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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.
Culver City, CA 90232
Hours of Operation:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
$31 to $50
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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/
Two parking lots are located 1/2 block east and 1/2 west of the restaurant.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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