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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
1352 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 1352 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and server. Just a little noisy

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great Food

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Enjoyed it very much with great service and better food

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was outstanding! Our server, Frederico was attentive, fun and informative. Every bit of food was outstanding. The ambiance is lively and fun. A little noisy but not too much. Our table of four over 55’s were able to carry a conversation just fine. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Holiday family and friends dinner. Great drinks and the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a great time.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The food and service were great !

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

The service was not very good at all. The price of wine seems extremely high for a “retail” shop. The food was ok, but no follow through with the serving staff. Overall it was good.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great dining experience for special and business occasions. Cozy and home ambience.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent meal from appetizers to entrees to dessert — and outstanding service.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Unfortunately this time we were seated next to 2 huge groups (moms + daughters) and they were very noisy...Bad luck...
We go often and the food is great!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a pleasurable experience at Cucina Enoteca. We met another couple and had a festive pre-holiday get together. Ou r server made sure to chill our bottles of wine , just in case we
needed another!!
We reside in Texas, but immediately want to return each visit to Carlsbad!! Keep up the great job.

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2.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Hot bar scene & very busy. It is so noisy that it is difficult to speak with those with whom you are dining. The food was very salty & service fair. We arrived at 5:30 yet didn't receive our dinner until 7 pm. Disappointing since it used to be our favorite spot.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

nice place and nice food but somewhat overpriced for lunch.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

On the positive side, see above. On the negative side two comments: our dinner was less suitable because the lights in our area were too dim (We could not read the menu, used an i- phone flash, and loud noise made conversation impossible.)

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2017

We came to celebrate a special occasion with a group of friends but it was so, so loud it was impossible to talk. That was disappointing and I likely won’t ever return with a group for that reason. Probably would be okay with just two people.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Noise level was a little much. Food and service were great. The food took much longer to serve than it should have however.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We took a friend there for her birthday dinner. We ordered a bottle of wine and hors d'oeuvres. they were so good that we just kept ordering more and never got to the entree. Excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

I usually love this place but this time our waiter was busy with a table of cute girls. Our pastas were brought to the table before the appetizers. When the waiter noticed he sent them back to the kitchen. I think they landed under a heat lamp. When they were returned to us, they were dry and the pasta was over cooked. The waiter sent over dessert and bubbly to make up for it. The pastas should have been remade. There is no excuse for this mistake. Pasta is not expensive.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

All in all a very enjoyable experience. Service was a touch slow however on the night I was there it was extremely busy. For its location prices where reasonable and food quantity plentiful.

I will be back and would recommend this to friends

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed the chopped salad and pizza a lot......very tasty.
Only complaint would be the loud choice of music.
Would have been nice to have some softer sounds at lunch.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

I enjoy this restaurant but service varies. Last time, our service was fantastic. I asked for vegan suggestions and I had so many recommendations, I had a hard time deciding. This time, our waiter suggested one thing- pasta with veggies (not on the menu). I asked him about a couple of things on the menu that looked obvious- he didn’t know but would check. They were vegan fand that’s what I had.
I started going here with friends because it is vegan friendly, but that appears to vary with the waiters.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Rachel was amazing and extremely helpful! Food and drinks are outstanding! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service. Fantastic wine selection by the glass.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service with a large selection of wine. Pasta and pizza is great

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Amazing ambiance, great service, and delicious cuisine. The energy of the restaurant was electric and truly enjoyable. We have already planned out our next visit and what we will try. Can’t wait!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious as always! Can’t beat that meatball - I have to order it every time!

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