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CUCINA enoteca - Irvine
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
pan roasted octopus
bean salad + celery + yogurt + herb fennel vinaigrette
marsala caramel + espresso soaked lady finger + whipped mascarpone + cocoa nib + hazelnut
Great meal and service!
It was great! I just had one negative: our waiter said they are pooling tips and I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think it’ll bring the overall service down because the food waiters won’t be motivated to be good.
Great experience! Server recommended a wonderful bottle of California red wine which we enjoyed. Pasta dish the kitchen sent wasn’t right the first round but the server quickly had it remade. Solid Italian food, ample patio dining space and chill ambiance.
The only problem is with the hostess. We reserved for patio and were seated inside. We were disappointed that our table was given to a walk in.
Food was not great. Service was excellent. Menu was very limited
All was great especially our server...but where we were seated we could hear the restaurant next door and all we heard were screaming and crying children. We were trying to relax and take some time off from our own children so it was very annoying.
Such a delicious lunch! The flavors were rich and complementary. The outside patio was perfect and safe. I appreciate the focus on social distance and cleanliness. Perfect!
it was an amazing place! my friend and i enjoyed it very much :>
Great food...Great location...Great Service❤️ The hummus is delicious...clam pasta is tasty...I'm sure the whole menu is wonderful! Looking foward to my next visit...Also, would like to check at the SD location.
The food was amazing. I seriously enjoyed all of it. The service was amazing too. It was $200 for 4 people to eat and have a drink. I think that is 15% overpriced but overall a great experience.
I love everything about this restaurant, definitely one of my favorites
We were seated right away on the enclosed patio (glass walls about 3” higher than our heads. The food was excellent, we each had a pasta dish, one was pasta made from Sourdough and mine had squid ink. For dessert we shared the heavenly chocolate panna cotta.
They have a great wine list as well.
Perfect for couples or everyday dining.
Pizza was delicious! But pasta was a little chewy and undercooked and I would have loved some fresh cheese on it but the waiter dropped the food off and didn’t offer any. Not sure if maybe they were understaffed but I would have enjoyed my wine glass filled instead I filled my own wine 🍷 Expected more for the price.
The ambience was great, but the food was mediocre. My pasta entree was basically garlic olive oil with some pasta, vegetables, and cheese that I couldn’t taste at all because of the garlic overload. Not in a hurry to go back.
Great food.... very bad reception staff and fair service.
We know things are challenging right now but your staff needs to be trained to be helpful.
The tables are distanced and we felt safe eating there.. that was actually great.
Terrible Service. I spent over $400 for dinner for 4 and it was the biggest waste of money. Save yourself stress and money and don’t go there. I can’t believe in current conditions they have such a bad service. I had to get up twice to ask for manager who never showed up either. Last time I’ll ever go this restaurant in Irvine.
A unique combination of restaurant/wine shop. We ordered a bottle of Paso Robles Cabernet with dinner and liked it so much we purchased two more bottles to take home. At a price LESS than winery direct! One of our favorite go-to OC restaurants.
Great service, food and ambiance. My wife and I enjoy ourselves every time we dine here.
A very nice safe environment to enjoy outdoor dining with excellent menu choices.
Nice restaurant, good food, great wine, friendly staff,... Cheers
Everything was delicious. Definitely coming back
Omg the octopus was sooo tender & delicious which is hard to come by in OC!!!
Squash Blossoms always a must have fav😋
Pizzas never disappoint & Branzino so flaky (minor complaint... too much farro for my liking would prefer more veggies)
One of the best in town. Bread, pizza, and octopus salad outstanding. Great atmosphere. Outstanding service. Go.
The food was delicious and ambiance was outstanding
Always a wonderful experience at Cucina. The staff is incredible, the food is delicious and the drinks are great!
We enjoyed a great girls’ night and birthday celebration!
Emma was our amazing server and took great care of us! We will go back again soon!
All the pizzas and pastas are delicious and we loved the chocolate panna-cotta dessert
One of the best places to get italian food in Orange County.
Food and service was great but there was a table with a barking dog that totally ruined the ambience. People, stop bringing your dogs to restaurants! You are being so selfish. Leave your dog at home.
Great for a nice evening on a spacious patio
The food was delicious and the service was good. We had a great time celebrating my birthday.
Cucina Enoteca is my favorite Italian restaurant in Orange County! Amazing food every single time and their outdoor patio is beautiful. Superb drinks menu and wine list.
It was 110 degrees outside... But the meal helped us forget.
Family dinner with teenage daughters. We had a wonderful time.
A rare occasion to get out during the pandemic for a meal and visit with my sister. We sat out on their large patio and we enjoyed the greeting at the hostess stand to our very friendly waiter. Had a nice enjoyable evening
Food was delicious. Over all great experience. 😊
Food was really bad, the meat on the pasta was extremely greasy and smelled. Service is very average. Time to get service and food very average. I don’t recommend this restaurant.
Clean and socially distanced. Our sever was very knowledgeable about the menu. Overall we had a fantastic dinner.
Great Atmosphere, food and service. It was very lovely to meet with a friend and get outside my house during this Covid.. I took great precautions and making us feel very safe.
CUCINA enoteca - Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 1695 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.