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The restaurant boasts comfort and familiarity, welcoming diners to a country farmhouse with the added whimsy of a contemporary art installation.
CUCINA urbana is the originator of the CUCINA retail wine program where each dedicated shop allows guests to hand select wines at a retail price, either to enjoy with their meal for a minimal corkage fee or for purchase to-go. The wine list is comprised of many familiar labels as well as rare and small-batch gems, with an emphasis on Italian varietals.
- 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
- Staff temperature check required
ceci bean + roasted pepper + celery + salsa verde + lemon yogurt
pizza port | 'chronic' amber ale | san diego
fried squash blossoms
lemon aioli + herb vinaigrette
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Cucina Urbana will be featuring a three course $49++ per person menu from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We do require a CC to secure all reservations and have a 72 hour cancellation policy. Feel free to view our menu here: https://www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-urbana-bankers-hill/menu/mothersday-brunch-2021
Very diverse and well crafted menu. Outstandingly well curated wine list w/o pretentiousness. Wait staff very attentive w/o doting. Very pleasant ding experience.
Lynn was amazing, helpful, and very friendly! The manager was around and very engaging with the tables.
Came here for my birthday and was very disappointed. Server was inattentive and the food was sub-par. Says a lot when the highlight of the meal is the bread...
For my entree, I ordered the bucatini and it was way over salted and lacked flavor. With over 4K reviews on Yelp, I think this place is way overhyped and I would not return here.
Amazing host Olivia !
It was great food and very nice cocktails. the server was fantastic.
The family size pasta was off the menu... but the regular size was really small compared to before pandemic. I get the not encourage to share but cutting down the size of single serving sort of sucks too. $25 for single serving pasta should fill you up not a 4 bite dish.
We have been clients well before the pandemic before the current chef.
We have enjoyed being outside when Urbana first reopened and had a wonderful meal.
Unfortunately they fell short on this occasion. Octopus appetizer was a bit chewy and very salty. Special carpaccio was great but hummus just so so.
Approximately an hour or so after our dinner we just couldn’t drink enough water .
Oh well. Maybe it will be better next time service was very good.
Really impressed with food quality. Service was fun and detailed. Overall atmosphere was great, we sat by entrance so felt a little excluded, but made for good people watching. Def be going again!
My favorite SD spot!! Their wine list is superb and the food is *chefs kiss*
Always amazing. As an SD local this is my favorite spot to dine and I ALWAYS bring my family and friends here when they are visiting from out of town! Great food and kind service.
This place never disappoints. great food and excellent service.
Food was great as usual, but it’s hard to justify the price when you’re eating on the sidewalk. Wanted to sit inside since we were celebrating our anniversary, but was told they could not accommodate that request. It was just an OK experience.
I like the food & all the server they're all nice.
Great date night for me and my wife!
Amazing chopped salad and burger!
The remodel looks great. Patio dining was awesome.
Avoid Duke’s in La Jolla. Overpriced food based on a view. Stay in San Diego.
Food was the bomb!!! Can’t wait to go back.
Excellent service and delicious food made for a wonderful dining experience with friends!
Excellent service. I wish I knew our servers name but the attention and recommendations were excellent. Definitely recommend and don’t skip dessert and bottle of wine. Definitely will be back.
The meal was good but definitely not as good as I remember when I went years ago. The salad had very little dressing and wasn't very impressive. Lettuce, a couple of tomatoes, some almonds, a few beans, and the portion wasn't very large. The meatball/polenta appetizer was good but not exceptional. The mushroom pizza was good but not exceptional.
Perhaps I've been spoiled by Point Loma Italian Restaurants, Cesarina, Old Venice and Pummaro have superior tasting dishes and food portions.
As always, Cuccina Urbana does not disappoint. We were very happy the restaurant reopened.
Incredible food and service! All of our meals were incredible. Would definitely recommend!
It bothered me that they added a 22% tip which you had to notice to decline. We would have paid about that much but don’t like being fooled into doing so.
Service was ok - long periods of time the server was MIA. Food used to be so good, maybe it was just an off night. Both pasta dishes lacked salt and seasoning. Wouldn’t be in a rush to go back.
Amazing as always! The drinks were fantastic and the service was top notch.
My only complaint was the temperature; I was freezing the entire time and we were sitting *inside!* I can’t imagine the poor tables outside.
We absolutely loved the restaurant. The food was top notch. Our server was amazing - he explained how the wine choosing works, explained the menu and was extremely attentive to our kids. We had a special occasion and it was treated just exactly the way we requested. Absolutely amazing place. Highly recommend.
I made a reservation here based off a friend’s recommendation and absolutely loved Cucina. The food was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. I’ll definitely be back whenever I’m in San Diego.
Always great at Cucina Urbana. The service was attentive and the food was delicious.
Ii was disappointed , the steak was over cooked and so were the sides of peppers and potatoes. The pasta was tough and not enough sauce to go with the meat .
Amazing food, great service!
It was our first time back since Covid. We’ve been going for 10 years now and it felt great to be back!
Great food, great service, great location!
Celebrated 18th birthday as a family. The foods were so delicious and best quality of ingredients.
Fantastic food and exceptional service. They have done a great job with their outside seating. It still felt secluded and lovely even thought we were out on the sidewalk.
Glad they are back! Great food, excellent service!
Food and service were spectacular. Even the outdoor eating was very enjoyable.
Lynn our server and her helper Greyson were fantastic. They were on top of everything, we brought our toddler whom is great at restaurants but has a time limit and the ladies were incredible at anticipating our needs. We had a great dinner in were in out before any major meltdowns!
I have been a happy customer before, but this time, the restaurant was closing, we didn’t feel welcome and they were putting away the outside tables so they left us eating alone in the sidewalk. If the restaurant needs to close they should take reservations at that time.
There was a pre-fixe menu but our service was still very slow despite not being very busy. 1st and 2nd courses were great, the 3rd course was unremarkable. Pretty expensive meal for poor service while sitting in a parklet in the sun. Probably won’t go back.
You can order delivery directly from CUCINA urbana using the Order Online button. CUCINA urbana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 239-2222.
CUCINA urbana is rated 4.8 stars by 5575 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.