Cucina Venti

4.8
734 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'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 and Italian wines.

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 734 people are saying
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4.7
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vipBobD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service & ambiance

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Tootall
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken good care of us at lunch!

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Fan2477
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance in the outdoor patio!

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HBTLM2021
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - highly recommend and would visit again when in the area!

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BLath
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Good ambiance. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant!! great food and great service. You have to try the fried zucchini and the Lamb chops. Can’t go wrong with any of the pasta dishes either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the way they created an inviting outdoor space to dine to the authentic, excellent Italian food made us want to come back soon. We loved the mushroom flatbread, grilled octopus and spaghetti with clams. This was our first time here and we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening! See my earlier review-it still stands!!!

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LindaV
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Will be coming back. Overall, very impressed.

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anonymous
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant's decor and ambiance greatly exceeded my expectations given the location. The owners have taken great care to have a beautiful space in an unexpected location. The food was great, came quickly and the service was also fantastic. The hostess was very helpful with my reservation and really went the extra mile.

I'll definitely be coming back as it's one of the top Italian restaurants in Mountain View! A great place for a meal before or after a movie at Shoreline.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipDougT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, well-prepared food. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

There was a mess in the bill that in the end I had to pay 2 bills.
In the end I don't even know which bill I paid and I hope that only one will be charged.
The food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our second or third visit but our first during the pandemic. Not many customers so service was excellent. We saw lots of takeout orders... who wants to cook on a Saturday! Good food variety, food was hot and tasty. Bread was hot and delicious. We will return.

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vipmicbook
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time at Cucina Venti and we celebrated two birthdays. Bread prior to food was divine and so was the creme brulee. My main course, the salmon, was pretty good but not outstanding. Service was great, but they kept opening the doors and overall it was very cold—we kept both of our jackets on during the entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CUCINA VENTI IS INCREDIBLE!

We booked this restaurant on OpenTable for my daughters 21st and we really have not been many places during SIP. They have a great rating and clearly it's for a reason!

John was our server and made us immediately feel like he's known us for 20 years. Friendly, professional and attentive.

Natasha was our mixologist - she is FIERCE, fam. Spitting some fire with her talent and there was not a SINGLE cocktail we didn't love!

Hector was also supporting service and the was SO KIND and patient to our special needs son. I mean, we immediately felt like family here.

The FOOD!!! Omg! I think I sent compliments to the chef 3x. Those short ribs? It takes me all day to come even relatively close to what we are tonight. Their EC is no joke and knows his stuff.

Request John!, he’s amazing!
Be nice to Hector (he's an amazing human) and get some drinks from Natasha - she does not disappoint. She could be the CEO of mixology.

Confirmed we will be regulars at this place. They may not know it yet but we just gained some friends. What an incredible place and Covid is taken seriously.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Top notch quality of food and pleasant hospitality. Well done. Sea bass is a must. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the server and the taste of the food! The burrata cheese appetizer is a must!

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vipTimS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get out of the house and enjoy some great food, drink and socially distant outdoor tables under the warm glow of a heater. Super service all night long and very nice atmosphere! If I could I would eat here every night!

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vipLXIE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the salad and flatbread were excellent. My wife ordered a whole fish (grill), and I had pasta. The portion is just right and tasty! Service was good,..., I definitely will be back.

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vipGourmet4fun
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside dining at its best served in a pleasant outside backyard patio (so much nicer than sitting in a sidewalk or parking lot).
They welcome you with a delicious bread and spread, which we followed with pesto tortellini and a duck confit pasta. Delicious and satisfying, with excellent service!

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viprh00
Orange County
147 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is located in a strip mall near Google HQ but the food and service are top notch. It was our first time here and we can't wait to return soon. The chicken Marsala, scallops and salmon were all delicious and cooked perfectly. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. This was a 10/10 score and we shall return soon!

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vipSJtrip2017
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and interior ambience are great

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JoeT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service! And not too forget, a very romantic ambience.

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vipMark
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a relaxing environment...indoor and outdoor dining options available.

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Connie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner wasn't completely smooth but it was made right, even with the hiccups. Because of the times, it was quieter than usual, which is a little sad, but hopefully they had enough take outs to make up for the empty restaurant - inside and outside.

It was really pretty outside so that was nice.

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vipMCoh
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, we were greeted, felt welcome. The outside patio is gorgeous, warm and spaced out. We had amazing Branzino and the bread is to die for. Thanks for doing such a great job during Covid.

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Formerrestaurantmananger
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Staffing was just a bit thin (not too many working) but that is understandable since we are still in shelter in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in the restaurant and the food wow excellent

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MayankG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Awesome ! Food was great, Ambience was even better, service was good and fast. Overall highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve been to Cucina Venti several times and they always provide a high-quality experience. The food is tasty and fresh, elegant without being pretentious. The menu has a good variety of dishes without being overwhelming.

The cocktails are one of the more surprising upsides of this venue. Not a huge cocktail menu but they serve subtle riffs on the classics to perfection. Nothing like having a cool Bees Knees on a warm day out on their back patio.

And speaking of that patio, it received some major upgrades recently with a beautiful tent and stylish heaters for dining in less than ideal weather. It’s a good size open space with enough tables to feel like you are dining with a good crowd but not packed together.

Service is friendly and prompt, a nice middle ground where you aren’t left feeling like you are being rushed or forgotten about.

I’ll definitely being heading back to Cucina again soon.

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CindyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was really good. Everything we ordered tasted fantastic. It was a night to remember!

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vipKB11
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at your place, it was our first visit. The food was incredible, service was great.

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Ritu
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was and service was amazing. The servers were really fast. Ambience is too good for both lunch and dinner. Bartender was really sweet with suggesting drinks.

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Fan2477
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Old Fashion and best service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate Valentine’s Day

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JoseletteA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite pandemic, Cucina Venti still offered the same kind of services. Food was great, outdoor dining was comfortable and the servers were very accommodating. I will definitely go back!

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AlvinC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In this time of pandemic, I think Cucina Venti is one of the best adaptations of limited outdoor space into ambient and safe seating. Some places have tent pavilions setup in such a way as to be pointless: the enclosed tarp walls just trap germs. Cucina Venti has done sections to protect parties from each other with good quality tarp walls, while still allowing ventilation to prevent the spread of the virus. The tasteful ambience of the firepit and what amounts to "dining suites" is both creative and comforting.

My only "criticism" is that our section could have used more propane heaters for comfort. Although I'm not sure how the servers could walk by if so.

Another thing worth mentioning: The indoor dining is kept in "ready to serve" condition. Aside from people not being allowed to sit in it, it is clean and dusted and setup as if just waiting for indoor dining to be allowed. Lots of places have turned their indoor dining rooms into food prep and staging areas, which may be practical but certainly isn't inviting to nervous clientele who've been sheltering at home.

The staff was also in good spirits: pleasant and inviting.

I'm quite appreciative.

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RichardO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Despite the pandemic situation they did a very good job in arranging their back outdoor area for some very nice outdoor dining. The servers and the overall service was excellent! Unfortunately the food did not equal up to the level of service in the ambience of the restaurant.

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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 4.8 stars by 734 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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