Cucina South

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Every once in a while you meet a group of people that you want to spend a little more time with. Welcome to Cucina South! Years of experience culminated with a passion for food and a love for people.

Enjoy a taste of our widening variety of red and white wines- ranging from a crisp & floral Sauvignon Blanc to pair with our locally caught Basil Salmon dish, or even a bottle of Alauda Toscana to accompany our infamous Osso Buco
What 928 People Are Saying
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a nice evening with some new friends, would definitely recommend going food was good the service was good can’t go wrong with that

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recommended by a friend. It was a pleasant evening - albeit a bit cold until them to turn off the air conditioning vent beside us.

Food was excellent and service great.

S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and setting! Would go back in a heartbeat!

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

For a table of 6, one plate of bread was meager. The wait staff is usually very attentive, however, on this visit the waitress seemed uncomfortable, nervous, and was ultimately inattentive. The food, as always, was very good. Salmon was overdone but everything else was excellent.

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 12 for a wonderful dinner out and could not ask for better quality of service, excellent food and a wonderful ambiance! It was perfect and we all would recommend Cucian South to anyone with a small or large group! Truly fantastic and can't thank the service as well as the chefs!

PB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and go often. From the staff, who make us feel special, to the food, that is prepared with such care and imagination, I give Cucina South 5 Stars every time!

LS
Wilmington
67 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the specials. One was veal, the other corvina. Both prepared perfectly. Our server, Jordan, was adorable and very knowledgeable about the menu. We highly recommend eating here.

MG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was served hot and very quick.

CS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal and our server was terrific. When they ran out of a particular dish they readily assuaged disappointment with another entree being equally delicious and a discount for the inconvenience. The only drawback what is the noise level. There was a large group in our area who did not appreciate their volume level. I don’t hold the restaurant accountable for this fault as it was situational and unforeseeable

PS
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. They have gluten free options. They even allow you to bring your own bottle of wine. Adorable restaurant. Highly recommend.

DM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals and the changing wine specials never fail. Friendly and knowledgable wait staff.

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vacation with my husband, my daughter and her boyfriend

W
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Cucina South! We always feel so welcome when we come for dinner. The ambience is very nice, and service is spot on. Again, I went with one of my favorites, Shrimp Scampi. I requested the meal with Veggies instead of Pasta and it was just what I wanted. My husband had the large serving of Spaghetti and Meatballs, and as usual, it was delicious. If you have not been here yet, we recommend you give it a try!

MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Delicious Caesar salad. Best osso buco I have ever had. Unbelievably tender. I ate the whole thing without ever touching my knife. A Sicilian wine complemented the meal nicely.

RT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian dishes; superb flavors. Friendly and attentive staff; definitely will revisit. Nice selection of wines too.

M
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. Cucina South was small, intimate and enjoyable. The food was delicious. Our server was very helpful with suggestions and customizing dishes to accommodate our preferences.

ON
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

something must be changed at cucina south. Our server was nice but not very experienced. her backup gentleman went for bread and never came back. We orderd a large Caesar to share, it was so small that we ordered another one. The margarita pizza was soggy and just so so. Hope this does not keep up, we always liked visiting this restaurant.

PE
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. I had the Mahi special and my wife had the mussels. Both were off the chart. Keep up the good work!! We’ll be back soon.

JC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last dinner at Cucina was amazing as always! The meatballs are the best we've ever had. Everyone was super attentive and kind. One of our favorite places to go - we will be back soon!

KF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I have enjoyed Cucina South in the past but something has gone seriously wrong. We went for a pasta night and had dishes where it seemed that canned Hunt's tomatoes had simply been poured over the spagetti. Our out-of-town guest ordered steak over greens. She said that it was tough and was swimming in balsamic vinegar. I was forlorn.

KK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Bartender was very attentive. Food was delicious (we both had the linguine with clam sauce). Polpetta was also very good. Great food for a very good price. Next time we will try the Cioppino - lady next to us ordered that dish and it smelled and looked amazing!

RH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food prep and presentation was perfect! Cudos to chef. GM and staff was very interactive and made the evening a complete joy

AT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Many great original menu options. Service very attentive. Cucina South is a very high quality eatery in on Amelia island. You need to check it out. Spaghetti & meatballs is an understatement.

WH
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not my favorite- but good

F
Western NC
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina South is always 5 star. If in Amelia don’t miss it.

O
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed and are looking forward to visiting again very soon.
C&O Santiago

RC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with friendly service. The olive tapenade that was on our table when we were seated was a plus.

RC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff was very gracious and welcoming. Served a delicious bruschetta and olive tapenade to start. We attended during the weekly pasta night special and ordered the pasta. A caesar salad to start was generous size but heavily dressed. Pasta dishes were huge and good quality. Dessert of a chocolate mousse was a too sweet whipped chocolate base covered by a manufactured whipped topping. The dessert was basically inedible. Sommelier was very helpful in choosing a fairly priced Italian wine. Overall the experience was good but not special enough that we would want to return.

JS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food! can’t wait to be back in the area so we can eat here again. the mussels were incredible!

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been here several times. Food is excellent. The vegetarian dish was too tomatoey this time

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as well. We will definitely be back.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and overall atmosphere was beyond spectacular! I thought the food was great, but I have had better pasta. I would definitely go again, but would order something else off the menu.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and I ordered the Cioppino. Both dishes were presented beautifully and were delicious!

The staff was attentive and efficient!

Unfortunately as we are our dinner a foursome was seated next to us and they were very loud!

It was our first visit to the restaurant. We’ll be back!

CE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for family work or date night. We will be back!

MV
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would have given 5 stars, but they put cheese on dishes without asking if desired. Food was very good overall.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service matched by excellent food.

BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, service. A favorite island spot!!!

SW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent!

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent

s
Jacksonville
92 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.