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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place reminds me of a great massage. Well, I mean, they prefer you don’t lay in the table. Oh, yea, they look down on the act of taking your clothes off, as well. But, there was oil. But, we used it for the bread instead of slathering it on each other. And, there was background music. So, it was exactly like going to a great masseuse. Except the room was much bigger and there was a small crowd watching us eat.

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vipZIGSPOT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the time with a date

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good value. Never disappointed. A real gem of a place. Their homemade bread is always fresh baked, soft and warm. Fresh salad or soup comes standard with every entree. And although it’s not listed on the menu, their Chicken Francaise is magnificent!

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vipdrbreen
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time but we were not disappointed. The only thing my wife and I were wondering is how this place slipped under our radar. We were escorted to our table promptly. Our server was very attentive. My Veal Parmigiana was delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic. Great BYOB. We will be back.Previous periodontal disease

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MarkS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always have a great meal here. Great atmosphere, everyone there is very nice. Paula our server was great as usual. Normally pretty quiet but sometimes you get the one guest who was a bit loud. After they left we enjoyed Sinatra in the background our meal.and great desserts. Will be back again soon.

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vipRJinLA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The mussels were bad. They smelled very strong. They were inedible. The salmon had too much lemon. I was not able to eat it and had to send it back. Although they offered to make it again, the taste ruined my appetite .

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captainmike
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here several times and always have excellent food and service. This was our first time trying their outdoor dining, and found it very enjoyable! Patio has soft lighting with tiki torches, and a fountain adding to the quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an unexpected gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service...Paula was great and food was excellent!!!

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vipMTheresaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

49th wedding anniversary. Our waitress server was outstanding.

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SaturdayAugust
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Clams Casino’s and fresh seafood. Awesome pasta dishes too! Great sauce red or white.

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KelliM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My husband grew up in the area and recalled this place being really good so we decided to go the other night. I know it's a strange time and I'm grateful they had an outdoor area set-up in their parking lot so their business can continue to function, provide jobs for their employees and a place for us to dine. That being said, the ambiance was not all that great. We happened to be seated at the farthest table, right under the street light, next to an enormous restaurant owned truck and the loud air conditioning units. The light was fine until it got dark, then it turned into bug city! We were being attacked left and right. We both ended up with over 20 bites on our legs, feet and face! Now, I can't blame the restaurant entirely for that - but provide a warning to future diners to bring some bug spray! The food was okay, but lacked compared to other Italian restaurants we've been. My husband commented that it just wasn't as good as he remembered and was a little disappointed. The service was pretty good, but a bit slow. Granted we were eating fast because we were being attacked by bugs the whole time and just wanted to get out of there as quickly as we could. I think has we not been right under the street lamp, the bugs may not have been as bad. Honestly, I can't say if we'll go back or not. It wasn't terrible, we just have other places we like better and if we do ever go back we'll wait until we can dine inside again.

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vipBill
Philadelphia
33 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

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jane
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!

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

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

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vipLisaR
Philadelphia
51 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!

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MaryM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there

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StephenV
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice meal for a fair price

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vipJLClark
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.

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Repeat
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.

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vipMickeyC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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BonnieT
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

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

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viplisah
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

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jane
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!

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SJScarlet
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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BarbaraZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, good food. Noise level is HIGH.

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Wineanddine
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.

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marie
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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viptjeff97
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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Rich
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipRichC
Philadelphia
32 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.

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DanielS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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SJScarlet
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.

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Frank
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.

FAQs

Cucina Carini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 439-1941.

Cucina Carini is rated 4.6 stars by 190 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.