This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

4.7
1625 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1625 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
BK
BarryK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not as good as usual, but still a fan...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dining here was great. Great ambience, delicious food and friendly staff.

PD
PatioDiner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice outdoor dining atmosphere, and great food.
Checking in for our reservation was a bit hectic, as they were very busy and people many people were waiting around the front of the restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good prompt service, food and drinks were great. The outdoor seating was very nice and had plenty of heaters.

EG
vipElaineG
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Very happy with all aspects of the experience. Thank you.

LF
vipLikeitFreshLocal
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed being out and the service was good! The burnt brussels were really good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, great food and great service

T
vipTony
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent adaptation to virus restrictions with new tented dining area. Food remains imaginative and very carefully prepared. Service meticulous.

J
Jimmy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was bad- waited over 20 minutes for waitress to come and take the rest of our order, which came too late- after other food was served and eaten- should have canceled order

No manager; no customer service- I won’t be back

T
vipTony
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine list, reasonably priced, great outdoor space, service was terrific, very high standards on Covid safety protocols, highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. I will definitely be coming back here.

n
nickb
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Menu not 2 many choices and very few wines by the glass. Iverall pretty good, we ll be back

SE
SEMEEP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service overall! Staffs are friendly.
Patio is just right next to street. That’s the only bad thing.

OS
OliviaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a hard time deciding who had the best meal!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This restaurant used to be excellent prior to the pandemic. Now all you get is dirty glassware, floaters in your wine, and occasionally a substantial wait for your food.

GF
vipGinaF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ordered salad and a pizza. The food was delicious the only bummer part was we asked for red pepper flakes and they didn’t come until we finished our food.

HD
vipHeatherD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess sat us in a quiet area off the patio and Emily our server was great!

AC
AmberC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely experience. The server was not very attentive, but did offer helpful tips. Delicious food as always

KY
KayY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We love this place and usually have positive experience. Good service, Good foods and drinks. We usually sit at the bar and the bartender typically are attentive and professional. The food comes out timely (even during busy times) and hot. This last experience was very different. We sat outside due to Covid restriction. The service was mediocre, the server dropped food on our table and chair. The food came out cold. The greasy food stained my purse and scarf. Without remorse, the server insisted that it was only Brussels sprouts and it’s no big deal. So overall not good experience.

YC
YaelC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and server were fantastic! The only thing I was bummed about was where we were seated. I knew it would be patio dining only, and I specifically picked this restaurant because of their amazing patio. However, when I got there we were seated at the new side patio right along the street and parking lot. When I asked to move they said they had too many reservations that night to move us, even though our reservation was at 5:00pm for a party of 2. When we left at about 6:15 and walked by the nicer patio, there were many open tables.

LS
vipLisaS
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious! I did feel like the salad servings were a bit small for the price. I had a chopped salad with salmon for 24.00 and it came in a small bowl. It also did not come with any type of bread. I think they could make a lunch salad a bit larger when it was a main course salad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

SO
SOinLB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

On Saturday night, Nov 14, Cucina Enoteca had many large parties that were seated indoors who were very loud and obnoxious. In addition, the server who was working one of those large tables decided to cut behind my chair en route to/from the large party. He knocked my chair multiple times as he was walking back and forth. By the third time in a 30 minute period, I asked him to please walk around instead of crouching behind my chair, and hitting my arm or shoulder. I never even received an apology from him, which was disappointing.

AC
AshleyC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and our server was lovely and accommodating.

M
Mary
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service... I highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great here!

R
Rats
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Only served brunch not lunch on a Sunday. Food tasty but very over priced. Service was good.

C
Chris
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice experience with good food, service and wine. The price of the food is a little high and the wine very high.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were 15 minutes late and they canceled our reservation, even though I called to let them know we were parking. We waited for a table for 20 minutes until they told us they had added us to the back of line as if we did not have a reservation at all. Should’ve told us they cancelled our reservation when we arrived instead of having us wait.

MK
vipMariaK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent outdoor seating. Good noise level.

CG
ClaireG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at this restaurant. The food and drinks were excellent and the service was fantastic. We sat outside in the patio area and it was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great except for sparse beer list.

SK
vipSteveK
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Emily was a nice waitresses
They should serve the whole rib eye not just the middle

s
susand
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal very much.

Looking forward to a return visit.

C
Ccpais
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have a lot of grace for restaurants during these “unprecedented times” but my last experience at Cucina Enoteca was disappointing. My first issue was that our family of four was seated literally outside of the restaurant on the street. The table that was given to us didn’t even have planters to shield us from having to look at cars and shipping trucks driving by. I can almost forgive this if all the other tables were full but there was about 15 empty tables outside and in the patio. Fortunately, the hostess was able to move us to the patio after I asked for a better table. I’m a little confused as to why she thought to give us the worst table. Our waiter was less than friendly and didn’t seem thrilled to be working. Everyone’s dinner was ok, my pizza was burnt and borderline inedible...but I just wanted to leave so I didn’t mention it. Super bummed because this restaurant has always been a favorite of mine.

T
vipTony
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steady standby. Atmosphere conducive to enjoying their very good food.

ES
EllaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from the hostess to waiter. We were celebrating our daughter 's birthday and your restaurant was the perfect venue - great a food and cocktails, service was smooth - our waiter was so considerate and the pace was perfect. We didn't want to leave! Thank you for a great experience!

J
vipJacks
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job in being careful during Covid. Our waitress was very attentive and kind.

FAQs

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 1625 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.