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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.5
4.5
2488 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego’s award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca’s menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($10 corkage fee applies).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 704-4500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kolanko

  • Catering

    URBAN KITCHEN CATERING provides four star, stunning events with menus unique to your occasion. For more information check the URBAN KITCHEN CATERING link on our website www.urbankitchengroup.com or call Alison Cupper at 619.239.2222 extension 2.

  • Private party facilities

    From private luncheons and corporate dinners to bridal showers and family celebrations, we love hosting groups for family-style dining. Enjoy a variety of seating options in our two story restaurant and garden patio. We offer: wine specialists who will design pairings for your meal, personalized pri

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Tassano: (619) 239-2222 ext. 4

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music on Sunday's for Brunch from 12 - 3pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,488 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. 70th birthday celebration. Our server was very friendly. Ishil was also wonderful
  2. DM

    DavidM

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We have eaten at other locations, but this was our first time here. We were celebrating my daughter's 27th birthday. Upon entering the restaurant, the front was unattended. We waited for a hostess and were seated close to our reservation time. Sangria was on point. We ordered squash blossoms and burrata to start as well as the chopped salad. The starters were delicious as was the individual salad which ended up being large enough to share. Entrees included seafood linguine, bucatini, short rib pappardelle and margherita pizza. All of the entrees were tasty and the presentation was inviting. Once our food arrived, our waiter was not attentive and nowhere to be found. It took so long, we had to ask another server to get him. This delay caused us to pass on dessert which was unfortunate given we were celebrating a birthday. Service fell short on this visit. We waited when we arrived and then we waited when we were finished.
  3. PS

    PatrickS

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered the Squash Blossoms as an appetizer. Very good. One Pizza, and one pasta were both excellent. The desert with ice cream, and Pistachio cake was just so-so. Overall, a very good experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow.
  5. H

    Harryo

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dinner and the service was excellent. The only problem was the dessert. Had chocolate gelato and it tasted like frozen ice cream. Not very good.
  6. C

    Carette

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    I’m usually a huge cucina fan but this busy had staff problems. Not service issues like food delays, things that didn’t have to be with better trained staff. The hostess at the front may have been overwhelmed, but she was downright rude. She completely ignored me when it came to checking in (maybe she I was already checked in), but when I said “actually, I’m next” she huffed and said “well it doesn’t really matter” 😳. Excuse me what? I don’t matter? She asked me for my name. I have it to her, and spelled it out since I have an unusual name. “What’s your first name”. I told her. She looked at the iPad. “What is it?” She asked again. I said my name again. Then I said my full name again. “What’s your first name”. I said it again. I knew she was looking at my name and denying that she thought it was me and should be a man with that name. She never asked me to spell it, which I would have. I said “that’s me, and said my name again”. “Oh, ok” she said. WTH, is this how to greet customers? The waiter was nice enough, but the check took eons, and the change for cash took even longer. Then he forgot to cork and bag my wine, since we only drank half of the bottle I bought. I realized I left with the wine when I exited the restaurant so I turned around and went back in and looked for it at the table. It was gone. Oh well. I’ve had better nights there.
  7. FA

    FernandoA

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Siempre queda bien, no hay visita a SD sin pasar por ahí excelente vino lugar muy agradable y cómodo, y comida espectacular las coles de Bruselas son las mejores de la zona¡
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good pasta dishes and service. The noise level made it difficult for our family to talk, and we were seated close to each other at a four top table. Also, it was strange that we arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and the host asked us to wait, even though most of the tables were empty.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Michelle was amazing!!!
  10. LB

    LuzB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mainly this restaurant has become too pricey for what it is. Also, did not like the Osso Buco preparation. Previous preparations a lot better.
  11. RI

    RickI

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was very inconsistant. Three of us had the shortrib pasta and one dish was very small with two bites of meat and very dry with little to no sauce. The other two plate of the same dish were a more normal size, but also relatively dry and lacking sauce. The service was spotty with little attention. Had to practically flag down a server for a spoon for my pasta a few minutes after it was served. Waitress was nowhere to be found.
  12. VR

    VRWCmama

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a very pleasant dinner, the food was very good. Shared the burrata appetizer which was enough for 4 of us. The short-rib pappardelle pasta was also very good. I am sensitive to noise and I rated as “energetic”, others may feel it is more moderate. Music was playing in a full dining room of conversation (not the room with the bar) so I was a little distracted but could hear my table mates. Otherwise, the atmosphere is very pleasant. We had a bottle of house wine that exceeded our expectations. We don’t eat out often as much due to the downturn in service and quality but happily those were not issues at Cucina Enoteca.
  13. LB

    LaraB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, amazing food and drinks, a bit pricey and loud but fun!
  14. S

    Sandiegogirl

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We waited 15 minutes with a reservation and as soon as we were seated our waiter rushed through the entire process. What we would have liked to be a nice, sit down dinner was over within a half hour or so. Most of their dishes were meat heavy and, as a vegetarian, I normally just ask for a basic pink sauce at an Italian restaurant. I have never been denied as it’s a super simple sauce, but my waiter said they wouldn’t do it. That’s fine, I understand kitchens are busy. However, I ordered a different vegetarian pasta dish and it was just bad. Super oily, tiny portion, and made me sick to my stomach. My boyfriend got spaghetti with red sauce and a meatball and it was extremely underwhelming. Overall, from my experience, this place is overpriced and serves low-quality dishes. You will also be rushed out of your table. Very disappointing as we came from Point Loma. Oh well!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was just ok.
  16. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, parking was easy, service was friendly and efficient.
  17. AS

    AlexS

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was good to very good—from food to service. Exceptional wine pricing for a restaurant—and great selection too for that matter. Took out one star for disappointing deserts. Chocolate gelato was crumbly and espresso was flat with no crema, just like regular strong black coffee.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another lovely event at Cucina Enoteca!
  19. k

    kevinf

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cucina enoteca continues to be an excellent restaurant, but not quite as flavorful as in past
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant had no working high chairs
  21. P

    Pilatesaddict

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Zucchini blossoms and hummus appetizer was not very generous to say the least.
  22. HJ

    HelenJ

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delish. The burrata was fresh and tasty. The squid ink pasta is always a treat. The rigatoni was nicely balanced. The budino dessert was excellent!! (And I usually prefer chocolate). Recommend for groups and couples.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Hostess was rude. Noisy. Poor service. Kids menu food was terrible.
  24. SR

    SusanR

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a dinner reservation at 5:45 pm, expecting that is what time we would have arrived after enjoying a day at the track. We ended up getting there early at 5 pm and asked if we could be seated sooner. We were able to be seated early, but only in the bar area, so we sat at the bar. It was chilly outside, but they had a space heater on the counter that made up for the cold air. Our waiter was very attentive and I ordered the Faroe Island Salmon prepared with saffron aioli and served over arugula and cherry tomatoes. I was able to eat the ends of my piece of salmon, but the middle was too raw for me. I plan to reheat my leftovers, so it will finish cooking then. My boyfriend had the pork chops which were a generous portion but not as tender as I expected. Friendly bar crowd, lots of locals but since both of us are previously from North County, it was fun.
  25. JG

    JGSD

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding. We sat outside at the upstairs dining room and it was a great time.
  26. C

    Chefbobcat

    San Diego

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As previous customers, this is our first visit back to Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar since the beginning of the pandemic and we were not disappointed. Originally we made a reservation to dine at a table, but when we saw the bar had available seating we changed our preference and had a great evening. Jason, the bartender and our server, took exceptional care to insure we enjoyed our cocktails and food.
  27. NI

    NotImpressed

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food wasn't bad but it took more than 30 minutes for our main entries to come out. Pasta wasn't al dente. Pizza's crust was very hard and chewy. Seasoning was on point. Good thing we didn't have to wait too long for the appetizers otherwise we would be hangry. Noise level was high; we could barely hear our own conversations. I also don't appreciate being shoved the 22% service charge for a party of 4 in addition to covid-19 surcharge being added to the bill, not when we had to wait for so long for our food. I gave 5 stars for the service solely for our waitress who was friendly and apologetic.
  28. ME

    MEAT

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Greeted by an oddly rude hostess. Hopefully a ome off issue. Burrata was fantastic. Pasta was great. Don’t go for the pizza - spicy sauce on toasted white bread - though the toppings were great. Never a big fan of the surcharge to help them pay their employees properly. Just raise the prices and pay them properly to begin with. Great outdoor seating area - next time maybe grab drinks in the big bar area and eat elsewhere.
  29. CD

    CanuckDC

    Chicago

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food delicious, great wine selection. Service a bit slow but seems to be an industry-wide issue. We were not in a big rush. Good spot, we’ll be back.
  30. DM

    DulceM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely place and service was great, drinks and food were delicious (their burrata appetizer and their focaccia are sublime) however their sound system had that awful sound like when the volume on you streaming device is set too high for the speakers, it was uncomfortable.
  31. C

    Countess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    good food - bit overpriced - outstanding service by KERI - very high noise level
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive and knowledgeable on their food recommendations. The restaurant is decorated well. The food was terrific.
  33. TS

    TiffanyS

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink is always excellent and the atmosphere is great!
  34. L

    Liza

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Unfortunately not a nice experience for us. The food was unique and delicious. The atmosphere comfortable and inviting. The service was disappointing - we felt very neglected and unattended to - our order was not input correctly and no one checked on us to know this, had to find server to let her know, had to wait for food while served food got cold, had to find server to cash out our check as she said she "forgot about us". It just wasn't a "feel good" evening for a special occasion. We will take our business elsewhere with delicious food, plenty to choose from in Del Mar.
  35. SB

    ScottB

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Was seated at the table requested and the service and food were outstanding!!
  36. L

    Lulu

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    the food was not as good as before, portions were significantly smaller and werent as flavorful.
  37. AL

    AlainL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Poor Quality of food: branzino at 37 usd does not worth value
  38. PO

    PeterO

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good experience. Beautiful space. Attentive, efficient but not overbearing service. Pasta dishes were spot on. Get the Brussel sprouts!
  39. D

    Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All excellent!
  40. S

    Sandra

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the barramundi fish and it was wonderful!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar using the Order Online button. Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 704-4500.

Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar is rated 4.5 stars by 2488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kolanko

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music on Sunday's for Brunch from 12 - 3pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 704-4500

  • Catering

    URBAN KITCHEN CATERING provides four star, stunning events with menus unique to your occasion. For more information check the URBAN KITCHEN CATERING link on our website www.urbankitchengroup.com or call Alison Cupper at 619.239.2222 extension 2.

  • Private party facilities

    From private luncheons and corporate dinners to bridal showers and family celebrations, we love hosting groups for family-style dining. Enjoy a variety of seating options in our two story restaurant and garden patio. We offer: wine specialists who will design pairings for your meal, personalized pri

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Tassano: (619) 239-2222 ext. 4

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