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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
pizza port | 'chronic' amber ale | san diego
fried squash blossoms + lemon aioli + salsa verde
short rib pappardelle + cremini mushroom + carrot + parmesan
We had a great time here. We brought our puppy and grandkids and sat outside. Everyone was so nice! The food was yummy and we didn’t have to wait long for anything. It was all perfectly timed and they were so nice to our puppy! We ate outside and it was lovely! First time at the restaurant but my husband said we should go back in couple days! That’s how much he liked it! Thank you!
The food was delicious. And served hot ... which we appreciate. The server was pleasant, attentive and not overly so.
All in all, very pleased. Kudos to Traci and staff !
Had reservations for inside dining on June 12th @ 6:45. Hostess sat us down around 7 pm between two very large groups of people. The noise level was absolutely terrible. We then requested an outside table so we could at least carry on a conversation with each other. Outside dining had absolutely no ambiance. It was like sitting outside on your back patio with no music or entertainment. I asked if we could sit upstairs on the outside patio and were told it wasn’t open for dining guests. The last few times we have dined at this restaurant we have noticed that the selection on the menu is very limited and doesn’t offer anything too exciting. Also, our waiter forgot to ask after dinner if we might like to have dessert. Will probably not return for dining here until things get somewhat back to normal somewhere down the road. It use to be on our favorites list, but not any longer.
Amazing as always :)
Nice food. they brought wrong order, fixed right away it was good. Overtaked waiters, sort of neglected us but responded when asked. Food was fine. a nice place to have and to use . We would go back.
Food was delicious!
cucina is always a great place for friends or date night. Went there for a graduation celebration with girlfriends and we had a blast. Our server was a sweetheart and the food is always amazing. The chopped salad, mushroom pizza, Brussels sprouts and fries are all amazing! Oh and the squash blossoms! But you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Great to get a few things and share or do that and get your own. The cocktails are great and selection of wine and mocktails are amazing. The decor is so Unique and fun. Fits the equestrian area so well. One of my go to spots!
I took my wife for her first time and was really looking forward to a fantastic meal and date. Our food was good; I was hoping for the short rib polenta, but that wasn't on the menu. Our waiter was disorganized and distracted. He interrupted our happy hour order to go to another table to take their payment. After that taking 5 minutes, he returned to finish taking our order, then telling us we might miss happy hour pricing. By the way, the people whose payment was urgent stayed another 20 minutes.
Overall it was still an ok experience, but not what I expected given past visits.
Food is so good and fresh. Happy Hour menu is limited. Ambiance is so unique - a mixture of modern and country barn. Staff is always friendly.
The hostess was very quick about checking in with my reservation. I really appreciate her finding a corner window booth for me. Although, the table was shaky. Luckily the waiter was able to fix it since he had notice a shake. The food and drinks came out pretty fast but the portions of the food was little. I would highly suggest to make reservations before hand so you do not need to wait outside. Although there was some colorful chairs it might be a little cold after 7 pm. But overall the environment was amazing. I enjoyed my time there.
Poor service and quality of food
So great to see this restaurant bustling once again. We had the mushroom agnolotti, which was excellent, with a chopped salad. Francisco, a 5 year employee there, was our waiter, he was personable and attentive as always!
Excellent food and service! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion! We loved the selection of cocktails and the variety of food offerings - all spectacular!!!
Great job creating a beautiful and spacious outdoor dining atmosphere.
Service was super attentive and food was delicious.
Although I had included in my reservation that this was for a birthday, no one acknowledged it. The food was excellent as alway but it felt like our server did not want to be there. He was inattentive, did not check in, asked the tables around us if they wanted more drinks but just took our glasses without asking if we wanted a refill, took forever to ask if we wanted dessert, didn’t know it was a birthday, wore his mask under his nose when talking to us, didn’t wipe down the table, was not friendly, and overall made the dining experience less enjoyable. I let the manager know and she offered us free drinks if we came back in the future. That was really nice but I wish that the experience was better since it was for a birthday.
Loved it all food, service, drink, ambience
Hostess was nice, busboy very good, server was excellent
Food was great!
Server Carmelita was great, food was very good and place was busy!
Victor was terrific and we had the BEST table!! Delicious food as always
Great dinner! Great vibe!
Food was good really liked the chicken and the short ribs - waitperson was not very friendly, and made us wait a couple times.
Great food and service.
We ordered the Brussel sprouts and they were certainly very oily as if deep fried vs roasted with some olive oil. All we could taste was the oil. Pizza had a burnt crust so that was a bit disappointing.
Emily was our server and we sat at the bar after dinner and had the pleasure of talking to Israel. They were both terrific and the food was excellent.
The hostess kept calling me to say that the kitchen closes soon and we need to order soon as we are seated. She was extremely pushy and rude. We were there less than 3 weeks back after 8:45 on a weekday and did not experience such rush. Not sure what was going on yesterday for such poor rushed service. We didn't enjoy our experience at all. It was our date night - being rushed by the hostess and then dealing with an inattentive rushed server was no where close to ideal. Bye Bye Cucina! This was our last time to what was previously our favorite restaurant.
Order the squash blossoms and the short rib pappardelle they’re soooo delicious
Everything was delicious! Our waiter was attentive and friendly and provided excellent service. We sat outdoors and the atmosphere was lovely.
I thought it would be a special place to go for Mother’s Day with my daughter and my family. The service was pathetic at best. We waited more than 15 minutes before orders were taken and then we waited over 35 minutes before we complained that none of us had received any of the order. Management never stopped by our table and the waitress leaned over my husband’s shoulder as he indicated the tip for the bill. it’s a shame though because the food is good but the value is not
Reserved an indoor table but upon check-in we were told that would be a bit of a wait - so we agreed to sit outside since we were hungry. It was super breezy, but they did have heaters. (I just would have preferred the gorgeous inside!)
The food is yummy. You should try the meatball for sure! One downside - the waitress verbally told us about desserts but didn't mention the hazelnuts on top of the tiramisu. We have a nut allergy in the family - so he didn't get dessert.
The waitstaff, however, are the shining stars of this restaurant. They are completely on top of service. We always had fresh water ready to go... and each new server (delivering dishes) made attempts for personalized service. If only we could see their beautiful smiles!
Nice, service was a little slow
This is the first time that we have very very bad service at this restaurant which is consistently good. Clearly there was a miss match between the number of clientes and the number of servers or at least that is what it felt like.
Excellent service, love the ambiance & delicious food !
Everything was outstanding, it always is. Service was especially 👌
Food quality is poor, and certainly not up to its pre-covid level. Yet, prices are way up. We would not complain about the higher prices, we understand, but there are problems in the kitchen. Too bad, because the ambiance and service are excellent. They just need a chef.
Food is amazing, always good service. One of my go to spots in the area. Plus the manager Stacie is pretty amazing, always makes sure our experience is great.
The rib eye was the best steak I ever tasted. The fingerling potatoes wete delicious too.
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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 2170 OpenTable diners.
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