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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

Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Fun (22)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 10, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a great time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

nice place and nice food but somewhat overpriced for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 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.)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 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

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The beet salad for lunch looked tired and old.
Burrata was bitter in short terrible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. Enjoyed the experience with friends. Will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have dined here before, and it ha been okay, but we were served food that was cold and it had to be sent back. They remade the pizza and most likely just heated up the pasta dish and meatball. The diner who ordered the salmon had no problem with food temperature.
The manager was very nice and came to our table with the offer of complimentary desserts but we declined. i think they should have taken the price of an entree off our bill for the inconvenience.
AlsoI think it would be a better choice on a week night as it was extremely busy and very noisy on Friday night.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service & food. Had a nice birthday dinner with a small complimentary dessert.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place for foodies! Their stuffed fried squash blossom antipasti is amazing. Although the tagliatelle was a bit salty, the pappardelle & pizzas were all delicious & the NY strip steak was really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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