Cucina

4.8
87 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Cucina, in Salt Lake City, offers full dinner service. An unforgettable array of foods including desserts and pastries are prepared fresh from scratch. Small plates include daily house made pasta, candied almonds, crab cakes and much more.

You can also enjoy an assortment of main course entrées such as the bison burger and bistro filet at Cucina. Deli service is also available, creating an assortment of gourmet specialty sandwiches like the grilled vegetable medley, portobello mushroom and Tuscan grilled chicken. Drinks on the menu at Cucina include imported, craft and domestic beers as well as an extensive selection of wines.

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina is my family's favorite place to eat and gather in Salt Lake City. The food is wonderful and the service is warm and friendly.....and always responsive.

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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the best service. great ambience. food is 4 because we are spoiled from NY and have expectations that are probably too high but overall pretty good! I just wish they would indicate on the menu when dishes are spicy.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has to be one of Salt Lake's best kept secrets. Everything we had tasted amazing and was incredibly unique. Fried avocado paired with a curry sauce, endives with hollandaise sauce and dates, handmade pasta with butternut squash sauce and mushrooms, and a chocolate lava cake with a spicy note.

Our server was very attentive and let us stay past closing time. The owner came by a few times and made a great wine recommendation--he was extremely knowledgeable and it sounded like he knew a lot of the wineries personally. Without a doubt would come back again and recommend to anyone who enjoys a good meal!

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j
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again Cucina delivers. Food was excellent. We had tuna, pasta, crab cakes and flat bread. It was all yummy. And to top it off port in a miniature chocolate cup. Took some friends and they said it will be come their new favorite spot.

The services was terrific. Love the staff.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 12 people for our Dine Around Group that meets once a month.
We picked wine pairing and a family style dinner. Started with crab cakes which were awesome with a nice spicy
Topping. We had a deep fried Alvarado that was so goo and stew center was cashews in a sweet sauce. Most amazing dish.
Also a fennel salad and filet medallions and crime brûlée for dessert. Everyone loved the wine choices too.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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j
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food and service. Great atmosphere. Always consistent.

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W
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday- Awesome food drink and fun!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent. We had a large party of 9 people and the service was great too. Had fun with the wine cork display on the wall.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and a happening atmosphere. I will definitely be eating here again!

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N
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Small menu with high quality ingredients and food. Strongly recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. We will definitely be returning.

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AG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dean the owner is great. He welcomed us and then checked back to make sure everything was good during our meal. The staff were very helpful and the food came out quick. Every bite was an adventure. I left my credit card and Dean remembered where I worked and tracked me down to let me know he had it. We will be back!

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SL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place for dinner and wine in Salt Lake.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation but still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. They did serve us drinks while we waited. Out of the 6 entrees on the menu they were out of two but we did go on a Monday night and I understand that restaurants are stocked for the weekend. We ordered about 4 different items and the kitchen forgot to make one of them. Once we reminded the serve they offered to pay for the item which was very nice of them. All together the food was very good and the setting quite nice. With a few refinements the restaurant would be a great place to eat.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived in SLC for 3 years and somehow just heard about Cucina. It was simply amazing. The food quality and creativity was incredible! Not to mention, the quaint interior and soft ambiance! We will definitely be returning!

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance - as always!

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CD
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Valentine’s dinner with my wife. Nice place tucked in The Avenues neighborhood. We had the charred cauliflower and the prawns appetizers. Both were good. Then we both had the Ahi Tuna Steak which was amazing! We finished by sharing the Lava Cake which was OK. The service was fantastic. Food came quickly, glasses stayed filled, and our server was very friendly. The owner visited with us multiple times which we enjoyed. At the end of our meal they gave my wife a beautiful long stem rose. Nice touch! We will be going back. It’s a nice locally owned quant restaurant with good food and great service. I would recommend it to anyone.

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CW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina has become one of SLCs top dinner spots. Excellent menu, great wine list.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic...cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservation online for daughters 23rd birthday the day of which was easy. Smaller slightly lower table was pushed together with 4 top to accommodate our party of 5. Greeted immediately by owner Dean who noticed made quip about just getting us in on time. Then as guest of honor was late Dean recognized the family comparison and led her to our table. Ben was server and he was exceptional choosing several small plate dishes for us along with my entree (pork is so). Later when we inquired about the coffee he went to the back and returned with exact blend details. Over and beyond.

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A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, and the staff is wonderful. The owner, Dean, a wonderful man who walks around And says hello. He does a great job running the restaurant.

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SZ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina's was perfect for our group! We expected to have a group of about 10 guests total, after a one-day conference. We had invited our out-of-town speakers, as well as the organizing committee. We were seated in a side room with an oblong table that enabled all of us to see and hear each other. The food and wine were delicious, and the service was friendly at at exactly the right tempo for a relaxed dinner. Thank you!

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j
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place for dinner. The ahi steak is to die for!

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I
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The Chef is creative and the service wonderful. The owner, Dean, is always around making sure everything is perfect. It says a lot when the owner or manager is ever present to insure that your experience is the best ever. It’s cozy but not noisy, comfortable but too informal. The variety of choices of food and wine is amazing.

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W
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. We loved the ambiance. Our server was really fun and accommodating. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer and it was off the chart good. Beef tenderloin and ahi tuna entrees were very good but the appetizer was the star of the show. I recommend giving them a try.

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BS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every element of our meal was memorable. Already plotting a return visit.

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Z
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My compliments to the chef, the servers, and the owners. What a wonderful restaurant!

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N
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great; really enjoyed sharing multiple dishes with our dinner guests.

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OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was especially excellent. The owner is very friendly and committed to good food and dining experience. Wine selection is excellent.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t be put off by the deli lunch. This turns into fine dining at night. Amazing menu and cozy atmosphere!! We loved it!

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T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love going here. Great chef who can adapt for vegetarian. Gluten free already on manu. Excellent wine list. Good servers

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C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming atmosphere. Creative and delicious menu. Risotto was to die for. Recommend everything except the apple tart.

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JJ
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Servers were wonderful. Did not appreciate being seated at a vet small table for barely 2 of to the side in the back. Restaurant wasn’t full. Had to place our drinks on a wall ledge to make room for our food.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

A few thoughts, On a cold winter night served cold rolls and cold butter--impossible to eat and not appetizing. Ordered the rack of lamb and it was just like warm with no green vegetable or starch on the plate. It was a lonely piece of almost cold lamb.

On the upside, this is a very neighborhood friendly restaurant. I hope the meals get better with more food on them and the server nicer.

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SM
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Try the small plates!

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun, high energy spot dinner spot. ( we had previously only come for lunch. Lily, our server, suggested that our party of 4, share entrees!! What a fun idea!! Dean is the gracious, hilarious host. We’ll be back!

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C
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Friendly & informed service which was attentive but not intrusive. The menu is smallish but the offerings are well-prepared & beautifully presented. A lovely way to spend an evening!

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a
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVED Cucina. Although we feel the ambiance could be improved, the food was fabulous, and the service just wonderful. It was a very quiet Monday night, so we were treated especially well, and enjoyed our evening immensely. I imagine the patio in the Summer is just lovely. A few touches in the interior would make it seem much more special (ie lighting, arrangement of tables, music, maybe a great folding screen in front of the bathroom door) and the prices would seem more commensurate. Nevertheless, we will definitely go back for another marvelous meal!

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine are both fantastic! The service was also great.

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