CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach
Our dinner was ok, with some dishes being great and others barely mediocre. The server, when she was at our table, was great and super personable. But then we went loong periods without being able to find her or anyone to get more water or other services. We have had good meals here, so this was a bit disappointing.
Great birthday celebration!
Great table on the heated patio. The pear and Gorgonzola pizza is wonderful as well as the focaccia bread with roasted tomato. We will be back soon!
You can always count on cuccina enoteca for a delicious meal. Try the squash blossoms- they could make a vegetarian out of anyone
We love this place. It’s our go to for lunch or special dinners
Sat on the patio which is cozy at night with all the hanging succulents , nice soft lighting and heat lamps
We started with a nice bottle of cab blend suggested by our sweet server Ari and olive oil focaccia this time and it was AMAZING!
We had burrata salad and it was creamy with delicious tomatoes and a beautiful dressing, SO good.
I had Lamb pasta for entree and it was tasty.
Husband had the bolognese and loved it
Our friends had the beet salad and I tasted it and it was delicious.
Friend had short rib pasta and seriously I would order that next time - just awesome!
Salted Carmel /butterscotch pudding (this is not what it’s called on the menu!) with homemade whip cream was a total fantasy.
A wonderful birthday dinner , well done again Enoteca!
Took out of town friends here for dinner. They were very impressed with the whole experience.
Thanks for the kind words Brian. We look forward to having you back! David Cantrell General Manager
We celebrated my husband's birthday. It was wonderful. Our server was amazing and very understanding as we had a small dog with us. She brought our pet water and offered to prepare it to go.
I will definitely come back!!
A good place for a family lunch for the price. Wine list is impressive.
Lovely evening with friends. Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. A couple standout dishes were the polenta board and burrata. Great ambiance, too!
We enjoyed a family dinner here. There was a slight misstep among the wait staff when we ordered, but it was corrected, and had a very pleasant meal.
Everything was wonderful. We sat outside on the patio which looks like a greenhouse.
Food was delicious, great wine paired with it.
Would absolutely recommend and will absolutely be back!
Terrific experience for dinner
Great service- table was ready and waiting and pizza was delicious!
Cucina Enoteca was a great experience. Both of us had pizza and wine. Creative ingredients on the pizza and perfect crust. The outside seating is as good as it gets around these parts. Yes, it's next to a mall and parking lot, but it is nicely protected and relatively quiet. We were seated in the corner so the noise level was pretty good. If we'd been out in the middle of the room, it would have been too loud. Great service also; just the right level of attentiveness.
The General Manager, David came by the tables to say hi and make sure everything was perfect. Nice gesture. Karina, our server was exceptional.
Wonderful restaurant. Always consistent.
First time I sat in outside patio and it was a very nice atmoshere
The noise level was unbearable!!!
We will not comeback, the manager was told and wasn’t able to quite down a table of 12 screaming and loud people.
Everyone deserves a chance to enjoy their dinner.
It was a nice dinner, great value & food, friendly service, great atmosphere
Noise level - we were outside.
My server Luis was amazing
Food was good. Sat outside and had a dog on either side of our table. Must be the new normal.
Great service food was excellent godd wine prices & selection
Upon entering the restaurant, we embarked into their retail wine shop. With the help of the manger, we selected an excellent bottle to enjoy with dinner. The manager then walked us to our table, opened the wine and shortly thereafter we were greeted by our server. The food and service was superb. Extremely tasty, fresh and well presented. The restaurant’s freezer only holds gelato and frozen French fries. Everything’ else is farm fresh or made in house ( including their mozzarella which elevated the artistic flavor of my dish, Margarita pizza). Most definitely look forward to dining here again.
I am enjoying eating here although I felt the pasta could be more al dente and service could be more attentive.
Waitress was very nice.
The reception and seating was a little slow. Bad communication with hostesses on who was seating us
Service was incredibly slow, it wasn't a very busy time and all of the servers and bussers didn't seem to be caring of our table being there. Disappointing to say the least
Everything was wonderful except the chicken was too salty and the side was luke warm when it was delivered. I asked to have a hot side so they brought back what appeared to be reheated rice and vegetables.
Very contemporary vibe.
Open, cross between a wine bar and a restaurant.
Service was exceptional from Emily.
It is a little loud but that’s part of the vibe -
We love this restaurant and our servers are always so gracious! The Kale Salad and the Fig Pizza are unbelievable.
Overall, a great experience. We tried to get a 530 reservation and were told at 430 that the restaurant was full and that all was left was 830 and 900, apparently due to several large parties. As we were staying across the street, we tried again at 520 and managed to get a reservation. The restaurant was half empty when we got there, and half empty when we left.
Food was very good, and the tomato and burrata was perhaps the best we have ever had, and the steak was cooked to perfection and well seasoned.
Were were celebrating my Birthday- beautiful restaurant and the food was great.
looks like if the reservation is through open table, they only give patio seating or a non-premium sitting in the middle or next to the kitchen! this has happened every single time I made a reservation through open table
This was my favorite restaurant and I took an important business associate to a casual dinner on Sunday eve. While impressed by the food the service was terrible. Our server rarely visited the table. Served my colleagues thick port chop without a knife. Didn't revisit the table to check on the food. We finally served ourselves by going to the servers area to pick up a sharp knife but by that time the food was well past due.
It was disappointing and I won't count on this establishment again for an important meal.
Always one of my favorite restaurants for all occasions. The staff is always amazing and the food never disappoints. Can’t recommend this place enough!
Sat at the bar to hopefully speed up the service. Did not work out. Food was mediocre. The wine concept is very interesting. Retail plus a $10 corkage. Great selection of wines but the service and food only ho-hum.
Food was great and our waitress was the best !!
I think the good is generous and very good. My only complaint is that it’s very loud when it’s busy and it’s difficult to have a conversation.
Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Food, drinks and staff are amazing. Try to sit on the patio when it’s warm:)