Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.93mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.93mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.93mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 0.90mi
  4. Distance: 0.93mi

About Cucina Venti

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

1390 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


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

F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 11:00 -9:00pm

Cross Street:
N. Shoreline Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 254-1120

Website:
http://www.cucinaventi.com/

Entertainment:

This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.

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.

Parking Details:
Additional parking across the street.

Public Transit:
VTA Route 40

Executive Chef:
Antonio Zomora

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

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.

Cucina Venti Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for a Date (19)
See All
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Sort by
S
381 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner.

Harrison our waiter was outstanding on making sure everything was to our satisfaction.
Food choices on their prix fix e menu that night was delicious We were so happy we chose Cucina Venti and look forward to returning another time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I wish I could get the recipe for the Brussels sprouts served with the chicken Marsala. They were the best I’ve ever had. The whole entree was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, loved the decor and ambiance. Great and attentive servers. Food arrived promptly and hot.

Weak drinks. Prices are quite high. Regardless, it’s one of our favorite restaurants.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was amazing unfortunately I didn't get his name very detail oriented!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was a wonderful lunch spot for a celebratory work lunch. we all ordered great food and had a lovely time. I ordered the Seafood Paella and it OMG good. So was all the other goodies people ordered. The service was great and we wanted for nothing. This was our third visit as a team and we are always excited to go back, since there is something for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Main courses were very tasty. Beet salad was a bit skimpy on the beets. Nice breads.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Too much fat in my short ribs entree. Wine selection is good but way overpriced.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Parking was always a problem every time we had dinner here. This time an event at the museum across the street caused their attendees to take up spots at the restaurant parking area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a lovely dinner before a movie on Saturday night. Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. We ordered two different pasta's and had a hard time deciding who had the best dish! Our wait person let us sample a bottle of wine to make sure is was dry enough for us. It was, and we enjoyed it very much. Next time, we'll skip the movie, go later and linger over our dinner. This restaurant is a bit on the pricey side but it is a gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love this place. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience, great service, great food! The wine list is a bit over priced but they ha e some wonderful choices!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Loved our pre-theater dinner. Delightful ambiance. Service, cuisine excellent. Found the prices and corkage a bit over the top. All-in-all a great Italian dinner experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The menu is pricey. The food is good but not $40+ per person. Least expensive glass of wine is $14, and not worthy of price. It used to be a reasonably priced restaurant to go before the movies, no longer.

Tags: Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our waiter must have been new,,,Service was slow and spotty, though we were one of 4 tables seated....food was good, but not hot enough,,,,

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service is always very slow but they forgot my meal and once it came it was not what I ordered

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A favorite post-theater location with good Italian choices. Nice, attentive service and ambiance.
Adult dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

They have never disappointed. This meal, the sea bass was amazing. The sear on it was perfect. Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was wonderful! Best food best people! Nice for dates! Candle on the table cozy place.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I always enjoy Cucina Venti and took friends who remembered it from a previous visit several years ago. They, too, enjoyed it. It was festively decorated for the holidays, and we enjoyed our meal very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was fine but they were out of one entree and one dessert!! Busy night

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a wonderful business lunch here. Food was phenomenal and the client was very happy. We were able to easily conduct our business conversation as well. Thanks so much!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Beautiful evening with great food! Love this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great. Order the house red, at $9 per glass, it was a good value. Noise level was high; not so high that you couldn't talk, but close.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We arrived at 8:50 PM for a 9:00 PM reservation via Open Table that was accepted. Sadly, the manager greeted us and although there were 15 diners still present, he said the kitchen was closed and there was nothing he could do. He was pretty rude and dismissive, never an apology and when we pointed out it was before closing, there were still diners present and they had accepted Open Table reservation, he said that was Open Table's problem. Then they marked my reservation as though I had not shown up. Ouch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I have been to Cucinba Venti many times in the past ten years or so and have always had a good meal. Pastas and appetizers especially are excellent. I was a bit taken aback this time by the prices, which seemed higher than I remember, hence my "fair" rating on "Value." $114 for lunch (2 pastas and four glasses of wine) is more of a special occasion than an regular thing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First of all the place is super intimate and had amazing ambiance. So pretty and warm! The service was great - our food came out super speedy. It was fresh and really tasty. Would eat here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice Italian Restauraut! Parking no so good. Will go again sometimes for casual eating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We are regular customers. One of our favorites. Great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to meet a good friend, date, ours was a concert down the street. Great food, clean, fast, courteous, plan to go again sooner than later.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Over priced for tasty but unremarkable food. And to top it off cold coffee after dinner. Incredibly average.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Cucina Venti is a great discovery that my daughter recommended about a year ago. The restaurant is very convenient before we attend a Pear Theatre production or a movie. The food is excellent and offer a variety of entrees. When I placed my reservation via Open Table and requested a booth, I was happily surprised that I received exactly what I had requested. Often, for many online services, this has not been my experience. We have introduced many of our family and friends to enjoy Cucina Venti's dining appreciation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We tried Cucina Venti based on reviews not knowing the area at all and it exceeded our expectations! The food was incredible and the service was perfectly speedy and pleasant. Would definitely go back...especially for the bread!

Tags: Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Needless to say, we will return!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

$$ above but worth it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Sounds weird but the meatball sausage and honey flatbread is immense. Try it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had tickets for going to the Coldplay concert. Our server was so sweet and professional! The lamb chops were perfect!! Exquisite in fact!! Cooked to perfection, so juicy and tasty and bountiful!! We live in Marin County so not in Palo Alto ... but this surely would be our “go to” spot if ever returning!! Already have “talked it up!!”

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, varied menu options on the Italian slant of course and great service. This is a hidden gem tucked in the corner of a small quaint strip mall. I will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was outstanding!! I had the grilled salmon and the veggie medley underneath was amazing! Moscow mule was made perfectly as well.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I can't express enough how wonderful our experience was at Cucina Venti. The owner, Bella was so gracious and warm. She greets us at our table. Our waiter was also top notch. There was four of us there. Every appetizer was delist! The zucchini balls were scrumptious , all of our entrees were well made, done with quality food. We had the seafood paella, the sea bass with risotto, and the salmon with wild rice. All were perfectly prepared and presented. I can't wait to come back!every one here, including Chris, were so warm and professional at the same time. The ambiance is the icing on the cake. Romantic! Even the BATHROOM smells yummy and feels so good! PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF TO A WONDERFUL DINNER OUT!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.