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cucina sa

400 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (802)
  • Fit for Foodies (466)
  • Notable Wine List (295)

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Cucina SA is a great neighborhood place to enjoy one of our pizzas from the wood-burning oven, or savor our many pasta dishes and entrees, while perusing a vast selection of Italian Wine. Our wine list features 150 selections, focusing primarily on all the great regions of Italy, with some interesting California offerings as well. We have our main dining room in front, with a great view of the wood-burning oven. We also have a cozy Wine Bar in back, where one can chose either a table or counter dining, for a quick glass of wine, or a leisurely dinner. In the warmer months, we also have a handful of tables outside on the wood bridge.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 454-2942
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donna Seymour
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

First time at the restaurant, service was great, everyone was friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely return

vipjwrca (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food and good wine list with very good service. Go early to avoid the noise. Recommend the frito misto, salads and the pizza, all sized to share.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great meal, service is outstanding.
I love their stuffed mushrooms, even if they are not on the menu they make them for me

vipPamela (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

Our go to Italian!
Great pizza (thin crust)
Great wine
Never disappoints!

vipNaturalHorseman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

The best meal I've had at Cucina SA to date. One of the best meals I've had in Marin over the last decade. A very warm summer night. Greeted warmly by the owner, then by the server. Started with a couple of glasses of really nice Soave. My bride and I split three appetizers. Tuna Tartare - raw tuna chunks and avocado atop a light sausce I couldn't identify and finished with some housemade ranch dressing. Dandy on a warm night! We followed this with a Fritto Misto of shrimp, calamari, onion, and lemon each dipped in an incredibly light batter and quiclly deep fried, served with the ranch dressing on the side. I should have ask for a slice of lemn that's all it needed. We finished with a special arugula topped with toothsome pear and which i took as a very light ricotta cheese and I believe a lemon and olive oil dresing. We finished with something really really nice that sounds terrible - softserve vanilla ice cream with caramel and sea salt. Purrrfect!
And the whole menu really was tuned into both the season and moreover the temperature outside.

A plus is tht we noticed that they are now open for lunch. I've gotta try this out.

Kudos to the whole team - owner, server and the gang if wizards in the back of house. Take a bow folks!

IBeMattC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

We dropped in on a Saturday evening for our anniversary. It wasn't too crowded at 7:00 p.m. but filled up while we were there. Parking is pretty easy on San Anselmo Ave at that time, and it was a nice evening for a stroll. Service was quick and attentive throughout the meal.

The layout is a little unwieldy, though; when you walk in you just kind of stand in the middle of the aisle and try not to get in anyone's way. The server accidentally backed into me and almost tripped when she was seating us.

The food is all-around great. They started with bruschetta, rather than just bread, which was a nice (and tasty) surprise. The Crostini di Burrata was delightful. The wife ordered the gnocchi bava and enjoyed it, and it was a heartier serving than I've seen at other restaurants. I ordered a steak-and-pesto pizza that was one of the specials; it was a good-sized pizza, and I was not disappointed. We also shared a bottle of Dolcetto. They have a fair-sized wine menu, and Dolcetto was on the cheaper side, but still pretty tasty.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was outstanding!!
Wait service was great but the bus service lacked in getting more water, etc.
Strange set up when you walk in to check in with the hostess. You have to walk thru the restaurant and are standing in the middle of all the diners. A bit hectic. Would highly recommend the restaurant regardless.

vipBookgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent Cuisine, excellent service and ambiance! We loved it and will return many times!

fairfaxfoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

Great neighborhood spot with good pizza plus interesting pastas and seafood dishes. Service is friendly and helpful. We especially like to sit at the space in front of the wood burning oven on a cool night and chat with the pizza chef.

vipCSdiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

This is a nice, comfortable and convenient little restaurant . The food is consistently good and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. It's a great neighborhood restaurant.

GabriellaF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent as always. Best Italian in San Anselmo by far. Great service and ambiance along with a nice little bar scene. Never disappointed.

MaryS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

For lunch, the melanzane(eggplant) padini
was very good.
The bombolotti al sugo(rigatoni) was a little hard, should be al dente and the sauce was good albeit a bit spicy
Portions ample
Good service

vipMarina (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Always a good meal, sweet friendly staff. Overall wonderful neighborhood jem.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Consistently great food! Wine list is very good, too. The service is warm and friendly each time I've been there. It can get noisy so I tend to sit as a two-some in the front window which is nice and quiet! Definitely a neighborhood gem.

vipfoodiefolks (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

it was fine. good local place to try. Not amazing, just good. might go back but not overly compelled to do so based on this experience...

KatieO (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Food is always outstanding. The service was not very good this time. Unfortunately it seems as with other restaurants that if you aren't ordering wine or other drinks, you pretty much are ignored after ordering the dinner. The waitstaff was too busy, we had to ask for water a few times and waited for a while to order and for the check.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Fun place . Some more traditional Italian but some nice variations and specials. Brussel sprout chips awesome. Quite good variety for vegetarians.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Booked via OpenTable for a Sunday lunch, only to find out that the restaurant was actually closed :( Not sure why the restaurant was listed as available.

Frank (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent service delicious food

Breelynne33 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

Great food and excellent service.