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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
2236 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
What 2236 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The pasta was bland and the octopus starter tasted like fish. Service and ambiance was ok. Overall for the price, it was not worth it. Tiramisu was good.

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vip4allseasons
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This restaurant has excessive noise due to high ceilings and rude, drunken customers.
The service was prompt but the kitchen was slow. 45 minutes to bring out a pizza and a main dish for 2 people.

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vipChar
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and apps were great! Nice wine selection too!

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MichaelW
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal -- was an enjoyable evening. The food was expertly prepared and our server was very attentive. We will return!

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love the outdoor dining. We had good service and our puppy enjoyed the enviornment.

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Mina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host were very prompted in getting us seated at our reserved table. The server was also very attentive and made wonderful suggestions, all of which we took and were delighted by. Outdoor seating was comfortable, ambient, and not crowded. Would highly recommend.

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vipTheCoCoGal
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Haven’t been in a while due to the pandemic. But great to be back. Food and service were great, as always. No one skipped a beat! Pleasure to introduce two friends to the restaurant who will hopefully return with more customers in tow. 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. We had the Octopus, chopped salad and the best chicken ever. Both bartenders were great and enjoyed the entire experience. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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SusanG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time back since the pandemic. We ate outside. I am very fond of this restaurant. The food was disappointing this time. I think they changed the recipe for the chicken and it was dry and, for me, the coating was not appetizing. Loved the polenta

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JessicaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service was outstanding.

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DougS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did the family style salad and main dish. Food was great.

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our servicer was excellent. She was very attentive and helpful.

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat delicious food. Great customer service. Price reasonable and the ambiance is perfect for family dining, a date night with the wife. It’s best to have a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

No flavor on the food.

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SDFood
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the short ribs, shrimp, Brussels sprouts and pavlova. Everything was delicious. Loved sitting outside.

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fffchef
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine selection outstanding. Menu always innovative. I always love the new pasta selection…perfection

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petya
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great waiter Soler knowledgeable and responsive

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larryg
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service with friendly people. They must enjoy working there. We will be back and often.

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vipBill
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal as always, especially on the patio as we have since COVID reopening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb—all of it. Particularly commendable were the fried squash blossoms, the focaccia, and the short rib pappardelle. The wine list provides a nice array of options; we had a lovely Nebbiolo for under $40. The service was attentive and helpful. All in all, a wonderful experience!

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vipTally
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice service

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vipTaraL
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at Cucina Enoteca ❤️

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SeanM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for all occasions

MR
MaxR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selection. Visit this place often.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

An engagement party. Table location was perfect and initially the food and service was great. Then it took about 45-an hour for a salad and had to ask for water three times. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Terrible, I cannot recommend it at all.
I went there with my family to celebrate my son 18 years birthday.
First of all, They put 6 of us in a very small table. Secondly the food was bad, but really bad.
The pasta had no flavor at all. We ordered 3 different types of pasta and all had no balance, no season, no flavor.
That is not acceptable for a place that consider them selves an Italian restaurant.
Not to say anything about the service.

That was really a bad experience.

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vipAnds
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have this gem in our neighborhood! Great food, service and ambience.

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MikhailE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and quick service with great tasting food

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KathyRo
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and pretty nice outdoor (COVID) seating. The overhead canopies however do not provide enough shade for late afternoon dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience. Good food and they made the outside patio really nice. Excellent service.

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vipstellar
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Plenty of tables opened for the entire time we were there.
However, when we asked to be seated in a table (with room for four)
we were told we could not be seated there. Sooo... many tables, yet
we were seated in a bench/chair combo, with the sun hitting our face
the entire time.

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GraceD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delish and came out piping hot! We had the díavalo checking and it was the perfect spice!
The focaccia was good to!
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Cocktails are top notch!

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NethraM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We got squash blossoms, margarita pizza, kids macNcheese and whole roasted branzino. Branzino was suggested by our server and he also suggested good drinks and Tiramisu. Overall it was good dining experience

BO
vipBillO
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday server was excellent

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vipTiffanyD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
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 on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBillE
San Diego
16 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
18 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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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 2236 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.