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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
2252 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
What 2252 people are saying
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Benethea
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina enoteca had top tier customer service and amazing food. We went to celebrate our anniversary and they made it very special for us. We will be coming back to this wonderful establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The table next to
Use had 6 people who were very loud. We couldn’t even have a conversation because of their noise level.

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vipJustinF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Dinner with best friends. We used to live in Del Mar and cucina was our favorite restaurant. Been there multiple times. Service was extremely slow and each course took too long. Food was great. Squash blossoms were incredible and polenta was good as well. Octopus wasn’t our favorite.

Overall we we’re pretty disappointed as our friends that live here suggested another place but we insisted on Cucina.

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TerryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great restaurant but, like so many others, suffering from lack of help.

Our appetizer was served but we did not have any place settings. Luckily was finger food but had no napkins and couldn’t find help for over 15 minutes. Our water was not refilled, our place settings were partially taken after the salad plates were removed and then dinner was served and we had to wait for more place settings before we could eat.

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PaulB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine selection. Chris was very helpful.

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LizRodge
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all impeccable, our server, Gerri, was wonderful, the wine was exquisite, and I wish I’d found this place sooner!

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vipDkamla
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We ordered their bucatini with an egg added. Twice they delivered overcooked eggs, and then our dessert had a long hair in it (not from our table). Service was attentive and respectful of our dining pace, but the food was not up to Enoteca standards.

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Jane
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the shopping center location dissuade you. The outdoor seating set up is lovely with a fence to hide the view of the parking lot. They did a great job with decor and heaters to make the best of the covid outdoor dining situation. Food was fabulous. Family style amply feeds four. Service was wonderful and attentive. Very treasonable priced wine list.

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Alisen
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Urban Kitchen group- you all are amazing. It’s a great experience every time.

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8587563400
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on patio area, with a great heater next to table. Had great service, delicious drinks and the food was amazing. We shared 4 different small bite plates - perfect amount of food, even took some home! Will definitely be back!

KM
vipKevinM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere ... food is good not great, but the overall experience is a good one

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vippkster
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with excellent food! Heather provided excellent customer service!

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sandcraw
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was quite good. We had the chopped salad and the focaccia. We both chose the short ribs with pasta. We finished our dining experience by sharing a dessert called Pavlova.

The only downside was the ambiance. We were placed at a table where the sun was in our eyes. When we asked to have the blinds lowered we were told they couldn’t
because the cord was broken. We had an awesome server named Michael who moved us to an interior table which alleviated the problem. The other disturbing issue was how loud the music was. We were in the main dining room and we could barely hear each other talk.

Michael was one of the best servers I have ever had contact with. He was quite attentive, at times anticipating our needs. We are senior citizens and he was very respectful, which is not always the case.

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Rose
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was very mediocre - I expected more flavor. Everything we ordered was quite bland. The noise level was ridiculous. The interior is very interesting, and it was fun to look around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s 50th over a very nice dinner. We had wonderful service and left very satisfied and full. Thank you.

DB
vipDavidB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome!! Love this place!!!

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DianeM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, we had a marvelous server. We dined on the roof and it was perfect. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The pasta was bland and the octopus starter tasted like fish. Service and ambiance was ok. Overall for the price, it was not worth it. Tiramisu was good.

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vip4allseasons
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This restaurant has excessive noise due to high ceilings and rude, drunken customers.
The service was prompt but the kitchen was slow. 45 minutes to bring out a pizza and a main dish for 2 people.

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vipChar
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and apps were great! Nice wine selection too!

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MichaelW
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal -- was an enjoyable evening. The food was expertly prepared and our server was very attentive. We will return!

KK
vipKennyKaz
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love the outdoor dining. We had good service and our puppy enjoyed the enviornment.

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Mina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host were very prompted in getting us seated at our reserved table. The server was also very attentive and made wonderful suggestions, all of which we took and were delighted by. Outdoor seating was comfortable, ambient, and not crowded. Would highly recommend.

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vipTheCoCoGal
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Haven’t been in a while due to the pandemic. But great to be back. Food and service were great, as always. No one skipped a beat! Pleasure to introduce two friends to the restaurant who will hopefully return with more customers in tow. 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. We had the Octopus, chopped salad and the best chicken ever. Both bartenders were great and enjoyed the entire experience. Looking forward to coming back soon.

SG
SusanG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time back since the pandemic. We ate outside. I am very fond of this restaurant. The food was disappointing this time. I think they changed the recipe for the chicken and it was dry and, for me, the coating was not appetizing. Loved the polenta

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JessicaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service was outstanding.

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DougS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did the family style salad and main dish. Food was great.

KK
vipKennyKaz
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our servicer was excellent. She was very attentive and helpful.

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat delicious food. Great customer service. Price reasonable and the ambiance is perfect for family dining, a date night with the wife. It’s best to have a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

No flavor on the food.

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SDFood
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the short ribs, shrimp, Brussels sprouts and pavlova. Everything was delicious. Loved sitting outside.

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fffchef
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine selection outstanding. Menu always innovative. I always love the new pasta selection…perfection

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petya
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great waiter Soler knowledgeable and responsive

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larryg
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service with friendly people. They must enjoy working there. We will be back and often.

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vipBill
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal as always, especially on the patio as we have since COVID reopening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb—all of it. Particularly commendable were the fried squash blossoms, the focaccia, and the short rib pappardelle. The wine list provides a nice array of options; we had a lovely Nebbiolo for under $40. The service was attentive and helpful. All in all, a wonderful experience!

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vipTally
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice service

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vipTaraL
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at Cucina Enoteca ❤️

SM
SeanM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for all occasions

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar using the Order Online button. Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 704-4500.

Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 2252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.