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La Cucina Ristorante

4.7
4.7
963 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
BYOB
The word “La Cucina” is Italian for “The Kitchen”.
Italian food lovers can rejoice: Elis Haxhistasa (Manager) and Ronald Poulin (Chef) have joined forces to open their La Cucina Ristorante.
Our team provides comfortable old world atmosphere with an emphasis on quality and style, with special attention to preferences. La Cucina also has customized menu options and private room (on request), indoor or outdoor and Chefs Table to accommodate all of your event needs. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner, a baby or bridal shower, birthday or anniversary, business event or a wedding party, come and celebrate with us!
Email: lacucinaristorantenj@gmail.com
Tel: 609-677-0470
Tel: 609-677-8994

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 677-0470

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ronald Poulin

  • Catering

    You are constructing one of the most significant memories of your lives.<br />We want to help you express your extraordinary style with creativity and imagination, delicious food and a romantic beautiful presentation. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of our executive Chef Ronald Poulin.

  • Private party facilities

    La Cucina Ristorante offers indoor and outdoor private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsey Ingram & Elis Haxhistasa : (609) 677-0470

  • Neighborhood

    Northfield/Linwood

  • Cross street

    New Rd

  • Parking details

    Lots of Free Parking in front of the restaurant.Entrance from both sides of Center Point Plaza.Tilton Road &amp; New Road

  • Entertainment

    Dine in or out on Saturday night with the sound of Italian live music!

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for groups

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic City

    Innovative

  • Atlantic City

    Good for groups

  • Atlantic City

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Atlantic City

    Italian

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  1. AS

    AdamS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time. The place was very busy but our food came out pretty quickly and hot. The server was fantastic. I’m sorry I forgot his name but he was great. And the food was delicious. We will be back.
  2. NS

    NancyS

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with Friends…Great Evening !!! Delicious food and wonderful service !!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  4. D

    Dana

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We really wanted to like this restaurant but the food just fully missed the mark from the bread to the entrees. The entrees were strange. Why are there carrots and asparagas in my crab pasta? The sauce was sweet but not in a good way. It was just fully mediocre all around. The service and ambiance were great though!
  5. KC

    KimC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first visit to La Cucina. We ordered calamari for an appetizer and it was some of the best we've ever had! Our dinners (Veal Saltimbocca and Veal Francaise) were good, but I think we would both order something else if we decide to return. I felt that my Veal Francaise lacked a bit of flavor. I'm hoping my leftovers are better after soaking up the sauce for a day or two. The restaurant was a bit loud, but overall it was a good dining experience.
  6. SI

    SeaIsleSlicker

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service with parking. We will go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was New Years Eve. I understand it’s a holiday and things happen but the kitchen was very unprepared! Specially having a set menu. They were out of things very early on and waited an hour for our salads. Then the food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing all around.
  8. JP

    JohnP

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Advertised $45/ person. Charged $60/person.
  9. RJ

    RussJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. Outstanding food and service ! Staff is very welcoming. Apps, entree, desserts were all amazing. Highly recommend La Cucina ! Very reasonable prices. We will be back many times.
  10. CT

    CarTwo

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meals. We started with antipasto which was a large plate and easily would have served 4. The bread with pesto, olive oil and butter was tasty. Mains were seafood risotto, mushroom risotto and chicken florentine. All large portions and delicious. Servers were pleasant and efficient. Our wine was opened soon after we sat down. The space is so nice and welcoming painted white. We will visit in warm weather to enjoy the patio under the lights.
  11. Y

    Yummmmmm

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Positano, a special, was indeed special. Tender and full of flavor. The braised short ribs as always were delectable. Love this place and the staff.
  12. E

    Evie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as usual and the new waitress, JoAnn, was fabulous.
  13. TN

    TheresaN

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing! Waitress was not friendly.
  14. C

    Cathy

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most excellent lunch, had the panini Al tonno, delish! Husband had the Fat sandwich which was also a winner. The menu is varied and includes wonderful pasta dishes. I just love this place.
  15. R

    Rickyd

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Flounder Fran
  16. KO

    KellyO

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer our server was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, sassy and hustled. She was the only server besides the owner who was supporting her. Food was great. The Burrata was lovely and the Risotto Di Mare was delicious. Loved my Dream Bomba dessert. It was like a snickers ice cream bar formed into a baseball sized ball. A dream indeed! We will definitely be back!
  17. NS

    NancyS

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet friends !! It was a quiet night, so we really got to enjoy our wine, conversation and GREAT food !! Service was Fabulous!!! Totally enjoyed our experience!!
  18. ML

    MarykayL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the new custard gfree dessert Hoping they put it permanently on the menu
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal as always… Great service and ambience… My favorite restaurant….
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    server was excellent and had a great personality!
  21. C

    Chuck

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Recommend Trout special, it was VERY good !!
  22. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    304 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Cucina continues to be a great place to dine. They’ve gotten quite busy since the opening of their addition to provide extra seating. We were taken aback by the staff running around from table to table. In addition to the regular menu they always offer some fine specials that we selected as our meals. Salads and grilled octopus were fine starters; the entrees grilled trout & grilled salmon over farro were fantastic. Food came out nice and hot and timely. Our server Ciera was very attentive & gave fine service despite running around like crazy to keep up with her tables. La Cucina is a well run restaurant but I hope they can keep up the pace sufficiently to continue delivering great food & service. We’ll always do a return trip in the future.
  23. L

    Lenny

    Philadelphia

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good but not great this time -food not up to previous visits -better luck next time
  24. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Atlantic City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal last night. Service was excellent not too rushed and not slow. Food came out steaming hot and everything was delicious. Looking forward to going back again.
  25. ES

    EileenS

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I love coming to La Cucina however this time I had to actually ask the waitress if we could order dinner. She then proceeded to tell us she wasn’t our waitress. We told her she opened our wine and told us the specials, she insisted she didn’t , however then did take our order. I know the place was busy but being rude is not good business or being inattentive.
  26. t

    tzuca

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. The new section of the restaurant is great as well
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience
  28. RA

    RichA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and sensational service provided by a wonderful Derrick.
  29. JO

    JohnO

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hostess was not so friendly, had a bit of an attitude. Wait staff and food was spectacular.
  30. BP

    BillP

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Was dissatisfied with food and noise level
  31. NO

    NancyO

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and atmosphere. Their newly expanded dining room is fantastic and chef Ron and Ellis always have great specials. The wait staff has had some turnover, but the new folks are friendly and efficient. Just the right combination of speed and attentiveness. My wife and I love this restaurant because they seemly care about everything from start to finish. HIGHLY recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place. Food is excellent and service is great. Our server "G" was great. We will ask for him next visit.
  33. ER

    EricR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. One of my favorite places to go.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the young Lady in the Front could not find our reservation because Our guests got there before us and she checked us off without waiting for all of us to get there but it was resolved when we texted our friends and found out they were sitting at our table
  35. T

    Tracie

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great but way too much noise in the original dining area
  36. OC

    OCDeb

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant, was excellent. Great service , loved interior food was fresh and great. Will go back often.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was our first time at La Cucina for dinner last night. My wife and I, two of our children and a friend made a reservation based on the open table reviews. When we arrived the parking lot was very crowded so I was more intrigued anticipating that it was going to be very good. We didn’t realize that it was a BYOB which was probably one of the reasons it was so crowded since it is a way to reduce a big dinner bill. Despite the very long wait for our food after ordering, nearly one hour, with only water to drink and some very basic bread, the wait was all worth it when the food arrived. We all had something different and each of us raved about our entrees. Despite the wait for our food, which they did warn us about because of the busy Saturday night crowd and a wedding rehearsal dinner going on, the whole staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back to this gem of a south Jersey Italian restaurant.
  38. b

    barryr

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was very good, great service, and all was great
  39. TB

    TruthBeTold

    Philadelphia

    399 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    399 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food is to be found at this hidden - away Italian gem, down towards the New Jersey shore. A varied menu, including delicious 😋 Grilled Octopus. B.Y.O.B. This might be the perfect spot for a fine piano 🎹 lounge to be installed .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a beautiful day.summer was our server and she was great. Food was very good and pipping hot.all around a great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Cucina Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Cucina Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 677-0470.

La Cucina Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for La Cucina Ristorante

1205 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    New Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Northfield/Linwood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lots of Free Parking in front of the restaurant.Entrance from both sides of Center Point Plaza.Tilton Road &amp; New Road

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ronald Poulin

  • Entertainment

    Dine in or out on Saturday night with the sound of Italian live music!

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (609) 677-0470

  • Catering

    You are constructing one of the most significant memories of your lives.<br />We want to help you express your extraordinary style with creativity and imagination, delicious food and a romantic beautiful presentation. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of our executive Chef Ronald Poulin.

  • Private party facilities

    La Cucina Ristorante offers indoor and outdoor private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsey Ingram & Elis Haxhistasa : (609) 677-0470

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