It's Italian Cucina

4.6
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Northern Italian Cuisine, Martini and Wine Bar.
Our philosophy - is one of Cucina Italiana! where we cook for you as we do for our family with “Una Passione Grande” in a polished casual atmosphere.
Our focus on the menu, includes pasta, seafood, meats, cheese, and desserts for dinner and Sunday brunch, along with handmade craft cocktails & award wining wine list.
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RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and worth the cost. The wine seemed over priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good but the portions were small

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t
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Free wine tasting Thursday Happy hour was fabulous. Wines were great. Food is always authentic. Great service. Very friendly

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a
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Birthday 🎂 ever ever ever!!!

Everything about this place is Perfect. From the Wonderful Staff,to the perfectly Curated Fine Wine 🍷 and Awesome cocktails.
And the Food OMG!! Never had Better FOOD! Not even my MOMMA could complete!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH 😊.

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JP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food.....never disappoints. Terrific Happy Hour!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. They were very attentive with my 93 year old mom!

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Responded on July 5, 2019

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TS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, best veal picatta in town. The spinach ravioli was amazing.

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Responded on July 2, 2019

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. THis visit I came for the calamari and a great glass of red wine, as always both were delicious. The service is always good. The same waitperson waited on me several time since the very beginning another sign of a good establishment . What more can I say ....it also has parking !!!!!

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Responded on July 2, 2019

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FD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my BF brother in law there and to meet my daughter and her husband. He lives in Georgia and we wanted to take him somewhere special and unique in Austin. The experience did not disappoint. The owner came over to help arrange the table so the 5 of us could have lovely conversation. The service, food and ambience were all great. If they were to hang some sound baffling ceiling tiles to help control the noise level, it would be the perfect restaurant.

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Responded on June 29, 2019

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SP
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is really good!

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Responded on June 25, 2019

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PL
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for the first time and the restaurant is beautiful and decor is nice. No problem with the service. I gave it 3 stars for food because well I think I expected more flavor. I followed it on Instagram and couldn’t wait to go but..
appetizers were ok, risotto tasty, gnocchi dish was flavorful and added sausage to it that was great. The spaghetti and clams a little dry for my taste. Bread was an additional charge which shouldn’t be. But the killer for me was the cannoli. I was looking forward to it but it was very bland, and the shell was not the texture I expected. Had better at other restaurants. Overall, it is a nice place and I will go back but I can’t put it on the top of my to go list for Italian restaurants in Austin. (Italian from NY).

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Responded on June 19, 2019

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a
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We live in the area and have wanted to drop in. So we did! It was surprising given the outside view which gives a very casual appearance. Inside is very artistic and upmarket Really great food, service and ambiance. We’re going to add to the roster!

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Responded on June 19, 2019

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CJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Spaghetti bolognese had no flavor. Loud environment.

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Responded on June 19, 2019

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was awesome!

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Responded on June 10, 2019

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AD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute choice for dinner. No problem getting a table. Comfortable. Excellent wine choices. Great flavors in our food.

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Responded on June 3, 2019

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NW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. My third time to enjoy the restaurant. Best wine ever and a terrific vegan option♥️

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Responded on June 3, 2019

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CA
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a fine neighborhood Italian restaurant. Solid dishes, well served. Not four star and does not try to be. A good value.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing dinner last Saturday evening for 2. Service including a recommendation on the wine was perfect. The Ossa Buco (veal) is worth the trip!

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Responded on May 24, 2019

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre-concert at The Saxon Pub dinner. Chose due to proximity to the venue. Well were we pleasantly surprised! My Salmon was cooked to perfection and paired nicely with the Zucchini side. My wife had the Chicken Parmigiani and ate every bit. Our friend had the Marsala and raved about it. We shared the Tiramisu and Torta Gianduia and it was the perfect ending to a really nice meal. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. We'll be back, concert or not.

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Responded on May 22, 2019

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R
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent food. Excellent everything. I always stop by when I visit Austin. Best Italian food in Austin.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

It is my personal pleasure serving you. Chef Fini

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place where I've never been dissatisfied by a dish or a drink. Service is great-staff is knowledgeable, Austiny-relaxed, and they check back the right amount. The owner has always greeted us and on occasion sits down to chat. Highly recommended.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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C
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service ; highly recommend

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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L
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Service. Great Cocktails. Ill def be back.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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BC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Terrific food. Rather surly waiters. Long wait time for food. Good happy hours.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a surprisingly quaint, neighborhood feel. The happy hour Prosecco and prosciutto exceeded expectations. The noise level was perfect for a group of 10.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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LM
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter had just become engaged so we wanted to celebrate the engagement with her and her fiancé’s mother. It was the perfect time of day, parking was easy and the noise level was great, I’m assuming because it was 1:00 pm on a Sunday. Our server was delightful and gave us plenty of time to visit before taking our food orders.

The food was excellent. The only thing I can suggest to the restaurant is to make a stronger tea. It came out way to weak. They returned with a double strength but that too, was way to weak for a Texas tea. Otherwise everything was perfect!!!

Lidia

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and the food but didn’t live the way the sever up sold me on a $17 glass of wine (we ordered two based on her recommendation) without mentioning the price. Got the surprise on the bill which spoiled the great experience I had.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and waitstaff. We sat outside and it was a really beautiful night! The manager and staff were extremely kind and attentive. What a great date night restaurant! Will definitely be returning.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian. Great food, great service, great ambiance, all around amazing. Also perfect portions—not too much. We had a fairly large party and ordered 5 appetizers to share and everything was so delicious. Then we each got different entrees to share as well. Whatever you get, you will not choose wrong.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

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c
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, there were 4 of us and everyone was very happy with their meal.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian food in a great environment! They are great with food allergies too.

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Responded on April 27, 2019

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t
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner on Easter. The staff was extremely friendly and the owner came over to shake our hands and asked to make sure our dinner tasted good. It did. We will continue to go back to this gem of a restaurant in Austin.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

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MB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service. Our second time here. We will be back!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

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IN
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit - very delicious! Attentive wait staff!

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Responded on May 22, 2019

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Not authentic tasting, my wife and I won’t be Mack.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful small spot on south Lamar. Home made pasta, excellent wine menu, high quality ingredients and great service.

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KC
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good: attentive and helpful service, good menu selections, comfortable seating choices, all make Italian Cucina a good, local restaurant. We’ve enjoyed our meals there multiple times and have brought friends who agree that it’s a good Italian restaurant.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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RG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE dined with friends for the first time at Italian Cucina. The menu is great and not too overwhelming. The service was good and the food delicious!!

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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DB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food, great service, horrible atmosphere. Our table was tiny, 24 inch diameter. The restaurant was way too noisy. Talking and laughter is fine. Loose the music!!!

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered Chicken Parmesan and pasta with marinara sauce. You have to pay for bread… And you get four small thin slices. The wine was comparatively ridiculously expensive AND with a sub optimal pour. When we got the check there was a five dollar additional fee that we were not notified about for every one of the four single requests that we made —that was a very minor substitution, For example I am vegan and requested no meatballs with my marinara sauce, and instead of deducting they added five dollars? It was quickly resolved. The service was stellar – Anissa was our server and Tim, the host, helped her a lot with little minor requests like crushed pepper Or more water. The environment is stunning, well appointed with perfect date night lighting. We are locals – so many places have better value with food that is better, but the environment was so beautiful we probably will go back just for that And the stellar service.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

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