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Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar

4.7
2065 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 ($9 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 2065 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricaK
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine, great service and we enjoyed the outdoor dining. We were seated right away and we'll be definitely coming back.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, safely served, great cocktails, nice ambience despite outdoor, parking lot location (COVID precautions)

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Penny
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always great here. Not a big fan of the chocolate mousse style desert though. Outside ambiance is good ..They put a lot of money into their outside dining.

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vipJeannetteS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating and environment. Definitely coming back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty! Would 100% go back.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My Valentine's Day dinner was very disappointing. I had made a dinner reservation weeks ago to go eat one of my favorite dishes, a short rib pappardelle. I even had to contact via email one of their admins because the restaurant is closed due to Covid. Luckily this place serves this dish.
So, we get there, it’s half empty, good sign. Probably great service... I was wrong. The server was friendly but, we asked for everything to come out at once, that didn’t happen. And my food arrived cold and my husband's was piping hot, you could see the steam coming off of it. For having such high expectations, and driving nearly 30 mins to get to the restaurant, I was just extremely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cocina is always good...server could have had a little more energy...I’ve definitely had better server experiences at Cucina...but food was delicious as always.

MB
MikeB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!!

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vipOrva
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Enoteca. Servers are so nice and timely; all the staff is friendly: sitting outside with heaters is delightful; artender’s whim is fun, and the food is delicious

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Joey
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor seating is classy and crafted to make it feel like you’re in a grassy park—not a parking lot. The food is amazing. I highly recommend the tiramisu for two it is deadly delicious. Their pizzas are light and crispy with the perfect chewiness—their formula for toppings is spot on. Their bucatini is our favorite and they can easily make it vegetarian friendly and it doesn’t lose its flavor. The Brussels are the BEST. The squash blossoms are so yummy—crunchy and creamy—and the cocktails are definitely crafted to perfection. This is one of our favorite places. Cheers!

MM
MattM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good as usual. Love what they have done with the outdoor dining space and upstairs.

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vipJeff
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was great! Outside area so so compared to others but still worth it considering the quality of the food. Service was way too slow and we had to look for our server several times. Nice person but just too slow. We enjoy ordering there weekly prep meals as the quality is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Salad and Pizza was off the charts. Welcome back to outdoor dinning

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RayR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food quality is always good. Server was great!

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vipVGalle
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service from our server Stacey M.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Wonderful food when they finally got it right.. The server was inexperienced with the menu, didn’t check back with us or attempt to make things right. A manager delivered the correct food but it took awhile and we were already half way through our meal. no attempt to offer concessions, dessert or another drink. Our server only came back to deliver the check. Disappointed, as this is one of our favorite restaurants to visit and the meal was $125. Covid protocols have affected the overall experience and staffing understandably.. but hoping this isn’t the new norm

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vipBarbaraM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

With covid, we knew it would be open air seating. However, they did not have enough propane tanks for their heaters. We did not have a heater. We asked to be moved to the upstair bar area (which way open for customers) and we told that there wasn't any room upstairs.
The 2nd person, said that we could go up and sit at the bar. (OK, we are getting to a warmer spot!!) It was a bit warmer. However, there were multiple tables available. (Not restricted by covid) We were told the open tables were set for walk ins of party of 4.
We were a party of 2 with reservations. Very frustrating!!!!!
The bartender was wonderful and took care of our order with grace.
Atmosphere very soso. I will not be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Gr8! Food but if you're advertising outdoor sitting you should be prepared.

KM
vipKevinM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, fun atmosphere even in these crazy times ...

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vipLuckydonna
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their outdoor setting. They did a great job to make us safe during COVID.

MM
vipMarshaM
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hostess very unprofessional , immature
Waited long time w reservations to get seated and then served
Disappointed

EH
vipElizabethH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The metal seats were cold! And my pasta good, but not the usual Cucina Enoteca level of gourmet, tasty food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only bad thing is putting a Covid tax on your bill that makes people not want to tip their server as much which is really unfortunate to the servers. Put the tax amount hidden in your food so serviers don’t get penalized

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Josie. Best server and bar tender you could aak for!

DB
DonnaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and didn’t know anything about this restaurant, except it is Italian...we were very pleased with the outside dining during this covid situation. The atmosphere was perfect and our group of 8 had a wonderful experience. The food was great, service outstanding and we will definitely recommend this restaurant and will also return when we can.

KR
vipKimR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

FR
vipFROMSD
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My favorite
Brancino always good same as the wines
Better ambiance now, service some tables indoors make the space less crowded and less noisy able to handle a conversation at dinner time

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vipAngel
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and no change, excellent service, respected social distancing guidelines and delicious food. My hubby ordered the same thing as before, the short rib parpadelle excellent dish!! I ordered the squash/buratta salad this time around and added chicken which was also lovely (the chicken was charbroiled and juicy) They also have a lovely assorted wine list by the bottle. It's a great atmosphere and we'll be back for more soon!

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The upstairs dining was beautiful. Ask for the server Ryan if you want top notch and friendly service.

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Resmi
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food. Many wines have not been resupplied due to COVID-19....

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LDUB
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor, covered dining. Our server Justin was superb. Food was delicious!

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vipZesty
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina has been one of my favorites since it opened years ago. Ambiance, service, fabulous food and wine options
The staff are considerate, attentive and always dili g behind their mask
Joyful appreciation

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SteveP
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Del Mar location always order the Short Rib Pappardelle, and it's the one dish that keeps bringing us back. Second best item on the menu is roasted chicken manage to be light and tender.

Desserts are just average but if your heart is set on something sweet, the chocolate panna cotta (like a plain chocolate mousse) is good.

Charming atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows brings in a great amount of light. Lots of interesting art and racks of wine bottles that make it feel like you're dining in a spacious private home.

LH
vipLynnH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Cucina Enoteca, but they are doing an even more outstanding job during Covid. The food was excellent and we very much enjoyed sitting on the patio upstairs. We will be back again soon.

NF
vipNancyF
Mexico City
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the COVID guidelines were adhered to. The food was delicious and the service was great.

CM
CindyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining is so beautiful! Recommend the pastas family style and the crudo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We were celebrating my teenage daughter’s birthday and she loves the entree she ordered. She was also offered a chocolate mousse with a candle to celebrate her birthday.

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WalterW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! My wife’s and I favorite restaurant.

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vipCynthia
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming environment; wonderful service, Brussel sprouts appetizer was amazing. Mushroom goat cheese pizza delicious. Tables appropriately spaced for safety. A very nice experience.

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vipyelenai
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great family night at the restaurant. Food was great as always!

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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 4.7 stars by 2065 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.