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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach
- 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
marsala caramel + espresso soaked lady finger + whipped mascarpone + cocoa nib + hazelnut
pan roasted octopus
bean salad + celery + yogurt + herb fennel vinaigrette
truffle parmesan fries
I requested a dish without garlic because of food sensitivity. They brought it filled with garlic and just said no garlic as they served it. When I mentioned at the end that taste was off and also not good, they did nothing to fix the problem and still charged full price. Too expensive to not enjoy the food and end up with stomach pain. Other dishes in our part were also subpar.
The food was good, our table was outdoors and they received 2 deliveries, so we had to endure trucks, ramps, noise, which to me was disarming. Our waitress Emily was charming.
Had an amazing time for my birthday! Our server was so sweet, I wish I remembered her name so I could have written it on my review :( Food was delicious. Beautiful restaurant. We will be returning!
Safe covid protocols, great staff, great food! Parking is a bit of a hassle, but they do have valet
Great experience! The Management was extra attentive to making sure you were completely satisfied with the food and overall experience. Very nice especially during Covid times. Great service and food! Two thumbs up!!
During Covid, there was no toilet paper, toilet seat covers or paper towels in the bathroom. When I told the hostess, she said they clean every 30 minutes. This was an obvious false answer.
When we sat down, the table was dirty, 3 of the chairs were dirty and had water on the seat. And then one of the chairs was broken and pinched my 80 year old father's back. I told the hostess we were not happy with these chairs, but there seemed to be no other option. The hostess wanted us to sit at this table in an outdoor walkway next to the street.
Also, on Sunday there is only brunch, which we can appreciate but was not notified that is the only thing you could chose. It disappointed, most of the people in our party of 6.
And finally, we had mentioned it was our daughter's bday, they not only didn't acknowledge, they didn't even bring out anything to celebrate. This is usually common tact at most nice restaurants. We would have ordered "dessert" but only cinnamon buns were the option.
Always a pleasure. Good food. Great service. Tranquil ambiance.
All around amazing experience. Food was top notch as always. Would definitely go again and recommend to anybody.
Everything was actually very great as far as service and food. Great brunch spot.
I had requested an outdoor table for 6 with reservations made 5-6 days in advance. We were taken to an inside patio round table that would barely fit 6 adults and was not 6 feet from the next table ....so we rejected it. We were then seated outside at again a tight table but accepted it because we were outside. Pizza we ordered never came and second round of drinks took so long we forgot they had been ordered. Other than those issues the food was great. This was our second time at this location.
Would give more stars if they had not changed my all time favorite burrata salad for something that is just not as good! But overall, great service and food!
Great patio dining. Food was very good & service was fabulous. A known entity that’s always worth coming back to.
We had lunch today to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I chose CUCINA Enoteca because in Newport Beach because I know they have a nice patio area and we always enjoy the food. I was especially pleased with the spacing of the tables due to Covid, we felt very comfortable. The food was tasty and our server was very nice and appeared when we needed him but didn’t make us feel rushed, so a big thumbs up to him. My sister and me had pizzas which had nice crispy crusts, mine had Brussels sprouts with bacon, red onions and balsamic vinegar. Delicious! And my sister had one with pepperoni, sausage and fresh mozzarella that also looked wonderful. Mom had an interesting salad with squash, dates, leaks and farro. Again super tasty, and they also brought a little something to celebrate mom’s birthday. I noticed the table near us was also celebrating a birthday and enjoying themselves too. A good experience all around.
What a great place. Always went to the one in Irvine Spectrum. This was my fist time at Newport location. Never disappoints. I was on a date and she was thrilled with the place, the food and wine. Bonus points for me. Thank you. Our server Michelle was nothing short of spectacular.
Great service, nice garden atmosphere and pleasant staff!
We had a table of 8 inside that was remote from the rest of the diners. Nice space but we had to constantly find the waiter to follow up. Meals delivered sporadically and items forgotten. Food as usual was great! Definitely not up to their normal standard.
Dissappoint with the service
Use to be my favorite spot
chairs are NOT COMFORTABLE and really hurts experience
Great dining experience outdoors with a great brunch selection.
We went for Sunday brunch and ordered Nutella French toast, squash blossom, poutine, crab frittata, and burrata for a party of 3. All were delicious!! We were seated outdoors at 11am and we left at almost 4pm. They weren’t as busy smudge to COVID so we were able to stay that long. Our server (I wish I remembered her name) was on top of everything, and she always checked up on us to make sure we were ok. It was a great day brunching with BFFs over a delicious meal. We surely killed it!
Certainly not a bad experience but not an amazing one either. Everything was just OK. Outdoor dining with warmers and spaced tables was lovely and comfortable. Waitress was very nice but seemed stretched thin and often took a while to come around for a check in.
Cosmo and watermelon drink both were a bit on the sour side and needed simple syrup. Appetizers were superior to main course. Winner was the Brussel sprouts and focaccia and squash blossoms were also good. Did a family style serving of short rib papardelle. Again, not bad but also not melt in your mouth amazing. Skipped dessert after not being overly impressed.
With dozens of other restaurants within the same complex and surrounding, And prices pretty high, I wouldn’t rush to go back.
We had dinner on the new patio, where the Valet used to be. Was a very nice experience. Great food and very good service..
The host made us wait 20 minutes for our table. Our waitress Nancy did a wonderful job attending us
Emily was great. She explained all the awesome new fall items and also that some older items that would be back on the menu. Happy to see youre back open! Cheers
Painstaking adapting to Covid restrictions. Excelent food and service. Outdoor setting very pleasant.
Always consistently great!
Nice covid outdoor dinning. Service could have been better, but the good was really good.
The host Stephanie was extremely rude. She didn’t bother to greet the customer because she was too busy looking at the screen. When I asked her for a different table she told ME to go to the other pateo and check if there is any table available or people done with the meal. Food was warm not hot. We ordered meatball for the kids but it was very spicy.
Great place for a date or Friday night dinner with friends. Food was fantastic (great pizza and seafood black ink pasta that we both enjoyed. )
Service was limited
Could have used some music outside. Get like everyone could hear each other. It was way too quiet.
Every time I visit Cucina enoteca has been amazing food. I tried the hummus plate along with my meal and it was delicious! What stood out to me most on my recent visit, was the outdoor covered patio seating and the great experience with the staff. I enjoyed sitting in the open air patio on a summer afternoon to have lunch in the fresh breeze.
Nice outside seating, but the tables are close together and the noise level was off the charts. Food is excellent.
Great food! Great service! I love it here
Food quality and service went down. Not this same 🙁limited menu everything is excused as COVID
Never ever in my life did I payed $14 for regular size glass of 🍺.
It was so nice to be put among people, eating great food, in a lovely environment - and still feel like safety precautions are all met. I just love this place.
Excellent service, delicious food as always. A bit more noisy than I remember.
The food was really good. The price was a bit pricy but because the area it is its understandable. Luckily we got there early, by the time we were leaving it was way to loud and way to many people in the out door area.
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 706-1416.
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1581 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.