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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please join us in ringing in the New Year!
We will be cooking a multi-course family-style meal.
The cost is $65 per person, please reserve your spot today, as we are filling up fast.

Cucina 24 Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (69)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Good for a Date (58)
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Special Occasion (51)
Tasting Menu (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Authentic (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Romantic (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Fun (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Casual (19)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Seasonal (15)
Business Meals (14)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 13 hours ago

Excellent service from the hostess to our server and the support staff. Creative well prepared multi course meal. We have dined here over the years and feel it is among the best overall dining experience in Asheville.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service for party of 8.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

We're regulars at Cucina 24 and it never disappoints. The best Italian restaurant in Asheville and one of the best restaurants in town, period.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Enjoyed very much. Food was very good. Fairly limited menu the night we were there. Martini extremely small!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first visit to Cucina24. The server did a nice job of helping us order appropriate portions. The restaurant is very cozy and intimate. The salads we had were tasty, but nothing special. We shared a entree the tagliatelle bolognese. While the pasta itself was very very good, the ragú was bland.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for a date. Family style meal was different from traditional Italian food that I’ve had in the past and maybe more for those who like to try new things but it was very good.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Highly recommend. Wait staff was great, food was wonderful. We will definitely be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My date and I both chose main dishes from the new family style offering without committing to the entire set menu at $45 each. We had to ask if that option was available as the menu didn’t mention it. The waitress said anything was available on request and the pricing would be comparable to mains on the normal menu. As price wasn’t the issue we chose the duck leg and sea bass. To our surprise they were both priced at the low end of the normal mains. That impressed us on the value scale.
Both dishes were excellently crafted to highlight the flavor of the meats while adding depth with complementary flavors.
Our waitress was always there when we needed her and she seemed to have an excellent understanding of the evening’s menu and the extensive wine list. Excellent service.
Cucina 24 stands out in the many excellent culinary choices Asheville offers. It’s now on our top 3 list that we’ll return to over and over.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tasting menu was bland
Maybe regular menu is better

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely loved our dinner at Cucina! We almost went back our second night in town. Specifically enjoyed our Tequlia cocktail, best bread ever and cheese plate, with an awesome menu including devious lamb ragu and branzino. Highly recommend - we’ll definitely be back to Asheville and Cucina!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had the chefs menu. Very unique selections. Very tasty. Also had a pizza. Everything was very good.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Simply wonderful food that is creatively made and beautifully presented by highly competent servers. Loved it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Cucina24 is a long time Asheville Superstar. Always a treat, service is top-notch (thanks again, Kim! and Nick) and the food is just really damn delicious. Bravo, Cucina for maintaining excellence and integrity for so long in our ever-changing "food town" (remember when there were just a few stars?).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

That was the best meal and dining experience we’ve had in a long time. Our waiter, Malcolm made two, NYC vegetarians so welcome and recommended delicious food choices (must try the cacio-e-pepe! The strateccia and black radish was wonderful as well). The wine pairings were lovely and dessert (apple crostada, moscato sorbet, and pana cotta were to die for). Ambience is apt for any occasion, but a special one is well-suited. Wonderful stop in Asheville and can’t wait to stop in again to try the delicious looking Foccacia and seasonal specials!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delightful meal! The bolognese was to die for as were the mussels and the greens salad! The foccacia is the best ever! All in all a great experience. Look forward to my next meal.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We live in Asheville and regularly eat at many of the top restaurants. The family meal here is the best value in Asheville.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is always our favorite place when we visit Asheville. The menu is always fresh and interesting. Our favorite is to sit in the kitchen bar overlooking the chefs.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A new fave in Asheville. Food is always spot on and Anthony delivers the experience that makes you all warm inside and looking forward to the next visit. Outstanding.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took out of town guests who loved the restaurant. My sister and I ordered the "Ribeye for 2" which was exceptional. We traded out the fried potatoes for vegetables and the vegetable serving was sparse. Niece's flat iron steak and sides were exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

A great experience of shared memories with family. We tried a variety of appetizers and wines. The family style provides local favorites from local farmers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outstanding experience and value - we will be back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Being Italian and fussy about pasta as I usually have it 3 or 4 times a week, this place was GREAT. I new it would be great by the smells as soon as you entered the restaurant.
I’d go back to Asheville just to dine there again.
Bob

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Would you know is truly one of the best restaurants we have been to in the United States! I could go on and on.. but just know I’ve been to a lot of good places and this tops the list. I wouldn't exactly call it traditional Italian. We ordered the tasting menu. It was outstanding in it's variety, portion sizes and service timing in brining out each dish! And they should raise their prices too !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful server, food was outstanding.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I just got back from Padova, Italy that’s ~30 min outside of Venice. I was there for 2 weeks and the food there was awesome. Having had dinner at Cucina 24 I must say they deliver on authentic super awesome Italian cuisine. Love that place!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time in Asheville and this place had great reviews. Booked via open table a couple days prior. Great food and service. Actually got engaged and the staff worked with me to surprise my bride to be. Fantastic night and will have to come back for more memories.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best pasta and cheese board in Asheville!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Cucina 24 was such a "Food Adventure" ! It was so much fun to try the "Family Style" menu with tasters of antipasta, pastas, main course and dessert. Our waiter and his many other servers made our evening very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first Cucina 24 experience and we loved it. We ate at the lively kitchen bar and did the tasting menu, which was creative, tasty, and a real value. Highly-recommended!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We went on a Sunday evening, and it was quiet and all around perfect. Food, wine, ambience and service were stellar. Wish we lived in Asheville:-)

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best restaurant in Asheville!! Wait staff and hostess are very professional, warm and approachable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Looking for an innovative dining experience look no further than Cucina 24. Alan our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had the tasting dinner and it was fabulous The presentation and unique flavors melted in your mouth. Kudos to the chef. We are going again next week!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner there this weekend. My dinner was a whole grilled fish with roasted root vegetables, and the whole meal was delicious. My wife got the house-made pasta, which was also very good.

A note on the decor: I noticed that they did a great job integrating acoustical panels on the ceiling, which made the noise level in the high-occupancy early evening setting very comfortable, feeling lively while still allowing easy conversation at our table. That's an oversight at so many other nice restaurants, so I wanted to make sure to mention that thoughtful touch here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, People Watching
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed an anniversary dinner last night. Katie was awesome. She offered personal opinions about each dish and wine selections. She was right on.
It was interesting seeing the chef/ staff never get into frenzy; yet see them plate food with amazing efficiency and consistency!
Each dish was simply incredible. Every plate on nearby tables looked incredible.
We will definitely be going back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent, best restaurant in Asheville. Interesting and delicious. I enjoyed the chefs multi-course cuisine. It was different, thrilling and very good. It was an adventure in dining. The staff are very professional, friendly, and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good service and value. Food was thoughtful and generally tasty. Good wine and spirits list.
They offered a price fix menu as well as a la cart choices. Authentic Italian pasta dishes were available as well as interesting entrees. Noise level was acceptable, held a conversation with out-of-town friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Sat near open kitchen and watched how smoothly the kitchen ran. Wait staff recommended wine & beer. Loved the recommendations.
Food was prepared very well, high quality, excellent taste, very memorable meal. As good if not better than similar meals eaten in Italy.
Would highly recommend this when visiting Asheville.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Cucina has never failed us. It's warm inviting atmosphere and the pleasant, extremely professional wait staff are icing on the cake for the delicious and unique food they serve.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Brought some friends for their first visit to Cucina 24 👍👍

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoy coming there. Great food. Our server was average. Maggie needs a better attitude .

Tags: Local Ingredients
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