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
Pasta & Marinara* **
Choice of Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Linguine, Fettuccini, Topped with House Marinara & Parmesan
Fresh Romaine, Garlic Croutons, Parmesan, Tossed in our own Caesar Dressing
Our very favorite restaurant!
We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Amazing cuisine, wonderful staff, charming al fresco dining! Everything about Cucina South is top notch! What a nice surprise when we were offered complimentary prosecco and dessert for my husband's birthday! What a memorable evening! We highly recommend Cucina South!!
We had the risotto balls for an appetizer and they were delicious! For dinner we had the veal and linguine and little neck clams both were delicious! We had the lemon cake for dessert which was delicious as well! I highly recommend for Italian Food!
Perfect birthday dinner! Thank you!
Cute place, very friendly local staff. We enjoyed our dinner!
We really appreciated that the tables had plenty of space between them and it didn’t feel crowded at all. Staff was wearing masks, and they were all so sweet and welcoming. We had the fish special and the ravioli special- both were to die for!!
After reading wonderful reviews I was pretty disappointed. My wife had the scallops and they were great. I had the chicken parmigiana which was very subpar. Made from chicken cutlets says it all. Sangria was returned as it tasted way to sweet. I cannot recommend.
Day after anniversary, last minute. Fantastic results!
Great place for a romantic dinner! Food, service and wine were all excellent.
Excellent food and superior service. COVID precautions taken. All staff masked.
Almond cake dessert outstanding!
Delicious food and excellent service! The snapper special was wonderful. Don’t forget to order the limoncello cake!!
Outstanding service and attention. The food was fantastic.
Great Italian food!
Very good food. Fresh ingredients. Good menu. Saltiboca, angel hair, Cesar salad, tasty dessert. Inside decoration and ambiance could use some work but exterior seating and patio was nice. Food took way too long but manager apologized, free dessert and took 50% off the bill and gave gift card. If I lived in the area - would be my go to Italian restaurant hands down.
Great meal, wine, and service. Those arancinis were EVERYTHING! Can’t wait to go back.
Authentic Italian, excellent wine selection, great service
Everything was perfect. We brought our company, who were visiting from New York, and they thought the service, food, etc. was outstanding.
Very good food! Everyone enjoyed it. We didn’t realize the veal was fried and would have chosen something else as we don’t eat fried food. That really was my only complaint. Other than that, cute house environment. Very good, flavorful food. Great service.
From the string lights overhead to the flowers on the table to the beautiful sunset, our dinner on the patio of Cucina South was picturesque and romantic. The service was friendly and warm, and the food was delicious. The Shrimp Fra Diavola was spicy with plenty of fresh shrimp and hot Italian sausage tossed in a picante tomato sauce, and the Fettuccine Alfredo was rich and velvety. Plenty of complimentary fresh baked bread with garlic herb oil. We had a delicious Antinori white blend and a couple glasses of the rotating house sangrias. We can’t wait to return here the next time we drive up!
This is our go to restaurant. Service and food is five ⭐️
It was very dark inside. Could not see my food. It was not a great atmosphere for a pricey meal. So so food. Probably will not go back....
We had an early reservation but they were already out of multiple items.
The portions were small. My meal was overcooked.
Great place, great staff, awesome food. This place was great!!
Vert tasty food when finally delivers. However, despite early seating 5:30, our party of only three waiting over one hour to have our meal prepared from time of order. Ordered one of the specials & two pasta dishes, so don't understand the extended wait. No explanation offered or even the long wait recognized by our waitress.
Everything was absolutely perfect! We had a group with very diverse tastes, and a few picky eaters. Everyone loved their food! From appetizers to entrees, it was amazing!
The staff is warm and friendly, you can tell they care about their customers and are knowledgeable about the food and wine. Our server, Liz, was attentive without being intrusive. I would request her again!
The food...incredible! The best sea bass I have ever had, it was perfectly prepared, and the gnocchi and spinach was the best combo. Everyone loved the appetizers and desserts too!
We will be back soon! This restaurant is definitely a favorite!
Service felt rushed. Food was not quite average. Not a great dinner but also not very expensive
Another wonderful dinner at Cucina South. Service was lovely and the food was perfection. The wine list was unique- make sure to ask about the “reserve wine list” off the menu. Can’t wait to go back!
Sat on the deck. Not lot of effort spent making deck look inviting. Lots of debris falling throughout dinner from the trees.
Food was okay. Price on entrees was high compared to other places on Island. Espana better and cheaper.
6 people, 5 different selections, all perfect sizes and delicious. Wonderful meal!
Excellent service. Delicious meals Jordan was great. Very enjoyable evening.
We love Cucina! It feels like home! Great food, great service, comfortable! Best on the Island!
What a wonderful place with delicious food. Highly recommend it!
Wonderful dinner at Cucina South! Fantastic ambience, food, wine list, and service! Special shout out to our server, Elizabeth, who blew us away with her cheerful professionalism and attentiveness. Thank you for such a memorable dining experience!
Really great Italian place with a lot options outside of typical Italian - great flatbreads, giant meatballs, fish dishes and risotto. All Italian wines that are reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
Dinner at Cucina South was a pleasant meal. Nice to not have to drive into Fernandina.
Appreciated that they tables are socially distanced. Prompt and attentive service. Started with the red pepper appetizer which was very good. THe olive oil served with the bread was delicious, but the bread felt slightly stale. The chicken parm was very average as well as the Osso Bucco. The halibut special was very good as well as the angel hair freshness. We had the almond cake and limoncello cake for dessert and both were terrific. Overall a really relaxing enjoyable meal.
Same great meal with great service. One of my favorite restaurants on the island.
Great food and service
Food was wonderful. Steven was very knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend.
Normally this is a favorite place and we were taking 4 people who hadn’t tried it. We were embarrassed to have recommended it. 5 of us had one glass of house wine and no appetizers. We had to ask for bread twice and wait for it. One person did not get his salad and we had to ask for it. When it arrived, it didn’t have anchovies and he had to wait for them to bring them. One person asked for another glass of wine which never came. One of the meals was described as being served with ciabatta, but was not, and after we asked several times, we were told they were out of it. We should have been informed when we ordered. From the time we arrived, it took 90 minutes to get our entrees. We have been here many times and we noticed that the portions were much smaller than normal, actually the special was a very small portion. By the way, we never did get more bread of any kind. In 90 minutes, I could have walked two blocks to the grocery and bought my own!
Cucina South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 432-7920.
Cucina South is rated 4.7 stars by 1214 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.