Cucina Venti

4.5
464 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cucina Venti opened July 2007. Located next to Google's headquarters, cross street from century 16 in Mountain View .Cucina Venti features modern Italian dishes & Lamb Chops, local organic produce, the freshest seafood, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Italian wines
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


M-Th 11:00am-9:00pm

F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 11:00 -9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 254-1120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Zomora
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Catering
We offer a great catering menu. That everyone loves. Providing plates, utensils, napkins, etc. for free as well as no delivery fee. ( Hard to find. )
From our platters size options of salads, sandwiches, pizza's, pastas, and so on. Every choice is wonderful. As well offering a mixed dessert of tiramisu and cannolis.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Shoreline Blvd
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Parking details
Additional parking across the street.
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Public transit
VTA Route 40
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Entertainment

This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.
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Special events & promotions
Cucina Venti is a great choice for your next event. Offering an event management team. We can take care of your next event. From A-Z, you wont have to worry about a thing. Just come and have fun.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Cucina Venti offers multiple different options when booking group events. We offer our semi private room for up to 45 guests to booking the full restaurant. We have many menu package options along with offering customized menus to better suit your group.

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What 464 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and romantic date night! We were celebrating our last date as a couple before the birth of our first child. Everything was absolutely delicious, and they gave us a free dessert for the occasion!

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V
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cucina Venti is a great neighborhood restaurant near the Mountain View theaters. It's great when you want a very good dinner before a movie and you don't want theater food. Flatbread with arugula and prosciutto was delish! We'll definitely come back to Cucina Venti.

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Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

What kept me from rating a 5 star was that the fish, for all who ordered, was over cooked-too bad because everything else was outstanding -we had a party of 6 and 3 ordered a fish entree-sea bass and halibut-it was almost too dry to enjoy. All of the other dishes were enjoyed and dessert/cappuccinos were excellent!! All dishes were presented nicely and were a feast for the eyes.

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AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was very good

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F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gourmet food, quiet environment, good service but very expensive. We would do it again in a year for our next anniversary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, fresh, food. Great service! We went before concert at Shoreline down the street and asked to be served fast. they certainly complied. Ordered full entrees, salad etc., had everything within 15 minutes. Fresh fish, good salads, cant say enough....will be back!

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. We liked everything including the desert

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had reservations prior to a concert at Shoreline. Our server was great. Food was fantastic. Cocktails were refreshing. We will definitely be back.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bread is $$

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food, quite ambience, helpful severs and front desk

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waiter had a thick italian accent. He was very hurried, pushy, and he didnt listen when we ordered. We ended up with the wrong appetizer, but ate it without saying anything.

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m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find, family friendly, great food, and ambiance.

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DR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When we go to a concert at Shoreline, we love to eat here. Food is excellent, this time we had lamb chops and saffron sea bass. CV did not disappoint! However, when it's packed with diners inside and on the patio, there are ALWAYS lines at the bathrooms. There are two total, but each has ONLY one toilet. I felt so sorry for the diners whose table is closest to the line of anxious guests. Somehow VC must enlarge their restrooms! Otherwise, food was excellent, timely, with great service.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall great experience except the noise and discombobulated table arrangement the annoyed us enough to move inside
Great waiter though and great food

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait service was very professional. The ambience was tasteful. The environment was quiet. Most importantly, the food was delicious. My filet had a wood-fired tasting char on the outside and medium-rare on the inside as I ordered. My wife's short ribs were excellent tasting, although slightly on the fatty side, and the polenta accompanying it was good. Our dinner companions enjoyed their seafood paella and saffron sea bass. For dessert, we shared Affogato, which was clearly made with real espresso and was an excellent finish. We lingered for a long time afterward talking and were never made to feel like we had to leave. They easily accommodated our guide dog. Reservations were easy to come by , probably because it is not located in the downtown area of Mountain View. The only drawback is that the prices are a bit steep, but with the experience we had that's not a big drawback.

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AL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not memorable, unfortunately the bar tender wasn't available during the lunch hour.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to Cucina Venti for years and it seems to get better as time goes by. They have recently really upped their game in the food presentation. Their flavors and good sized portions are awesome. They serve really tasty food. We have never had a bad dish and they happily adapt dishes to your dietary needs or preferences. Service excellent. The ambience is great in the interior - lush and comfortable. Strip-mall, parking lot-facing "improvised" seating outdoors, so not really a feature. This place is arranged so larger groups can be seated together. They serve quickly so if you have to run to the movie theatres nearby, no problem. Arrive at 5:30pm and still make the 7pm show.

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T
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Italian restaurant. The food is always good. Pasta is great. Love the bread. Unpreposessing location in a strip mall but cute inside.

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TV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think our waiters name was Luke and he was fantastic. He was great at his job...just friendly enough, but not disruptive; no mistakes, brought us everything in a timely manner. Remembered all the orders without writing them down. Overall excellent. We ordered pasta dishes and they were incredible. The wine was excellent, if a bit pricey.

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PA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Made my stomach hurt/made me feel ill for the rest of the afternoon. The food itself was decent but not worth the issues afterward.

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant before the movies, but also a nice elegant but unstuffy place for a dinner date. The food is always delicious and it has a happy vibe while still being sufficiently quiet to carry on a conversation.

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D
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious!! If you have not been, you need to go!!

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t expecting much although the menu spoke to me. We just wanted to grab a quick bite before a movie at the Mountain View cinemark. It worked perfectly Re: proximity. But the traffic at this time of day, & with a show at Shoreline, was horrendous. Would return if in the area again. Good service!

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager opened the wine and visited . The wine was very good

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ND
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. This was our first time here. We will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu was delightful. Fish tasted fishy. Carpaccio salad a bit salty. Delicious seafood linguine pasta (spicy). Great ambiance. Great service.

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BM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced food with a staff clearly overwhelmed. Mushroom ravioli for $30? And dime store bread.

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable & professional.
The wine prices were the only thing that stopped you from a 5 star. They are an Outrage!
Santa Marg. Pinot Grigio at that price, as soon as I saw that I knew any decent wine would be beyond redic!

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arturo, our server was great and very attentive. Having a great server can make or break a great experience and Arturo did not disappoint.

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JO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with a group of 6 for a mid-week lunch. The roasted octopus appetizer was simple and delicious! We will definitely return!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an awesome place to enjoy some food before a concert at Shoreline and then walk to the venue

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VS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

loved the food and wine selection. It was nice and quite on Saturday evening without any loud groups so ideal for date night.

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San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

They’ve upped their food game since we were here a few years ago. All the apps and entrees were top notch. But the service was spotty. We didn’t get plates for our appetizers and ate the burrata and calamari off the platter. We would have loved to stay for coffee and dessert but our server vanished and eventually I had to go to the hostess to get our check so we could move in to our next event. A little more attention to details and this place would be awesome. I love the warm, elegant space they’ve created in an unassuming strip mall.

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CH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina Venti is one of our “go to” restaurants in Mountain View. The food is always good and the service is friendly and attentive.

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JS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We felt the prices were too high for what you got. The procuitto flatbread was really good though. The cheese plate was terrible, bad selection of cheeses;-(

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Father’s Day

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service. Good food quality. We sat outside as the indoor area seemed a bit loud. But it was not too bad. If outdoor seating was not available we would have been able to handle the indoor noise easily. It is pricy but comparable to similar restaurants in the Bay Area.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the salmon ciabatta sandwich! Excellent, would recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My team said that the dinner was amazing. They very much appreciated the short distance from the Googleplex to the restaurant, the outside seating opportunity, the meal, service, a real nice place to go.

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FC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to Cucina Venti several times, at night and during the day. I particularly enjoy having lunch outside on their pretty patio - the inside is a little dark for daytime to my taste. The food is very good and the service excellent. Excellent choice to dine/have lunch before or after a movie!

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