Cucina

4.8
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cucina Salt Lake City offers daily Deli items to-go as well as full dinner service starting at 5pm. An unforgettable array of creative and classic foods including desserts and pastries are prepared fresh from scratch. Small plates available tapas style, also local favorites such as house made pastas and gnocchis, Ahi steak, sourdough flatbread, crab cakes or the fried avocado (Vegan).



You can also enjoy an assortment of main course entrées such as the seared Ahi steak and Venison strip loin sous vide. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 people are saying
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vipKaseyW
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible!

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StephR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Enjoyable atmosphere, I appreciated the owner and/mgr stopping by the table. I feel like for the price, the server could have been more attentive. We had to continually ask for more wine, ran out of water.. waited for a long time to receive anything and it wasn't even busy in there. Still would recommend, but the servers should be more attentive. We had to keep flagging her down 3+ times and we weren't even a needy table. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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suzannem
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes and desserts. Service beyond expectations!

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vipCGS100
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious, beautifully presented food and fabulous service!

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JanetO
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot! New design and sound baffles are a great addition. Food is superb as always

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vipKaseyW
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and come at least once a month for dinner. The food and wine are great! The atmosphere is so cozy (although I wish they’d turn the heat up a little bit). We had the ahi and the fried Avocado both delicious. There was only one server but she was fantastic and we didn’t have to wait for anything.

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vipJudseth
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around. Doesn’t matter what I order I love it all. We’ve been coming here for a few years. The owner Dean and chef Joey are very friendly and accommodating to any needs! Plus a fantastic wine list 🍷Cheers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only less than a dozen restaurants in SLC that provide this level of creativity and execution. Outstanding. Thank you Cucina.
#octopus

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Would even impress Anton Ego!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Salt Lake City!

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vipLexFoodie
New England
62 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Get everything on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and quaint!

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slcwillie
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're always so happy that Cucina is in our hood. Great meal and ambiance. Sometimes a bit slow in the kitchen, but otherwise perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST D@MN RESTAURANT IN UTAH. PERIOD.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! Can be on the pricy end but the food is well worth the price. The Owner/sommelier, Dale is an absolute treasure. This place is one of the best kept secrets in SLC. Never on any of the “best of lists” but easily one of the best dinners out there.

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BSTS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in SLC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Got the octopus gnocchi and already planning on going back to get it again

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HelgaN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is excellent and unusual dishes. Experimental but usually very good. Some dishes too experimental and only soso. Ammbience is nice and the noise level low in the back room where we sat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mill was absolutely fabulous my wife had the bison and I had the Ahi tuna. Both were exceptional dishes. ERICA does an outstanding job Managing this restaurant and the chef is exceptional. We were grateful to have chosen this restaurant

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GlobalTraveler
Salt Lake City
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with out-of-town guests. The first surprise for our guests is that virtually every wine on the wine list is available by the glass, which allowed us all to devise our own pairings for dinner. The pace of service was great, with the appetizers arriving promptly but there was no rush to put in our mains order. Because the table had questions about the ingredients in the pasta sauce -- we had a couple of dueling dietary restrictions -- Chef Joey came to our table and discussed the dish with our group, offering up a customization for one person. Three of the four in our party ended up ordering the pasta. I also asked Chef Joey about the bison, and he sold me on it. It more than lived up to his description. This is the type of personal, diner-first service that is a hallmark of Cucina in our experience. We finished up the evening with shared lava cake -- very intensely chocolate as it should be -- and the Meyer Lemon semifreddo, which is somewhere between mousse and cheesecake and intensely lemon while remaining not too sweet. Just delicious. We have been reluctant to dine in during COVID and have been mostly outside, but, on a cold evening, we found the tables well spaced in Cucina and the personal treatment warm and genuine. It is a jewel in our neighborhood and for Salt Lake City.

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RJSD
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We have always loved this restaurant, but it seems to have slipped a bit. Food tasted as if it had been sitting for a while before reaching our table and the restaurant was so noisy that we couldn't hear one another speak. (We didn't know live music would be inside on this particular evening (it is usually on the patio) or we would have chosen another restaurant.) The staff kept propping the front door open creating a cold draft. We (and patrons near us) all put on coats to finish our meals. It felt as if they might be encouraging us to finish up and leave quickly or they cared more about their own comfort than the comfort of those dining. We asked for the door to be closed, and it was for about 2 minutes before it was propped open again. We had visitors in from Seattle and NYC, and hoped they would really love this restaurant, but all in all, a less than satisfying experience.

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BillT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

While the food was sophisticated, the majority of entrees received by my group did not taste very good. Aside from the bison steak, most were bland and the Hopi maze polenta was left by everybody. I even saw the majority of customers leaving theirs on their plate as well.

The ingredients in the majority of the food were top-notch. The blending of those ingredients into the entrées served Did not serve those ingredients well. The majority of meals were bland, again other than the basin, and fell fairly flat.

The service was good and the ambulance was good. I would not eat here again.

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RebeccaP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family, friends, and I love Cucina. The food is always top notch, creative, and seasonal. The owner never fails to greet us with genuine pleasure and individual attention. Hands down my favorite place to get together for great food and a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing posts about Cucina we’ve been looking forward to giving them a try. We were not disappointed! Everything from the personal greeting at the door to dessert was perfect and was enjoyed by all. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was the best.

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mab3
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Can sit there all night sipping frozen wine and eating crab cakes.

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vipJackE
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu. Good crab cakes and an inspired salad featuring Macadamia nuts. Outdoor seating was quiet and homey.

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vipbrowneyedsusan
Salt Lake City
71 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How fortunate are we in SLC to be able to sit outdoors, under starry skies and Edison lights, dine on professionally prepared creative food, listen to live music on Saturday evenings, and toast friends with fine wines? Very lucky, indeed. Cucina fits the bill on all counts.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a matchmaker and I set up a blind date for my clients here. They loved the ambiance of the patio area and thought it was a great date spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and great staff!

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vipfasb
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service

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TuanP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date here and it was perfect. Food was excellent and the server was delightful and funny. My new favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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FirstTimeDelight
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Limited menu, but it is a wine bar. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was really good. Patio was fun, that had live music which was a great surprise. Well worth it.

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JohnL
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and were very pleased. Great live band on Saturday night. The crab cake appetizer, ahi tuna, and pasta main plates were exceptional. Both indoor and outdoor dining are available. We chose outdoor and enjoyed the band nearby. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of free street parking. One of our top-rated SLC restaurants.

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JeffG
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The heirloom tomatoes, and the crab cakes from the small plate menu are both excellent choices, as was the octopus gnocchi entre. The octopus here is always cooked to perfection. Nice wine, and beer list. Hailey, our server, is fun, personable, and very efficient. We appreciate her efforts, along with the other staff. Most diners were sitting outside, so they had a lot of running to do!

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DarciD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious always! Home away from home🍷

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Laura the waitress was cute as a button.

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viplu2dine
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very definitely. Dean and the staff have been so accommodating to our requests. It's my favorite place to dine, actually in Salt Lake City.
The staff is friendly and very efficient.

Love the patios, spaced just so one is outside, with others, but has ones own space.

FAQs

Cucina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 322-3055.

Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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