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About Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

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 ($9 corkage fee applies).

2730 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch | Tuesday – Friday | 11:30am – 2pm
Lunch | Saturday | 11:30am – 2:30pm
Afternoon Snacks | Tuesday – Friday | 2pm – 5pm*
Afternoon Snacks | Saturday + Sunday | 2:30pm – 5pm*
Dinner | Sunday + Monday | 5pm – 9pm
Dinner | Tuesday – Thursday | 5pm – 10pm
Dinner | Friday + Saturday | 5pm – 10:30pm
Brunch | Sunday | 11:30am – 2:30pm

*Walk In seating only, No Reservations

Cross Street:
San Andreas

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 704-4500

Website:
http://www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-del-mar/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Valet and Self Parking Available

Executive Chef:
Joe Magnanelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Notable Wine List (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Business Meals (19)
Fun (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Romantic (9)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was awful. Management pathetic. Pizza redone twice in over an hour. Both times undercooked and soggy. Pasta like mashed potatoes. Gross. Incredibly disappointed. As records will show, I have been a good , consistent customer since restaurant opened.
Beyond disappointed

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal and our server Austin was exceptional - always available, nver hovering!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service are excellent. Also, great wine selections.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food. Great service. Fun spot for the evening.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Fun place to gofer Brunch or any meal💕

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Quite a scene downstairs, and very loud. Love the dreamy atmosphere upstairs, there’s a bar, plants everywhere, cozy with a lounge and a few tables. Excellent service, food consistently yummy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was way too noisy for us! Ruined the whole meal.
It’s a shame because otherwise we generally like your restaurant. We could not converse and there were only five of us.

We’ve enjoyed brunch there and the noise was not an issue.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful, tasty food with courteous and excellent service

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service from the time we entered the door to the time we left was out of his world. I will be going back asap!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A very enjoyable celebration for an 83rd birthday. 2 children included. The make your own pizza was really enjoyed by the 11 year old boy. All food was very good. Excellent service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was fantastic, as always. Service was very slow.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Dinner was terrific. We got the Brussel sprouts and the mushroom pizza. Cocktails are delicious. I wanted to complement our server Kelly. she was fantastic! Terrific service and a smile! I wish we could always have a server like Lelly when we dine out!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Waiter friendly professional and most of all happy
Food always excellent.
Wonderful Eve
Only criticism is noise .. need to have noise dealt with with acoustic tiles.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Moms 70th Bday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It’s a staple for us

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service. Pretty loud for conversation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went to Cucina enoteca for restaurant week with a group of friends. The place was very busy and loud. We got the squash blossoms and calamari in tomato sauce. There were only 2 squash blossoms in the appetizer. For Entrees we got the short rib pappardelle and steak. The steak was ordered medium, but turned out medium-well and the edges were burnt hard and difficult to chew. I do not recommend the steak here, there are other unique options. The lemon appetizer was delicious, but a very small portion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Worst dinner I had in SD so far

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best Moscow Mules in town! We love the mushroom pizza, tagliatelle, octopus, burrata... dessert! The food is amazing!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant Week-not a bargain here for dinner. Solid.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The waitress was super warm and attentive, and thoughtful regarding dietary restrictions

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent wine list with many great values for restaurant pricing. Very Good Italian fare, especially the Osso Buco. Very good service. Pass on the stuffed squash blossoms - not a good value

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our waiter Shane was just perfect! We celebrated my husband's birthday. And it was Shane's as well. Good guy to work on his birthday!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Fantastic experience

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our server was great. Menu was nice and food was tasty. Loved the selection of wines and the prices. Will be coming back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and server. Just a little noisy

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great Food

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

As always, very much enjoyed the service, food and ambience. Went back to the burger this time, great decision. Try it with Fried egg, medium rare if you like. However, you can never go wrong with pasta dishes!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Enjoyed it very much with great service and better food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A++!! The place is always packed. Parking is a challenge at times. Food A++++

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This place is great! We looooooooved the food and the ambience is really FUN! Totally recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Expensive, $70 per person for dinner with two glasses of moderately priced wine each. Food was a mixed bag. Broccoli appetizer was great. Calamari appetizer was lukewarm and somewhat bland. Snapper entrée was delicious but hard to eat -- weird to be using fingers in pricey restaurant. Shrimp entrée was bland and lukewarm. So this is becoming a "beautiful people" place more than a great dining experience, and I give it another year before the "beautiful people" go somewhere else. Like RIP Searsucker!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Cucina Enoteca did not disappoint. We came to celebrate a birthday with out-of-town family and everyone was beyond happy with what they ordered.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great atmosphere for fabulous food. The waiter was super attentive too

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was inviting and full of happy chatting patrons. We loved our food and the service was superior.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Northern San Diego. It never fails to deliver.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

CUCINA ENOTECA NEVER DISAPPOINTS! Amazing Service, Fabulous Food & Drink, Great Atmosphere - LOVE This Gem! Salute!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Appetizers were decent, but main course was very bland. Steamed bass was very overcooked and had absolutely no flavor. Pappardelle had very little seasoning and was tough and rubbery. The short ribs in it were also bland. Overall, I was disappointed and would definitely not recommend this place.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Festive, friendly place! Food and cocktails were outstanding and our Server Ryan was the best - we will definitely return!

Well done

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always great - it's too noisy for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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