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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.7
2100 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2100 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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vipSDnative
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely patio dining experience with heat lamps. Food still amazing!!

JB
vipJudyB
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was the best I've ever had. The chicken liver appetizer was excellent as well as dessert.

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Vasiliki
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We used to love this place, but it seems to have lost something during the last year. Hopefully, they'll return to their previous high standards as restaurants return to normal. The last few times, the server had already checked the tip percentage. Usually the customer checks the box.

CT
ChristinaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hoping the food presentation and dining experience will get closer to what is was before. It just felt like sloppy troughs of mass produced mediocre pastas- not what I remember this place being. Server was very nice. We maybe had the bad luck of a table where people were stepping over us to exit in to the parking lot - not wanting to exit where they entered. I know all the places are doing the best they can considering the circumstances- just thought they would have rocked it out better than they have.

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vipLuckydonna
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ate outside.
Great waitress
My friend ordered shrimp with a pasta she said was way too much pasta and not much shrimp
I had the spinach agnolotti. The hen Forrest mushrooms were wonderful but the agnolotti were not overly flavorful and too el dente for my taste The peas were good.
The pizza was very good

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ShanaS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!

LR
LRobs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looking forward to indoor dining being back as the primary. The buzz was a key part of this venue’s experience. They have done well to set up many covers outside but no atmosphere and v basic set up. Food & service was faultless.

BK
vipBrettK
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. The food is always excellent, we have yet to find an item we would not order again. The wait staff are friendly, polite, and attentive. Happy hour pricing is nice but the normal pricing is not outrageous considering the quality of food you receive. The outdoor “covid” seating is one of the better setups we have been to and it still feels cozy but well spaced out (they certainly made the best of a tough situation). Also, don’t miss one of the many great cocktails and extensive wine selection. I’m already looking forward to my next trip back.

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vipDeAnne
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating area and excellent service. The food was amazing

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vipPatricia
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We ordered 2 steaks and 2 Branzinos.
Steaks were OK but the fish was burnt and had a strong chile flavor on the salad. Not good at all. I think we will not be coming back any time soon.

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vipElle
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We sat in the outdoor space. The sun was intense on one side of the table for the first half of the meal. Also there were a lot of little gnats that made it into our drinks.
Otherwise, the food was amazing as usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic and will definitely be back. Service was slow but otherwise it was an awesome experience

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vipPremonsdaydinp
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Enoteca has transformed to a fun outdoor getaway! I haven’t been to many restaurants during the pandemic, but I definitely felt comfortable and safe dining here. New outdoor patio with shade and tables spread out. Nice place to lounge and enjoy great food and drinks. Our server, Emily, was great! Good Happy hour prices from 4-6pm.

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vipLSConcoit
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday but the waitress did not even wish him happy birthday or offer any type of small sweet for his birthday. The food was very good and I would return but the waitress should’ve at least said happy birthday.

PH
PoonehH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, the food is not as good as I remember it but still delicious. We had a great time.

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srbrower
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a great waiter who suggested a good app and bottle of wine which was very much appreciated. I did feel overall things are more expensive now. Ambiance isn't the same but not their fault.

CT
CT1234
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and modern dining room. Nice outdoor area.

NI
NICOLEM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Happy hour menu and drinks!! Got there at 5:15 and sat on enclosed glass patio, very nice

PH
PatriciaH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, wonderful, thank you.

CE
vipCarlosE
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely outstanding. I can’t remember the name of our waiter but he was really great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner for a birthday. Great food, atmosphere and service.

WT
vipWorldTraveler15
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and beautiful decor. The focaccia was seriously delicious.

NF
vipNancyF
Mexico City
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the attention paid to us. Whatever we needed was brought promptly. The food was delicious, our waitress knowledgeable and efficient.

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Kimmie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Enoteca made a parking lot magical! They have gone beyond what is "needed" to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Their food is as delicious as ever - maybe even more because we've missed it for so long! The service was impeccable - can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Diego. Our waiter Ryan us always outstanding.

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richinjoy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty food. Great ambiance. Love happy hour. Wish the music was better and a little more relaxing and quiet.

JS
JillS
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

KK
vipKennyKaz
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very nice dinner.

ND
NatD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Cucina Enoteca a lot to work out to get back into the rhythm of serving customers on site. There were not many people there on the night we were there, and we had to remind them that we had ordered main courses 45 min after we ordered. The food came out right away, so apparently it had just been sitting there. The main courses were not as flavorful as we have had previously (prior to COVID).

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AlexanderF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service! Amazing food. Perfect ambience

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Mike
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Party of three welcomed the opportunity to "dine" albeit al fresco due to COVID. Food very good and great service. Value for $$$$ proposition poor.

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Curtis
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for dinner. They designed a great outdoor area that makes you feel safe and spaced out from the other guests. The food was excellent and they even served us each a glass of champagne to celebrate our friend's engagement and birthday. Great wine list as well.

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cameronp
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. The squash blossom was the best I ever had. Service was lacking in attentiveness and genuine style. food came to the table with no cutlery or plates. There is a surcharge to dine in the restaurant, which is fine, but no additional COVID value was added to this charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very mixed review.
We were told when we arrived that only some of your tables had heaters.
We could not believe that a restaurant of this caliber would not heat every table during COVID when the only way to dine with them was outside and it is in the 50 degrees range at night.
Secondly they told us that they were out of the burger and then when we ordered a pasta dish they came back to say they were also out of that but they could and would make us patties since they were out of the pasta. The whole evening was a joke for a restaurant of this caliber in a time when they need business so badly.

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TimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really embraced outdoor dining and have not just a highly functional and safe outdoor set up, it looks really good. I hope the keep it - it's great. The food is among the best Italian you will find in San Diego County and the service was highly professional - super knowledgeable and friendly. This place is great.

HJ
vipHelenJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Albeit pricey, the food was incredible as always. The service was great. Outside was nicely set up (except we got drizzled on a little). Following covid protocols well. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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vipManx469
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but very pricey!

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ShelleyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love the pizza's, pastas, and for sure the meatball for an appetizer. Their drinks are tasty and strong. I service was OK, but I gave them a 4/5 just because it's COVID and every business is trying their best. Can't wait to go again when we can eat indoors.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive, friendly server, knowledgeable about menu. Love the al fresco dining.

EN
ElyceN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a wonderful job on outdoor spacing and heating. It is a lovely and peaceful setting. The customer service is excellent and the food outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 2100 OpenTable diners.

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