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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
1359 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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).

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(858) 704-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Magnanelli
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Andreas
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Parking details
Valet and Self Parking Available
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Entertainment
We feature live music on Sunday's for Brunch from 12 - 3pm.
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
What 1359 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for dinner with 3 couples on a Sunday night before going to see a concert at the Belly Up. The food was delicious! We shared the cheese & salumi platter and chicken liver pate to start. Then had the Gnoccheti Sardi pasta and my husband had the Branzino fish. Both were excellent. Everyone loved the food and our waiter was very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent place all around!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been to this restaurant previously, and enjoyed it then. The pasta special was delicious. Also very good was the brussels sprouts.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

I was really disappointed this time around. I have been many times and things are usually “good”. Fine service, ok food, and weak drinks. This most recent time was terrible. I made a reservation for my mothers 60th birthday. When we arrived they had an emergency in the kitchen and weren’t seating people. The girls at the front were very blunt and rude. They didn’t give us a time of how long it was going on, no discount, nothing. So we waited because it was a Friday night and everywhere else would be crazy. They said that they would text when they got things cleared up. They never did we went back in and asked them what was going on and they said oh yes were sitting again now so communication was terrible. Once we got seated they took many good options off their menu. Food came out and was burned. And the bill was over 100$! Unfortunately they have forever lost our business.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The kitchen had a water leak so our food was delayed 15 mins. Food overall was good. But bring back the beet salad!!! Why take away your best seller!!! We will be back again.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went for my daughters 17th birthday. Atmosphere was lively, the food was great and service outstanding. We love coming here!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our server was terrific! He coursed everything perfectly and suggested a great bottle of wine. We will be back!!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food isn’t as good as the cucina in mission hills. Food delivery person wasn’t up to par. Our waiter was great.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a reservation for a friends birthday. Not real happy sitting back by the bathrooms in the bar area; especially because we had a reservation. If you are in the main dining area, it has a nicer ambiance. The waitress did a good job, but it took a long time for the food to arrive. The dessert also took a good 15 - 20 min to arrive after we ordered it. Food was good but nothing so notable as to make a return visit.

I would rank this as an average restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Open Table reservation was easy. Got sat immediately. Waiter was very detailed oriented at beginning, then downhill from there. After ordering...took 15 mins to get drink from bar that I had to remind him of. We ordered an app, an entree, and a side dish. App came out with burnt bread. I asked for some more and received some little side breads. It was so loud we couldn’t understand each other. Entree and side came 45 mins after ordered?! We had some pasta left and some Brussel sprouts that were whisked away before I could say I’ll take a box please. So I assumed they were bringing back a box but nothing came. Not impressed...didn’t want to bother explaining to a manager because my wife and I just wanted to leave at that point. Bummer, because we have enjoyed in the past.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Absolutely delicious! The food was yummy and the wine was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was fantastic as it always it. Great drinks, great appetizers, great entrees. Absolutely love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The restaurant was fantastic - great food, fun yet semi-formal atmosphere, attentive and impressive wait staff. The 6 of us really enjoyed our experience and would return in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

WE celebrated my birthday and enjoyed the evening. Our server was great and very attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We tried it when it first opened and it was a shadow of what it is now. Nice food; really outstanding service; pleasant fun place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was great, but I was surprised (shocked?) to hear that they have a $9.00 corkage fee (except for Easter) for a bottle of wine purchased AT THE RESTAURANT.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great for dinner with drinks! The food is amazing!!! Try the burrata, the octopus, the mushroom pizza with truffle oil and you can’t miss the chocolate budino!!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great spot for practically any occasion. The food and drinks were great as well.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Extremely poor service and over an hour to get the food after it was ordered and then another 20 minutes for the birthday girls food.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Generally very good but something with the kitchen system last night caused a long delay and my guests meals to be delivered totally out of sync.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food, as always, was outstanding, and our waitress was attentive, friendly and helpful. But our experience (and birthday celebration) was tainted by the hostess who scolded us for being 15 minutes late for our reservation. When I checked my reservation, I showed her manager that I was on time and didn't appreciate the scolding when it was her mistake, but got I didn't get an apology, just an excuse. This is a great restaurant, but this experience left me with a bad taste.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food/service were excellent as always. Sure to go back!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Superb service , good food and wine pairing

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great fried squash blossoms! Easy to talk at this restaurant because thankfully it isn't too loud. Good food, good service despite a short wait.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My wife and I's got to place for good food and drinks. It's a little hectic for the parking, but the place is well worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This place it top notch! Great server and food, it was a nice dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This was my first time there and I was meeting a friend. Everything was wonderful, my only complaint was we dat at the round table near the bar/ bathrooms and felt like it was a little too bright. It's not a big deal, but it seemed bright as I looked at the rest of the restaurant with their dim lit ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delicious food. Terrific service from DRE. Very noisy. Too cold but DRE made adjustment. Pleasantly surprised how tasty the meals were.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

After 2 excellent meals with business colleagues in last 3 months, took my family for dinner when our son came to town. Excellent California take on Italian food, super wine choices and wonderful service. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I took my Uncle Harry and his wife Margie out for his 100th birthday! It is one of his favorite restaurants. They enjoyed it thoroughly and the staff was attentive. Your menu is wonderful and creative. I had the octopus and it was delicious and beautifully presented as was the rest of the meals. The polenta was ordered for everyone to share and delicious. It brought back good memories since our grandparents were Hungarian and we were raised on Mamaliga which is similar to polenta. Looking forward to eating here when I visit next year.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always delicious and great service

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The location is great, the food excellent, the staff very good and friendly, but the high energy and vibe was fantastic. Really fun time and great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Another fantastic lunch at Cucina! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our only concern its weird charging a cork fee for wines you picked there on their shop.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Service and food were both excellent. We showed up 30 minutes early to our reservation (which is highly recommended) and they were able to accommodate us within minutes.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My husband and I used always come here. Last time we went, it was after a while and a lot has changed. They have decreased their menu options and increased the portions. That being said, the quality and taste wasn’t as good as it used to be. We were very disappointed

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Really loud! I asked for a quiet table because I know the main dining room is very loud. Was assured that I would get. Meanwhile, seated in loud room! Wow! Eventually, and begrudgingly was seated in quieter area. Food was ok. Salmon was very salty

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere, attentive wait staff and excellent food.

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