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About Cucina Venti

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

1390 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


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

F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 11:00 -10:00pm

Cross Street:
N. Shoreline Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 254-1120

Website:
http://www.cucinaventi.com/

Entertainment:

This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.

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.

Parking Details:
Additional parking across the street.

Public Transit:
VTA Route 40

Executive Chef:
Antonio Zomora

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Cucina Venti Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Pre/post Theatre (16)
Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

First of all the place is super intimate and had amazing ambiance. So pretty and warm! The service was great - our food came out super speedy. It was fresh and really tasty. Would eat here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice Italian Restauraut! Parking no so good. Will go again sometimes for casual eating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We are regular customers. One of our favorites. Great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to meet a good friend, date, ours was a concert down the street. Great food, clean, fast, courteous, plan to go again sooner than later.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Over priced for tasty but unremarkable food. And to top it off cold coffee after dinner. Incredibly average.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Cucina Venti is a great discovery that my daughter recommended about a year ago. The restaurant is very convenient before we attend a Pear Theatre production or a movie. The food is excellent and offer a variety of entrees. When I placed my reservation via Open Table and requested a booth, I was happily surprised that I received exactly what I had requested. Often, for many online services, this has not been my experience. We have introduced many of our family and friends to enjoy Cucina Venti's dining appreciation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We tried Cucina Venti based on reviews not knowing the area at all and it exceeded our expectations! The food was incredible and the service was perfectly speedy and pleasant. Would definitely go back...especially for the bread!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Needless to say, we will return!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

$$ above but worth it!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Sounds weird but the meatball sausage and honey flatbread is immense. Try it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had tickets for going to the Coldplay concert. Our server was so sweet and professional! The lamb chops were perfect!! Exquisite in fact!! Cooked to perfection, so juicy and tasty and bountiful!! We live in Marin County so not in Palo Alto ... but this surely would be our “go to” spot if ever returning!! Already have “talked it up!!”

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, varied menu options on the Italian slant of course and great service. This is a hidden gem tucked in the corner of a small quaint strip mall. I will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was outstanding!! I had the grilled salmon and the veggie medley underneath was amazing! Moscow mule was made perfectly as well.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I can't express enough how wonderful our experience was at Cucina Venti. The owner, Bella was so gracious and warm. She greets us at our table. Our waiter was also top notch. There was four of us there. Every appetizer was delist! The zucchini balls were scrumptious , all of our entrees were well made, done with quality food. We had the seafood paella, the sea bass with risotto, and the salmon with wild rice. All were perfectly prepared and presented. I can't wait to come back!every one here, including Chris, were so warm and professional at the same time. The ambiance is the icing on the cake. Romantic! Even the BATHROOM smells yummy and feels so good! PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF TO A WONDERFUL DINNER OUT!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 18, 2017

From the table bread to the desserts, everything was excellent! Great red wine sangria, too! The hostesses were a little distracted and could have been more focused, but over all great service! Yeni was an amazing waitress!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We made a reservation here as the restaurant is conveniently located near Shoreline Amphitheater. Previous reviews were favorable. We sat in the patio, which was nice, but the server was overwhelmed. There was apparently no consideration given by the hostess and she sat too many people in his section. He did the best he could, but management should have stepped up and in to help. Appetizers were good, but main dishes were under seasoned. Two hours for a party of two is ridiculous. Definitely should staff appropriately when events are taking place at Shoreline.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Four of us ate here to celebrate a friend's birthday before a concert at The Shoreline. The zucchini cakes and calamari appetizers were perfection. My Duck Confit flatbread was a wonderful and everyone at the table enjoyed everything they ordered. Not just good food in an industrial area otherwise devoid of even decent food. This was superb food. A true gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food Fantastic.!!!!!!!! We have been eating here for over 3 years and have never been disappointed!
The chef has a magic touch to make every item on the menu beyond excellent and served in a most appetizing presentation.
The prices are good considering this is in the heart of "Googleville."
Service is good.
The lamb chops are the best I have ever tasted....including Evvia's in Palo Alto.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Overall good. The sea bass was over cooked and dry but the other meals at table were good. Nice place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The only meaningful downer at our dinner was that the air conditioning wasn't effective on a day that topped 100 degrees and was still in the 90's in the evening. The food was excellent and the service too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Corkage is now $35 so we're never eating here again.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great restaurant- outstanding service- ambiance and food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was great! Great place to dine before a concert at the Shoreline.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We are regulars during the shoreline amp concert season. The food has always been good. In responding to yelp reviews, the ownership has changed up the menu. They added some nice new items such as the pan fried chicken breast (needs a little rework on the sauce). They had the most amazing basic Caesar salad. It was always fresh, crispy and nicely dressed. They have changed the salad to be grilled, soggy mess with toppings that are non traditional. I can understand wanting to change up the menu and try new things. A Caesar salad is a Caesar Salad. Hopefully they will ditch the new preparation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Cucina Venti did a wonderful job accommodating our large group of 14 for a team lunch. Service was impeccable – very patient and accommodating – and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The Food was very good.
The waiter was excellent, especially comforting since we knew him from another venue!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had the kale raveoilli and grilled lamb and both were absolutely phenomenal. Our waiter, Harrison, was very attentive and gave great recommendations. Will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This used to be our family's favorite restaurant even if it was slightly pricey. They have now (July 2017) changed the menu to be very small portions and VERY expensive ($$$ out of $$$$). The menu also has very limited selection compared to what it used to have. Pizza's are no longer, now they are "flatbread". Pastas are limited in choices. Much smaller salad selection.
So, now this restaurant is going for the high-end big buck, very foody diners. That's fine, I hope it works for them.
It was very expensive to dine for 6 people (~$200) and we left still hungry. We purchased our dessert at Nob Hill to try to recover from the sticker shock.
Love the bread and cheesy butter though.
Husband thought the lasagna he ordered was very good.
Daughters friends thought they would share the short ribs and what was put on the table was so small, we almost thought they brought the wrong order. Poor girls had to fill up on bread there was so little (there was nothing served with the short ribs. Just 2 little ribs on a plate without any rice/salad/potato/vegetable. Just the ribs).
We will not be returning. I fear this restaurant has chosen to go in the wrong direction. We'll see.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Seared scallops got high marks, as did the carpaccio & beet salad. Kale Ravioli was good but very salty. We shared a burrata appetizer that was excellent-- the bread!!! Bar drinks are awesome, and there's a thorough wine list. Attentive service, noise level good for conversation-- If you haven't been here in a while, try it for the new menu. If you've never been here, try it for before movies, Pear theatre, or Shoreline-- great location. Nice date choice, too...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much and will definitely return to try other items on the extensive menu. Everything was well prepared. The branzino was excellent! The only service flaw was that our entree was served before we were finished with our salads, so we felt rushed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This was a second visit and the food was just as good, but service was really lacking. I think there were too many large groups. We waited for everything! They should have given us free glass of wine or dessert...something to show they cared. We will probably go back hoping the experience will be better. So for now, thumbs sideways.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great Resturant for having Dinner and a movie across the street. Good value for Silicon Valley

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The four of us went here before a movie. It was a Friday night in the summer and we sat outdoors. It was very quaint. The food was delicious . The drink menu was interesting and fun.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food, excellent service, and really nice ambience. Especially enjoyed the fried zucchini cakes appetizer. Great selection of Napa Valley wines. We came here for a business meal but I would highly recommend this for a date night or otherwise special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

So pleasantly surprised by this little gem, tucked away next to Google Headquarters and across the street from the Century 16 theaters.
Food was outstanding & I highly recommend the scallop/fettuccini dish. Service was impeccable and we will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food was great. The pre-dinner salads were huge, we could have split. The entrees were flavorful and not too much. Good wine by glass choices and attentive but not hovering service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I had the Scallops for dinner and loved them. The service was great, and the restaurant is beautiful. It's a great location for having dinner before or after a movie at Century Cinema 16. It's an easy walk across the street from the theater.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A group of 8 people went for dinner on Saturday evening before going to a concert......our service was terrible......our food took way to long to get.....one person in our group NEVER received her meal .....our waitress told us the kitchen screwed up her pasta dish and had to remake it......REALLY.....Italian restaurant can't prepare a pasta dish !! We sat there for 1.5 hours and were late for the concert......will never go there again!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Been here a few times. Solid food and service and nice selection on menu of pasta, pizza and meat/fish dishes. Also has a larger than average choice of wines by glass. Service is excellent too. it is located across from Shoreline movie theatre so a great place if you want a quality, upscale meal before the show.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Delicious! Seared Scallops over fresh fettuccine with an amazingly flavorful but light sauce. I can't wait to dine there again and try the other wonderful sounding entrees ...or I might just have to have the same dish!
Creative Italian food and authentic tiramisu plus good cocktails from the bar, personable yet professional service from Arturo! What's not to like? Everything was A+

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