Cucina Venti

4.6
863 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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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
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  • 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 863 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andyb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus is amazing! So were the scallops and sea bass.

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MarshaH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a very attractive restaurant. The decor was above what you normally find in restaurants these days - in line with a "fine dining" experience. The service was excellent. We ordered items that were recommended by the staff and started with octopus which was priced over $25 and was very heavy on the salt. Paella was recommended for the main course which did have ample seafood but was in a spicy broth with only a small amount of rice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and Hector are always very attentive every time we visit! We were there to celebrate my dads birthday and everything was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and location were a 10/10. We had such a great time here and can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Been here many tim

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NANCY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have remodeled and the venue is lovely. Nice outdoor seating as well. I had grilled scallops, delicious.

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viprh00
Orange County
157 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on the patio was wonderful last night! The chicken Marsala was exceptional, as was the fish of the day and pasta. The wine list could offer some additional cabs but the Caymus Cab was delicious and nicely decanted for us. The host was very nice and the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. This is our new favorite italian restaurants. We will return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice back yard for dining. The service is excellent. The food is over priced comparing to other nearby region. The food quality is good but not worth the price. I had better food quality with cheaper prices. However, the dining experience is excellent. My Sea Bass was very hard to chew. Salad was excellent. Highly recommend their salad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had to ask for drinks refills, had to ask for bread, candle was not lit, entree took a bit longer than it should have.

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KathleenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service in a beautiful setting. Impressive cocktails and very tasty food.

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vipIrv2Dine
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An elegant dining room in a strip mall? Attractive outdoor dining in a commercial zone? Fine Italian food, well prepared for a weekend mid-afternoon meal? Diversified and well chosen wine list? Yes indeed - a wonderful find we will definitely be back!

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Pinky
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outdoor seating was great but service need to improve !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Seshadri
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This was our second time dining at Cucina. We had such a great experience the first time that we decided to come back to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately, our experience this time was not as good. The food was good as before but service was terrible - we had to wait for a long time after we sat down to have someone take our order even for drinks. Then our waiter forgot one person's order until we reminded them.

The biggest fiasco was that we had dropped off a cake for the birthday celebration and had specifically asked that they bring it out at the end as a surprise. We had also called in advance to ensure that they can do this AND had ensured that a note was made when the cake was dropped off. Yet, the cake was never brought out and we had to ask for it after dinner was done. Very disappointing especially after so much effort had been put into ensuring this would happen.

I wish I could provide a better review because Cucina had been on our top choices list but this recent experience has left us with a bad memory.

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vipkimlg
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had the entire family there for our anniversary. wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After deciding dinner in SF was going to be impossible with a manual wheelchair, my family simply looked at me and said “Cucina?” And I immediately booked my reservation!

I always ask for John or Mario but I can say with confidence all the servers are incredible and attentive. They were short-staffed today and being a regular, I sort of observed everyone on the team and just sat IN AWE of how hard they worked but more importantly, how they worked together! The whole place was hopping and I overheard several people around me complimenting the amazing food and smiled! I love this place!

Natasha rocked the bar as always, Eduardo slayyyyyed managing front of house and Hector and John were, as always out of this world.

We were SO tired and just wanted our comfort food before heading home and Cucina did not disappoint. The mushroom ravioli, saffron sea bass and ahi tuna were so so delicious. My son always gets the tortellini and it is still the only time he has cleaned his plate at a restaurant in his 19 years on earth. It’s so so good!

Thanks so much for taking care of us last minute and so well. We were beat and you all still treated us like royalty. This place will forever be our go-to!

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Itanna
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food is too expensive and the waiter is arrogant. Overall experience is poor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food, ambiance. All 5/5. Best salads of any restaurant, pasta is fantastic, service staff is amazing

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vipPete
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Are in a very inviting outdoor courtyard. Food and service were both excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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ChrisU
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector and Eduardo were very welcoming and professional. They represented the restaurant very well, and I look forward to coming back again. Thanks!

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vipMarley
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service could have been better. They weren’t busy. I didn’t get polenta with my short ribs rather, mashed potatoes.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Made a last minute res on Open Table and they required a credit card, we get there and it's half empty. Out of the burrata salad at 7:30pm, that was disappointing. But the Caesar, beet and Mediterranean salads were good. What wasn't good was the service. Our waiter couldn't be less attentive. We were 4 people, he took just 2 of our drink orders and left. Couldn't get his attention again, so my friend went up to the bar to ask the young lady there for help. She was helpful. My friend had to go up twice to ask for attention for our table. She said if we weren't dining with them, she would have left. Our waiter never asked if we wanted another drink or if our meal was ok. He simply never came back and when he did cime into the dining room his back was toward us. Nevwr turned around.. The salmon was good, angel hair ok but my husband ordered the vongole and asked for it in a cream sauce rather than a broth, the waiter assured us that would be fine, it came in a broth. The waiter was gone 98% of the time we were there, never saw anything like it. If he was too busy with outside tables he never showed any any attention or explanation. When you're spending $350 on dinner, or even any meal out, service can make or break the experience. We were with great friends so enjoyed ourselves no matter what but it was disappointing and unfortunate. Hector the busboy was wonderful. We left a tip with him and the young lady behind the bar in mind. A manager came over at the end of the meal and asked if we enjoyed our meal and we told him about the utter lack of service from our waiter. He offered a round of drinks..that was nice but we left after paying almost $400 for a bill that I think charged for those 'comped' drinks.

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vipGSquared
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our dinner in this hidden gem by Shoreline Theater in Mt.View. Everything from decor to craft coattails were on point. We had the octopus appetizer, duck confit pasta, and the mushroom ravioli, all three were fantastic. We will certainly be coming back.

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TonyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sever completely muffed our order -- forgot appetizer, only got 2 of 3 entrees correct. Had to wait while my party ate. I reserved this as a birthday (for my wife) and no acknowledgment. Food & ambience were fine but this was not money well spent. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time at Cucina Venti! I have never tried this restaurant before but it was one of the few places open on the 4th of July, and we decided to give it a go.

The pleasant experience started when I had to add an additional member to our party and push the time of our reservation to a little later than anticipated. The individual who answered the phone was a delight and the adjustment was as easy as ever! When our party arrived, we had a beautiful outdoor seating arrangement under the gazebo, where one of the workers put up another umbrella to block the hot sun. How kind! The ambiance was beautiful, peaceful, and serene. The food was delicious, filling, and beautifully presented. An innocent mistake was made as our hostess thought it was a birthday celebration — she came to our table with a slice of tiramisu and a lit birthday candle. Even though we stated it was no ones birthday and must have been a mix up with another table, she let us keep and enjoy the dessert anyway!

Overall: wonderful and kind staff, great food, lovely ambiance, and an extremely pleasant experience! Would definitely come again! Rated overall as 11/10, highly recommend! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super good

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Ljgracie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner for 4 last night at Cuicina Venti! They had a nice list of craft cocktails and a menu that had something for everyone. The food was very good and the service just right. It was a quiet night and I’m glad we ate here before Google brings everyone back to the office, it’ll be packed then.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal. This is my absolute favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place outside

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RomanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, professional service. Food was properly prepared. We will visit this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Cucina Venti on a weekend. Although it was pretty busy, they managed to seat us promptly. Food was delicious and everyone was super welcoming. Hector, the second waiter, is one of the nicest staff members I've ever encountered.
I definitely recommend and definitely will be back. Thank you for everything!

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vipBenP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised when we went there. The patio was awesome - food was excellent. We were served by Flavio, who was superb.

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vipDianeF
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a fantastic lunch today on the beautiful outdoor patio. We split a shrimp salad and mushroom flatbread. Both were delicious! Our server was very considerate and helpful and we had a lovely time!

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SCON777
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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ShepherdZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastes good and the server is very attentive. The complimentary bread tastes really great.

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praboo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and the outdoor dining location was very good for Business lunch meetings.

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BobA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently top-notch food, service and ambience.

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jamesm
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipMeme
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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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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 863 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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