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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spaghetti & Meatballs
House Angus Beef Meatballs, Topped with House Marinara & Parmesan
Sauted Shrimp & Fettuccini Tossed in a Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce with Baby Spinach and Fresh Tomatoes
Freshly-Made Orzo Salad, Fresh Tomatoes, Capers, Spinach, Remoulade Cream Sauce, Basil Oil
Great local place I frequent, food is always top notch and servers are very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend the Braised Beef Short Rib as well as the Roasted Stuffed Red Pepper Al Forno.
Quant lovely dining experience. Sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was very attentive but no way over intrusive.
We’ve enjoyed every meal at Cucina South. When we sit inside we enjoy the quiet and coziness. Dining outdoors is a pleasant experience too. We love sitting under the lights. The food and service make this a favorite restaurant of ours. Always accommodating to my special needs
The restaurant is set up for distancing dining and is very pleasant, good lighting, soft music. Our waitperson, Rosa, was exceptional, very knowledgeable and helpful. This newish menu has a great variety and both the fresh tomato sauce with angel hair and shrimp scampi were delicious.
Another lovely evening at this restaurant! I dream about those meatballs.
This is a very cute restaurant that has a fabulous outdoor dining option that they have put a lot of thought into. The food was fabulous and surpassed expectations. Three of us had the seafood options that were all superb. The fourth had the veal that was also great. Nice Italian wine selection. Very attentive staff, and server Elizabeth was excellent. This was our first time at this restaurant and we look forward to returning when we are in Amelia Island again.
Food and service were amazing. We can’t wait to go back!
It was our first time eating out on the patio since it was spruced up. The lighting and fire pit really add to the ambiance even though you do hear some road noise.
Our food and wine were great and our service was excellent. Highly recommend!
It is the best on the Island. Service is great and food is fantastic. Great evening and there are none better.
My wife and I went there for the first time on my birthday based on lots of good reviews. We ate inside and the first thing we noticed was a distinct musty smell in the whole dining room. Second thing was the air was humid. Not sure the AC was working properly. Service was prompt and attentive until we finished our meal. At that point our server seemed to disappear. She made the rounds to her other customers and ignored us. To quote some effort to flag her down and get the Bill. The food was average. I had the beef short ribs. The sauce was flavorful and the veggies were well cooked. It was quite salty - too much so for my taste. My wife had the veal saltimbocca. It was okay. Not bad but not memorable. Overall just an average experience.
Heard so many great things about this restaurant was disappointed food was subpar especially for the amount
Food is delicious! Both bathrooms were out of order which was a bummer.
This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences! Great service, delicious food, and a fabulous outdoor seating arrangement. Our family will return and recommend Cucina South to our friends.
We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your support & hope to see you again very soon! Cheers!
My husband and I both became ill after consuming Shrimp.
Good afternoon, we're so sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves in ensuring all products we sell are not only up to a quality standard but most importantly cooked & prepared safely for service on a daily basis. Please reach out to us at your convenience at (904)-432-7920 & we'd be absolutely pleased to schedule a follow up reservation with you folks for a night of dining on us. Thank you for your time- Tanner Blake, General Manager
Excellent, mostly authentic Italian food in a lovely atmosphere!
Returning to this restaurant after some absence and we enjoyed our meal very much. Good, varied menu. Good line selection. Excellent service snd food quality. Highly recommend.
Very good service, quiet and great food and wine
Dinner began with 2 slices of complimentary seasoned bread on a saucer. The bread was fresh and wonderfully aromatic. The house Chardonnay was tasty and not dry as others have been.
Our entree was the evening special of Veal Piccata. It was a generous portion that featured lemon and capers and an incredible sauce that went well with the seasoned bread. The veal was tender. And all of ti was on a bed of spaghetti.
Dessert was a sea-salt caramel cheesecake that was fresh, not hard from refrigeration. The cappucino's were hot and creamy with a good fragrance.
Thank you for your kind words Carlos! We hope to see you very soon to enjoy more.
Service and food were great
Excellent experience all around
Birthday celebration. Everyone was so kind! Thank you Tanner and Eve. Everything was perfect. Compliments to the chef. The food was divine!
The food was absolutely delicious and large portions. The wait staff are friendly and eager to meet any special requests. We dined outside on the porch and it was lovely. The restaurant is following Covid precautions and spacing.
Thank you for a pleasant dining experience!
Great food and service!
Excellent food and service
Love the changes to the outdoor patio. Also, the menu changes we tried were delicious. Another fun night at Cucina South.
Good food good service and met my requests
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this adorable little restaurant! Excellent atmosphere, service, and food! Will definitely be back!
Absolutely amazing! Since my mom moved to Florida we have been doing our best to find a nice spot to eat when we come to visit and Cucina felt like home! The wine selection is incredible, the food delicious and the prices are unmatched for the quality of our meal. We will definitely be coming back!
We had dinner here on 10/2, and Cucina is still operating at 50% capacity. All servers and the GM, Tanner, were wearing masks. We did eat outside on the front porch which was nice. Our food, as usual was excellent, service was perfect and looking forward to going back soon. Definitely a hidden gem among all the restaurants on Amelia Island.
The food is always solid and the manager Tanner always makes us feel welcome. In my opinion it is the best Italian option in town. I strongly recommend Cucina South.
My husband and I went to Cucina South for our anniversary...Our friends who had been there before and recommended it to us...We were very pleased and had a lovely evening...Our server Eve was excellent..thank you for a lovely evening Lynn & rick Molinari
Not our first time here - definitely not our last! Great food - Great service!
This seems like a bit of a hidden gem where the locals go. The food is very good, the staff are very welcoming. They make you feel at home.
We absolutely loved our evening at Cucina South last night! Short distance from our Omni resort but well worth the drive!!The reviews were spot on! Wonderful caring service and great menu! Husband ordered the salmon with risotto and I ordered the clams and linguini. Our sides of flatbread and Caesar did not disappoint. We ended up taking our tiramisu to go! We will definitely be back!
Great atmosphere and they do a superb job if keeping one safe with the pandemic. The service, the food and wine were first rate. I look forward in coming back up from Ponte Vedra to do where again.
We are new to the area and trying local establishments. Found Cucina South to be a quaint place and intimate. The service was great and everyone very friendly. The portions are huge, so definitely think about sharing. The quality of food was excellent and a good selection of wine. Definitely a place we will be returning to.
We had the angus meat balls and shrimp scampi. I asked for a low carb dish and was treated to lots of yummy veggies instead of pasta with my shrimp. Delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and service was superb. I will definitely go back when in Fernandina.
We had a delightful dinner with an attentive wait staff. The Osso Bucco is divine. Falls off the bone and the polenta and glaze was perfect. The Shrimp Diablo is another favorite of ours. Nice portions so we always enjoy the leftovers. Love the Chianti too.
We were seated near a table that was very loud where we couldn’t carry on a conversation between us. We requested a table change and they changed us immediately to another location in the restaurant which was perfect. Many thanks to the very kind staff.
Food was excellent as well as the service!
Been here multiple times and they have yet to disappoint. Our party got osso buco, flatbread of the night, chicken parm, salmon risotto. ALL were wonderful, large portions. Server (Ava) was wonderful, attentive, not overbearing. My only disappointment is that they've cut WAY down on the size of their wine list, so maybe 5 each red/white to choose from. Can't wait to go again.
Cucina South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 432-7920.
Cucina South is rated 4.7 stars by 1077 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.