Cucina Venti

4.5
445 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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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

Book your next event with us, here or off site. Our team ensures every experience to be the best. Whether it is a casual or formal event, we guarantee satisfaction. We offer many choices of food options, from buffets, individual plating to a cocktail appetizer setting.

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What 445 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent Cuisine! Just delicious! The only thing that was a shame was there was a hair in my husband’s food and all they did was bring him another one, no discount, no comped dessert or wine.....We did not make a fuss, as we are classy people. To be fair, they did quickly bring another hair free dish. We do think that, if there is a hair in someone’s food, some type of compensation should be in order.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

When we first pulled up, I was a little disappointed that the restaurant was in a strip-mall. Then, when we walked inside, it was like we were in a different world! Beautiful walnut wood EVERYWHERE and a beautiful garden patio which we enjoyed on a wonderfully warm late afternoon/evening before going to a concert at Shoreline. The food was wonderful and the service was great. The only thing I would complain about would be that the server was a bit over loaded with too many tables to be able to accommodate. Luckily, we weren't in a rush so it was no problem for us but it would have been if we were running late. Delightful overall and such a nice surprise on the decor!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Early dinner prior to a movie. Service was fabulous and very thoughtful. Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went with my whole family, pre-movie. Loved iT! Great food! Great waiter!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We always feel so special dining here. We have been here 3 times, and it is a favorite! The grilled calamari is fantastic. We order multiple entrees because the flavors are so spectacular. Their scallops and paella are off the hook.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great atmosphere and good food!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My caprese panini was delicious, as was the calamari appetizer and aioli sauce. The Chilean sauvignon blanc was an excellent pairing.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was annoying. I appreciate a discreet server who is there when you need him, not in your face interrupting our conversation 15 times asking you if you need anything!
The food was ok. “Sizzling” shrimps were kind of room temperature. The beets salad was ok. The entrees (scallops and sea bass) were good.
Let’s say the previous experience a few months back was much better.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first visit at Cucina Vinti and we came with the wife and daughter for a Mother's Day dinner. We made the reservation through Open Table and arrived a few minutes early. Had a nice table and our Waiter was Danny. He was friendly and made us feel like old time customers. We started with a few appetizers of the Calamari and Crispy Zucchini Cakes. For Entrees we had the Seafood Paella, Braised Short Ribs and the Grilled Lamb Chops. For Dessert we had the Creme Brulee, Tiramisu and Affogato. Overall the food was outstanding not heavy on the flavoring and portions were good. Perfect without any waste or feeling hungry afterwards. Danny was very attentive to our needs even though there were other parties going on.

Overall a great dining experience and we will definitely be back to try a few of the other menu items.

I enjoy sharing the dining experience and have told others of this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always outstanding!!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Outstanding wine list, great waiter who knew his movies, spectacular Chicken Masala, nice beet sald, cramy mushroom soup

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always good food and quick service.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went to celebrate 2 work peeps lunch. Food and service was awesome... We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Cucina Venti is a little piece of Italy for my family and I. I had a great time and so did both of my children, so much so that both my 14 and 12 year old along with their many friends had their birthday dinner party at Cucina Venti in October & December of 2017 respectively. The service was wonderful, very professional staff, teenage friendly and great food choices. Thank you for giving us a great experience and I will continue to dine at your restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Muy buena atención y la comida deliciosa

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I came here for lunch and it was really good. I came again with my husband for a dinner date since it's near the movie theatre. The service is very good, the server was likeable and the food came quick. There was a good selection of cocktails, wine and beer. We sat on the back patio where there was sun, when it chilled off there were heaters.

The food was not the greatest this time. We had the sizzling shrimp for an app and it was tasteless, even with the hunks of garlic on top. We ate it fairly quick because we were hungry and we felt bad saying anything to the server because he was so nice. The shrimp did not come sizzling either. I am used to the sizzling shrimp at Cascal, full of flavor and comes hot and sizzling.
My husband got the scallops and he enjoyed them, although he did have to add salt. I got the lasagna in a hot cast iron pan with tons of sauce. I'm not sure that much sauce was really needed but it was good anyway. the lasagna was very hot on the edges and tasted great. However, when I got to the middle, the lasagna was cool and the cheese was barely melted. Not heated equally at all, I am wondering if it went into the microwave first?

Overall, I may try again if I am in the area. It is a very clean, well kept establishment with awesome service. However, I would not recommend this place to my friends atm based on my recent experience with the food.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Poor service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The ambience was very appealing. The service was really nice and I really appreciate the effort the employees took to make sure that we were having a great time. The receptionist was welcoming and the food was great. I would surely recommend this to my friends. The only downside was the price.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good, service was very good and it has a cozy, elegant ambiance, but it was way overpriced for the quality and portions. I didn't expect to leave hungry after paying $20+ for a simple pasta dish but I did. Not a good value overall.

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