About CUCINA urbana
Welcome to CUCINA urbana, a casual Italian American Neighborhood Kitchen and Wine Shop located in the heart of Bankers Hill. The menu highlights the cuisines of various Italian regions with a distinct California ‘farm to table’ flair for which the Urban Kitchen Group has become known. Chef Joe Magnanelli is excited to share his Italian heritage and create dishes that are fresh, simple and seasonal. Items include: antipasti, artisan pizza, pasta and piatti. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($9 corkage fee applies). The space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse.
San Diego, CA 92101
Italian, American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch | Tuesday – Friday | 11:30am – 2pm
Afternoon Snacks | Tuesday – Friday | 2pm – 5pm*
Dinner | Sunday + Monday | 5pm – 9pm
Dinner | Tuesday – Thursday | 5pm – 10pm
Dinner | Friday + Saturday | 5pm – 10:30pm
Bar Only | Friday + Saturday | 10:30pm – midnight | pizzas + vasi*
*Walk In seating only, no reservations
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
URBAN KITCHEN CATERING provides four star, stunning events with menus unique to your occasion. For more information check the URBAN KITCHEN CATERING link on our website www.urbankitchengroup.com or call Alison at 619.239.2222 extension 2. Or if interested in restaurant buyout opportunities, please contact Tiffany Tassano at 619.239.2222 extension 4.
Street parking & Valet available
CUCINAurbana offers nightly shuttles to and from the Old Globe Theatre.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
EVERY DAY 5-6pm Monday + Saturday | 3-6pm Tuesday-Friday | 4:30-6pm Sunday enjoy our food and drink specials.
drink | house red or white wine $7 | moretti draft $4 | seasonal sangria $6 | well drinks $6
food | burnt brussels sprout $3.75 | parmesan fries $3.5 | margerita pizza $7
CUCINA urbana Ratings and Reviews
Went before the theater and the traffic was bad, we were late, they were nice, were able to sit us right away, facilitate the ordering and serve the great food and got us to the theater on time. Service was professional, personal and yet was fast. Well done, Cucina Urbana!
Rock solid...never disappoints! Always a great meal at CUCINA Urbana. Squash blossoms were excellent...great lemon marinade. Octopus was flavorful and burata was creamy. Really enjoyed bucatini...subtle spice in sauce left me wanting more. Great service too.
This has always been one of our fav restaurants, but it had been 1 year since we were there. the reason I rated the value a 3 is that my husband said his soup (1st course of the RW $30 special) wasn't very tasty at all. When my friend and I received the only vegetarian dish on the menu, it was an appetizer size and it cost $19 per!! Thank goodness, it was quite good. My husband enjoyed his date, bacon pizza which was the 2nd course of the $30 RW special. It was a large pizza and he generously shared some with the rest of us. The restaurant was very busy Sun. evening and we waited 30 min between my husband's soup and the next course for the rest of us. The wait never checked on us or gave any info about why things were moving slow. The prices have gone up considerably in a yr, the portions have gone down. We will give it another try but maybe not during RWeek!
Interesting menu. We both had the beet salad, which was wonderful. We then had two of their pasta dishes that were also very good. The wine was the star of the meal so much so that we bought a bottle to take home with us. This is our first visit to this neighborhood spot across the street from us and we resolved to avoid the weekends from now on in hopes of missing the overly exuberant millennial / young professionals that contributed to the din inside. Our waiter had an amazing knack of showing exactly when we wanted to order something.
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