Cucina Carini

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cucina Carini Pizza Grill and Restaurant has been serving the South Jersey area since 1992. Conveniently located on Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road, across from Hillside Elementary School, and just east of the Mount in Mount Laurel, Cucina Carini serves wonderful Italian Dishes , Pizza and Subs. Our light and airy Dining Area complements your dining experience , sort of a vision of dining in the old country. We offer Free Delivery to the surrounding area, and offer On-Site as well as Off-Site Catering. Come out and give us a taste

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4.6
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B
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the quaintness of this restaurant. It’s small however they do not squeeze you in. It was out first time and will def be a redo.

Thanks
Tiziana and Bill

j
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, and good food but I was disappointed by the personal pizza. Not my favorite. I will go back to ordering entrees- never been disappointed by them!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and good food
Price for cappuccino was way too high

LR
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best favorite Italian spot! Loved it!! Definitely coming back. Their customer service is unparallel! They go above and beyond. Thank you Paula and Glenn for making us feel so welcomed! We ordered the mussels and meatballs appetizers which we devoured then had the pescatore pasta and chicken parmesan: we did NOT take any leftovers home. The flavors, taste, and presentation were amazing, this place will blow your mind. Highly recommend!

MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening with friends was wonderful. Everyone loved their food, and the service was outstanding. Great BYOB which made the evening very affordable. The only thing that could have been a problem, but wasn’t, was that they didn’t have our reservation. Not sure what happened to it.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there

SV
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice meal for a fair price

JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience4

We live down the street and this is our second time trying the place. We like the food selection, ambiance and the presentation of food is all excellent, however the food unfortunately lacks flavor. I joked after the first time we went saying the leftovers were the best part - as the flavors seem to be better the next day. Again, it is so true! Something is just lacking in the dishes which is disappointing. So overall, a nice spot, but foodies will be disappointed.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was not bad, but it wasn’t unlike any other Italian restaurant in South Jersey. No specials (at least not told to us) and no signature dishes.

BT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our meals were awesome between the crab ravioli, cavatelli carini, chicken supreme and the seafood!! The desserts were awesome also (carrot cake and lemoncello cake). Paula was great in making suggestions for both the main course and the desserts! Will definitely return!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Kind of noisy, really have to shout t ok talk to peopke at your table.

l
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

everything was good but the clams were sandy. would not rec'd them but everything else was good

j
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fourth visit to this little place and once again, not disappointed. Good food and great service. Always a good place to eat!

SJ
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often and, as usual, the food and service was very good.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and the food is so consistently delicious. Lots of great choices from appetizers to desserts. Great food, ambience, location, and at a great price. Service is impeccable.

BZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, good food. Noise level is HIGH.

W
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit for dinner. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the food was very good.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We hadn't been here in years because of bad service, but decided to try it again. Glad we did. Food was good and service was outstanding. Granted, there were maybe two other tables of people dining in the restaurant while we were there, but we were very happy with our waitress. Will definitely go back again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous food at our first visit to Cucina Carini. We started with the big meatball appetizer, hot rolls fresh out of the oven, and the fresh house salads that came with our meals. My husband and our friend John both had veal parmesan. I had veal Sorrento, and Donna had eggplant rollatini. Although everything was delicious, Donna & I couldn’t finish our meals & both brought leftovers home. We didn’t have room for coffee or dessert, although the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake sounded yummy. The final bill for the four of us came out to a reasonable $100 + tip. Another plus, as our waitress told us, is that all food is made fresh to order. In my case, I didn’t want any spicy peppers in my meal, and it came out as ordered. The atmosphere was nice. We’ll be back again soon.

t
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ambiance was great. Food was excellent except portion was small. Wait staff was average.

R
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My wife and I along with another couple had dinner at Cucina Carina o Sept 20th. Everyone felt the food was outstanding. We were, however not impressed with our waitress. Although the restaurant wasn’t busy our waitress rarely checked on us. When my wife ordered her entree she asked the waitress if she could substitute something else for the pasta as she is watching her calories. The response from the waitress was an abrupt NO. This was followed by a statement that she could order mixed vegetables for an additional charge. When our entrees were serves she reached across to the opposite side of the table rather that walk around to the other side. As we finished items a table clearing person did the same thing when clearing the empty plates. This is certainly not the way to serve customers. My friend commented on our return to our car that he would rate the waitress as marginal. I do want to stress that we all felt the food was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

RC
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not great.
Place is getting a bit rundown...look up to the ceiling lights and note the cracking, peeling paint. Kitchen slightly exposed and not a great sight.
Rolls came out burnt. Pasta dishes sub par and red sauce somewhat watery and acidic.

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome!!!! Food was excellent and good overall experience!!! Two thumbs up!!!!!

SJ
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve eaten here very often and it is always very good all the way around. Nice local Italian food.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great service and food! Atmosphere is upscale and makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.

J
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Exceptional food, first time visit . Friendly staff.

BJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our first time to eat at the Cucina Carini and it was OK overall. The calamari for appetizer was just so-so, there is a much better ones in a cheaper restaurant at Moorestown. The entrees of the scampi and the trio seafood were light which was good but taste bland. My son did not finish and take home his chicken parmigiana and was not too enthusiastic about it. Since the starter bread were great and filling, we were unable to finish and had to take home our entree leftovers. After adding seasoning (fish sauce and butter), they were excellent for our taste. Service was acceptable and the waitress was apologetic for not being served sooner which we understand since it was a Saturday.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great service. Great location. Great ambience.

T
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed 2 pizzas and a nice salad, the pizzas were crisp and tasty, although the “Upside Down Pie” was drowning in warm (not hot) thick tomato sauce. It seems that Mount Laurel is not far enough north to make a great tomato pie like in Robbinsville.

F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

IV
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Food and service are always top notch. Excellent atmosphere. Best in class seafood and pizza.

OG
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming little spot, off the beaten path with excellent made to order dishes and top notch service.
The BYOB feature helps to make this a good value, particularly give the quality of the made to order dishes and ample portion size.
A special shout out to our server, LeeAnn, who was delightful and helped to make our dining experience perfect.
There is ample parking on site.
We visited on a Friday and, this, made a reservation.
Try the fried calamari app, the clam ravioli and the Veal Madeline; all excellent as we the Caesar salad.

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming here since they opened in 1995 . They have consistently been excellent !

C
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit! The food was excellent and service great! We will most definitely return!!

MT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Excellent food and staff. Highly recommend.

SA
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Very busy and noisy. Waitress was terrific. Very pleased.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Took my mom here for mother's day and she loved it. Thanks

C
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, they don’t disappoint. My husband and I were seated immediately (with reservation), the service was great. We had a very nice dining experience.

d
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. Food is absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. BYOB. Love it here!