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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
2202 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).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2202 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTiffanyD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The table we sat at was very stuffy and hot. No air circulation. The menu seems smaller than it used to be.

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RandieK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always so pleasant and relaxing.
you want to order the focaccia/cornbread!!

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vipBillE
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Great young host staff. Young giris were very personable.
The waiter was terrible. Hard to find. Took forever to get vino ordered. He seemed new - untrained - struggled with your hand held computer.
We were on the inside patio - far right table for two with couch type seats. The couple next to us were celebrating their anniversary and had the sage issues. We all discussed it.
I know hiring is tough now. That said - better training is needed. And like the hostesses - “hire personalities “.

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vipNosey
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food dining outside so no real ambience

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CynthiaY
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the vibe inside. It's a beautiful restaurant. Everything I've had here is very good. I think the chicken fra diavlo with polenta and broccolini and a side of brussel sprouts are my favorite and pizzas are good. I haven't tried the pasta yet but one person in my party said it was delicious and the others in my party loved the meatball appetizer. Servers have been excellent.

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vipHappy
Phoenix
75 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always love Cucina Enoteca. The food and the service is great. I wish you would bring back the Shrimp Puttanesca, it was one of our favorites. I haven’t seen it on the menu for a few years.

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined outside and people consistently excited the restaurant past our table to the parking lot. We had a very good experience except for this stream of traffic.

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vipSusanA
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Loved the squash blossoms & the pizza was excellent!!!

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LorraineT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! Food, service and atmosphere was spot on. Can't wait to go back!

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vipJames
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was honored immediately, disservice by Victor was excellent in our discussion of the wine selection with the assistant manager was superb. All this and the food was served an excellent presentation and very tasty.

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JacquelineC
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience!
Sat outside, it was great!

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JuliaP
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the table bussers were also attentive and friendly.
The food was delicious and the drink were great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Restaurant appears to be suffering from lack of skilled labor. Took 10 mins to seat our reservation tho plenty of open table. Food is very good but service lacking. Brought one entre out 25 minutes before others. Waiter was not even aware we had not received salads and appetizers yet and the one person who got an entre was already done. Comped us for the one meal, which was nice. Overall, the place was so loud that even at a quiet table, had to yell every sentence. Why don’t they put some sound deadening materials in the dining room? The noise is so loud that probably won’t return soon. Too bad as I like the food.

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UTAustin
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice vegetarian options. It would be great if they could add one or two more veg pasta options. The service was pretty slow though.

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viphungary
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service and wonderfully comfortable outdoor area. We will be back and have been there many times before.

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cfrEats
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was really turned off by the 4% surcharge for workers' healthcare benefits on top of expecting a 20% tip. If the restaurant doesn't have funds for healthcare then raise the cost of meals.

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PhilB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One pasta dish with spinach sounded like it would be a nice light dish, but was soaked with oil. Otherwise food was good, especially the Brussels sprouts.

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vipSDGourmet
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took too long for our drinks to arrive, but other than that, it was a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible. Ambience is excellent. Took forever to be able to order drinks and even longer to get drinks.

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WendyH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow, food was very good!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has always been consistent in tasting good! Always a great go too with an awesome ambience

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MarcelaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE! NOT MANY CLEAN CHOICES. NEED TO UPDATE MENU. WILL NOT BE RETURNING DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH PRICES!!!!!!

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MaxR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enoteca is always a good choice for people who love European wines, quite an extensive wine list. Food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Place!

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waiter worked hard but did not openly come to our table without us asking.

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SimonB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service and cocktails were really good. The shining light was the food. The ingredients were so fresh leading to amazing tasty food. I really recommend this place.

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vipLRobs
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Buzzy atmosphere. Delicious food & drink - it is consistently good here.

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BernardL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server spilled red wine on my guest who had white pants on while pouring. Didn't really say much but got some soda water. Didn't offer to get them cleaned or anything else.

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BarbaraB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun, upbeat, upscale restaurant with really good food. The chopped salad was delicious. Pizza very good and the giant meatball was one of the best I have ever eaten. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipDSAII
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gerado was an excellent server...attentive, communicative and funny!
Everyone loved their meal and being outside is a great alternative to spreading/catching a virus indoors, even though we were all vaccinated!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome, especially this first week coming off mask restrictions etc. , very accommodating with our group wanting to sit indoors instead of outside. Food was outstanding. Wine options of course outstanding also. All around a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to meet & talk if your outside

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vipProeats
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place to share a few small plates, or have a nice dinner, octopus was good and the giant meatball with polenta is huge, we shared a buratta salad and pizza, overall a great place to go for dinner, with both indoor and outdoor seating available

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSusanPgh2LJ
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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 !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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Ellie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always :)

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petya
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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CorinneR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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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 4.6 stars by 2202 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.