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Tre Cugini
Tre Cugini

Tre Cugini Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trecugini.com
  • Email: Adriano@trecugini.com
  • Phone: (616) 235-9339
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Tre Cugini offers two banquet spaces that can accommodate groups of 10 to 200 guests. Our small space is completely private and is perfect for business groups of up to 30. The larger "La Scala" atrium is a beautiful open area that feels like a European courtyard, and is perfect for any occasion!
  • Private Party Contact: Adriano (616) 235-9339
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the musical stylings of accordianist Michael Schaeffer on Friday and Saturday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Monroe Avenue & Ottawa Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tre Cugini
Tre Cugini is proud to be the recipient of several dining awards and strives to uphold the everyday standards of a fine dining establishment. Tre Cugini's authentic Italian cuisine is inspired by its Owner, Adriano Moscatelli. Our diverse and talented team of chefs, equipped with a rich culinary history and experience, bring a never ending beauty to every dish prepared. A charming team of service professionals will guide our guests through a unique dining experience, as we strive to make diners feel like friends and family. Tre Cugini has selected a strong cellar of unique and obscure Italian wines for your enjoyment, and has developed a great reputation for very creative martinis. Located in the center of downtown by the new "Art District" (across from the Grand Rapids Art Museum), we have carved out a taste of Italy in the heart of Grand Rapids.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Our good friends had recommended this restaurant and since Open Table agreed that this restaurant is excellent, we did dine there last week. Our server (Erin??) was one of the best we have ever had. When I inquired about a special cocktail combining Hendrick's gin with elderflower liqueur, she had the bartender whip up a great drink for me. My husband's scallops were excellent as was my salad with pancetta. Unfortunately, my main dish, Roman chicken, tasted like it should be spaghetti in meat sauce. The robust red sauce totally overwhelmed the poor chicken breast. I could have been eating anything. Overall, our meal was fine, but not exceptional. And it was very, very expensive. We spent $200 without dessert (and for just two people)!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We booked our reservation online for a special birthday dinner. Everything was wonderful and can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We entertained three guests from out of town. Our waitress selected three specially created appetizers that were out of this world. For the main course we each selected a different dish. All of us were equally amazed. The wine selection is like no other and the waitress selected the perfect match. A must dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very high expectations going into the restaurant. The menu online looked awesome. We ordered the calamari deep fried with zucchini and apples. The dish came, no zucchini or apples. The 'spicy' marinara had zero kick. This coming from a girl who can't handle medium spice. I also ordered the arugula salad with lemon truffle oil and NY Strip steak. I make more flavorful steak and salad at home. Very disappointing. My date ordered the entree menu scallops, which he said were delicious. For dessert, the panacotta, TO DIE FOR!. Would go just for that. Server was fantastic! She was well educated on the wines. Overall, nice, but with so many other GR restaurants to choose from I won't go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went there to celebrate two years living in Grand Rapids together. Great wine list, and food options. One of our meals was outstanding, the other was mediocre. It was sent back, and "spiced up". It turned out to be another great meal. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great pasta dish, and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We dined at Tre Cugini on a Saturday night and were very impressed from start to finish. Our waiter, Brendan, was perfect, and the service was excellent. My wife had skatewing while I had wild boar pasta. We'll be back again and we'll be bringing friends!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived early and we had part of our party arriving later. Very accommodating. Food specials were both creative and prepared well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We got 3 scallops for $34. Seriously, 3. I've been to many big cities, and have never been served 3 scallops for an entre. They tasted great, I'll give them that, but at $11.33 per, they are just obnoxiously over priced."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant for a special occasion, or anytime. Food is great as well as the service. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were there for dinner before a show. The waitress asked right away if we needed to be anywhere for a show by a certain time. She did a great job getting us out on time, without rushing us at all. She was very personable and helpful with the food and wine choices. We really enjoyed our meal, the wine and our time together there!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great little restaurant! Food is excellent! The beet salad was exceptional. Especially enjoy Michael's accordion music."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Tre Cugini remains our favorite restaurant in GR. Their new chef started last week and he didn't disappoint on a recent visit. We highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just a great dinner out. Consistently good !"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was great! The food was spectacular. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always a great meal!! Never a disappointment!!! Wonderful food and incredible service!!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I came here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the server was really attentive and kind! I would definitely come here again."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "It was perfect for our 21 year Anniversary. They played italian music by our table several times. The food was amazing and the waiter was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been to Tre Cugini three times now, and the service and food never fail to impress us! The staff are always so polite, warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and cheery. My husband and I were blown away on our most recent visit by the cheese plate (TAGLIERE DI FORMAGGI) and the gorgonzola pear salad (INSALATA DI RUCOLA E PERE COTTE), and as usual, our entrees were top-notch!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I took a customer here and it was the first time I had eaten at Tre Cugini. The food was fabulous, the waiter was very attentive and made wonderful suggestions. I would definatly recommend this to people."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Had a great time here enjoying dinner for my birthday and the staff were very nice."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Diverse selection on the menu. Everything from the appetizers right through to desert were beautifully prepared and presented. Service was impeccable and our table looked out over the skating rink at Rosa Park Circle with all of the twinkling of lights. Easy parking at the Ellis lot just 5 steps from restaurant's front door. We have many choices for dining in Grand Rapids. This was our first visit to Tre Cujini, but it won't be our last. They created a memorable dining experience for us."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed my first visit here, along with my wife. Nice restaurant, good menu and vast wine list (though I didn't order any, nor do I typically order wine when dining out). Beer selection was ok, though not expansive. The food and service were both excellent, though I felt it was a bit pricey. It's a nice location right across from Rosa Parks Circle and the art museum. Had I not snagged a parking spot on the street a block up Monroe Avenue the parking situation might have been a bit of a negative, not sure where the nearest parking ramp was and it would have cost...the meters turn off after 6 pm on all days and aren't on at all on Sundays."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food and service on the Saturday after Valentine's Day. Arrived a few minutes early and were seated. Attentive service but never rushed. Veal and pasta special some of the best around. Highly recommend for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ambiance!! What more can I say!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been here before but a very long time ago. The food was good, but for the price, even with our groupon, it certainly didn't blow us away. Friendly staff but service was SLOOOOOW...took forever between courses. But we had a window seat and could watch the ice skaters across the street which was cool. Overall wasn't a terrible experience or anything, just not sure I'd go back for the $$$..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Since we entered the restaturant my wife and I were welcome with a smile. Christina our sever was great and Jim was great as well. Thank you for your hospitality. Andre Marchena"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I recently dined at Tre Cugini while visiting GR for a weekend getaway. As soon as you walk in the door it is as if you are transported to a cafe in Little Italy. The space is warm and inviting. The food and service were outstanding. Have a song in mind..there is an accordion player who walks around playing music while you dine. He takes requests! Very romantic!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience. Presentation was very nice, food was great, and waitress was attentive without being overbearing. One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Grand Rapids and an excellent spot for dinner before catching a show."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Our evening was fantastic. The arugula salad with caramelized onions, Gorgonzola cheese, and poached pear was exquisite. Portions were satisfying. My wife had the house made papppardelle with butternut squash and sausage and I had the ravioli stuffed with the Grouper. Our server was very helpful."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our server was super! Our pasta was not quite as good. A little on the chewy side in the Spaghetti with clams in white wine sauce. I'm not sure there was a sauce. The clams were good though. Penne with salmon and asgaragus was delicious, again with the chewy pasta. The staff did make our special occasion extra special, with the word "congratulations" written in chocolate on our dessert plate. That was totally unexpected! We like the location - easy to get to and to park. Will we go back? Unsure at this time."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner on saturday night. Waiter was extremely helpful with finding a healthier vegetarian dish. Food was good and service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It was supposed to be a special night out with friends who came to Grand Rapids from out of town. It was a disaster! The first three things that we wanted to order (Gnocchi and then two kinds of noodles) they were out of. In the middle of our meal, I received a phone call from the hostess asking if we were going to keep our reservation...she seated us after I told her who we were and what time our reservation was. Our bill still came to 90.00 after using our two plate coupon found in GR magazine. We each only had one glass of wine."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This was a wonderful italian restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. We enjoyed watching the ice skaters while dining by the window. The food was delicious and the wine list was great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were additionally seated by the door at a small, obviously faux table. We were quickly moved when requested however."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great service, great food! I loved my pork ravioli (not sure what the official name is!) I was sitting close to the door and front windows and it was a bit chilly for me there."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Our server, Carmen, was deservedly named the best in Grand Rapids. The food was perfect. The atmosphere enhance by the accordion player. They accommodated our food requests and even prepared a special dish for one of our party. I was very impressed. Best dining experience I've had in Grand Rapids."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "After having great service and being impressed from my first visit almost a year ago, I decided to take my fiancé here for her birthday dinner. In comparison to my last visit it was significantly worse. The food was not that good, and I had to chose a different dish because the first 2 I wanted were not available anymore. My fiancé had never been here and said the food was good but not for the price, she felt they are trying to be a better restaurant than they really are. Overall, I know Tre Cugini has the ability to do better but they aren't there anymore. I am not sure what had changed in the past year (owner, chef, manager) but it is declining. I would recommend Ruth's Chris, Bistro, or Chop House before going here, I'll be staying away."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "They were out of several food items on the menu. The pasta dish I ordered came out like a soup and tasted awful. No one in our five party group liked the food they ordered. Way over priced for what you get. I would not come here again."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Top notch service, waitress was attentive and pleasant. Even with the restaurant starting to fill up, the noise level was not disruptive to conversation at all. Dinner was a 9 out of 10. The only criticism I had was that the vegetable had started to cool off before the rest of the dish. Not something I'd consider a terrible negative. They have a very nice wine list. Highly recommend the Trivento Malbec Golden Reserve if you choose the sirloin."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This was our second visit, loved it. It is the total package."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend with family can be enhanced after the typical turkey consumption with a Friday night visit to Tre Cugini. The food is always outstanding and our visiting family members from Minneapolis was impressed with the excellent menu choices and the memorable taste treats. Christine, our wonderful personable waitress just added to the dining pleasures. Yes, it was a very special treat."
    Dined on 11/30/2013