Cucina Roma

4.8
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Serving authentic Italian food in Orange County, CA since 2001. Our family-run restaurants provide a casual and comfortable atmosphere that is sure to make you feel right at home. Our pastas and pizza exemplify the traditions of home cooked Italian cuisine. We offer a unique selection of martinis, specialty cocktails and a variety of wines by the glass or bottle. Our family looks forward to seeing and serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
5 pm to 10 pm daily
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Phone number
(949) 645-5550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking also available Wednesday & Friday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 56 People Are Saying
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SA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ownership has changed and the food is not as good as it originally was

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L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating two birthdays! Great service and food was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town. I think we were the loudest in the restaurant. Food wash great planning a date night there soon just the two of us!

Enjoy.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great customer service and a great family atmosphere!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating the new roommate from my friends townhouse

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Spaghetti Meatballs were fabulous! Alfredo was yummy. we might have to come back for the Chicken parmesan again, as it wasn't as good. We will be back to try it again- Thanks

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server that evening was not up to par, but everything else was great!

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NH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please thank our waitress. I don’t recall her name. She was amazing to my 14 count table.

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GR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Our go to place for celebrations!

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TW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Would like to say that everyone of us in our party of (7) thoroughly enjoyed our celebration and would definitely be back for future visits,
Highly recommend Cucina Roma!! 👍
Thanks for a Wonderful Night..

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LH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great family dining! Hearty portions and helpful staff

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GW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bruschetta was awesome as usual and so was the lasagna. Good pours on the drinks too!
I love whether I go there two weeks in a row or once every six months. The food and service is always awesome!

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L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent pasta, great bread, TV's for sporting events. They have different specials on different nights, and we like the Tuesday night pasta dish special. Buy one pasta dish, second dish is half price. But lately, it seems they always forget to adjust the bill, so look carefully. I am sure it is an oversight, but management should train staff to honor the deals they promote.

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KS
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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KH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. We were a little disappointed in our meals. Not quite up to par to where it used to be. (With the exception of the Fettucine Alfredo, which was outstanding). Overall, it was a nice place to celebrate a birthday and Mother's Day.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service reasonable prices and great specials too

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L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance. Food has declined in quality and taste. The meatballs were awful and spongy when they used to be fantastic and tasted homemade. Pastas were drowning in sauce and not nearly as flavorful as they used to be. Very disappointed as this was one of my favorites and has sadly gone downhill.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Advertised gluten free pizza and corkage free Wednesday’s ... no gluten free pizza and $15 corkage!! Worst waitress and manager and PIZZA!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My family went for my sister’s birthday. We remember the food being great a few years ago but it was completely disappointing this time. Everything we ordered was bad. The calamari had no salt and was extremely chewy. The caprese salad was served in a big dirty dish with chopped up steak tomatoes with a few lumps of mozzarella. The italian wedding soup was salty and just horrible tasting and our waiter served it lukewarm and spilling onto a plate. The lasagna was all sauce and no pasta. I ordered meatballs and they were extremely tough and tasted stale. Unfortunately, we will never go there again and can’t honestly recommend it to anyone.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was really good! Our waiter wasn’t around much and made us late for an event we were trying to get to. Luckily the bartender helped us pay the check quickly. I don’t think all service is bad, we just good a waiter who wasn’t around.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We held a birthday party for 20 people. They were wonderful. Friendly, accommodating, efficient. Everyone ordered different entrees and they were all delicious. They brought plenty of bread and let us do multiple checks. Highly recommend and will be going back again and again.

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LY
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent in all aspects!

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a graduation celebration. Good food. Good service. Met expectations. No "wow", but, no disappointment, either.

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KM
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to spend Easter dinner! Great food and service!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! Delicious food and amazing service! My birthday dinner was perfect!

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TL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent! We will definately be back soon. Took the in-laws while they were in town and they loved it too.

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LK
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated immediately at 6:20. The waitress was very friendly and we had drinks with in a reasonable time. We had two small children with us who were very hungry . Unfortunately it took until after 7:40 to receive our meals . We did have salad but kids didn't eat. Children were so tired they feel asleep before eating much. The waitress seemed very frazzled and really was trying to please. food was Ok. I had veal scaloppine which was dry and the pasta didn't have much sauce. I would say that it was just OK.

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

My friends and I come here several times a year and hold our annual Girls Xmas dinner at this spot (the last 7 years)... it's an old favorite. But this was our last time coming. The service was horrible, unapologetically so. The server left us in the middle of taking our orders to attend to "an emergency." The only emergency we saw was her getting a glass of wine for another table. This happened a couple times were we were left in the middle of giving drink orders or meal orders without explanation. We were going to order desert but that wasn't an option, as we were handed our check and said goodbye to hastily. We decided we would not come back here again and find a new place to dine for our special nights out.

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G
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice neighborhood Italian restaurant, with a large menu, good food and excellent service.

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J
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to Italian restaurant. We eat there 3-5 times a month.

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SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food as always. Very nice staff.

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SS
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large portions, friendly staff, great pasta and pizza

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DE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE HAD A GROUP OF 20 TO CELEBRATE OUR DAUGHTER'S 21ST BIRTHDAY. THEY TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING. HAD NO PROBLEM WITH 1 CHECK FOR FOOD AND CASH AND CARRY FOR ALCOHOL. THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND PORTIONS LARGE. WE WOULD DINE HERE AGAIN AND RECOMMEND FOR 2 TO 20.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot with excellent service. We went on Thursday when all martinis are $5. Such a deal! You can create your own pasta dish picking from sauces and protein choices.

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G
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best waiter ever, Buddy! He was attentive even with a large group of 12 like ours! Food was delicious and hearty servings with enough for left overs! Thank you you such a great evening!

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D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience from our arrival, reception and dining. They called to confirm our reservation, our table was ready, waiter was attentive and not pushy and the restaurant team worked in a efficient way.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm really glad I had my 20th Birthday dinner here. I enjoyed the beautiful lights and decor. The food was amazing!

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G
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 6 and enjoyed good Italian meals, freshly prepared and served in good style. Portions were enormous. Wine was good.

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a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for dinner when I asked my fiancé to marry me and we always came back when I asked her parents for there ok to marry her. It was a great experience and I would definitely come back again, the food, the drinks, the wine, the waiters, and the overall customer service was great. Not to mention, this place is 100% better than Olive garden.

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