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About CUCINA enoteca - Irvine
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 Joe Magnanelli and Chef de Cuisine Tony Trujillo 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 $9 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.
Irvine, CA 92618
Hours of Operation:
Lunch | Monday – Sunday | 11am – 4pm
Dinner | Sunday - Thursday | 4pm – 9pm
Dinner | Friday + Saturday | 4pm – 10pm
Across from Edwards Cinema
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
At this time, we do not offer off-site catering. However, we are happy to host events in our restaurant. Please contact Christopher Henning at email@example.com to inquire.
Complimentary self-parking is available in the Irvine Spectrum parking lots. Valet is also available for $8 at Gateway near Edwards Cinemas.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our incredible space is ideal for special group events of all sizes. Please contact Christopher Henning for special event inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUCINA enoteca - Irvine Ratings and Reviews
Our first visit to celebrate a birthday on the patio, which was perfect on a warm Saturday night. Lighting at the table is very poor so have your phones handy. Service was prompt, courteous and attentive. All dishes ordered by our party of six including the appetizers were outstanding and delicious. One caveat: family size platters are very modest in size compared to other restaurants, serving 2 very hungry people or three people with additional sides, not 3-4 or 4-5 people as indicated on the menu and by our server.
Came here for my sister's birthday. Made a reservation, which I didn't think was necessary for a Sunday lunch. The service was a bit slower than it should have been for how not busy they were but the food, like always, was delicious. Service was friendly and the ambiance was great. They even brought out a small dessert for my sister, which was delicious. Definitely would come back again.
We started our business/celebrate-end-of-year conversation outside (with a bottle of sparkling wine and some appetizers) and then relocated inside because the sun had moved and was beating down on us. Our server could not have been more accommodating! The food selection was impressive, what we ate was delicious, the wine list was great, and we were able to sit and talk for four hours. The option to purchase a retail bottle and consume on site was a nice bonus and I hope to take advantage of it the next time I visit. All in all, a great experience! Thank you.
Great patio for our dog. The whole branzino was good for two. The service was excellent though we were the only table filled outside on the patio. A bit cold on Christmas Eve, but good people watching. The negative was the wine list was over priced and then they charge $9 to open their wine. So, we brought our own wine and then the corkage jumps to $25! Wine is rip off everywhere. Overall good.
The pork shank was excellent. The shrimp pasta was over cooked. A bit confused about the wine. We thought if we bought one from their wine shop the corkage was charged. However if you order wine from the wine List, they charge corkage too. Next time we will just bring our own.
Horrible service. We picked this spot for an early Christmas dinner with friends. Waiter never came back to check on us after he dropped off our food. We had to flag him down. Manager was making the rounds and got to our table, we had to order another pizza through the manager. Waiter came back and asked us if we wanted the dessert menu, we had to inform him that we just ordered another pizza. Food was great, but the service was so horrible, we won’t be returning here nor referring friends to this restaurant. It wasn’t even busy, so I don’t understand how it was possible to ditch us the whole night.
Sat us next to screaming children
Freezing cold would not turn on middle heater because the people to the right & left did not want the middle one one-should have asked if we would like to be moved.
Server forgot to bring the following we asked for:
Just let the helper kind of throw our food down & did not check if we needed anything unless we asked her helper (he was very nice) or if by chance we waved our arms to get her attention.
She was not very knowledgeable and seemed confused & tired.
Cucina is our favorite restaurant & normally we would give all the stars possible.
It was disappointing....but we will come back.
Thank you for asking
The front desk girl (who takes your name) sucked!!!!!!!! She was rude and could have cared less. She made us wait 1hr for a very empty restaurant. I decided to bypass her and made reservations on Opentable and got seated in 30 minutes. Clearly they had spots open.
On recommendation from "local's" while in Newport Beach for a Holiday party, we walked over to Fashion Island (a wonderful destination in itself) to have our dinner meal. So deceiving from the outside and not even sure where the entrance was, but how unique! You enter through their wine store with the cutest and creative friendly labeling system ever! The best news..all reasonably priced with under a $10 corkage charge if you decide to enjoy your selection with your meal. Not an extensive menu which was a gift to us...don't like too many choices, AND what was there (about 6 in each section) was a culinary treat! So creative, HEALTHY and filling at the same time! You can't go wrong! Inside it's just an energy filled room, with cozy chairs and friendly and PROFESSIONAL wait staff! Yea!! Value, Taste, Unique, Friendly, Energy = WINNER
Went to celebrate birthday dinner with friends that had not dined here before. We’ve been about 10 Times. Arrived early, had cocktails/appetizers. Stuffed flower blossoms were oily. Buratta ok, but too cold. Ordered a rare wine. Ordered salads and entree’s. The salads were lacking. Dry massaged kale. Sent them back. My lasagna was very good. The chicken a bit dry. The salmon was over cooked. As more folks arrived the service depreciated. There was a power outage. Lasted a long time. We asked for our bill. Was $360 for four. Gave our Amex card. Waited and waited. Our service person informed us that due to the power outage they could not process payment. That we would have to wait. I explained I needed to leave. The waitress apologized which was appreciated but why should we have to wait out a power failure? So, we paid with cash.
I feel management should have compt something for the inconvenience.
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