fried squash blossoms
lemon ricotta + saffron aioli + chimichurri
guanciale + tomato + chili + pecorino + hen egg
creamy duck sausage + rapini + green onion
Knowledgeable wait staff expertly depicted what would come our way. The food was delicious! Great wine service.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Buen lugar, buen vino y buena comida
Es punto de referencia en San Diego
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.
Great as always. We always enjoy the chopped salad and the soup of the day was excellent.
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.
Amazing - nice start to vacation!
Consistently good over the years, octopus was superb, great wine list.
Good food and good service.
Cucina Urbana is always a safe bet for a nice dinner in a nice setting with a great staff. We attend a lot of plays at the Old Glode, and Cucina Urbana is always our "go to" place.
Kevin is the best! We had a fabulous evening , great friends, amazing food and drink, and wonderful service.
Ordered several small plates and entree to share. Everything was great
Shared two small plates, a salad and two mains among three diners.
Every dish was just wonderful. Carefully prepared, served hot (except the salad).
The servers are always friendly and attentive. Served efficiently so we could make
our theater time with ease. Always a great experience here!
Exceptional lunch- charred brussels,cauliflower and the Chicken salad were incredible!! My salmon was cooked to absolute perfection!!
Excellent service and food
Sitting on the inside gave us a quieter locale. The food, service and atmosphere were a great. Cucina Urbana was spot to introduce our U.K. visitors to wonderful food and great atmosphere of the area.
Every time my husband and I visit San Diego CUCINA urbana is always a must! The food and drinks are always amazing and if you’re unsure of what to order, the wait staff is ready with suggestions. Can’t go wrong.
We had a lovely but rich meal here. Great location and options!
Very delicious dinner and our server Cayley was terrific! This restaurant hits all the right notes and is such a gem to have in our neighborhood !The manager and hostess staff make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. This place does not disappoint !
The restaurant was very cool and hip. The service was amazing. The wine selection was very decent and not expensive. The food I would rate as pretty darn but not perfect good.
Wonderful food and great service!
Loved the squash blossoms. Home made pasta was delicious!!!
As always, outstanding. We actually did without the zucchini flowers for a change and had the gnocchi with duck sausage, which was great—the gnocchi were very light. Stuck with our other old favorite, which was the polenta board with ragu. My brother-in-law, initially horrified by the waiter’s recital of the ragu ingredients, which included KALE, scarfed his portion right down. I love the wine list too!
Great ambiance, food and service! Will definitely go back!
Would highly recommend a reservation - this is a very busy place. We were seated after 3-4 minutes. I had roasted chicken on polenta with broccolini. It was hot, moist and perfectly prepared. My wife had roasted whole branzino, fava beans and blistered tomatoes. Again the meal was hot and perfectly prepared. They have an excellent wine selection by the glass and bottles. We plan to go back and try their pasta and pizza. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Service & food was amazing and is always amazing. We make sure to make a reservation every time we’re in town. Our guests are wow’d every time. Kevin is the best server. Great flavors in every dish from appetizers to desserts.
We had family visit from out of state. I made a reservation at 8:15pm to enjoy a nice evening. While the food and service was excellent, I am very disappointed we had to wait over an hour for our table even though I put a credit card hold to secure my reservation. The manager served us champagne while we waited but it was not enough and I was embarrassed my out of town guests didn’t get to eat dinner until almost 10pm. To make matters worse, I had to pay my babysitter extra to stay with my kids past midnight. The time waiting affected our mood during dinner.
Extremely popular place for good reason! Friendly staff, delicious pastas. Only complaint is that the tables are very close together.
Excellent food and atmosphere
Great experience and fantastic service from hostess and server
We had to wait an extra 20 minutes for our table, but the food was excellent. Couldn’t get dessert because of the delayed seating and I had to catch a flight.
Everyone loved it!!
Thank you for making the dinner gathering great for our guests
Great but expensive for lunch
Victoria was the best and the food was delicious, parole d’européen :)
Dinner was amazing we enjoyed the octopus, beet salad, cauliflower and shared the mushroom pizza. It all was presented well and the flavors were fabulous! Great service all around - always a full water glass!
This is one of our favorite restaurants, but on our last visit we were slightly disappointed with the pasta. It was severely undercooked (I like al dente pasta too). This was true for both the rigatoni and strozzapreti. The sauces were also sad, rigatoni needed more sauce and the strozzapreti's Lamb was tough. The small plates and appetizers were stellar (meatballs, polenta, gnocchi) and the pepperoni and cheese pizzas were good as well. Love the wine choices, and on Sunday's there is no corkage fee! Melissa the beverage director is wonderful at helping to recommend wine!
Reservation on time. Server was fantastic. Had her a few other times too. Great dinner, wine and we were treated with a glass of cava. Live your restaurant. My favorite place to bring guests too. Thank you!
CUCINA urbana is rated 4.8 stars by 5351 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.