Cucina Venti

4.5
911 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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Sacman
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My wife loved her dish. Need a bit more attention from the staff when restaurant prices are on the higher end. Nice ambiance though.

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RachelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

The servers weren’t very attentive after we received our food. We had to ask for water three times from three different waiters. The food was good but nothing special. We always tried to order their Duck Confit which was on the menu but they weren’t serving it for some reason. They never asked us if we wanted more to drink etc. We were basically ignored after our entrees arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Out of lamb chop, out of duck confit, but worst of all...out of beer. Not a good first impression.

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EriT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and the outdoor ambience was so beautiful! We celebrated my little sister's birthday here and our family had a wonderful time and meal. The menu is a little pricey but food was good. Would come back for a celebration of some kind!

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Jilly
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The best thing this restaurant has going is the ambiance!
The service was subpar, and the food was under seasoned, bland, and overpriced for the value!

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Raptor
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for dates- very nice ambience inside although the location of the entrance makes the approach to the restaurant feel like you're in a down-market strip mall.

Food is reasonably priced. Drinks are overpriced. Enjoyed the Mediterranean Sea bass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful! We live in Chicago but always dine here when we are in the Bay Area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waiter seemed preoccupied in own thoughts. We were never offered the complimentary bread for table. As soon as one plate from our party was finished, it was taken away making the others feel rushed. They were not busy, just rude.

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JeriK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch outside on the patio. Attentive service and a very relaxing visit with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Anniversary dinner. First time here. Food and drinks were delicious and staff was super attentive. Ambiance was very nice - we sat in the back patio. Happy to come back.

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vipWinopaul
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most beautiful Italian Restaurant. Well anointed decor, beautiful stem ware, and the booths are so comfy. 2 out door patios to choose from or the beautiful dinning room. Great bar and a very nice wine list. Oh, the Mellon and prosuto salad was amazing. We each had outstanding pasta dishes, one with Prawns and one with marinated chicken. We will be back now that we have found this gem.

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Creative
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent. It seems like the servers have to cover too many tables.

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vipMarkB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent but service was far too slow we would have re-ordered drinks but our server abandoned us after delivering food and It took nearly 45 minutes to get the check

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LeeW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

They forgot one entry, not refill water and sent wrong receipt.
The service is not good enough.

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JuanCarlosL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and food. Having no beer available basically forcing you to buy $20 mixed drinks is not acceptable.

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VinitaK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Service was par excellence! However found it a bit to pr it too pricey!

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Aloha
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff, especially Hector, was very attentive. Food was quite good. The inside of the restaurant is very pretty and the outdoor setting makes you feel like you are in a private garden.

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vipAndy58
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service but the cocktails are overpriced by at least $5

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Tamtam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. The wait staff is amazing. Customer service is exactly like it should be. Food is thoughtful and delicious. Drinks are creative and yummy! Sat in the patio both times and loved it. Pricey but an experience well wotth it. Also love the staff, they recommended both my salad and flatbread pizza, perfect!

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vipLuis
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant with superb service . Food was excellent . Highly recommend and would most likely go back.

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JoJo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always fresh and impeccably presented. The taste of the food is amazing and I am always very satisfied with my dining experience. I like to go here before catching a movie - the theater is across the street. It is always a wonderful experience - Staff is very attentive & service is fantastic. Love it here.

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vipROBERTB
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Restaurant not crowded but service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was blah. Wine list is good but overpriced. Zucchini cakes as an appetizer was good but very small. Main course seafood pasta was overcooked, seafood and pasta were too mushy, seafood did not taste fresh, lack of flavor. For a $35 dollar plate of paste it was boring and overpriced. Cannoli’s filling did not taste like ricotta cheese. Service is very attentive. Ambiance and decor are very nice. The food is not worth another visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. However, they did not allow me to open the bottle of wine I brought.

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Tomasek
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Registration easy, seating good, food very good service fair. The place was not even half full and we had to wait for the food an hour about. After asking twice water refill took 20 minutes. For the price I am used to have a much better service. I recommend the restaurant to those who can spend two hours for lunch during a workday.

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vipakoda
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant, 3 times in the past month. It is a great place to take a group and they have a very nice outdoor space for dining. The wait staff moved umbrellas around as the sun was reflecting off the windows and it was warm. The food has been great, the environment is quiet, and the wait staff are awesome. Do not be put off by the location of this restaurant, it is definitely worth trying.

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vipCarol
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You really need to place large tables if they are permitted by SC County at the end of the terrace. They are too noisy.

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vipDeadmanonleave
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent. We were also impressed with the quality of the outdoor dining area.

We especially enjoyed the bread, the shrimp appetizer, and the Baratta.

As mentioned in other reviews, the cocktail prices are really way too high. But tasty nonetheless.

Highly recommend.

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vipAlexpaul1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was lacking. One of my guests was not offered a refill on her drink, while another one was. Service fell off to almost none at all near the end of the meal. We left to have dessert somewhere else. Plus I had a gift card from Open Table; the information was in my phone so my server took my phone and then came back with the bill but not my phone. I had to hunt down the manager to get my phone back. Could have been a great evening, but ended up frustrated and overall disappointed.

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vipmeee
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

the food was good but what was irritating is that the server/hostess did not move the standing umbrellas so you could easily sit down.

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Corporatesusie
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Patios seating is limited to basically 2 or 4. Salads very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed very much our experience we had at Cucina Venti tonight. The waitstaff was very friendly, the food was delicious, and the setting was very lovely. The only complaint I could manage to think of is the cost for a cocktail was quite a bit higher than I would have expected, but the cocktails were both delicious nonetheless! I would gladly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, higher-end yet still comfortable, dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Hector for making our dining experience magical!! Well worth the hour drive from Danville! We’ll be back and asking for you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipStuW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

1st time here due to promotion in open table. The foods is decent but not worth for its premium price. Worse of all that they do not allow wines from outside, even I want to pay the corkage??? For the price they charged on the foods, one can not bring his favorite? I was almost going to walk out when I know this new rule…. One should avoid this restaurant as there are so much better choices around, esp. in the Castro street, which is cheaper, more choices & more vibrant environment

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SFB19
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch experience at Cucina Venti. Outdoor setting was very enjoyable and all the staff were super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely try again when I am in the area!

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vipFaby
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new decor. Our waitress was fantastic and the food divine. We had the scallops and the short ribs. They were perfect.

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KellyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor ambiance and friendly, attentive staff. Most of the food was fantastic - bread and herb butter (yum!), beet salad, prawn appetizer (wow!). Mediterranean sea bass was generally an outstanding dish, but the bass was slightly tougher than I'd prefer (my only complaint). I would definitely recommend this hidden gem.

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viphdelgros
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Tucked mysteriously into an unassuming little strip mall, this restaurant turns out to be lovely inside - and the super private back patio space is absolutely GORGEOUS. Service was excellent, professional and prompt but also fun and friendly; wine was very good; food was tasty, but not quite worth the high prices ($31 for a small skillet of paella, $21 for a cocktail?!). The ambiance was perfect, though, and our party of seven had a great time. We will return!

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Bruno
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were exquisite, Salmon crusted to perfection, rice and spinach were cooked to perfection, excellent. The short rib dish was the best ever. The Freshly baked olive and herbs bread kept coming, just heavenly. Wine selection was great. I felt that I got my money’s worth and more…

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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 4.5 stars by 911 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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