Cucina 503

4.6
713 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chef Edward Mendoza, the owner of Kitchen 1454, is proud to open his second restaurant: Cucina 503. Italian food & wine.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The duck was fantastic!

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SherryS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SamPeel
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. They even found 1 ribeye left for my husband after they thought they were out! He was very pleased. Love how they have so much seating outside now.

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Jacko
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four. The food was delicious and service was excellent.
We will be returning.

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vipWolverineParents
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a neighborhood gem! Everything is homemade, fresh and served by the friendliest, happy waitstaff. Fritto misto is outstanding, all of the pastas are great, try the short rib, pork chop and branzino (am I naming all of the entrees?). We go to Cucina 503 often and bring out of town guests.

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Lasagna was excellent as well as my chicken papperdelle. Delicious we will be returning more often.

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BrendaW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina 503 never disappoints! The food was excellent and the service was too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was just a little warm inside, but wonderful dining experience as usual.

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Dave
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flatbread antipasta was wonderful as was the shrimp scampi. Gin and tonic was flat but better when they brought a replacement.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

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vipebvinga
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The portion size was just right and the meals were very tasty. I would however have expected them to serve the wine properly. We both had glasses of red wine, and I understand that room temperature is subjective, but these were served at a temperature typical of a room on the sunny side of the house with a blazing fire in the fireplace. The only disappointment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top restaurant in the area

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BrianW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I made the reservation for four a week in advance. This was to be a celebration of my wife’s 75th birthday.
We arrived 15 minutes early and were not greeted but shown to a small high table wedged between the end of the bar and the front window, and next to an entrance door. Since the outside temperature was well over 90 degrees, we were treated to a blast of hot air every 5-10 minutes as servers and customers moved in and out. The bar area was extremely noisy and busy.
After being seated for about 15 minutes, a bartender offered to take our drink order. Since this is a service bar, we waited for our drinks to be poured.
Eventually a very pleasant bartender asked us if she could take our order. Unfortunately, water, drinks, utensils etc. had to be passed over the bar to me and then distributed around the table…Not exactly fine dining.

The good news… The drinks were very good and generous. The appetizer (Trio) was enough for the four of us and well received. All the entrees were very tasty (Shrimp, Gnocchi, and Lasagna with generous servings). Tiramisu was very flavorful.

This could have been a disaster for us celebrating a very significant birthday, however the bartender/server and the good food and drink saved the day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing, by far on of the best restaurants in the CSRA

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decor and ambience needs to match the food quality and price.

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GeneC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My party of four were well pleased with the meal. The food and presentation was excellent. Cucina would have gotten 5 stars if it weren’t for the service since we need to ask repeatedly for items. The bar service was less than acceptable taking an unprecedented time to get a drink. By the time the wine arrived at our table we were finishing our meal.
Once again, the food was far above expectations. Kudos to the chef!

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BDubbZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at this restaurant, and I have to say that I was very pleased! The staff was very friendly, the service was prompt, and the food... WOW. Everything that my family and I ordered was fabulous! Especially the lasagna! We will be coming back to Cucina!

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LoriG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted & seated right away! Delicious food, perfect service!

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BrittanyT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

AC is broken! It was 80+ degrees inside and they did not seem concerned. Food was great. Drinks were great. It was too hot in the restaurant to actually enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great meal, mussels were out of this world all our dinners were good , we had shrimp scampi light and fresh , roasted chicken was delicious the pasta was wonderful .Good cocktail choices and we had tiramisu for desert , we will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Our waitress was was super and super friendly.

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vipWolverineParents
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frito misto is always outstanding, as is the homemade chicken paperdelle/mushrooms and branzino! Wait staff is excellent!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Salad was very good, pasta ok. Not many shrimp. server rushed us even though restaurant was not busy

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time eating there. Great Drinks, Great Food and the Staff was Friendly & Knowledgeable. The Duck I had, was cooked to Perfection. I can’t believe I took this long to finally eat Cucina 503. I’ll Be Back

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PeterB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and appetizers were great. The waiters and rest of staff were very warm and cordial. The experience was very pleasant. I will certainly go back again and again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina consistently has great food and service. The staff is attentive. Good is fresh and delicious. You can’t go wrong with any of their menu options.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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LoriG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service! Always a favorite!

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SherryS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service first class.

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dst1913
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! My husband ordered Osso Buco and I ordered Branzino. Both entrees were fantastic! The service is also great. The server was very attentive.

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Chas
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Very accommodating staff with changes to dishes. Consistently good experience. Definitely will return.

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SusanH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Cucina 503 and a wonderful “date night for me and my husband. Service was excellent, she made recommendations and they were spot on. Food was excellent. Will be back again soon!

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vipColonelZahnarzt
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Butcher paper on table, a white or red check tablecloth would be nicer. Lasagna lacked garlic. But I love garlic. Bethany is great server. Will try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Only thing that was good was the flatbread!!! But, at least I can scratch this off the list of my “new foodies”

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AmberR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and very tasty entree

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AdryL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I went with my husband for our 4th wedding anniversary and we had a great time there we enjoy the food and drinks, the lasagna was amazing definitely going back to try something else from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Things were ok till I saw the bartender digging into her shoe like she was scratching the bottom of her foot, then didn’t wash her hands and continued to work- including touching the fruit with her bare hands and putting it in drinks. Disgusting!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Cucina 503 is rated 4.6 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.