Cucina

4.8
284 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.

Support Cucina during COVID-19

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 284 people are saying
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vipLauraM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina was an all time favorite experience. The food was adventurous and curated for both the picky and the daring. Service treated us like regulars making an incredibly comfortable environment. We were lucky enough to meet the owner Dean, who is a wonderful host and guide to both the food and the wine list. We immediately trusted him to pick our first glasses of wine, just based off a few keywords of preference and he nailed each selection to a tee.

We were completely blown away by the culinary experience at Cucina, which jumped straight to the top of our favorite places to dine in SLC. Great for all occasion and you’ll leave finding any excuse to back the next night!

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vipSteveB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we stepped in the door and was greeted by Dean, the owner, the experience only got better. The food was so interesting and delicious (you must try the cashew stuffed fried avocado) and we loved the wine Flight which allowed us to try several varieties. I had the ahi tuna and my husband had the mushroom pasta. I have no complaints and only praise for the entire experience. We finished off the meal with the Meyer lemon semi-Freddo and it hit the spot. Thank you to Dean and the entire staff for a marvelous evening.

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vipkvmc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience all around as usual! We always enjoy Chef Joey's delicious creations, the staff's attentive nature, and sharing a laugh with the owner, Dean.
The weather was perfect for al fresco dining and live music. Don't forget to order the Meyer Lemon Semifreddo... delectable and beautiful!
Summer evenings don't get much better.

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MaryG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a group of girlfriends to dinner and they were impressed by the ambiance and food. New palates and the multiple “swirls” were satisfied. Our server, Alex, was attentive and come to find out a mutual acquaintance was found out in light conversation! LOL!! Thank you to Dean, Chef Joey and crew for an exceptional evening.

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Awesome
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Relaxed evening with old friends.

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samuelw
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on every level; food, service ambiance. Already looking forward to our next visit !

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vipJetlcr
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service!

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canadian8
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love going to Cucina. The service was fabulous , sadly I can’t remember our waitresses name. Food and wine slushy always excellent.

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vipFWlover
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate as always

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DustinF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and effortless service. Thank you for the lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night with live music. Dean and his staff are fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Servers are amazing. Live music outside and the food was amazing. The owner was a really nice guy and introduced himself. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipKevmo
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience and delicious food. Dean is a hands on owner and visited our table several times to chat and make sure everything was going ok. We definitely will visit again. I took one point off service because the young waiters (new?) worked in a zone (team) system rather than on-on-one individual table service approach which meant sometimes you had several wait staff working on your dinner simultaneously which got confusing.

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vipAngelaS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding. Will be going back to Cucina again very soon!

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KlayA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to take a business client to dinner at Cucina. We support this restaurant. The staff was friendly and very accommodating even as the place filled up. Food, as always, was fantastic, served fresh, and plated beautifully. Thank you.

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StevenS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we initially sat outside but it was too hot so they moved us indoors with no fuss. the waitress was excellent, friendly and helpful with the menu. the menu was simple but elegant and the food was delicious with a good presentation. the wine and beer list was extensive. we had a pleasant dinner

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CathyS
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trying a new restaurant with husband. Everyone was so fun and nice. Perfect neighborhood restaurant.

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BRENDAB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating with a band! Try the sangria slushees! Delicious!!!!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Loved the vibe! Definitely will be back!

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vipDavisM
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun environment. Haley was our server and did a great job - her energy and positivity was contagious!

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Kitster
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Delicious food and wine. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with our family. The meal was excellent. The octopus and ahi tuna were exceptional.
Our waitress was the best!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem!!! Everyone visiting SLC must visit and enjoy the specialties that Cucina offers. We will be back!

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Architart
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! The food was nuanced, delicious, and creative. Our server and the owner made us feel very welcome and gave great suggestions. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine, and the dishes were beautifully presented. We definitely "fed" or cameras before devouring the layers of taste and textures.

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JRae
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and dining experience we have had in a long time. Owner is very nice and all the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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Berz
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great innovative food paired with an interesting and eclectic wine list in a pleasant neighborhood setting. Strongly recommended.

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vipJimL
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome wine selection and both indoor and outdoor seating options. Secret weapon: the fried avocado!

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

The food was Devine and the waiter was very attentive...lovely dinner!!!

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vipCGS100
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Cucina. Chef Joey is amazing. Food is consistently wonderful and innovative, and the servers are welcoming, efficient, and friendly. Patio is delightfu,l too!

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melissav
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our entrees were so absolutely delicious. I had the lobster gnocchi and my boyfriend had the ahi steak. My dish was the star with beautifully balanced flavors and textures. Sitting outside on a warm summer evening sipping my most favorite Gadabout by Donkey and Goat was just so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we’ve visited this restaurant and we absolutely loved it. The food and wine was amazing. Definitely going to come back here again!

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stephanies
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful little place in the Avenues. food was superb as was the service. Nice wine list as well. What a treat to sit outside on a warm spring night and listen to live music. Will most definitely return.

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DocMartin
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for dinner. Great food, fully competent service, great wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and patio!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Great wine, great seating, great food and an amazing team to ensure our dinning experience was fantastic! Their suggestions on wine, food and desert were spot on. Thank you!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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SidneyF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Madeline was our server, and she did a wonderful job- very caring and awesome server! Food was incredible!

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FoodLover
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely in every way.

FAQs

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

Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Cucina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cucinawinebar.com.

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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