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Cucina South, Fernandina Beach, FL

Cucina South

4.5
4.5
1898 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Italian food and a love for people and our community. Try our signature Italian dishes and check out our exclusively curated Italian Wine List & Beer Selection.

Please specify on OpenTable when making a reservation if you'd like outside seating under 'Special Guest Requests' or call us at (904)-432-7920 to ensure your outdoor seating.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 432-7920
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Llewellyn Sutton
  • Private party facilities
    We can comfortably seat parties of 5 to 46 guests. Parties of 12 or more are sat upstairs, with stair access only. Please leave a phone number when making your reservation. Contact our Event Coordinator Karly Seyda for more information. karlyseyda@yahoo.com, 904-861-4577. Reservations may be void if parties do not arrive within 15 of reserved time.
  • Private party contact
    Karly Seyda : (904) 861-4577
  • Neighborhood
    Fernandina Beach
  • Cross street
    Manucy
  • Parking details
    Additional Parking behind the Plantation Shops
  • Public transit
    We're located on the North end of Palmetto Walk, past Harris Teeter and the closest on the left!
  • Entertainment
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Amelia Island

    Best Overall

  • Amelia Island

    Best Food

  • Amelia Island

    Best Service

  • Amelia Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Amelia Island

    Best Value

  • Amelia Island

    Good for groups

  • Amelia Island

    Healthy

  • Amelia Island

    Great for fine wines

  • Amelia Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Amelia Island

    Most Booked

1,898 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Chicken parm was basically a rubbery chicken nugget… very disappointing

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time here, absolutely loved my Fettuccine Alfredo. Even my partner kept trying to take it from me, he loved it too. My 4 year old loved the meatballs and drawing on the kids menu. We had excellent service from Alyssa who went above and beyond, and all the staff was incredibly polite and friendly. Nikki and Llew are an excellent management and chef duo.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Everything we ate was delicious. Try the pizza. Service was great. So glad we had dinner there.

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  4. MTaylor

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. One of our favorite restaurants to visit when we’re in Amelia Island.

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  5. CKF012253

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always! We dine here almost every month.

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  6. BobbiR

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Worked out perfect for our girls golf trip. Small place. Excellent service, food was great...a couple of us did the lamp pop special and squid ink lobster ravioli and they let us share meal and split it for us in kitchen. Bread was crusty and warm...we had a great time...thank you!

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  7. Juls

    Baltimore

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were graciously seated immediately even though we were 15 mins early for our resy. Our server felt rushed the whole night. He asked for our order without even going over the nightly specials, we had to ask for any specials. He was kind to offer us a taste of a few wines we weren't familiar with. Food was OK. I feel like it was better on our last visit. Shrimp in 2 dishes were small, red sauce was average. We were celebrating a birthday and even called a couple of hours ahead of time to insure this was documented on our reservation. We were assured it was and that "dessert was free for the birthday", however, it was never mentioned by the server and we were charged for dessert. We'll go back, but it might be awhile.

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  8. CathyR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely, tasty meal. Everything was very good and the service excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer was terrific and the entrees very good. The lamb chop special was pronounced the best lamb chops ever by our friends. Service was attentive and friendly. There is good value and wide range of prices for every budget.

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  10. Andy

    Charleston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great little hidden gym. Basic restaurant, nothing special other than the food! Probably the best food we had during our visit to Amelia Island. 

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  11. toma

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food and a wonderful experience. It’s a hidden gem and very authentic.

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  12. JohnD

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I have had in the last 10 years. Truly great meal hope to be back soon

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  13. zippy

    Pittsburgh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, as was our delicious dinners and dessert. Just what we were looking for!

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  14. WilliamS

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love all about Cucina, Nikki and Lew great host

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  15. TurtleDream

    Atlanta Metro

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve dined at Cucina South for years and has become a favorite as well as a neighborhood gem. This is one of our dining places for our annual golf trip. This dining experience was good but didn’t meet overall expectations. A couple of the entrees were not prepare as expected. Will I dine at Cucina South again? Absolutely! I believe they were understaffed and overwhelmed this evening.

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  16. Allie

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, although expensive for what you got.

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  17. JoBx

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great first time find. Liam was an excellent waiter with a polite demeanor. Food was delicious. I had the shrimp scampi. Hope to return next year on vacation.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time dining here. The restaurant was busy for a Sunday night so glad we had a reservation! Ava was our server and she did a fantastic job. The food was amazing so we will definitely be back!

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  19. SkipW

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice but disappointed as no calamari or clams as sold out. Came specifically for both.

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  20. JamieR

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal. Steak overcooked but otherwise the food was very good. Service was exceptional. I experienced a fall on the stairs and the staff was very attentive and helpful.

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  21. KimB

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was outstanding, food was good, restaurant could use updating, carpet needs to be replaced. Would go again but would sit outside.

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  22. CCG8

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new pizza menu is delicious and a great addition.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful admissphere. Delicious food & Nathan our server was FANTASTIC can’t wait to go again !

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  24. fooddude

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the first night that pizza was back on the menu. 12” pies had nice slightly charred and chewy crust. Our server Liam was excellent. Both he and Llew were helpful with suggestions for one in our party that has dietary restrictions.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Freezing cold upstairs! Food was not very good like we are used to! Garlic was burnt and the shrimp scampi was less than delectable! Pasta was not al dente it was undercooked! Very bad experience this visit!

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  26. DonF

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Room was cold and had to wear a jacket. Server said it could not be changed. Food was just average. Server was very good.

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  27. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an enjoyable dining experience. Our waiter, Liam, was excellent and our meals were delicious. We look forward to our next visit.

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  28. BillC

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and superb service!! Definitely recommend!!

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  29. joeg

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    this is my favorite place to eat when in Amelia Island. the experience this visit was like it always is - perfect! chicken piccata was great. nice people. 5 star experience.

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  30. MaxMilford

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, A nice meal at a decent price point in an Uber touristy locale.

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  31. foodie

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A yearly stop on our way to or from FL, this third time was not up to the level of previous years. We went early to avoid any Concours crowd (5:45 reservation) and our server could not have been more attentive throughout the meal. But they were out of clams (my go to favorite pasta dish) so I had the Carbonara instead (as did another in our party of four), which I thought was good and not saucy. Another in our foursome had the short rib special and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our four had the Bolognese and she was not impressed. We decided to skip dessert.

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  32. dinner

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were not told of any of the specials. Our bottle of wine was delivered at the same as our salad. Food was good! Just felt rushed.

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  33. pjjb51

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional. Tonight’s swordfish - amazing. And don’t miss the meatballs.

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  34. patv

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation honored right on time and wait staff on top of everything. Food was very good. Would go back again!

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  35. KarenM

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers and meals all fantastic. Our waitress Ava was great. Will definitely be back

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  36. SMTSM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brittany was our unbelievably gracious and competent server. A highlight of the evening. Quality of our food was excellent, BUT - everybody in our party of four said the food was oversalted. Maybe just a lighter hand with the salt would make it perfect.

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  37. CharleneA

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and the food were top-shelf, for sure. Every time we visit, we leave feeling so happy!

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  38. RichM

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants on the Island …. Consistent quality every visit !

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  39. Phillyvisitor

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good almost excellent. Unfortunately dining at Cucina, at least at our location, was a noisy experience. You call it energetic; we called it unpleasant. The art work is uninspired. The food was acceptable; the calamari, Ceasar and calabrese salads good. The veal piccata missed something although the veal was tender. Would I go back. Yes, but I would ask for the most quiet location.

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  40. LouG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Great papperdelle and the ravioli app was fantastic. Went for my wife’s birthday and it didn’t disappoint. Could use a little brightening on the decor but still a quaint little dining spot with authentic Italian fare.

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FAQs

Cucina South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 432-7920.

Cucina South is rated 4.5 stars by 1898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cucina South

4828 First Coast Highway #1, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Manucy
  • Neighborhood
    Fernandina Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Additional Parking behind the Plantation Shops
  • Public transit
    We're located on the North end of Palmetto Walk, past Harris Teeter and the closest on the left!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Llewellyn Sutton
  • Entertainment
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (904) 432-7920
  • Private party facilities
    We can comfortably seat parties of 5 to 46 guests. Parties of 12 or more are sat upstairs, with stair access only. Please leave a phone number when making your reservation. Contact our Event Coordinator Karly Seyda for more information. karlyseyda@yahoo.com, 904-861-4577. Reservations may be void if parties do not arrive within 15 of reserved time.
  • Private party contact
    Karly Seyda : (904) 861-4577
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