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About Cucina 24

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.

24 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:



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



Dinner:



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



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

Cross Street:
Otis Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 254-6170

Website:
http://www.cucina24restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking on Wall Street as well as Wall Street parking garage.

Executive Chef:
Brian Canipelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Cucina 24 Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Fit for Foodies (46)
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Special Occasion (43)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Tasting Menu (32)
Romantic (29)
Authentic (26)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Casual (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Cozy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·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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 (E. Tennessee)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·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...😞

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Western NC)·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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service! A great find in Asheville.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (Charleston)·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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best pasta!!

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 (Western NC)·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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Made my boyfriends birthday experience absolutely amazing!

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 (Chicago)·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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 (Western NC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Focacia was excellent. Should have stuck with pizza because crust also looked amazing. Pastas were good, but over salted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner! Staff was so great - waiter helpful with wine selection - entrees delicious. Just right! Recommended. Very cozy, too!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We visited here before a show. Knowledgeable staff, great cocktails, and wonderful food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

For a late-evening dinner, we only tried a few small plates. Excellent selection and preparation. We want to come back with bigger appetites for the full tasting dinner. But we will stick to a late seating. The space looked like it would be very noisy when full.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our group of 4 ordered the tasting menu and we loved everything we were served!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was ok. The server we had acted like he didn’t even want to take care of us since we shared a pizza. I had to ask other servers for things such as salt pepper and more drink. We won’t return.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great tasting menu experience

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent all the way around. Great service, atmosphere and food was wonderful. Highly recommended.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were excited about dining here but to our dismay were sorely disappointed! We were encouraged by the server to order the preset menu. 2 hours later we didn’t have our entree and our server was absent! Our reservations were at 8:15. By 10:15 we had been left with minimal dishes and an empty restaurant! Manager seemed apathetic and compted our “meal!” But we had a really nice bottle of wine!! On us!! Will NOT be back or recommend!! Sorry Cucina 24!! Lost our business!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The shrimp tasted like chlorine.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Simply the finest Asheville has to offer. Excellent in every way, all without being pretentious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and 15 & 11 year old went for dinner. My daughter had Gnnochi, Son had a beatiful pasta sausage bowl, my wife had a special, I had the carbonara. A server/manager/owner came by and put a plate of house made pasta with emulsified pasta water (cooked down for sauce) with pepper and some spices. Outstanding. Great wine list. If you like hearty small plate authentic Italian dishes, you've got to stop in. It was the last night of a mini vacation and we couldn't have capped it off any better!

Tags: Authentic
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