La Cucina Ristorante

4.8
192 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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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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L
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, as always.

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AJ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there and it was fabulous. Food was excellent and service too. This is our new restaurant and we love it.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant great food great service would recommend highly

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Glen Mills Pa We make it a point to eat here when we visit the AC casinos. Tremendous

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is great and excellent value on 3 course menu

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Can’t decide which was better - the service or the food. Will definitely go there again.

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great!

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M
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The beet and pickled radish salad is delicious. All veal dishes are tender and excellently made.

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R
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic!! would go back every week if i could! food was great and portions were a nice size. great value

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great antipasto, best bolognese I’ve had in months,. My wife had excellent seafood risotto. Everything was seasoned perfectly ( a quality I’ve noticed south jersey chefs suddenly have a problem with the last few years). The meal was relaxed and leisurely. BYOB, great specials, fine service. Used opentable and informed server; everything went smoothly and as expected. Highly recommend.

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TT
Philadelphia
153 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cucina is a great little BYOB. Food is so delicious, especially the short ribs and veal and shrimp combo. The Cioppino special appetizer was fantastic, with shrimp, clams, mussels and scallops in tasty tomato broth. Only shortcoming was the tiramisu dessert, which was more of a custard than a traditional layered cake. We did not care for the toasted coconut mixed in with it. Still an outstanding place to dine and also has fabulous service. Would definitely go back to try other menu items.

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EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Food and service was phenomenal. I had Linguini with clams, perfect seasoning and fresh clams. Husband had flounder cooked to order, has some food allergies, but food was served exactly as expected. Perfect dinner date night, thank you James and Ron!

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our favorite ilItalluan dining go to place!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice people. Food was good. Its quiet in the winter. Much more populated in the summer. We would certainly recommend.

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JG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! Visited numerous times and never disappointed.

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KV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went first time with neighbors, then returned with family. Love the 3-course meal for $32. All three of us had it and food was quick (Friday Night) and service was excellent. BYOB is a good feature; can spend more on food. Chef was very hands-on!

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AJ
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was top notch, enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend and can’t wsit to go back soon.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress wasn’t great with memory with large group.

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BM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

all good but service mediocre at best. Slow & had a ask for whatever was needed rather than having waitress asking us, ever.

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MD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We arrived with four children (8, 7, 6 and 5). We were very well received, and that was appreciated. When I made the reservation, I was not aware that the restaurant is a tad fancy. Everything worked out, the food is really good, and so is the service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Service was great and they were super welcoming. We got there a little late but they made us feel like family.

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j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem!! Food is consistently excellent!! We always make sure to make a reservation when we are in the area! Waitstaff are always pleasant!! Looking forward to our next visit!

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KI
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LaCucina is excellent! The food is always delicious! James and Ellis are always friendly and do an excellent job at serving and making you feel welcome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice environment and great service.

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely nice experience. Food was delicious. The service was excellent. Will definitely be going back

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KB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only complaint I have is, I ordered a sprite when we were given our water. It never came . I asked again when my salad arrived. I still did not get it but when we got the bill it was on there. I told the server who took our bill and he apologized and it was taken off.

Overall our experience there was great. I would definitely recommend La Cucina.

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VJ
Atlantic City
48 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very comfortable & pleasant restaurant to dine in with friends & family, or by yourself. I enjoy dining at a restaurant that has with white table cloth and nice table setting . The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Good special's and a more than adequate menu to choose from with a variety of dishes. It's a BYOB, try it once and you will be sure to go back again and again.

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MC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find. We were staying in Atlantic City but wanted to eat at a locally owned restaurant to support the economy. Chef Ron is a wonderful chef and the meals were terrific. We'll be sure to return the next time we're in town.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent been here many times great service great food

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M
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Great specials

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TK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

overall--excellent choice for dining--byob-staff knowledgable, as always--never had a bad meal there.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We've never been disappointed. Our food is consistently good -- especially the seafood. Their burrata salad is one of our favorites.

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SN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food ,reasonable and byob ! This place is a great find !

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SI
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined this past Saturday and enjoyed a very nice meal. The service and food were great and we will be back. The dining area is very pretty and the table setting is nice. The warm bread with the three dips was a nice start. It's a BYOB which helps with the cost of the meal.

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DW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La Cucina is a hidden gem! A must add to your restaurant routine if you are a shore goer. I have definitely added it to mine!

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NS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service !!! A wonderful evening was had by All !!!

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KI
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy that we found this place! This is our 3rd time having dinner here! Everything is excellent! James and Elis are amazing! They can’t do enough for you! Chef Ron always comes out to check on your dinner and say hello 😊 Can’t wait to go back!

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