La Cucina Ristorante

4.9
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16 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Cucina located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL is an authentic Italian Restaurant where the best of Italy comes alive. Our menu changes every few days and features a wide selection of items, including fresh pasta, seafood, meats, cheeses, salads, soups and pizza. Everything is made fresh daily from premium ingredients, and we have a nice collection of wines and cocktails for your pleasure.

We have been making authentic Italian dishes for the past 30 years and look forward to serving you at our location in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida.
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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Food and service!!! Will definately eat there again

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem! Great food and such a nice owner. Definitely coming back!

f
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful chef with incredible food.Service is great and restaurant is very amendable to special requests.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and exceeded our expectation. Go try it and see for yourself, you will be amazed how good the food is.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever since we found this gem, we have become regulars.
Everything is homemade — delicious. Would highly recommend.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and food was over the top good. Would highly recommend.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town visiting- went to dinner every night out and this was by far the best place. Impressive attention to detail and beautifully crafted dishes.

IF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food. Amazing. Delicious. Lovely atmosphere. Small, intimate, inviting decor. Shhh, don’t tell everyone. We’ll never get a table. (The Boyfriend)

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

This place has great food, but the staff is not. I made a mistake in booking a reservation for a Thursday when I meant to book for a Friday. Friday morning, realized my mistake and booked again. Filled out the form from OpenTable indicating my mistake. My anniversary - Wife, myself and 4 mo old baby.

Showed up on Friday for my reservation. I was promptly told that I had no reservation and did not show up last night. Explained my mistake and owned it. She said that OpenTable probably blocked my account. I showed the host/waitress my reservation on my phone. Again, she indicated no reservation. Said she could seat me, but WOULD NOT wait on us for 45 min.. we could sit though. Discussion ensued w/out resolve. Again, she said NO RESERVATION was received. 45 min. Then after our 5-10 min discussion she said we were 15 min late and we do not hold reservation. It was NOW 15 min after our reservation, but we had been talking for 5-10 min.

We declined to wait 45 min to look at each other with a 4 mo old baby. Left and went to Serafina's (very nice on the water). When I checked my email Saturday, there was an email from OpenTable - La Cucina indicated that we did not show up for our reservation on Friday - which we did. They did in fact have the reservation for they marked it in open table as a now show - they just refused to honor it for whatever reason. They seemed to be extremely understaffed as well for she indicated several times there was someone else who had been waiting to be served for 30 min.

Previous time eating there was very pleasant.. This time - the hostess/waitress was rude, untruthful and overall unpleasant, which sucks for I really liked the place. Do not care how good the food is.. if the staff is rude and disrespectful.. cannot do it..

g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food .. homemade pasta and truly Italian recipes served with passion and competence. A gem!

WG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual! One of our favorites in Lauderdale By The Sea and SoFlo in general.

C
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "go to" restaurant in South Florida. Small, family owned and operated that competes with any "fine dining" experience.

J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around, this was my second time at La Cucina....first time was lunch with a client (veal Marsala - outstanding!). Enrico the owner is a very gracious host and truly goes out of his way to make sure that everything is taken care of just right. For dinner I had the pappardelle with porcini mushrooms, wife had the cheese ravioli in tomato sauce...both were homemade and excellent. I also highly recommend the calamari fritti....reminded me of being on the Amalfi Coast!

P
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, fantastic service and quaint atmosphere. Great for any occasion!

j
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Home made pastas - amazing. Lobster spaghetti - phenomenal. My kids loved it and so did we. Fresh well presented and all dishes we had were delicious. Highly recommend. Definitely will go back.

F
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Small but good overall place for a good authentic meal