i'm a doctor and this is where
i'm a doctor and this is where i always treat my staff when we meet production goals or a special occasion. i'm addicted to the steak sandwich, but i've also had the spaghetti and meatballs, short rib slider, and linguine portofino. all were outstanding. on this particular occasion, i took my mom here for easter dinner, and she loved the caesar salad and the stuffed portobello appetizer.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took guests from out-of-town
Took guests from out-of-town to Cucina Venti and we had a great time! The service was friendly and attentive, food was delicious and loved the gelato selection!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for Two amid special event
My friend and i thought to catch a quick easy dinner and made a last-minute reservation at Venti. We love the food and the closeness to our workplace. There was a Google party going on that took up most of the restaurant but we found lovely seating on the front patio. Our servers were very attentive and we felt totally taken care of. They even got our orders in before the party got roaring. Our meal was delicious and it was made more pleasant knowing that we had such good service even while the special event was going on. This is one of team's favorite places to bring groups, big or small.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Concert and Crustini
The food was fantastic, everyone really enjoyed what they ordered. The staff was friendly and efficient. The inside dining looked great but was a bit noisy. We sat outside, they have both a front and rear outside area. Great place to stop for dinner before going to Shoreline.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great as usual. We
Food was great as usual. We came early for lunch, so it was fairly quiet and the service was great as well.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love it! This is our favorite
Love it! This is our favorite after movie place. Great for date night.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group of eight had a wonderful dinner and then walked to Pear Avenue Theatre to see a play. Perfect night, great food, service and fun for all
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and food were
The service and food were excellent! The salads are especially tasty and the main course is very generous portions.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined here many times and are always happy with the food. Great salads, esp. Strawberry Fields. Try the fish entrees and pizzas, too.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food
With a creative Italian based menu, I found Cucina Venti to be a very nice place to dine before I attended a play at the nearby Pear Theatre. I had the Lamb Skewers and Greek Salad which was a generous portion of food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of ouu favorites for the food
This is one of the few restaurants we repeat and always like to take friends. Great food and nice staff.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
our group of 8 came on a Monday
our group of 8 came on a Monday night after work for a fun meal. Servers are always nice and attentive. You have many options for seating - outside back patio, front patio or indoors. The menu selection is wide with a range of great salads with meat or fish as well as yummy pastas. We were disappointed that they were out of the delicious short ribs dish but we all very satisfied with our dinners. The zucchini appetizer and bocce balls were tasty and the calamari and bruschetta rounded out our starters.
This has become an easy place to choose for small team dinners of 3-12. The price point is good, the variety of menu choices and the affable staff make Venti a winner for us and our company.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find! We loved this place!
We were looking for a spot to dine before going to the Shoreline for a concert and this place hit every note. Everything was perfect from start to finish! Cocktails were great, the serivce was great and the food was great! I cannot wait to return. Love the ambiance too.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
exceeded my expectations
This is avery nice Italian Restuarant in a small strip mall at the corner of Shoreline and Pear in Mountain View. It was the perfect location for a nice meal after going to the Century 16 theater across the street.
The Scallops were perfectly done as was the lamb shank we had.y nice.
The noise level was a bit high and the sun gets in your eyes if you dine early but otherwise the ambiece is ver
We will be back for sure.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sort of fell into this
We sort of fell into this little restaurant pizzeria that is tucked in the corner of a strip mall a block from the computer museum in Mountain View while on a search for a new Italian Restaurant. It was a little noisy inside so we sat in the cozy patio which didn't have great scenery but was quietly tucked in the corner. The service was amazing and the chef prepared the dishes in a wonderful style, quite unique, not overly heavily doused with sauces and very delicious. The wine list could use a little juicing up but we found a delightful bottle of Amarone to accompany our meal. Will definitely return!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
our favorite place for teams
we brought a team of 18 this weeknight and the servers were so accommodating to our busy crowd of co-workers. the appetizers are great and they came out so quickly too. when our group got too big, we even moved to a bigger table and the servers helped to set us up in no time! i love that there is something for everyone - salads, pastas, fish, short ribs, chicken, etc. and at a good price that allows for us to come back time and time again. A winner for all!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good salads, terrible noise inside
Some excellent salads, service fine, but so much loud crashing & banging from the kitchen that it is actually not possible to eat inside. Hearing loss causes me to to choose restaurants based on quiet setting where I can hear and comprehend conversation.This one is
extra bad that way. That should not be necessary. I know I can only come there when weather permits outdoor seating to avoid the terrible, truly painful din.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best!
Great food and staff! Willing to make changes to menu items! Love this place!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always!
The food at Cucina Venti was wonderful, delicious sauce on my scallops, wonderful flavors on our salmon. Chilled wine glasses, prompt and personable service. One of my favorite restaurants!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are from San Carlos and prefer this restaurant to any of our downtown restaurants. Food and service are exceptional. Price is very reasonable as well. I had prawns with mushrooms and asparagus tips linguine with a lemon butter sauce. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Price was $15.95. A dish like this in a San Carlos restaurant would be $27.00 easy. We will be back!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cucina Venti is wedged in a non-descript little strip mall. Who knew it was such an excellent restaurant? We went there because the location was convenient to where we were going after dinner; I didn't expect much
In fact, I had one of the best Italian meals of my life -- the mushroom ravioli was exquisite. My husband had lasagna, which he said was excellent. Garlic bread appetizer was also quite good.
Desserts: tiramisu lady fingers were well soaked, and the custard between the layers was delicious. Sorbet was also wonderful -- with bits of fruit in it!
The restaurant is a little noisy, to be expected from a busy restaurant. Service was good, too -- we were in kind of a hurry, and they really made it work.
We'll be back!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Venti team does it again!
Bella and her team of servers, managers, chefs and others work seamlessly to provide a unique dining experience. The menu selections are great and you'll be pleased from appetizer to desert. The special attention paid to each customer makes each visit wholey worthwhile.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood Italian
Very nice warm, welcoming space in a small strip mall. I think our waitress was new, so there a few rough spots in the service, but she was very pleasant and trying to please. After a long wait the calamari came out seconds before the main course. My braised short ribs were excellent, but my son's penne was clumsily spiced with a huge overdose of red pepper. ( and I like spicy food). My wife's seafood ravioli was tasty if a bit bland. Excellent Tiramisu and a well made espresso for dessert. Overall this will be a nice addition to our everyday Italian restaurant rotation.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to eat before
A great place to eat before a concert at Shoreline. Enjoyed the pesto ravioli a great deal. The calamari appetizer was a bit disappointing. It was chewy and slightly greasy.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cucina Venti is a gem!
We chose Cucina Venti for my daughter's 12th birthday party before taking the girls to a movie at Century 16 across the way. What a great experience! The girls were commenting on how fancy the place was, and it truly is an elegant restaurant. The food was fantastic, especially my husband's pear and cheese pizza with drizzled honey! Yum! The staff was very accommodating and considerate and treated the girls with so much respect. I wish I could say it was completely reciprocated! It was a Sunday lunch time, so rather quiet. Great place for good food and a quiet place to talk. They also had football on a big screen so you could spend the weekend game watching there too.
Thanks Cucina Venti!
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been there a number of
Have been there a number of times, and it's always good, but this time the food was great! Had the pork with roasted pumpkin and risotto...yumm!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, Delightful, Innovative
We took my 86 year old mother and my three teenage children to Cucina Venti to celebrate my mother's birthday. The staff was wonderful, friendly, and attentive. The menu had something for all of us (and we have a lot of dietary restrictions). The Braised Shortribs with Polenta was one of the most delicious dishes we've ever had. The Sea Bass salad was delightful and innovatve. The calamari was perfectly cooked. The Chicken Marsala was excellent, savory and comforting. We loved the warm fragrant bread and the gelato and sorbet bar. The waiters brought out a wonderful tiramasu with a candle in it and all sang Happy Birthday, which made my Mom feel special. I lunch here often and love their innovation. Try this place!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
With no visible sign identifying its location, Cucina Venti is truly a hidden gem. The ambiance was quaint and romantic, the service excellent and the food unbeatable!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM