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CUCINA enoteca - Irvine

4.6
4.6
2297 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
CUCINA enoteca is centrally located in the Irvine Spectrum! Owner Tracy Borkum's flair for combining great ambience, award-winning cuisine and unparalleled service are once again starring components in this latest Urban Kitchen Group creation. Executive Chef Tim Kolanko and Chef de Cuisine Cesar Sarmiento bring their artistry to the table as guests enjoy an open kitchen. The menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with a diverse selection of wines by the glass, guests may visit the restaurant's retail area to select from over 200 bottles for dinner (corkage fee of $10 applies) or purchase wine to go. The energetic space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the comfort of an old rustic farmhouse.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 861-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kolanko

  • Catering

    At this time, we do not offer off-site catering. However, we are happy to host events in our restaurant. Please contact Kelsey Gepner at kelsey@urbankitchengroup.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    CUCINA enoteca Irvine is perfect for corporate luncheons and dinners, as well as family celebrations. Groups can enjoy private and semi-private dining options in our wine shop, outdoor patios and restaurant that will accommodate groups from 10 all the way to 390 people! We offer: wine specialists wh

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Henning: (949) 861-2222

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Cross street

    Across from Edwards Cinema

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking is available in the Irvine Spectrum parking lots. Valet is also available for $8 at Gateway near Edwards Cinemas.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Notable Wine List

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  1. l

    lettuceeat

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outdoor dining on a beautiful day. Server was attentive and friendly. Good food, as always. Love love love their pizzas.
  2. EL

    EmilyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tracy was amazing!! Very funny, outgoing and just probably the best server we have ever had. She made the experience 10X better. We will for sure be coming back and hope she is our server again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had our dinner, food and service was great, outdoor setting was good but it was cold and dark
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Greeted by great people and very accommodating. Service was excellent! Food was wonderful and our waiter was very professional and friendly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was slay
  6. JB

    JamesB

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers, wine, and food. Love the Giant meatball and burrata, and the wood fired pizza is fantastic :)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent!
  8. FH

    FoodHawk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cucina Enoteca consistently provides Great food and Great service . Will keep comig back
  9. c

    consigliato

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Came for a late lunch. Busy parking structure and 10 min walk to restaurant from parking, so plan an extra 30 min on top of what the GPS says if it's your first time. Took 20 min to get drinks after being blown off by the waiter twice, while he was in mid-sentence. Finally got help from the manager. The food is above-average Italian-American. We did enjoy the food a lot and after the first 20 minutes the service was prompt. It's too bad the disdain from the waiter was so bad. We will likely not return. Listen, we know you are stressed but if you're not ready for us, don't show up to take our order then abandon mid-sentence--twice.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining here as always ! Got the perfect outdoor table that could accommodate my newborn in a high chair! Delicious food as always. Semolina cake for dessert is to die for! Special mention for our server Kaitlin who was gracious, proactive and eager to help - she suggested getting the focaccia for the baby but without the Parmesan on top which turned out to be perfect! Thanks Kaitlin for the wonderful time we had!
  11. l

    lafnelf

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively and fun atmosphere. Easy access to movie theaters and the Improv. Our food was delicious, and the wine suggestion made by our server was spot on. Frankly, our server Jared made our dinner much more enjoyable. He was friendly, gracious, and accommodating; a definite asset to the restaurant!
  12. N

    Niky

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food ! We enjoyed our appetizer (cheese/salami platter) and pizza for the main.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a mom date celebrating a friend and we were on a time crunch. We let our server know this and she went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful. Great food and drinks and we were in and out in about an hour. Thank you to our server who made our day!
  14. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Terrible experience for our anniversary. Told staff it was a special day and made reservations. Seated at Tony table crammed in noisy room. Tables were so close together that you could barely walk between two tables and the waitress next to us was practically sitting on our table to take our neighbors order. The pizza was great. I have a half chicken which was fatty and average at best. We left as soon as we could. I will not return.
  15. M

    Marvin

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Been here a few times and it’s usually amazing! My boyfriend & I wanted to try something new so we got the Pumpkin Ravioli & the Pesto. Both were not good. The pesto was soooo bland and the ravioli was too sweet and super tiny portion. Such a bummer because this place is typically amazing! 2/5 stars
  17. NT

    N2iT173

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Had to ask waiter multiple times for our drinks. All the food, including appetizers came out at the same time. Waiter wasn't familiar with the kids menu. Stated wrong items, and couldn't answer questions about the main menu. Apart from the service aspect, the food and portions were 'fair'. Overall not worth the expense. Wont be visiting again.
  18. D

    Debbie

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Changed up my go to pizza but it was still great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  20. AR

    AlkaR

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful date night dinner place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch spot. The vibe is cozy and cute. Short-rib pappardelle is always my fav. Pizza is amazing too. Reasonable price for quality Italian foods and good service.
  22. S

    Stone

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for pasta and wine. Service at the bar as well as the table was spot on and the prices were great.
  23. f

    foodie88

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    My friend accidentally knocked over a big sign on the wall next to the hosts and the hosts didn't even offer to help him set it back up. They just stared as if my friend had done it on purpose. My friend embarrassed, ended up setting the sign up back himself. Based on the ambience and sophistication this establishment wants to give off, it was surprising to see how dumbfounded and unhelpful the hosts were. Their stares came off as condescending. Regardless of this incident, my rigatoni quite bland, however the small plates like the Focaccia and Octopus were decent. And finally our server was helpful and demonstrated good hospitality.
  24. BH

    BenH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cucio e pepe pizza. Service was amazing!
  25. AO

    AlisonO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant! Pasta portion was a little small but other then that it was great.
  26. BP

    BeeP

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I really like this place- the bar is outstanding- good drinks-very important! Food even better. Our server was so nice and fun. The only thing I didn’t care for was the music - way too loud. Could not hear my group’s conversation- but I will admit I’m a little hard of hearing. So take that for what’s it’s worth. Would still go again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and drinks
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  30. T

    Tuch

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Don’t like the new menu. I’ve always gotten a chicken with a salad that wasn’t offered
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    There was a sharp piece of metal on the couch that cut my wife’s ankle while she sat down. It’s not visible at all so please be careful when sitting down on their couches.
  32. SG

    SantanaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to talk and enjoy great food. Will be going back again.
  33. S

    Sammysprize

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Wish food came out altogether. Kitchen did not follow directions.
  34. MA

    MichelleA

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend’s birthday. Excellent service. Comfortable seating. Excellent and tasty food options. Very relaxing atmosphere. Very courteous and friendly staff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must must go in orange county
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    One of the worst wait experiences I’ve ever had. Had a reservation at 8:15, but showed up at 7:30 hoping to be seated earlier. The hostess said it was too early and we should come back closer to 8 to check in. We came back at 7:55 and checked in. We didn’t get seated until after 8:30. During that time between 7:55 - 8:30, we saw at least 7 other parties of 2 and other parties with more people that arrived and checked in after us get seated first. The last straw was seeing a party of 2 check in and overhearing them indicate they had a reservation at 8:30. Next thing you know, that party was called and seated before us! It was absolutely ridiculous! Hostess was unapologetic and we stood there the entire time in plain sight. I have never experienced such terrible wait time for having a reservation. It ruined it my entire dining experience.
  37. RW

    ReneeW

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and friendly. Food came out fast and it was all good!
  38. M

    Mikos

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Meal was terrible. Burnt and not seasoned. Staff other than our server was terrible. Sad
  39. a

    alinac

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pizza wasn’t great.
  40. L

    Luna

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Irvine. I they were in west hollywood area too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

CUCINA enoteca - Irvine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 861-2222.

CUCINA enoteca - Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 2297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CUCINA enoteca - Irvine

532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Across from Edwards Cinema

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking is available in the Irvine Spectrum parking lots. Valet is also available for $8 at Gateway near Edwards Cinemas.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Kolanko

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 861-2222

  • Catering

    At this time, we do not offer off-site catering. However, we are happy to host events in our restaurant. Please contact Kelsey Gepner at kelsey@urbankitchengroup.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    CUCINA enoteca Irvine is perfect for corporate luncheons and dinners, as well as family celebrations. Groups can enjoy private and semi-private dining options in our wine shop, outdoor patios and restaurant that will accommodate groups from 10 all the way to 390 people! We offer: wine specialists wh

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Henning: (949) 861-2222

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