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About AR Cucina

AR Cucina is located at 9531 Culver Blvd in Culver City.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
Dinner 5:30 p.m.– 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10a.m - 2:30p.m / Dinner 5p.m - 9p.m
(Closed on Mondays).
Happy Hour is from 4p.m. to 7p.m. The menu emphasizes authentic and rustic Italian cuisine inspired by Chef-Owner Akasha Richmond's travels through Italy and her love for regional dishes and traditions. The menu with change with the seasons and focus on using local seasonal produce, & artisan products. The bar offers a selection of hand-crafted Negronis to whet your appetite as well as other tantalizing cocktails utilizing distinctive spirits, syrups and juices.

9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat - Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Watseka

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 558-8800

Website:
http://www.arcucina.com/

Catering:
Have your favorite AR Cucina dishes for your next event. Whether a plated lunch, dinner buffet or cocktail reception, our experienced team will assist in putting together the menu that will fit your needs best. Our list of hand crafted cocktails and infused spirits are also available at your next event! http://www.arcucina.com/corporate-catering/

Parking Details:
Two parking lots are located 1/2 block east and 1/2 west of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Akasha Richmond

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Sunday Family Dinners with a new menu each week. Pricing is $30 per adult, $16 for children 12 and under, no charge for children under $4. We hope to see you there!

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AR Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.2

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4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Authentic (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

AR Cucina is a wonderful restaurant and I have frequented many times.
I believe the only comment I have is that maybe brunch is not ready yet, but will be soon.!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Every bite was perfect. Great food. Exactly what I was hoping for.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food and service with great ambiance. We felt lucky to get in on Valentine's Day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! Was there with a party of 10. We sat down quickly and the food was delicious. Each and every one of us enjoyed our drinks and dinner! Great find in Culver City!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was amazing. Service was good. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Greatly enjoyed the gnocchi polenta with lamb sausage ragu. Also the pork chops were extremely flavorful, loved the chopped salad, it had a wonderful flavor. The wait staff was very friendly and nice. It was our anniversary and we enjoyed it immensely!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I have been to AR Cucina before so it was a perfect choice to meet my friend. Tuesdays is 1/2 price on bottles of wine, so we shared a bottle of Prosecco. Then we shared the tricolore salad. I had the pasta with pesto sauce and my friend had the lemon pasta with shrimp. We shared tiramisu for dessert. The service was great, although our server never told us her name.
I will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very friendly and helpful serving staff. The cacio e Pepe was very good as was the lasagna and special salad. I had the gelato for dessert which was rich and creamy. A good time was had by all guests.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the waitress helpful with wine pairings for our different courses.
Bravo!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Organic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

seriously good food in a very casual atmosphere.
best burata around and great gluten free bread for those of us who like that sort of thing..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It really isn’t Italian. The pasta was over cooked and the flavor profile was more American than Italian.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food is awesome. Akasha is one of the few name chefs in L.A. that can actually back up the name with solid cooking and her staff does a great job at replicating her work. Service is where the place fails though-----waitress was a bit too casual and came back several times indicating our wine choice was not available. Perhaps the manager could start the night by checking stock and indicating that to the staff BEFOREHAND to avoid confusion. After that, the waitress pretty much avoided us for the rest of the night. Was hoping for more from a place that charges fine dining prices but doesn't back it up with the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

There was little about this meal that seemed worthwhile or refined, other than perhaps the bread served at the outset. The caccio e pepe was gloppy, the pork chop was on the tough and under-flavored side; the tiramisu was tasteless.

And then there was the television over the bar, which, when the football concluded was replaced by some sort of bloody surgical procedure. Not pleasant or conducive to dining.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good but seated late with a reservation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great restaurant...love the food and service is amazing! But, the hostess needs an attitude change! And cocktails are just fair.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We needed to meet old friends who were in town for one night. I wanted to try something new and AR Cucina has been on my list for a while. It turned out to be the perfect spot - nice ambiance, great food, drinks, wine and not too pricey. We all shared several appetizers, pizza, a few pastas, lasagna and dessert and everyone loved it all!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Consistently delicious! We have been coming here since it opened and are always happy.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

i am a long term client of Akasha and this was my first time at AR cucina. I was quite disappoinrted. I had a great initial impression of Akasha but felt over the years it deteriorated quite a lot. I had hoped AR may represent a newly invigorated version of the older, slightly tired akasha but i am afraid i felt it didnt live up to my expectation. service was poor, food wasnt great and im not in a hurry to gop back!
Nice tira misu though!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was over 15 minutes from the time we were seated until we were acknowledged by the wait staff. However, this was soon remedied by a complimentary round of cocktails which were expertly made and delicious. The food was very good and quick to arrive. A rocky beginning but the staff made amends and the chopped salad excellent.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ok service ... very noisy . Small portions. Not impressed will not retirn

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I’ll be back again for the Cacio e Pepe. Butter pasta with pepper sounds so simple yet the ingredients are high quality and fresh so it tastes beyond belief amazing. Nice atmosphere for an easy date night or catch up with friends.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always pretty good, the staff should learn the menus on a more intimate level. Ex. How they make the gnocchi.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food; beautiful space; excellent service. Same owners as Akasha.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This old space previously occupied by Ford's Filling Station was been wonderfully remodeled into a bright airy environment. The food is marvelous, the service great. Only Italian wines so brush up before you go so know what to order. I highly recommend trying this place you will love it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I requested a specific gin for my Negroni. When my Negroni arrived, upon my first sip, I knew that they had used another brand of gin. When I told my suspicion to the waiter, he discovered that my suspicion was correct: they had substituted another brand of gin, thinking that I wouldn't notice.
There was no apology. No offer of a free appetizer. Nothing. It was like: we lied to you and you caught us - no big deal. Obviously, they don't have much respect for their clientele.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unfortunately AR Cucina was a pretty big disappointment. We ordered 5 dishes and only one of them was good. Now granted, the one that we did like was awesome (it was the Albacore Crudo) but it was very overpriced for the size that it was- $13 for 4 small pieces of fish. Then we ordered the octopus (it was way over charred and too rubbery), the pane bianca (too dry- needed olive oil and balsamic to dip it in), and the parma pizza (no flavor and kind of dried out- also needed olive oil). The worst of the night was the tagliatelle- the meat sauce had a very "off" flavor and was not appealing at all. We didn't even have any drinks and our bill was almost $80 to be very disappointed. We really wanted to like this place because it's in the neighborhood and it has a laid back, trendy vibe to it, but the food just wasn't good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here on NYE and were blown away by not only the amazing and attentive staff but the food was unbelievable and SO affordable for what we ordered. Six cocktails, two appetizers, salad, and four main course = $195! Highly recommend this spot!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great cocktails!!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Years Eve and we had a hard time getting much service. Also, seated on the patio behind the check-in area and main entrance so was cold and busy. Food excellent as usual!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Return visit to AR Cucina. Extraordinary pasta quality, delicious sauces, inventive entrees and flawless service standards and follow through guarantee AR Cucina will be our first choice for a gourmet experience that does not bankrupt the diner. Thumbs up and congrats!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dinner with daughter and boyfriend to celebrate him becoming USA citizen

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of my favorites and go-to spot in Culver City. Not sure if it's the organic vodka or the olives but they make the best martini in town. Food is consistently outstanding but disappointed the prawns came off the menu. Still, can't go wrong here.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great. The service was quick (since we were going to a play, this was important.) It was too loud to have much conversation - but was not made every louder by music playing. It was just hard surfaces and lots of people talking.

We will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I made reservations on Christmas Eve because I had friends in from out of town. We made 6:00 reservations, so it was not peak dining hours. We started with ordering cocktails, and individual small plates. The food arrived in about 5 minutes, the cocktails in around 15 minutes. When I asked to order bread for the table, it arrived after we were finished eating. The dessert menu looked enticing, so we ordered desserts and coffee. The coffee was lukewarm and the desserts arrived without utensils. When I attempted to get the servers attention, he walked in the opposite direction. When he brought utensils, they were coffee spoons. About 5 minutes later, another employee offered us actual forks with which to eat our desserts. This "wonderful" experience cost me close to $200 with tip. I was embarrassed and disappointed. At least the food was quality, but the experience certainly was not.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Pizza was the weakest part of the meal, but delicious pasta and salad. Wonderful ambiance and solid service. Will be back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our dinner date was very rushed. We were seated at 5:50 and had paid the bill by 6:20. They brought out entrees while we were still eating salad. Don’t have drip coffee. Food was ok. Ended up going to an earlier movie since dinner was so quick.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very tasty food, friendly & attentive service, nice atmosphere. The metal straws are a nice idea for environmental reasons.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food came out cold but otherwise the dinner was nice.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Booked a table for dinner with a friend. We arrived and were greeted warmly by the host. The meal began well... Then our server vanished. We never received the bread we ordered for the table (though we were not charged for it either) -- would have asked the server about it if we could have found him prior to nearly finishing our meal. Had to ask to have water glasses refilled as he hurried by the table. Pasta was good, might have ordered dessert under other circumstances. Perhaps this was an off-night or an atypical experience. But as it was my first at the restaurant, I would not return. Simply too many other options. Disappointing.

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