CUCINA urbana

4.8
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$30 and under
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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 Tim Kolanko is excited to create dishes that are fresh, simple and seasonal. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($10 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.

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vipNOLAmidwife
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable wait staff expertly depicted what would come our way. The food was delicious! Great wine service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The parpadelle was not as delicate as I recall from previous visits. Rather, it was a thicker variation. Seems like the pasta was overworked or otherwise not made properly. Props for serving fresh pasta, I just wish the execution was better. The tricalore salad was underwhelming. My partner had the burger, which was good but the fries could have been better. My cousin probably had the best dish of the night which was rigatoni, I think. Drinks and wine were excellent.

LB
LinB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cucina is so pretty and fun.The menu choices are a bit limited and the specials few, but everything is delicious. It feels special to dine here. The noise level is always high enough to make conversation difficult to impossible, so keep that in mind.

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nataliel
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was very very disappointing. I dont understand all the good reviews. We got the most popular dishes ( pasta with some egg and lamb pizza and appetizer according to the server and yelp reviews) but it was nothing special. In fact it was really just mehhhh. Never coming back..

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vipFachoy
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu offerings, creative cocktails mixes and fine wine selections are so good and to top it off, the service is exceptional. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Kevin is their top server who always provides excellent dining and wine recommendations. With fears of the COVID-19 pandemic possibly forcing closure of restaurants, we had the urge to visit our favorite place to enjoy a wonderful dinner. Hoping to be able to dine at CUCINA urbana again soon.

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CORREDOR32
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Buen lugar, buen vino y buena comida
Es punto de referencia en San Diego

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LizK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is phenomenal and The service provided by Lynn and Mario was exceptional. They have a vast wine selection. We had the chicken pate and octopus starters, they are both a favorite. For our entrees we had the steak and the short rib pasta. You can’t go wrong with either. If you’re looking for a nice evening out full of delicious food and wine you will not be disappointed.

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Eat2Live
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. We always enjoy the chopped salad and the soup of the day was excellent.

TC
vipTheCoCoGal
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. We went a bit early for dinner so the place wasn’t “hopping” yet, but there was a large group near us who were pretty loud. It wasn’t terrible, but noticeable.

Definitely will go back when we are in the neighborhood again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews