Cucina Venti

4.6
825 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cucina Venti is OPEN for indoor and outdoor Dining 7 Days. Thank you for your continued support!

Cucina Venti opened July 2007. Located next to Google headquarters, beautiful outdoor dining , elegant ambiance. 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 and Italian wines.

Please note, we do not accommodate children in our restaurants. Thank you for understanding.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

What 825 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently top-notch food, service and ambience.

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jamesm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices higher than we normally pay, but was justified because overall it was a wonderful place and meals/drinks.

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YYEE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipMeme
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was okay - I didn’t care for my fish but my husband liked his paella. The wine selection is really cheap wine (not priced inexpensively).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Will visit again. I was especially fond of the mushroom ravioli

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Angelica
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents here for the first time for Father's Day and they both loved it! Can't wait to go back.

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vipKingdmmc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - nice to have OpenTable-friendly restaurants in the mix again!

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ShashankK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday celebration and we received a nice covered seating on the outside patio by the fireplace. Food was delicious and elegantly presented. Definitely don't miss the house bread (Foccacia) and spread. We had a really great time. I Will definitely visit again and more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our sons very special Graduation from high school - why would we go ANYWHERE else? This place treats us like family and not customers. John was killing it running front of house and everything was totally superb. Tell everyone you know-this place does not disappoint.

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vipFan2477
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Cuisine, crafted cocktails, ambiance and service just superb!!

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Andrew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time there, this time with good friends and we had a wonderful time as even. Great service and amazing food. I would highly recommend!!

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WalterJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, quiet outdoor setting, with good food and good service.

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TiffanyH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice ambiance and friendly staff. Although the service could be a bit better if they check up on us more. Calamari was tasty but a bit dry. Penne Pasta and seafood paella were both excellent.

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JohnNN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good like other Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. However, the service was subpar; we have to pull our own water and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lunch with a few friends on Saturday. Good place.

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vipNinaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance was also very nice. Very unexpected given that this place is in a little strip mall.

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vipStarky
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good for business lunch, seating indoor or outdoor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We were celebrating a graduation at Cucina Venti. The ambience was lovely and we were seated promptly. Food was good but the service was really bad. They were in some kind of rush to have us out. Before we even finished our appetizers our plates were being cleared. There were still some cheese and bruschetta and some prawns left but he was in such a rush to clear everything up.
Ordered the food, I had particularly told my server to debone the branzino but he forgot, which is okay, we all make mistakes but what really was not up to standard was he took my dish to the kitchen, deboned it and got the same thing back. It was absolutely cold and totally shredded regardless to say. But what was wrong was they we are in a pandemic, it’s absolutely not okay to take an eaten dish to the main kitchen and where the rest of the food is being prepped.
This was my first time dining there and unfortunately will be my last.

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vipLOpera
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed with the service, soon after the appetizer arrived entrée arrived. Did not expect a fine dining place to deliver entrée and appetizer few minutes of each other. Send the entrée away till I finish the appetizer. When they bought the entrée it was was cold.

Disappointed with oral experience, Took dessert (tiramisu) to go, it was excellent

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nick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and environments are above average. Food is a bit over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and really friendly!

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BrianL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first eating out experience in over a year because of COVID and it was perfect!

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krip
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outdoor seating has great ambience! Food is very tasty. Very few options for vegetarians though.

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riser
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area -- lots of greenery and enough spacing between tables. Great food.

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SilvanaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!!!

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GILLI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

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vipGeoVC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic find ! So much more then we ever expected. We will definitely be going back in the near future.

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OntheRoad16
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the perfect spot for a nice date or a birthday. Lovely setting and extensive menu. Their Mediterranean Sea Bass is a must have. I only wish I had found this place sooner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John, Hector, Natasha, the whole team - this makes for the most amazing service staff I’ve ever experienced. Wonderful place for great food and dining. Bring everyone you know!

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vipAustinvoice
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good quality but prices are like Manhattan in Mountain View. The location is in a mall near Google. Can't fully recommend unless you're looking for something in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and will always call it home!

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ZackA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We did our reservations a head of time and paid deposit in case of cancellation. At the time of the reservation I specifically said indoor dining.when we arrived we had to wait another 15 min ,and then we were sat at the outdoor area.
We had to wait long time until our food arrived.
The kids definitely didn’t like the food.
For us (the adults) it was just OK
Definitely we won’t recommend to visit this place

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AlexandraR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience - great food and service!

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JoJo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to this restaurant and wanted something close to the cinema. I was not disappointed- the inside and outside dining areas are gorgeous! The staff couldn’t be friendlier along with great service! Everything I ordered was cooked perfectly and tasted great! I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend to dinner after not seeing her for over a year. John was our server and this man goes above and beyond each and every time we are here. My friend is very well-versed in wine and fine dining and John brought his A-game, with his incredible knowledge and expertise of the exquisite food and wine Cucina Venti has to offer. It was the first time I had the octopus for an appetizer, and it was absolutely delicious!
The saffron sea bass was my main course and the flavor combinations were divine. While the short ribs will always have a special place in my heart, this meal is now a close second.
Cocktails were prepared by the incredibly talented Natasha - I start every meal here with the Lavender Bees and just continued from there. Natasha has skills I’ve never seen before with how well she mixes her drinks and presents them. They are 10000% Instagram-worthy.
As always, the other staff continues to treat us like family. We love seeing Hector who always comes to say hello and check in, and asks about my family.


When you are here, you’re home.
I’ll be back next week!

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very disorganized service considering they had a lot of staff around. While we were still eating we started to hose down an area right next to us getting ready to shut down for the night. It was very early, and far from closing time. It felt rude and we felt like well I guess it’s time to leave. The food is tasty which is why it’s three stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended for my sons 19th birthday dinner and requested John.

I cannot think of enough wonderful things to say about this place. The service is unlike anything I have ever seen. I walk in and feel like we are visiting family. They make us feel SO welcome and loved.

My son was permanently injured in a car accident when he was 4. He has serious speech issues and mobility problems, but he’s cognitively there.

Not once has ANY of the staff treated him like he was different - they have always treated him with kindness, love and empathy. John, Hector, Natasha, they all know us by name and we adore them.

Out of all the places you could give business to, this is the one you should shout from the rooftops about. Not only is the service outstanding, the drinks and the food are DIVINE. Chef is incredibly talented and gets compliments each and every time we attend. Not once have we been disappointed in anything we have had here and I’m thankful we call this place our regular celebration restaurant.

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TheAsianPersuasion
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, the food was delicious. As a vegetarian, my girlfriend was incredibly pleased with the Porcini Mushroom Ravioli. As a pescatarian, I really couldn't go wrong with any of the seafood options, but I went with the Sea Bass. We finished with a shared Crème Brûlée, which came with the excellent addition of fresh strawberries.

The service staff was excellent considering the current state of the restaurant business amidst the conclusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, going out of their way to accommodate my girlfriend and I when we asked to be seated outside. While we ended up being seated in the far corner of the restaurant, the whole experience ended up being rather private and exclusive, especially considering we were in the middle of Golden Hour (sunset). Additionally, it seems as if the restaurant is highly regarded considering a few of diners we overheard were actually speaking fluent Italian.

The ambiance was great, and I loved the music they played. I even heard The Internet at one point, as well as a few other neo-soul jams I'm sure no more than a handful of patrons appreciated; reason I say this: the demographic I observed was middle-aged parents and their small children, as well as silver-aged parties. As a matter of fact, the stares from the other patrons were quite noticeable even despite our distanced seating, as I'm sure it was quite unusual to see a young 20-something couple dining amidst a sea of seniors.

Nevertheless, it was quite an enjoyable date that I would recommend to anyone looking to consume gastronomically exquisite concoctions designed by a master such as Executive Chef Antonio Zomaro.

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prafuli
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good family restaurant . Make sure you reserved table in advance.

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vipLorieW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall dining experience!

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You can order delivery directly from Cucina Venti using the Order Online button. Cucina Venti also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cucina Venti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 254-1120.

Cucina Venti is rated 4.6 stars by 825 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.

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