Cucina 503

4.6
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Chef Edward Mendoza, the owner of Kitchen 1454, is proud to open his second restaurant: Cucina 503. Italian food & wine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2pm.
Dinner:
Monday- Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(762) 994-0142
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edward Mendoza
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
What 370 People Are Saying
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4.2
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K
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I went to Cucina 503 with a group of 12 total (10 adults, 2 kids). The staff was excellent- Very attentive and nice. The food came out hot and we did not have to wait too long for it. I ordered the meatball antipasta for my kids to share and they loved them! Three good sized meatballs. The adults got a variety of dishes, which were very rich, but delicious. Portions are good sizes. We also got a couple bottles of wine and some desserts. Overall it was a very good meal, the only things I would say were drawbacks were that there were only a handful of people in the restaurant, so it was pretty quiet (which we didn't mind because it meant our large group could be well attended and we weren't bothering anyone with our noisiness), and that it was pretty warm in the restaurant. I'm not sure if they were having issues with their A/C, but we all noticed that it was toasty!

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JH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not impressed with the over all experience. The AC was out and it was very hot. Took a long time to get our drinks. Took even longer time to just get bread to the table. Waiter couldn’t recommend wine or even specialty drinks. Food was ok but not worth the wait.

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JP
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, fresh, super great dinner!! Staff is always very friendly!!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Sophie was a great server.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and the staff was very kind and knowledgeable!

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is perhaps the best meal I've ever had dining out. From the appetizer to dessert the meal was terrific! The service was top notch, I cant wait to go again.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. My dish wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be but it was still good. Would go again.

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CZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by others and did not disappoint. Superb drinks and great Italian food made with local ingredients. Favorite new spot in the Augusta area.

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P
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 5th visit and again we brought friends. Food and service were both outstanding. All in line with our previous reviews and experience.

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A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed everything at Cucina's 503. The Food was great, Service also.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great first experience here. It took longer than expected to receive our food but the quality exceeded expectations. The prices were very reasonable as well. It was a little chilly inside the restaurant. Overall it was a very nice first time experience and we will definitely be attending again.

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TL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have never been let down here. It is definitely in my top 5 places to eat in the CSRA

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Together we had the Rib Eye and the Pork chop. Splurged and got the tomato risotto. WOW...it was all delicious! And just to put me over the edge, I ordered the flourless chocolate cake....I was done! It was spectacular!

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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AG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quaint restaurant that was a nice place for dinner. Some people were casually dressed; some ladies were in dresses; nothing too fancy. Sourdough and balsalmic butter was delicious. Short ribs and polenta was a hearty appetizer. Good portion size. Prime rib & pork chop were juicy and cooked as ordered. Flourless chocolate cake (gluten free!) and little donut holes with fruit purée were not to sweet and a perfect summer dessert. It is a great find of a restaurant with friendly and attentive staff. I hope to be back the next time I visit Augusta! I would totally recommend dinner here.

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SR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Underwhelmed by the eggplant on daily special. It was over cooked and deep fried, the pasta and sauce kind of bland. The flatbread app was decent.

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JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent however the ambience lacked a little bit. Food was prepared as requested and was very flavorful. I will go back

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JJ
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was great
Food was way too salty
The eggplant parm was dry
Nice fresh bread

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

4th time here and it never disappoints. Great service, wonderful food, and a hometown original!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was great.

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BS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attended 5-course wine tasting dinner and it was fabulous from the wines to each course. Service, food and pairings were beautifully done. A great value for superb wines and delicious fare.

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RV
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, menu was great and even modified an order to meet my daughters taste. Great experience with great food.

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AC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Cucina 503 is outstanding! The Ribeye meal was cooked to perfection. What an outstanding taste. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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LB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Cucina salad and the chicken pasta. My husband ordered the Caesar salad and the lasagna. Our salads and entrees were excellent. We all enjoyed the Manhattan cocktails 🍹.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food with flair! Super nice and knowledgable staff. Wonderful wine selection.

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P
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third trip to Cucina and this time we brought friends and high expectations. We were not disappointed!! The meals and service were all outstanding! We told our friends that we had never had a bad meal and that they should feel free to order anything. We were all wowed by the food! They enjoyed the beet salad, the shrimp pasta, and the lasagna. We enjoyed the beet salad, the special trout appetizer, the lasagna and the eggplant parmesan. All delicious. My standard is eggplant parmesan since that is a dish I remember my Italian grandmother making, and it was a favorite of mine. This was a slightly different "spin", but was absolutely outstanding. Grandma would have been proud! Desserts were enjoyed by all, the panacotta, the flourless chocolate cake and the strawberry ice cream. This has rapidly become one of our favorite area restaurants and is one of the best Italian restaurants around! Treat yourself...you won't be disappointed!!

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Date night for my husband and I. Hidden gem!

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BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the evening out with our business team. Varied menu, great specials, and great value. Lots of families and couples there too. It’s on the short list for places to go back to in Augusta.

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OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A bit dark and understaffed

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CX
St. Louis
72 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cucina 503 is an excellent Augusta restaurant. The food is exceptional with a great variety of Italian dishes from Pasta to fine meats and seafood. Staff is friendly and fast. The chef is very welcoming. The mussels are a 10 out of 10. Salads also a 10. Chicken pasta a 10. Prices are very reasonable. A small, but good wine list and a friendly bar area make this one of the best spots in Augusta and tops in Columbia County for Italian. Casual, but upscale. Patio seating and easy parking. Excellent, but not fancy. There are three different rooms to choose from. Anyone in the area should give Cucina a try. My only complaint--and this is minor--is that a couple of the tables are close together. However, it's usually not packed and is still a great spot overall.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great. Trout was amazing! !!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@!@!@!$#○□•■■○■●○

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j
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice Italian restaurant with all fresh food. I'm a strip mall but nice atmosphere once you get inside.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful, personal dinner. The chef came to our table many times. The food was superb. We will be back again soon.

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time going to Cucina 503. Both times the food and service were great.

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KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

DIrty table cloths
Overly salty sauce on Osso bucco
Very oily frito misto
Service ok
Won’t be back.😕

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RT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Cucina's webpage listed their establishment smart casual dress, not heavy worn jeans and t-shirts found to be the uniform of the day for some wait staff and business ownership. My guest, nor myself never anticipated spending $25+ on an entrée and find the waiting staff looking like they were running to a Home Deport for building supplies. Service was good and the Italian entrees were quite pleasing in their presentation, but strongly lacked in flavor, normally experienced with dishes of this authenticity. Suggestions: Require a high level dress code for your staff, utilizes glass water chaffs, not used wine bottles and start playing with key spices and herbs to bring out favor distinctions demand by your offered dishes.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Decent restaurant. Good food but not a large variety available. Tucked away in an okay building. Was noisy when we arrived but quieted down later.

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H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good Italian Pasta Dishes

We were pleasantly surprised about the outstanding pasta dishes, the excellent salads, and the appetizer. The service was very friendly but since we were sitting at a table in the bar area and our waitress had to work at the bar at the same time she was not able to be always readily available; although when we got her attention she was very helpful and accommodating. Overall we would recommend this restaurant; the food is very good.

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RR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. We went early (5:45pm) so no wait and not crowded

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WP
Cleveland
54 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding authentic Italian fare. Everything handmade on premises. Fresh ingredients, delightful flavors..fresh and unexpected in a strip mall! Don't miss the desserts, as great as everything else!!

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