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Cucina Venti

4.5
407 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
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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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


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

F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 11:00 -9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 254-1120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Zomora
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Shoreline Blvd
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Parking details
Additional parking across the street.
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Public transit
VTA Route 40
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Entertainment

This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 407 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Poor service. Great food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The ambience was very appealing. The service was really nice and I really appreciate the effort the employees took to make sure that we were having a great time. The receptionist was welcoming and the food was great. I would surely recommend this to my friends. The only downside was the price.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good, service was very good and it has a cozy, elegant ambiance, but it was way overpriced for the quality and portions. I didn't expect to leave hungry after paying $20+ for a simple pasta dish but I did. Not a good value overall.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our first time but definitely not our last! Food was delicious and service was wonderful- Garrett was a wonderful server.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great date place. The food is excellent, sea food is a must try. I had the salmon that just melt in my mouth. Will try some other dishes next time! Thank you guys for the great good and service .

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This place is off the beaten track, sort of, given its right up the road from the Google headquarters a multiplex movie theater and the shoreline amphitheater. What make it "off the beaten track" is that is a really find dining experience. You would expect pedestrian food but this place is not that. We entertained two guests from Japan who specifically asked to eat Italian. They loved the food, as we did. I had the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly, but also full of flavor. I could taste all the spices described on the menu, which should be the norm but is far from it.

This is a great place to eat before or after any of the attractions mentioned above. But don't forget about it for when you just looking for a really authentic meal.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food, however, a lack of attention to detail did not align well with the prices:
Wobbly table, out of draft beer choice, miserly wine pouring. Didn't feel the value was completely there.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for lunch and sat in their very pleasant back patio. Great sandwiches (fresh baked bread) and salads.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I must say everything was awesome. The service incredible, food delightful and the decor exquisite.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Perfect for special occasion!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A hidden treasure, worth a visit if you can find parking! Lively and colorful ambience, excellent food and service. Pricey, but what the hell.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent service. Table was set and waiting for our party of 7. We ordered off the menu and had many choices. Quiet and able to carry on conversations without shouting. Good food. Zucchini appetizer a novel twist and excellent taste.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was just OK! Nothing to write home about. I will forget about this restaurant in a month unless someone asks about it and I will say, try someplace else!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Dined after a movie across the street. Restaurant was quite busy and very loud. I ordered a pasta dish loaded with seafood. The menu said 'spicy sauce' but our waiter assured me they could serve it nonspicy. Such a nice dish but it was still spicy, regardless of what he wrote down. From the bar, the Cosmopolitan was the best I've had in ages and I told the bartender so. A big plus!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The music was a little loud for table discussion. Food was very good. Please ask servers to refrain from removing plates until the last person is done eating.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoyed a fairly nice evening at Cucina Venti. Our hostess greeted us twice with, "Hey you guys" which I felt was too informal for this type of restaurant. I spoke to the hostess about this as we were leaving.

We were not greeted by a waiter for a long time after being seated. We were not given any water and had to ask another waiter for water.
Our waiter (I think his name was Alexander?) was not very attentive.
Our finished plates were gathered up from the table in a sloppy way.
We were appreciative of the free chocolate cake for my daughter's birthday we were celebrating. Our waiter did not come back after serving the cake to ask if anyone else wanted desert or a coffee.
Our food was quite good, but we would not come to this restaurant again because of the disappointing service.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

food was really good and authentic. Brushetta was fair but the beef short ribs, tortoloni pesto and choc cake were excellent.

The service was really bad. We sat for 15 min and finally needed to ask for a waiter. When we arrived at 5:30 it was only 1/2 full. Someone helped us finally. Got water, bread took a while. Not sure what was going on, maybe short staffed that night. ? We ended up with 2 waiters heloing is because it wasn’t clear who owned that table. For the upscale restaurant and prices the waitstaff should be very good. Their timing was off with us the whole time.

They were resetting tables around us. By the time we left 1.5 hours later the restaurant was full.

We didn’t see a manager on our way out or would have talked to them directly.
We likely won’t recommend or return — great food, but poor staffing. For a good meal we would expect both.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Outstanding sea bass, along with calamari and artichoke hearts.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Love Cucina Venti - always feels warm and welcoming and food is terrific. Parking can be difficult though.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Over all good exerience

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was good, not great. The prices have gone up a lot in the last few years making the value equation weak. The atmosphere is nice and the service was very good. The corkage fee is too high, $35/bottle. All in all, an OK experience but there are other places you can go for similar to better food for a lessor price tag.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! FOOD A LITTLE SALTY BUT VERY NICE, COZY AND QUIET SETTING; WILL RETURN FOR SURE!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Took my kids here to celebrate a volleyball tournament. We all enjoyed our food immensely. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Delicious food, attentive and competent service, lovely evening ambience. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and service

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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,,,,

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