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Cucina 24

4.6
1942 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
What 1942 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We came here celebrating our one year wedding anniversary! We spent our honeymoon in northern Italy and wanted a culinary experience reminiscent of the dining experiences we had there. This place delivered! One of the most authentic Italian dining experiences we’ve had in the states!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We did the tasting menu and it was absolutely delicious! A little pricey but wonderful, with a very nice and knowledgeable staff! Highly recommend Cucina 24 and the tasting menu!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food, interesting and varied menu, excellent and informed service. An Asheville gem.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Chefs tasting was not well composed. Parts were great. The buckwheat pasta was too bland to eat and the pork was nothing but oversalted tenderloin cooked too quickly. Our waiter was great and the service was prompt.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

At the last minute, we were able to get reservations and we were so glad. Excellent on every level. Creative menu and one of the nicest wait staff we've experienced. I had the flat iron steak and husband had the rigatoni. We wish we had another day in Asheville to dine there again

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My first visit to the classic and well established Cucina 24. We were not disappointed.
Service / wait staff was clearly a graduate student of the chef’s food prep, & presentation- sharing s story w/ each course.
We decided to pursue the “what’s cooking” multi-course and was wonderfully overwhelmed by creative & tasty dishes. The Arctic Salad w/White anchovy sauce is one of a kind. The unique pasta dishes and compliments were mini-explosions in your mouth.
I highly recommend visiting Cucina 24 when visiting or living in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was absolutely wonderful! Fantastic cocktail menu. I had a difficult time choosing between 5 drinks 😂 I tried two and they were both incredibly well-balanced and unique. The food and service were both superb.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Tasting menu was delicious and a lot of fun. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Came in with my parents and their friends. We were in town for a car show and decided on this place after a very brief google search. Absolutely lived up to my expectations. Service was fantastic. Our server was able to offer great suggestions for drinks and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Food was stellar. From the olives and the bread to everyone sharing bites of what they got I think we were all more than happy. Portion sizes were spot on as well. Just very, very well done. I can't wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Our first time at Cucina 24. The food and service were excellent. The pasta is made fresh. Our was nade with buck wheat flour and was delicious. The deserts were very good.
My husband is hard of hearing. This is one of the few restrurants that people spoke in “restrurant voices”. We had an enjoyable evening and will be adding Cucina 24 to our favorites list.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Fabulous food and great wait staff!! Cucuina 21 is our favorite place to go to for good food!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

i have been dining at Cucina24 for almost 10 years now. And over that time it has had it's ups and downs but it is back with gusto! The a la carte menu provides a variety of fresh and well executed Italian dishes but for the more adventurous try the family style Chef's Meal. It was outstanding, unique and delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very good food, friendly service, and fair prices. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, and we were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was okay . Service good . A bit over priced for the quality of food but in general it was ok.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Really interesting foods on the tasting menu. Loved the odd vegetables, nasturtiums and ricotta, radishes and butter, kale pesto. Knowledgeable waiter willing to answer questions.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The menu has variety and two ways to dine. Order delicious meals or experience a dining array of foods for one price/pp. My husband and I did the latter and our taste buds went on an exciting adventure from appetizer thru dessert! We sat at the Chefs counter and watched as each food plate was prepared. Brian, chef, explained each exquisite delicacy placed in front of us and we were not disappointed. 5 stars!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This was the best restaurant we dined at in Asheville during a three day visit. The food was outstanding and was on par with most any restaurant anywhere. No, this is not classic Italian food. It takes off from Italian and soars from there. Unique cocktails lead. The Forest Floor was a refreshing mezcal based drink. The wine menu was solid with interesting, hard to find Italian options. We went with a well priced Ligurian white. The tasting menu is updated daily. Highlights when we were there were the grilled sardines, salt cod tater tots, ricotta stuffed buckwheat ravioli, the halibut, and the perfect ending of polenta custard with brown butter, salted caramel and thyme gelato. And what a deal at less than $50 a person! Helpful staff and a warm, casual setting.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our server Kim was amazing- thank you for wonderful food & service!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Brought a couple of friends from Europe for a casual meal and thoroughly enjoyed everything we had to eat. I had the mussels appetizer which was delicious and could easily have been shared between two. The tagliatelle bolognese was also very tasty. My wife enjoyed her pizza which was too much for her to eat so we have half in the freezer to eat later this week. The ambiance was good and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The menu was Italian eclectic with wonderful choices. We opted for the pre fix plan and the chef's did not disappoint! Absolutely delectable menu with good solid wines. Service was impeccable for us. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

On a recent visit to Asheville we ate at Cucina 24. It was so good that we ate there a second night. The pasta is made there and cooked fresh from the pasta make. Delicious. We've also had their homemade bacala (dried cod). We were supposed at how light and moist it was. Everything we ate on each night was a creative and well balanced bite (the frisee salad with anchovy dressing had just the right combination of oil and anchovy, the woodfire pizza was light and airy, great olives, wood fired octopus, and the polenta dessert custard was creamy and ended a perfect meal). I highly recommend them.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome across everything. Pasta's were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Do the chefs tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had the chefs tasting menu which was divine.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The absolute worst service I have ever received. Extremely rude waitress

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Never disappoints! The creative and local food ingredients make this one of my go to places in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great dinner! The set menu dinner was a delight from the first to the last course.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We enjoyed the tasting menu which is always innovative and delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was Fantastic, as was the service! I literally can't wait to have an excuse to go back to Asheville so I can eat here again! A true GEM!!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent food, though a bit pricey. Service started out great, but as the restaurant became very busy, I felt like we were forgotten. After dinner, our server presented the desert menu then didn’t come back for quite some time. I feel like they were a bit understaffed, as our server seemed to be running all over the place.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was lacking flavor. The salad was advertised as having a strawberry vinegar dressing and it tasted like strawberry water... no vinegar flavor at all. The pasta bolognaise had no tomato flavor and no herbs or spices -- very bland. We had a 6:15 reservation (it opened at 5:30) and we ordered the roasted broccoli -- they were all out and there were less than 10 tables with diners in the room. I would not go back nor recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The server was very nice. Table was nice meal was tasty and everything just went well. Our friends from out of town were very satisfied

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We came down to Asheville to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and came across this establishment. First, our wait server, Maggie, was absolutely wonderful and knows her food! We ordered the tasting menu (highly recommended) which featured many of the local products/farms. We were just delighted by the service, food and atmosphere and will definitely patronize Cucina 24 again when we come back to the Asheville area.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent wait staff - drinks were awesome! Appetizers were all things I had never tried before and delicious! Woodstone pizza really good! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Weekend visit to Asheville for some hiking, so we had to do some carb loading at Cucina 24. Great place for fresh creative pastas and pizzas. I had the spicy rigatoni with bacon, which was very good (though definitely spicy!). My wife had the scallops with asparagus, which she just raved over. Finally, my daughter, who can be somewhat hard to please, loved her wood fired cheese pizza. The wine list is very eclectic. Nothing but Italians, and many interesting blends that I've never seen anywhere else.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great service, very quite good lunch, very favorable food

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I'm so glad we ordered bread service, outstanding, we don't usually eat bread but this is the place to try the bread.

Little Gems salad was farm fresh and perfectly dressed.

Our pasta dishes were perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We enjoyed a stellar dinner, excellent in every way. Super impressed

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had the tasting menu and it was our best dining experience of the year. Our food rivaled The French Laundry!. Our server Allen was very professional and welcoming. We usually dine several times a year and look forward to our next visit.

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