CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
CUCINA enoteca is located on the west side of Fashion Island, Orange County's most sophisticated retail experience. 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 $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 a rustic farmhouse.

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vipAlexP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server Edward was awesome! Highly recommend the new Broccoli app!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The squash blossoms were horrible. Creamy and thick not like the delicious ones I have had at other restaurants. Every pasta dish was loaded with creamy dressings. The noodles in the short ribs pappardelle were tough and undercooked and the texture of the dish was unpleasant. The agnolotti were covered in cream with more cream and inedible. Do NOT recommend this restaurant. Only plus was the sweet female server

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vipNancyB
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo good. One of our favorite places when we visit Newport Beach.

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re want quality food, quality service, and a beautiful atmosphere come here! The drinks are delicious, your water will always be refilled without asking and the food is to die for! The brunch menu is small but honestly one of the best I’ve experienced and I am a brunch connoisseur. Another hidden gem is the all day Sunday no corkage fee. I love sitting outside under the beautiful plants and garden style atmosphere but also inside because you can see the ocean and it’s so pretty inside- lighting and all! Favorite restaurant recently.

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vipKelsea
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to this Cucina Enoteca location for years - it NEVER disappoints. Quality food & service!

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ckwilliams
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Inside was loud and outside patio was challenging also due to winds. With out the winds which is abnormal I think the patio would have been nice. The rigatoni was very good and the fried squash blossom was a fun appetizer.

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DukeT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service and friendly staffs. delicious and gourmet foods. extended wines list. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

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vipSunil
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ate here 2 weeks prior and had a wonderful time! This time around it was completely the opposite. Food was not to our expectation considering we ordered the same as the previous time. We mentioned this to our waiter and she tells us that NO it’s the same and that’s what it is!

So won’t be going back there again!!! ☹️

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Debster
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, attentive service and great Italian food with a California flair.

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BruceF
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and interesting. The atmosphere was good and the service was friendly.

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vipscotts
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience for lunch. The flavors and menu options were incredible. We had fun watching the pasta making class during our lunch. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The charred brocolli side dish was phenomenal

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vipjillm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and server - never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipJeanieH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bucatini and chocolate dessert are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from Turkey

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
103 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyable dinner. It would be nice if you’d honor happy hour prices in at least drinks in the dining room during that time.

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vipKenK
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

took a friend and his wife for Birthday dinner. Had a great table out by the fireplace, that might have been the problem. Server was very slow bringing everything, drinks 15 minutes, appetizers arrived before our drinks arrived. Super slow on taking our order. Had to ask for water refill, Parmigan Cheese and anything else we wanted had to search for our waiter. Been to this restaurant many times my friend Chris was the GM, never had these issues before. By the way it was a Sunday night not busy at all.

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vipSueR
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service was exceptional!!!! We will make this a favorite

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Danm
Los Angeles
3 reviews