a good, high-quality restaurant in this area. Excellent food, great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Service
    FalguniM
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This place has very good quality food and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this place get better everytime
    jsch
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We love this place. Everytime we eat here we love it more. The staff is very friendly & helpful. The food is amazing. The cocktails are creative. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Foodielover2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This place never disappoints. Always has great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent-If Out of the Way
    ttommyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This find in between the Computer Museum and Shoreline Amphitheater is an excellent Italian restaurant and a terrific choice on your way to a show or any other time. Our group was impressed with and enjoyed every dish we shared. There take on Linguini Carbonara was incredible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • romantic feel
    abc123
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As you walk in you instantly get a romantic vibe. Service was excellent. Food was good. Drinks are strong. Would come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our experience at Cucina Venti was excellent. The food was good. Our server was especially good- pleasant, attentive, plugged in. We were seated in a booth in the back which allowed for nice conversation. The bar was not busy so it was quiet. Kate
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little gem
    debofoods
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For being in a small strip mall I was very surprised as to how nice the restaurant was, very charming. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food
    Umeand
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed! The lamb cops are very good! Salmon nicely done and a starter on mussels very nice. We woul return to try different dishes. Prices reasonable. The restaurant is a bit difficult to find but worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    foodlover2
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Everything is super good, from the food to the great service! I work close by and visit for lunch about once a week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Find
    LAH13VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My husband and I dined at Cucina Venti before a movie at Shoreline. We sat in the bar area and will definitely do this again. The next time I went with my book club and we sat by the front door. There are several tables for groups. Great dinner--everyone ordered something different. Excellent paella with just enough zip. Others were amazed they hadn't eaten there before and all will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the Cucina Venti reviews archive.
  • Uncover hidden ingredients
    Rdsxfan
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Ordered the Sizzling Prawn appetizer. It appeared to be grilled prawns on a bed of greens. My mistake was eating the prawns without looking under the greens, the chili infused olive oil was hiding under there. It was delicious and would have made the prawns explode with flavor. I saved the night by drizzling into my spaghetti and meatballs. They should create a Spaghetti Diavlo.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    Bobo
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Five of us had a birthday lunch for our friend. The service was great, the food was excellent. Close by, no waiting, food came promptly and we all enjoyed our time there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not What I Was Expecting
    Satisfied
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Beautiful interior. Food was certainly different. Fried Calamari was soggy, fried in oil that must have been a little too cold, set on a bed of spinach that showed all the grease, but dipping sauces were excellent. Fettucine carbonara must have been a recipe that I have never tried before. Lots of mushrooms, chunks of fresh tomatoes, kind of soupy and the pancetta tasted like it had been parboiled with very little taste. The pasta was fresh and good. Caesar salad was mix your own. Plate came with chunks of lettuce and croutons with sauce on the side. We extra ordered some anchovies. Not memorable. Guest had ordered chicken marsala which she said was very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    10splayer
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    All our dishes were very good. Wine list is a little pricey , but some varieties are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corporate Dinner
    kwoodsVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I hosted a dinner with a group from work and the staff did a fantastic job. This is a wonderful neighborhood find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Menu & Bar, Hidden Gem!
    LLThompson
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I have been to Cucina Venti several times for business lunches which offers wonderful, healthy, tasty choices in a timely manner. While searching for our date night dinner near Mountain View Cinemark theaters I remembered this gem. We had a hard time choosing off this huge menu, especially since the specials were hard to resist. My spinach salad with pears and grilled salmon, made me forget I was on a diet. My husband had the calzone which luckily I got to taste. The pizza crust is so thin and light, with amazing fillings. Great wine list and amazing pizza, pasta, salad, steak, chicken, risotto and gourmet choices. LOVED the cabernet sorbet and gelato choices. Can't wait for my next meal at Cucina Venti!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a Keeper
    carolVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We love Cucina Venti. We like the atmosphere and the food is fabulous. Sometimes we ask to be served fast to get to the movie (Century 16) which is a block away. I had chicken piccata and my husband had pizza and we were in time for the opening of Noah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Find...
    JillVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Tucked away in a strip mall right down the street from the History of the Computer Museum - this place rocks! Great food - from pizza to filet mignon - everything is done just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • across Shoreline from the theater
    LizaB
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    pizza is really good - this is cuisine pizza - the closed pizzas have incredible thin crust and great insides. salads also are excelent. attentive staff - they remember you are going to a movie. Went on a monday so don't know how busy it gets.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smallest spaghetti portion ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Have enjoyed meals here before, but not this time. We came in just for a glass of wine and a plate of pasta with my husband. Portion was so tiny I actually asked the waiter to bring more pasta - I've never done that before. And this was simply spaghetti with meat sauce. The waiter actually said to me he would "have to check". It was inexcusable. My husband's spicy sausage pasta dish was relatively bland and not nearly as good as their linguine Leonardo that is no longer on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time, great food!
    John
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Right off the freeway and so easily accessible to our children who live in the North Bay. We were a party of nine for my husband's birthday with four children, three of whom are under five. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff was thoughtful and efficient. The menu is interesting and food is excellent. We live in Almaden Valley - we will make the drive back because it was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A consistent good choice
    SavvyAbbyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I've been here before but decided to bring my Dad on the way back from a show in San Jose. My Dad is picky -- he wants good value AND good food. He was impressed with everything about this restaurant. He enjoyed the food and thought the restaurant had a "festive" look to it at night. I very much agree. Even though we have some fantastic choices at home in San Carlos, we won't hesitate to make the drive down to Cucina Venti for an excellent alternative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected better service
    Pianoplayer
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I selected this restaurant based on the good reviews on Open Table about the service. When we arrived, there were large parties waiting. After I checked in with the hostess, she just pointed to my table and instead of walking me to the table, we had to just get ourselves there. My husband seriously thought that I had just chosen a random table to sit at. Nobody came to offer us drinks or take the order. We had to flag down somebody. The drinks came but the bread never made it nor was it ever offered. And when we wanted a refill on our drink, we had to flag a waiter (again!). I was very disappointed with the service. The food was good but portions were on the small side.
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  • The food was great, but it
    Foodman
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great, but it took about 2 hours to show up. We didn't order for about 25 mins because the server never came back. Then the food took at least and hour and a half to come from the kitchen. They were both relatively simple pasta dishes.
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  • We went there because we wanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went there because we wanted an Italian meal for Valentines day. We did not realize that there was a set meal (4 choices) for Valentines Day. It did not seem particularly Italian. Also, the meal was very expensive $60/person not including wine. The service was excellant but we ended up paying about $174.00, which was much too high for what we got.
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  • great restaurant
    cljeung
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been going to this restaurant for 3 years and have never been disappointed. The food, wait staff and ambience are always top notch. When my iced tea glass was empty, a waiter took it away, saying he would refill it. When he didn't return, we just flagged another waiter and he immediately brought me another glass. The food is always very delicious. It is wide open so some noise travels, but amazingly, it is not that noisy. One can eat outside in front (small strip mall) or outside in back (on Shoreline near the movie theaters) but it is on the cozier side. When one of the wait staff was resting, the boss (?) came by and told him that there was always something to do. And the wait staff is always doing something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice experience
    Sanjosediner
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and always enjoy eating here. They are attentive and the food is always tasty. We went with a table of 6 and found it all set up for us when we arrived, a very nice evening for all our guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat not on Castro St
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This was a great find with great food. I was looking for a plane for a group dinner of 10 not on Castro St in downtown MV. This was perfect and the service was great. My only issue is the parking, it's shared with other stores so was very limited and many in the group had to park several blocks away and walk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were going to the theater next door, so we ate here for convenience. It was the best meal, that I have had in ages. Delicious and healthy. My friend agrees. We had the butternut squash soup, mango salad, and scallops with spinach and roasted potatoes. All perfect. I want to tell everyone about it, but unfortunately it is geographically undesirable for my friends. However it is across from Shoreline movie theaters, so it would be the perfect pre-movie dinner for others. What a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep returning
    carolVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The atmosphere is warm and pleasant. The hot bread is always as good as we remember. The chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and veggies was real comfort food for a rainy night. They are busy even early evening so make a reservation. The daily menu always offers something interesting and different. Sea Bass salad was great. We keep returning.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect spot to get away
    CB2013
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We came here to get away from the downtown mountain view madness. It was a perfect spot with great food and friendly staff. They had live music that was great and not at all disruptive to dinner. Good spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little hard to find at night
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    A little hard to find at night with a bit of a parking challenge... but worth it. Great service and interior very nicely done; comfortable. Outstanding appetizers and salads, entrees' need just a little work to be outstanding, although nice plates and ok flavor. Did not have the pizza but it looked and smelled great! Tiramisu for dessert was outstanding. All in all a very good experience. Will return !
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