La Cucina Ristorante

4.6
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The word “La Cucina” is Italian for “The Kitchen”.
Italian food lovers can rejoice: Elis Haxhistasa and Ronald Poulin 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 rooms,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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DR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently great dining experience with amazing customer service!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Out of ice, out of glasses... wasn’t even busy

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J
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 10 of us and we were all very happy with our.meals. Delicious!!!!

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Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 delicious meals, chef stopped by our table-very nice

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Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food very well prepared. Did not give prices for specials which is a big negative.

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JJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with exceptional service by Elizabeth. I will certainly return.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Gnocchi were amazing, soft and light. Pasta especially the sauce was the best I had in a long time. Everyone dishes were delicious! Our server was very friendly and attentive, wonderful personality. Would definitely return for another dinner.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Push OK service was great I would urge anyone who goes there do not eat outside the flies are terrible

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K
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you want good Italian food at a BYOB and loved sitting outside in a pretty setting, then go to La Cucina. Our waitress Elizabeth was super friendly and attentive. Really nice night!

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b
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Consistent with the other reviews left, this place is a real gem and should be tried. The menu featured all of the classics, we had 10 people in our party and between us tried almost every section of the menu. Everyone was thrilled and raving with their dishes - seafood, pasta, meats, chicken. Service was a little spotty and tailed off in attention at the end of the meal which was a shame as we wanted dessert but passed when we couldn’t find the waiter. Up until that point, it was excellent and attentive. The only thing holding this place back is service. It’s “good” but not as great as the food, ambiance and value. Still, we will be back. Great food.

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KG
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every minute of our dining experience we will back !!

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g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular customers. Have always enjoyed our experience. Never had anything but good service, excellent cuisine & I’ve sent many there since. Never a negative remark from those I’ve recommended la Cucina to.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, staffs were very friendly
Good portion on food

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on Sunday with group of very close friends. Service, food, the entire experience was excellent!! Burratta cheese app, short ribs with polenta & artichoke soup (a special not on menu), fantastic! Will absolutely come back next time in A/C!

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L
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is ALWAYS so responsive, informative and staff are friendly. The food is delicious - never had an issue as I have been there numerous times. Recommend it highly.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is generally delicious.
Twice this summer the service has been really poor.... feels like no one is managing the place

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DK
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! I ordered the salmon and it came with a small pasta under it and very yummy. My husband had the pork chop and ate every bit even though it was rather large. We got the supmoni for dessert and the plate was beautifully decorated and the ice cream was nice and soft and oh so very good!

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TJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Quality,fresh, handmade pasta. Some of the best calamari around.

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Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We dined here with the earnest hope that we would find another favorite spot for dinner at the Shore – especially a BYOB. Our fried calamari was good. So, we thought the rest would follow suit, only to be surprisingly and sorely disappointed. I had the branzino. It was bland and tasteless, as were the roasted potatoes. Even a little garlic would have helped. My wife hoped for better with the veal pizzaiolo, but it, too, was bland. The red sauce was thin without any taste of spice or pepper, even though she requested diavolo. Having heard some good reviews from people we know, the contrast to our expectations was astonishing. Truly wish it had not been so !!!

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l
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our overall experience was great we were very happy with the service and the food! Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food. We will definitely return next time we are in New Jersey.

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JB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second birthday dinner here this month. The food is great and service very friendly. The atmosphere is both elegant and unpretentious.

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SS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came back the following weekend because we enjoyed our meal so much the first time. Might even come back the next!

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JG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful nigh for the outdoor seating! Staff was fantastic in helping us feed the grandkids quickly!

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l
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great along with the service

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice Italian menu, I little pricey for the main dishes, great appetizers and price accordingly with portions, overall good, table next to the counter or cashier wasn’t the best, I will definitely go back and been byob it’s a always a plus!!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter James was very attentive and he was awesome. We will be coming back soon!

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BM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, knowledgeable waiter, but food was very slow in getting to the table. We did eat a 3 course meal, but three hours, from start to finish is too long.

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ES
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to go and have quiet dinner. Food is good, staff friendly, and price is reasonable ,

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CO
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was very attentive, especially looking out for my husband’s gluten sensitivity. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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EC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh, creative and always delicious!! The whipped ricotta is a must!! The octopus with crispy potatoes is heavenly. Everything we tried was yummy. A hidden gem, that is a BYOB, in a strip mall in Northfield is a great choice for a large or small party.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always at its best

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FF
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The location is good within the community and parking is easy. The dining room is cozy and there is outdoor seating when weather permits. It is an open kitchen so you can watch the cooking as it happens.
The food is very good, but you should ask the price of every special that the server describes. They are pricey in comparison to the menu items and do not include a salad. It is a BYOB and there is no corkage fee.

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FC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Bad start. It took awhile for wait staff to come to our table. Was handed a menu that when opened was stained. Table had two pepper shakers and no salt shaker. Then we were told that the credit card system wasn’t working an could only accept cash. When I suggested that we eat somewhere else they stated that the system could be working by the time we finished dinner or they could take my credit card info an bill us later. Good finish. Food was very good with good sized portions.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go here often after Mass. always excellent service and food is outstanding! Highly recommend!!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food with great service. A hidden gem in Northfield. Highly recommend it. Remember to bring your own wine.

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TL
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was my first thought me there. Food was delicious and servers very friendly.
Chef came out to introduce himself and told him everything was wonderful.
Will definitely go back again.

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J
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both enjoyed our meals. The short rib was wonderful. Danielle our server was great. Will return

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place. Friendly attentive staff and the food is fantastic!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation, when I arrived they knew about my reservation but said they were busy and had to check. Then they said it was ok. Waitress was nice food was ok place was half empty for the hour we spent there. Food was ok, place is very loud! Being a resident in the same city for 40 years I probably won’t return!

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SN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently very good and so is the service ! High recommend !

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