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Cucina 24

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$30 and under
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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.

Chef Brian has three children, Mia, Skylar and Luca.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2692 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Very attentive service! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a higher scale dining experience

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vipFasteddie1
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Service too. Would definitely go back and try different items. Especially liked the lamb loin entree. All good !

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome tasting menu!

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JoanneL
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious - light house-made pasta, and scrumptious roasted brussel sprouts.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The manager was excellent. We did not like our pizza and they customized a whole new one for us which was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and inviting. The drinks and food were absolutely delicious. The service was great. We had an amazing time there.

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vipRick
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wife’s Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Pretentious menu, slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and were taken care of by Katie. Our Anniversary dinner was perfect. The addition of bubbly and dessert as a present was so sweet. My only negative response was twice someone approached us from behind to clear dishes that they couldn’t see were not ready to be cleared. I would suggest that the bartenders be the ones clearing the bar, being startled from behind was odd.

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vipRichardP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent restaurant and a MUST if you are visiting or just live here. Our favorite restaurant in Asheville. The best Italian food, excellent choice of wines, wonderful attentive service, engaged management. Great vibe. Try it.

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Gooint
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Small plates and appetizers are the best thing here, but without a doubt. For some reason, every time I have an entree here, whether it's steak, lamb, duck, beef cheeks or trout... It's just WAYYY too salty for me.
I've had all Of these dishes at other fine restaurants of course, yet this complaint is consistently and almost exclusively with Cucina24.
Service is great as expected!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food, wine and service. Our favorite date night spot in Asheville!

KJ
KathyJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and I'm glad we picked this place!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We did the tasting meal and they served us food for two that wasn’t enough for one. Very surprising, since I’ve been twice before and the portions were perfect. They served us a single small ravioli to share on one of the app courses! Oh well...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous server and extremely accommodating chef. Top notch and spot on!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My husband and I are so disappointed. We arrived for our reservation and they were somehow running behind even though many tables were open. No one apologized for us having to wait 15 minutes and then our waitress did not come to our table until another 15 minutes. We ordered wine per her recommendation and it was not anything like she described. When I told her the wine was sour she said “nothing is wrong with the wine.” And she took it away. She was extremely rude and that is when we decided we would not even stay for our main course. We went to the place next door to eat and it was very yummy. We won’t be back to Cucina 24.

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SKh810
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The speck & arugula pizza is delish, wasn’t a big fan of the carbonara. Our waiter was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Highly recommend!! Food was outstanding !! Wine was delicious!! Kelsey our server was fantastic from start to finish!! She was so knowledgeable and helpful with our wine and food selections. Kelsey was very friendly and professional. The attentive service throughout the night was Superb! The leek salad was so surprisingly delicious ! The spaghetti carbonara was excellent and the tiramisu was the best I’ve ever eaten!! We were visiting for the weekend celebrating my dads birthday. This was our favorite restaurant and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and wonderful service!! Highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved watching Jimmy working the wood stone oven!! Amazing style and great food knowledge! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was terrible - we were told this was one of the best places to eat in Asheville. We tried the family style special so our group could try a variety of food. It really missed the mark, our GroupMe was very disappointed.

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JosephS
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As has been our experience in the past Cucina 24 give us an exceptional evening on a simple date night. From making our reservation late in the day, seating promptly, menu adjustment for my wife's diet issues, wine recommendations and then an excellent meal. All this is why we return to C24 over and over. Keep up the good work.

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EyeWrite2Eat
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Rotating menus and great tasting menus. A staple anytime we make it to Asheville.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipTimS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made a 14 person reservation for a bachelor party. We waited 45 minutes to be seated. Unanimous consensus was we wish we would have opted for a different restaurant. Special toast paid for by bachelor’s sister was forgotten, when we reminded them we were poured cloudy sparking wine that had gone bad. Tasting menu had many bad items. Traditional “New Jersey” Italian food theme for tasting menu was a bad idea. In retrospect we should have gone elsewhere when we had the time to pivot, or at least we should have avoided the tasting menu and simply ordered pizzas and pasta to share.

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vino
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, excellent service but expensive for drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Our waiter was wonderful and it was the perfect place to celebrate a big occasion. Very special and worth the price. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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BarryS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The menu is limited to local farm to table choices-all of which are delicious! We went there for a specific item on the wine list and unfortunately it was not available. A bit pricey. A bit loud. Overall it was worth the 1.5 hr trip.

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bwbgobuffs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was a little lackluster

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JakeS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Cucina. On Friday they were doing a New Jersey Italian inspired tasting menu - not my favorite, but it was incredible nonetheless. We'll be back!

KJ
KevinJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent all around. Chefs tasting menu was beautiful, unique, and delicious. We had the tasting menu for 4 people, with one being vegan. They accommodated perfectly to all dietary needs. Spectacular wine and cocktail program. Great Italian wine list, and amaro, aperitif, digestif and fernet infused cocktails. Amazing time and meal for everyone. I will certainly be returning, and would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent and creative cuisine. Even full, noise level fine. Recommended

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TimC
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. Always good

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Artgroup
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food from start to finish. We had the fruitti di mare dish, the endive salad and the mushroom pizza. All were amazing and the service was perfect. We would definitely go back next time we are in Asheville.

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RarelyEatAtHome
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delayed Valentines with my wife. Cucina 24 is our favorite Asheville restaurant. The castelveltrano olives are fantastic as was the meal. Always interesting and a ‘wide variety for a short, aka great, menu. Highly recommend.

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vipBKOakland
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good but not great. I had the chicken Parmesan. Polenta good, chicken wasn’t. Bones in, loose skin. Good wine list.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful intimate experience as my family celebrated my husband's 60th birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

thank you for accommodating our seating request (not close to a large party) service was friendly and informative. food was good but not my favorite of the rotating menus i have had here before. drinks were perfect. still very glad we came.

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vipChrisZ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are local and we have about 5-8 restaurants we absolutely love. This is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Asheville and on our list. Asheville should be very proud to call Cucina 24 home!!

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vipvickib
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Probably not a good idea to rate a restaurant on Valentine's day.

FAQs

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

Cucina 24 is rated 4.5 stars by 2692 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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