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Cucina 24

4.5
1848 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch:



Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm



Dinner:



Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm



Friday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(828) 254-6170
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Canipelli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Otis Street
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Parking details
Street Parking on Wall Street as well as Wall Street parking garage.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MerrilyO (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

My second time at Cucina 24, and I came back because of the tasting meal. Pared with wines, it was one of my favourite meals ever - the first time. Last night, the food was good, but the service was not. And there were less than a dozen other diners, so we should have had their attention.

Our "paired" wines did not arrive on time with the courses. And the dessert for two people had one plate with one small scoop of ice cream on it. I asked about that as I have never been asked to share a scoop of ice cream on a plate with a girlfriend. In a flippant way, our waiter said they had" proportioned the dessert for two."

The food was good, and some of the appetizers were excellent. However, with so many dining choices in Asheville, I won't be going back to Cucina 24 again.

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vipswatch (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delightful hostess Sabrina saved us a special table and the tasting menu is amazing; it just takes a bit larger stomach if you are of an age. The only distraction was a hood-system slipping belt to be fixed soon. Couldn't have been better maybe even in Italy!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall, very good. We liked some of the dishes but others were just okay. Long wait, nice service but server seemed overworked and harried. Not as good as our first experience, but we will go back another time.

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TonyJ 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We loved this restaurant, everything was fantastic. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Waiter was inattentive, forgot our order of Brussels sprouts then delivered undercooked sprouts to pair with my daughter’s undercooked pasta. Not worth the price

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Jane (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in all the world, including Europe. Brian allowed us to have fish for lunch, which I wanted for my birthday.

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Foodinmybelly (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Even better than a few years ago. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The service and atmosphere were excellent. My wife and I tried the one fee option and were served a lot of dishes we would not have ordered on our own. The food was great and I would recommend this establishment to anyone.

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BPlovesAVL (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had the tasting menu... super delicious, unique and great value! Atmosphere, server attitude, and service was extraordinary. Awesome experience where everyone is enjoying the food and it was the evening after Valentines... It's at the top of my AVL foodie list.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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Concreteknight (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

So Valentines is always difficult to plan. Cucina 24 is one of my favorites, but this meal was special. Their “family meal” was tapas on steroids. It just kept coming, and coming. Each dish a little more special, and the staff was great at explaining what it was and how it was prepared. It’s always great when you feel everyone is part of the experience.
Great service.
Great folks.
Amazing food. We are still talking about it.

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Sarajane (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My absolute favorite restaurant in town for a celebration meal. Every bite is always perfection!

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pasquale (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

What a wonderful experience. Finding great Italian food in Asheville isn't easy and Cucina24 exceeded all expectations. We shared the family style meal and were delighted with every unique, delicious and healthy offering. Certainly not your typical Italian dishes but we left totally satisfied and anxious to return. Grazie, Paisano!

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vipKayhelen (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service and food!! Stop here every time on our way to Hilton Head.

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vipAnnieB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely meal with flavorful dishes. Very slow service but a nice waitperson. We'll go back.

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vipSterling (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We always enjoy Cucina 24, they have a great wine list, local Italian with a menu always changing to help keep everyone interested. The price fix menu gives you a taste of things you may never order but you will enjoy once you try them.

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wncfoodie (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I love Cucina 24. The food is beyond expectation. It has been our go to special occasion place for years. This last visit was a bit disappointing however, as there were very expensive wine bottles. We used to be able to get a $24 bottle of wine there...😞

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SarahR (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Cucina 24 was the absolute perfect place to celebrate my 40th birthday. We chose to order the family style tasting menu which was fabulous and a fun way to spend a special evening. Each dish was wonderful and perfect, showcasing not only the talents of chef Brian Canipelli and his crew, but also the quality of local ingredients. We loved the cocktails and old world-focused wine list. Our server, Malcom, was exceptional as well-- his professionalism, knowledge, and personality made the night even more memorable. My family traveled from far and wide to be with me in Asheville for the occasion-- I am so happy with our experience and would recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Cucina 24 continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville. Creative cooking, bright flavors and attentive staff, it a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We had an amazing dinner - tried the tasting menu. Wonderful service, too. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service! A great find in Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Had the lamb shank. Excellently prepared. Service was amazing.

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vipSCVisitor (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was ok but presentation has declined .Really small entree portions 2”x3” piece of fish not really satisfying. Asked if it was special occasion (a birthday) but don’t know why, no acknowledgement. And service was really really terrible. This used to be a favorite but I believe they are getting complacent.

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stanphoto (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A wonderful restaurant with great service and tasty food. Handy to everything downtown, nice atmosphere and fair prices. Our meal of two antipasto's, the fried artichokes were excellent, the PEI Mussels were good, but a couple were a day or two older. thea lamb sausage pasta was just right and rigatoni al’ amatriciana was excellent.
Our waiter Anthony was attentive, but not intrusive and never let our wine glasses empty.

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Beth (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have heard good things about this place and decided to give it a try before attending a concert nearby. The menu was a little difficult to understand for our first time, (tasting menu, portions of tasting menu, regular menu, wine listed in two locations, etc.) and our server was nearly zero help with it. When we asked questions, instead of a good explanation, we were given one or two word answers. The food was good, and I think our experience would have been better with a different server. There were two male servers nearby, who seemed much more helpful with their diners, which is how we gleaned most of our information, just too late to apply to our own ordering experience. We'll try it again in the future and hope for a different server., or maybe just eat at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Best pasta!!

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LocalFoodie (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, excellent drink and wine list. Had an office dinner here and was very happy with our experience. While the tasting menu looked spectacular, people opted for the a la carte menu, which also had excellent choices. While the main courses were very good (branzino, hanger steaks, and porchetta were selected at the table), I personally thought the pasta dishes were the highlight. Handmade pasta and some incredible sauces... I had the oxtail sugo and it might be one of the best pasta dishes I have had outside of Italy. The chef / owner has major talent. While we brought our own wine (with a very reasonable $15 corkage fee per bottle), the wine selection I saw on the menu was impressive.

Service was acceptable, but a little slow. Honestly, we were so busy talking it wasn't a big deal to us.

Definitely worth the visit and highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Made my boyfriends birthday experience absolutely amazing!

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vipCatydid (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Superb food and atmosphere in downtown Asheville! Interesting menu with a balance of „regular“ items and „what we‘re cooking“ items which change weekly. The whole Bronzino was incredible. Celebrated my moms birthday there and they were very accommodating for special requests across 3 generations. Food came very slowly, but was fine for a celebration dinner out. Just don’t be in a hurry! Everything made individually to order.

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Fisho (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

My wife and I had the tasting menu that is per person price where the whole table shares each dish except a main course chosen by each person. It was fantastic with about 8 courses. All were distinctly tasty and fresh and perfectly prepared. East Fork (local) stoneware plating is a nice touch and rustic feel. Nice wine list by the glass. I will be going back. Good service by staff, with knowledge of the menu and wine list.

It was a week night and weekends may be much louder than our very nice noise level.

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