Mina Cucina Rustica
Mina Cucina Rustica
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Mina Cucina Rustica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://minacucinarustica.com/
  • Phone: 2156411180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Miriam Bompartito
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Norristown Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mina Cucina Rustica
Mina Cucina Rustica was opened by Mina and her daughter Lisa. Mina is the owner of A Taste of Italy, the retail specialties store up the street from Mina Cucina Rustica. The moderately sized menu is centered around the deeply traditional foods and recipes of the various regions of Italy. Mina Cucina is a casual BYOB specializing in homemade pastas, also featuring gluten free pasta and pizza. Every night there are special additions to the menu. On Sunday there is a decadent Sunday brunch from 10-2 and during the week you can have a delicious quick lunch from 11:30-3:30. All recipes are homemade bringing you back to your grandmother’s kitchen. You can also host private parties at Mina Cucina, anything from bridal showers to engagement dinners to baby showers.
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Mina Cucina Rustica reviews from OpenTable diners
  • So Sad it's gone...
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We were privileged to be with Mina and her staff for their last dinner. They are now closed for good and we wish them the best of luck and success wherever they turn up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THis has been the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    THis has been the best restaurant in the area in years. Mina and Lisa make you feel like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB!
    Priss
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Dined at Mina Cucina on Saturday night with another couple. Food was wonderful, as usual. And good service, as well. But they are closing the restaurant at the end of this week. We will miss them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations don't matter
    Datenight2
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We reserved on this site, which was quick and efficient. When we arrived, we waited 10 min and then were told our table was at the kitchen doorway! We said no thanks, we'd like a table where we would be more comfortable. The waitress was not happy, but said we'd have to wait 10 min for another. We were asked again by the owner to sit at the original table. I told her I had made a reservation that was accepted . She said no, that table was the reservation. Sorry, but we don't want to have food passed over us all night, from the kitchen. We asked why we weren't seated at an open table, she said it was saved for an eventual 8 top seating! We were there now! We left without another word. Very poor customer satisfaction.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian in the suburbs
    labanwannabeeVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    This is a fantastic restaurant, I get the bronzino whenever it is on the menu and it rivals anything I've had at some very expensive Seafood restaurants. The gourmet pizza's are fabulous and the pasta's are over the top. It is a special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, but closing
    nancyb
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Received notice that this neighborhood gem is closing at the end of July 2013. So very sad; it was my year-round go-to place for great food and service. It will be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    birthdaydinnerout
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Love the food here, service is a little slow but we were not in a hurry so it was fine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Very disappointed with the service! We arrived were asked if we had a reservation which we did. The place was empty except for one table and the sat us next to that table which was loud! The waitress was nice but not attentive or friendly. Placed our bottled water on the table twice so we could pour it ourselves no attempt to go out of her way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    It was our first time there with another couple and it was fantastic. Food was awesome, good portions. You had a choice of regular, wheat or gluten free pasta which I thought was awesome. Our waitress was awsome, great personality and very attentive. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but big gaffe!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Went there for fathers days with my family. The food was great as well as the service. My only complaint is that they mistakenly charged us twice for dinner. So our $178 dinner bill for 5 turned into $356 out of our checking acct. that's a lot of money especially when it is taken out right away and not credited for 3 days. Would like to say I found a place that our family can go to regularly but considering that all we got for their error was an "I'm sorry" I don't think that we'll be coming back....I can't afford another mistake like that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood winner
    DodieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Absolutely delicious... Loved the Bronzino especially. Great local place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch. We both had
    NanciVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Great for lunch. We both had salads - roasted vegetabe and the seafood salad with broiled scallops and grilled shrimp. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-around fantastic!
    LindaV
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We were there for my birthday and everything was just perfect! Loved the food, the smaller venue, the service; everthing about this place! Will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • post Tennis Deilight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    My daughter and I had a late diner on Saturday night. Shared a Grilled Caesar to start, then we had the Veal Chop and a Salmon dish. Both meals were delicious, but I think the Veal chop was truly note worthy. It was a standout meal and one of the best Chops I have ever had anywhere. Their accompaniments were well paired with the entrées. Loved everything, including the fried spaghetti the give with bread service. The atmosphere was great. Very energetic. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    BYOB restaurant at the end of a small strip mall. Many good Italian dishes on the menu. Small dining room with average service - but the owner's daughter did check in on us. One complaint: our party of five was cramped into a corner table in front of the window, which made it a little tricky to maneuver.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Joanne
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My family and I went to Mina's for my husband's birthday. Mina's was recommended by a friend and it was our first time there. The food was absolutely fresh and delicious! Service was perfectly timed and the staff was extremely professional and friendly. I would not call it a restaurant catering to children but they made my 11 year-old feel welcome and he loved his penne with vodka sauce. The chicken piedmont was awesome! We are definitely planning to go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found this gem about a year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Found this gem about a year ago. Great food. Love the chicken piedmont. Servic is great and the place is very nice despite being in a small shopping center. One of our favorite BYOs.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food. We
    Patty313
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Consistently good food. We went specifically for the Branzino and it was fantastic. Invited friends who were equally pleased.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent BYOB. Small dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Excellent BYOB. Small dining room, but cozy. Food is outstanding. Enjoyed the artichoke appetizer. Superb, personal service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You gotta go here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    What I like most is that Mina truly loves to greet and talk with everyone and will create or customize a dish just for you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly neighborhood spot
    fritz
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Friendly neighborhood spot with good food, friendly service and a lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just delicious - as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Just delicious - as always. We had the butternut squash fettucine special - excellent!!!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We have been to Mia's a few
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We have been to Mia's a few times, and have always found the food and service outstanding. It's on our 'favorites' list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The restaurant is a little crowded and that makes for the noise level but the food is excellent so I am willing to overlook the crowded conditions. This was my third trip and I definitely plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good neighborhood gem
    skardmVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Consistently good. Loved the appetizers of Gamberi shrimp, the eggplant soup, and mussels. Favorite entrees are Chicken Piedmont and Salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely fabulous! Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Absolutely fabulous! Everything we ate was delicious,beautifully presented, and the service was just right. I rated the noise level as quiet ... but it was early on a Sunday, and I could see the place being very noisy if it were full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure to hop in
    nancyb
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Always a pleasure to hop in for a good, well-prepared meal and wait staff that knows us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • charming intimate BYOB friendly
    happyVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    charming intimate BYOB friendly service predictable menu Food very fresh and tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out table ended up being right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Out table ended up being right next to the front door. We had some cold winds and with no room for people waiting for a table it was cramped. It's a small place so not much room to work with. Overall was a very pleasant time......Love BYOB's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here on a cold winter
    diningaround
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We ate here on a cold winter night and were seated by the door. We were uncomfortable all night, although the food was excellent. They need to figure out a better system (drapes?)so they don't freeze out the diners at table 14!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, a little crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went there on Valentine's Day and our meal was great as was the service. Really enjoyed out food. The only downside would be that it is really packed table-wise and there is no in-door entry area, so we stood outside while we waited because otherwise we'd be standing right next to people eating. That said, the good really did outweigh that relatively minor criticism. Amazing food... just too tight for romance, hah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are always happy with our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We are always happy with our choice when dining at Mina's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have come a few times for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We have come a few times for dinner, primarily for the freshly prepared food and gluten-free options. Unfortunately last Friday night was a poor night. We arrived at 6:30 and proceeded to order our salad and soup, which took a moderate amount of time to arrive. But then we waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive...I know the restaurant filled up, but obviously our order was prepared after other large parties....or maybe you did not have enough staff to handle the orders. My dish was delicious, but it was served on a cold plate, which made my dinner cool down quickly. Our waitress was apologetic, but I expected her to offer us an adjustment on the bill! We would like to return again and give you a chance to provide better service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I recently
    lovestodine
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    My husband and I recently dined at this restaurant. The food was excellent as well as the service. We will definitely return. The only slight disappointment was that it is a very small restaurant. We were looking for a quiet romantic evening out, and the tables are quite close together. It was very loud and somewhat of a tight fit walking to our table. However, we would definitely go back again and recommend this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food! Been there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Fabulous food! Been there 3 times in 3 weeks. Try the Bronzini, and the Veal Chop. They also have gluten free pasta, and pizza! Love the atmosphere, and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Gamberi appetizer is my
    NanciVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    The Gamberi appetizer is my favorite - bruschetta, mozerella and grilled shrimp. I almost always order one of the specials - typically the fish. The seafood is fresh and the love their whole fish specials. Especially the Bronzino. Great BYOB that is a local favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem for sure!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We are lucky to have this neighborhood gem around the corner. Always delicious Italian food with innovative specials every night. The staff is always friendly and you never feel like you are being rushed even if there's a line out the door!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "I love the relaxed feel of
    NeverAgain
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-Brussels Sprout was amazing and the fried pasta at tableside was unique and amazing. Our entree was the Spinch pasta with assorted seafood which was very tastful and the appearence was that of a New York style 5 star eatery. Service was well-timed and friendly. We will definetly be returning and have placed this on our A List for food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    nancyb
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    It's a local fave: always good and so very convenient. Also love that it's a BYO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitress was nice, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Waitress was nice, although maybe new. No one else talked to us, I think the owners were there, although not friendly at all. Hot tea was cold, waitress had to come back twice. Bread was stale. We had the flounder it was the special. It was very good but very prices for this place. We had to eat with our coats on , think the heat may not have been on. We will not return here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate