Cucina 24

4.7
2820 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Chef & owner Brian Canipelli opened Cucina 24 in 2008 on Wall Street in the center of downtown Asheville, NC.

Our kitchen is focused on melding the traditions and philosophies of Italian cookery with ingredients found in the mountains of the American South.

We work closely with a number of area farms and our menus reflect produce that they bring to us.

We offer a $60per-person nightly family-style menu for dine in.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2820 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing - the food was perfect and the wine pairings were spot on!

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laural
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food and wine pairing. I cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Delicious food and wine pairing was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely put this on our list of favorites when we are back in the area.

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ElezabethW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The small plate appetizers, served family style, were plentiful and all very uniquely delicious. It was hard to pick a favorite. Both the beef and trout entrees were outstanding. And, the dessert was simply amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, the experience was excellent! The food was all delicious, the service was wonderful, and it was a great value for the price. We’ll definitely return when we’re in town next tome!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent the evening celebrating a big birthday and being totally spoiled by the chef and wait staff while enjoying a 5 course tasting menu! Unbelievable. Everything was so fresh, so surprising, so fun! Highly recommend!

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FoodieRoad
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I would not recommend to anyone. The manager was extremely rude. Clearly, given the role as a "restaurant manager" has given her some type of power trip so that she can feel relevant in her unsuccessful life.

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Lvgr8fd
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough positive things! Interesting, unique and beautifully prepared food, stellar service: friendly & open but not intrusive. We felt safe (and appreciated the staff taking such good care re: masking, keeping folks attentive to their masks, arranging tables for a sense of maximum security - all without diminishing the ambiance. If you're looking for exceptional quality, and a unique and relaxed dining experience, Cucina 24, Si Si!

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mcevm
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, wine pairing was delicious, server Matt was the best :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Very accommodating with our reservation that went from 2 to 4 and our time of arrival switched multiple times. The food was out of this world. The wine pairing is the way to go here! Ended up taking a bottle to go!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The staff was knowledgable and friendly.

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vipSandyB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our five-course dinner experience at Cucina 24 was perfect in every way! I cannot think of a better dinner in recent years! We will be back!

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vipKayBee
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. It has been a while since our tastebuds got excited as they did and we’d like to thank you for that experience. We decided to celebrate our anniversary at your restaurant. We’re so happy we did and we’ll be back.

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HeatherK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! My sister has a dairy allergy and they were so accommodating!

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lisab
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. Thank you for a delicious dinner.

LE
LauraE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Asheville which is saying A LOT! I am a foodie and Asheville is full of amazing independent restaurant. Cucina 24 has not only original, authentic dishes the service is alway impeccable and the wine pairing are always perfect. I've traveled in Italy many times but in my opinion, Cucina 24 is the best place for Italian food hands down!

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James
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was pretty good. Our server in particular was still new and you could tell, but no major complaints or issues. Food was ok. Nice presentation and well constructed menu but the execution fell a little short. Beans and pasta were a little under cooked and seasoning could have been better with both salt and acidity. Fine meal but I wouldn’t recommend it until I went back and had a better experience.

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This was a nice meal and a beautiful restaurant in Asheville. Food was great and a nice wine selection, but it didn't pull off the high-end experience it presents itself as or charges for. It threw us off that we were told upon arriving and by our server that we would be capped at two hours for our table. Full disclosure: we arrived 5 mins late. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a meal and feel like I'm under a timer. Additionally, we wanted to order a very nice bottle of wine and for the price point, I'd expect a sommelier or some kind of expert to help us choose, which there wasn't. Then, the wine was brought out to us and no one ever poured it for us. It was left to breathe and our server didn't come back for over 10 minutes so we poured it ourselves. The server also never came back and filled up our glasses. So it was a good meal, but was underwhelmed by the refinements that typically come with nicer dining.

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MarkP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a five course tasting menu. The server - Becky - was also amazing. The room was quiet and dark and had a good chill feel.

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vipGLT499
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Cucina 24. The menu was a fixed 5 course meal with a choice between 2 entrees. Everything was delicious and the service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina 24 blew us away. The five course set menu was such a value, and every dish was incredible. We can’t wait to come back!

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Jamie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always! Tasting menu with wine pairings continues to be a meal I look forward to when traveling to Asheville.

AG
AndreasG
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I had in Asheville since I moved here 2 years ago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the tasting menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience!! Food was amazing and they take COVID safety very seriously. Can’t wait to go again!

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the set menu. It was nice to try new dishes. We also did the wine pairing which was only $35 for 3 glasses. They paired nicely with the meal. Social distancing was observed and I felt comfortable there.

BD
BobD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the five course meal. The courses were all delicious and they were served in a leisurely fashion. The waitstaff were attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. A bit expensive, but well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really wonderful night at Cucina 24 to celebrate a birthday. We hadn’t dined inside a restaurant in over a year and this was a great place to re-enter if you are anxious or just being cautious. The food was amazing, there was tons of it, and their COVID precautions made the evening very enjoyable and comfortable for all. I don’t think we were ever within less than 10-12 feet of other other diners. Kudos to Cucina 24!!

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AmishP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great, creative food and they accommodated our veggie diet. Thank you!

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vipcinsoozy
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Much loved meal/small plates. Will definitely do it again!

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CharlesV
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent dining experience. The set, family style tasting menu was delicious with a great variety of flavors. We each opted for the wine pairing and were not disappointed. Service was great and helped to ensure a pleasant and memorable evening.

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MyaM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly exceptional dining experience. Every course was delicious. I have dietary restrictions which the chef most graciously accommodated.

Our waitress was knowledgeable and engaging without being overbearing. The atmosphere is quite nice with diners given ample space. I enjoyed the music as well.

The restaurant and restrooms are clean. Covid restrictions are taken seriously, which I appreciate.

Their wine list is filled with excellent options also. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who has an open palate. You will be delightfully surprised.

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glen
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tasting menus. Knowledgeable staff perfect for a relaxing night out

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vipPittsburgh
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Cuisine was creative and delicious! Service was top notch, and wine list was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not there in awhile so went for my birthday. We were all very pleased & impressed when the table (at which we were to be seated) was in a very noisy area and the hostess immediately recognised it was not right for us without us even saying so. She took us to a more private and quiet section. Our servers were very nice, knowledgable, attentive & patient! The food was excellent. It was a perfect evening. Kudos to all!

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Amanda
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Cucina 24! My husband is vegetarian, and the chef prepared some of the best dishes we’ve had. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. This was a meal we’ll be talking about for a long while!

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PatC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a nice experience at Cucina 24. We enjoyed just about everything that was brought to our table. There was such a variety of flavors to try and enjoy.

Although there were so many good tastes, we felt the pasta and the lamb were over the top in yumminess. The only thing we didn't care for was the cake dessert. Cake in general is not my thing, but also the lemon as part of dessert really isn't my thing. Other than the cake, everything else was yum yum yum.

And, we really liked the staff we interacted with. Kudos to the management and our servers. Although we didn't interact with the kitchen, they did an amazing job with the food.

I will surely be back for more.

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vipAudreyD
Western NC
50 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to be surprised at the creativity of dishes, as well as the amount of delicious little plates that come to the table. It is such a great format to have the menu set. It allows you to just sit back and talk, and eat and laugh and drink. And isn't that what going out to eat is all about!?!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice job once again Cucina!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly perfect Italian food. Prima materia. Exquisitely prepared and served. The wait staff are extraordinary too. Just go and savor the whole experience.

FAQs

Cucina 24 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 254-6170.

Cucina 24 is rated 4.7 stars by 2820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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