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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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
scrambled egg + bacon + avocado + mozzarella + parmesan + ricotta salata + crème fraiche + green tomato salsa verde
fried squash blossoms
lemon ricotta + saffron aioli + chimichurri
short rib pappardelle + cremini mushroom + carrot + parmesan
Luke was a great server and made good recommendations when asked! The food was delicious. I did ask for grilled chicken on my salad, which was a little dry, but overall, enjoyed my dinner. Highly recommend the chicken pate appetizer.
Cute patio but the interior is also nicely decorated. I would recommend outside if you can. Food was good, some items were a hit or miss. Salmon for example had too much sauce but the pizza was very good. Appetizers were also very generous for the price and really good. The only thing is that drinks are overpriced. Overall good experience, even though service could be a little bit faster. Will definitely come back!
The food was amazing and so was the service. Had a great time
We had a great lunch. Tracy was awesome. She paced our lunch nicely. Food was very good. We’ll be back soon!
While I do understand that many establishments are short-staffed, that shouldn’t make the employees silly. Our server had apparently never poured a glass of wine in his short life. Which I was only able to ascertain after he searched for a bottle of wine for about 10 minutes, only to report its absence. The second choice I ordered, a Viognier, was served room temp. Because evidently the”refrigerators are broken for the beer and wine.” This information would have been useful prior to ordering beverages typically served chilled. I mean, they have red wine which I would have selected. Anyhow, the service was slow, they omitted my daughter’s drink, and the prices are not low. I don’t mind paying for a great experience. But this was not that. Recommend to avoid.
One of our favorites. The thing is some of the dishes are unique. There is a bread to die for. The pizzas are good although the main dishes are better. No great pizza outside of New York (Apologies Chicago). The Octopus Salad appetizer can’t really be found anywhere else and is very good.
Great food and service.
The worst Italian food that I ever had. Their pasta menus is poor and quality is 0. The only thing that it was ok it was the ambience
We experienced great service last night and the food was great as always!!!
Really good food and wine
I wish they would bring back their regular menu. The current menu is so minimal and they are missing a lot of their best items. Food quality was just meh. Kind of disappointing actually. The quality used to be so much better pre-covid
Dinner before a concert. Great food and service. So pleased that they were playing music from the band we were seeing that night.
One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had! Highly recommend
I have been there on several occasions, and l’m guessing it totally depends on who your server is. Some servers are joyful and pleasant while others are not.
Once we got past the hostesses everything was perfect. They were just a little bit snotty. We had a reservation so that wasn't the issue. Also, I was on a date with my wife and they acted like she didn't even exist. It wasn't because I'm so handsome and captivating.
Beautiful evening, the restaurant was a great venue after catching a movie at the Regal.
Service was ok. Food was awful, no taste and flavor for the price at all.
My niece said her ravioli was the best thing she has ever tasted!!! The squash blossoms are always a favorite as well. Great dining experience!
great food as always. great bottle of wine recc from lester.
Service was great. Food was delicious. But hostesses were rude and inept. Seated us 20 minutes after reservation time despite us showing up early and the place being empty. After we ordered, she came back and told us we needed to move because another party had paid extra money for the seat we were in)since when is that even a thing?). She forced us to move to a table without enough seats for our party and was unapologetic and loud about it. Worst part is, the alleged party never even showed and the table still sat empty, along with rest of patio when we left.
Food is delicious every time I go although the short ribs were overcooked and dry last night. Usually also too loud there to have a decent conversation. Sitting outside too, if the person is facing the theatre, the light is really blinding. We got bad seats and my date was blinded the whole night.
Over all very good!
The food quality has gone down. The focaccia wasn't thoroughly heated, thr hamburger didn't come with neither lettuce nor tomato, or any accompaniments. The chopped salad was dry. The eat all and polenta were not hot when they got to the table
The Pizza was not cooked well. Probably needed a few more minutes in the oven.
The environment is amazing and the service here is amazing and not to mention the food here is amazing
Crying kids at the spectrum per usual
Our server, Ben, made it a great evening. His knowledge of the menu and ingredients made deciding informed and easy. I hope the rest of the waitstaff is as well versed in their product and provide comparable service.
Really tasty salmon dish that I ordered for lunch!
Great service and good food. Good amount of vegetarian options.
Cucina Enoteca never disappoints. The menu is imaginative and and the food is of the highest quality. Although there is no complimentary focaccia, we ordered as a side. Delizioso!
We were a group of 4. No one was impressed with the food. The italian salad was particularly disappointing.
The ambiance was nice, but don't go for the food.
We’ve been here three times so far and both times the food was delicious! Since they are a wine shop, you can buy a bottle of wine much cheaper than other restaurants and just pay a corkage fee to drink it. Twice we went we ordered bottles that were between $30 to $40 (reds) and they were fantastic.
We have not yet found a dish that was not delicious - and the service is consistently good.
Great place for a date night or even casual evening out.
Each time I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the bill was compared to other restaurants in the area.
We had such a lovely unhurried lunch. Our first time and I hope not our last
this used to be one of our go-to places, especially with out of town guests. our past two visits were disappointing - food quality has gone down, portion sizes are smaller, service was terrible. not sure if the food issues are due to covid. there were plenty of staff (servers, bussers, runners, hosts) when we were there - more than enough to provide better service than we received.
One of my favorite Italian restaurants! Everything is so delicious!
Overall, Everything was great! Would have liked more options on the menu & reasonable prices.
Nice to sit out in the patio and enjoy….
Solid and classy Italian food. Good service too.
CUCINA enoteca - Irvine is rated 4.5 stars by 1919 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.