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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.7
4.7
2693 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 2,693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for fine wines

2,693 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Love their apps and drinks. Overall a 5 star but it’s noisy and per everything these days, expensive

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  2. JefC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food service and ambience but because of all the hard surfaces (windows, floor and metal table tops) it is really loud

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service! Sullivan is an excellent waiter and very personable!

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  4. Lots

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from the service to the food. I’m vegan and we ordered a full vegan meal and it was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eating here for years. The food is always amazing. I like the lively crowd and ambiance. However, we have been very disappointed with service the past few times we have been in. During our last visit our server basically dropped off our main courses and vanished for at least 30 minutes. We had to leave our table and go to the bar to get drinks, and later had to go to the bar to ask for our bill. To make matters worse, the restaurant charges a 4% “service” fee. I don’t mind paying for fees like this but i expect good service in return. it was such a bummer because the food was spectacular.

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  6. Nancy

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and have been several times. The food is always great. My only complaint would be that this one time, our server made a lot of effort to up-sell us on food and drinks.

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  7. RichT

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Nice atmosphere and servers

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  8. TageD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! My girlfriend and I have just hit our two-year mark, and I chose to take her to Cucina Enoteca, a place that my family has known for some time, as we own Diamond Boutique across the street. Upon arrival, this place is beautiful, and there are many opportunities for great photo spots and great lighting! Their customer service and attentiveness to refills were amazing, and our food came very quickly. I ordered a spaghetti with meatballs, and my partner ordered their burger. Both meals were amazing; one comment I will make is that if you like your patties well done, make sure to ask them to make sure they don't burn the patty. Burger 8/10. Pasta 10/10. Love this spot and will be returning soon!

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  9. BeckyY

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and everything is great here! My daughter gets the kids menu noodle with butter and Parmesan and always gets extras as she loves Parmesan. We love the truffle fries and margherita pizza. Always with a bottle of recommended red wine and end with some sweet vanilla ice with chocolate and strawberries. Perfect evening with family!

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  10. HollyB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and go often. The bolognese, and pizza are great. There’s a new gem lettuce salad that’s really delish too. Cocktails are solid. The happy hour is a good value.

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  11. Philippe

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Italian food. They do good pizzas. Fun for the kids as they can make their own pizza at the table. Nice selection of wines. Have been a couple of times and will go back occasionally.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff was friendly and well trained. Menu was not what we expected for an Italian restaurant. No spaghetti and meatballs, no lasagna, no bread..food was expensive and not very appetizing.

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  13. KCR619

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All food ordered was delicious!! Grilled octopus dish and squash blossoms apps were amazing! Ravioli dish is a seasonal item, was prepared perfectly. Rigatoni bolognese is a must try.! And the Margherita pizza was on point! Service was great, server and runners took care of us and were so accommodating.Cucina Enoteca delivered another nice romantic dinner for my wife and i...Wine selection is one of best in SD

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  14. Romp

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the evening and didn’t feel rushed. The food was amazing and the staff was courteous and very attentive.

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  15. Cheuton

    Los Angeles

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the idea of being able to buy wine at good prices. Food was solid, very enjoyable. Staff was friendly and efficient.

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  16. RebeccaH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh wow I am so so impressed! Truly this experience exceeded my expectations. We came in with a party of four to celebrate my birthday. The hosts had a table prompt and ready and our server Sol was quick to greet us. Everyone loved what they ordered. My one friend is vegetarian and found some thing Perfect for her. I particularly loved the chop salad and the hot honey pepperoni pizza!  The vibe was really positive and comfortable. Lots of families dates, parties, all kinds of groups. I also adore the bathroom with love notes on the wall! Parking was plentiful and a breeze. Made it a bday to remember.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Octopus was some of the best I’ve ever had. Pizza didn’t disappoint

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  18. Ellen

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as excellent as it was in 2016 when I was here last.

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  19. KCR619

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for a romantic dinner with my wife. We were on our honeymoon and wanted have some delicious food and a nice glass of wine. And we were not disapointed. Been coming here for a few years now and Cucinca Entoeca always delivers a experience to remember

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  20. Terri

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out with friends and my parents. Food was fabulous

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  21. Octopus

    Denver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The octopus appetizer was excellent. Loved the charred flavor of the octopus and the Mediterranean gigantes salad was delicious accompaniment. The meat of the braised short ribs was tough, not melt in your mouth tender as expected, and the tomato sauce lacked flavor. Lackluster wait staff. Lovely atmosphere but very noisy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very little lightning at most tables (inconsistent) and very noisy. Usually it is even noisier when they play music on a high volume

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I have frequented Cucina Enoteca numerous Times over the last 10 years and granted it was busy last night but one of our servers was really curt and rude. When we asked for larger plates for our shared salad for 4 as we were doing everything family style he argued with us. I pointed out that they had taken our cutlery after our appetizer and he totally ignored me and didn’t come back with any new sets for us so we had to wait till we could catch the eye of another server. When we asked which pasta was which as one of us doesn’t eat meat he seemed annoyed with us for asking. Our waitress Allison was lovely but also MIA half the time. We were a table of 4 who are not demanding customers. Also when a salad costs $39 and is said to be family size I except a little more of the added ingredients and not a bowl full of lettuce and also a little more taste to it. The Brussel sprouts and mushroom pizza were delicious !

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  24. Marcy

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting food nicely presented. Friendly yet attentive, efficient service. We’ve been many times and will be back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! Best wine selection and great prices!!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was good and drinks were delicious. Server was friendly.

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  27. SAYTravels

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not exceptional. Noisy and the food was fine. Just fine.

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  28. JeffF

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was outstanding. Pizza, burger, salads, dessert. Perfect Father’s Day Tuesday splurge. Little pricey but overall good value! Music was a bit loud & not my choice for dining. Otherwise, great!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great vibes. My wife enjoyed her bday. The only thing I didn’t like was they brought us whip cream as a bday gift

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  30. IvanaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner together vegans and non vegans alike and we will definitely be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Branzino was baked perfect.

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  32. Stranman

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service with great food how often does that happen. I would have to say our server was fantastic. If she can work with our group she can work with anybody.

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  33. Badger

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Still one of our favorite places but the menu is not as inventive as it used to be

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  34. ShannonO

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Cucina shows us why they are at the top of the “food chain”. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Great service and great food!

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  35. KathleenM

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was just fine. My friend had the steak and she thought it was awful. I had the chicken Milanese and it was just fine. There are so many amazing restaurants these days I cannot imagine rushing back here.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner! Awesome service! Will go again! Thank you

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  37. DianeB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, service and ambiance were good. Acoustics not very good. Hard to have a conversation.

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  38. KirstieP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great, from returning my reservation request phone call promptly, to saving us a nice table, excellent wait service and food!

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  39. LH5859

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was amazingly delicious. It was a great evening the server was great.

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  40. SoozeF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostesses, bartender and our waiter, it was a really lovely experience. My friend and I enjoyed drinking wine and having the meatball appetizer and never once felt rushed to turn over the table. It has always been a favorite spot to eat at in Del Mar.

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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 4.7 stars by 2693 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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