La Cucina Ristorante

4.4
256 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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OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

La Cucina is great. Our only complaints are it is loud on a crowded evening and can be too warm on hot nights. Walls, ceiling, floor are all hard surfaces and you have to speak loud for your dining companion to hear you. Not as relaxing as I would like.

TV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had heard very positive reviews about this restaurant, "fake news."
Ordered the special dish, that was without taste, head waiter was surly, maybe arrogant is a better word. I asked for a fresh fork after the salad course and was told I had one.
I noticed that the person at the adjoining table sent her meal back twice, never a good sign.
Stay away there are far too many good restaurants to choose from.

BP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner

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g
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my 2 favorite restaurants in our area. They do it ALL right!!

SF
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! Our only problem was the length of time it took to get our dinner. It was a lovely night and we chose to eat outside, felt like I was actually away on vacation. Will definitely try it again.

W
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was tasteless. Service horrendous- dinner took close to 3 hrs! Pasta was bland. I’ve been many other times and restaurant was way off its game. Won’t be back soon.

TK
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was nice and the food was good, but our dinner experience was ruined by a large, loud, inconsiderate party of 12-15 men, women, and children seated near us. When we entered and were seated {4 of us} we asked to be moved farther away, but were told nothing else was available. The party acted like they were the only ones in the restaurant and weren't concerned about their noise level and moving around. When they finally departed, after a long evening most of us remaining applauded their leaving. I will say the party enjoyed their BYOB's, but the rest of the customers did not. We will not be returning to LaCucina.

P
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, better than average. The service was excellent. The outdoor seating was very pleasant. I very much enjoyed my crabmeat over angel hair pasta in a pesto sauce. My wife informed me her pasta dish was just average. My daughter and son-in-law enjoyed their meals, but I forget what they ordered. The appetizers were generous and very tasty. I will definitely return.

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and the wait staff was nice and professional.

s
Philadelphia
170 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and outdoor dining

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8, celebrating a birthday and everyone loved their meals. Everything was delicious and the service was great.

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

Excellent food, service. Nicely presented. Excellent value. Perfect for dinner with friends. Was not rushed at all.

JD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very Nice place. Had the flounder special with pasta. The flounder was a nice piece and pasta fresh but the sauce was bland and seasoning could have been better!

Will try this Resturant again probably but hoping for better seasoning.

m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant outdoor seating. Our meal was excellent- we all had something different. Great service.

SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very informed waiter, nice menu selections, great specials, and wonderful food. Will definitely go back

CS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and nice atmosphere

FG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and eating inside was very pleasurable.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience was very pleasant. The ambiance is relaxed . The food was very good and we enjoyed our entrees and our dessert of lemoncello cake. We will go back again

B
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were looking for an Italian Restaurant that we hadn't been to before and decided to try La Cucina. We're very happy that we did! The food was great. The service was great. The restaurant was upscale with an open kitchen that added to the ambiance. You can dine indoors or outside which is a nice option. It's a BYOB which helps with the overall cost. It's a neighborhood gem even though its located in a busy area of South Jersey.

Highly recommended!

FG
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A most pleasant surprise. Beet Salad was a little different with pickled Radishes and Pistachio's. Excellent.
Main course were Chicken Involtini Was very good and it is a surprise to see such a modern restaurant having Spumoni and it was delicoius. All in all a great choice for dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outside seating the way to go

P
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

5 people with 5 different selections were all good. The burrata salad, the calamari and the octopus salad were excellent as were our entrees. The server and part owner were very accommodating and special orders were no problem.

B
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding menu for an Italian restaurant. Food was prepared very well . Service was excellent.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately, they forgot to make one of our dishes so the other dinners seemed to held under a heat lamp until the forgotten one was prepared. It took quite a while. Maybe it was a bad night, but none of our entrees were good.

T
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times and always have a great meal. Service is great and the wait staff are all pleasant, professional and accomadating. I highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal and service were great. Very loud. Would be nice if they put in some sound deadening materials. It was a very hot day and the restaurant had to be 80 inside. Their HVAC couldn't handle a full restaurant with the extreme heat outside. They need to fix that. We'll still go back, but maybe a weeknight will be quieter and not on such a hot day.

L
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us each had a different entree.....one had veal, one chicken, one meat and the last fish. All of our meals were wonderful! The salads and chocolate mousse cake were also outstanding! We will be back..often!

DR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently great dining experience with amazing customer service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

J
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

B
Phoenix
30 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.

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.

OT
Philadelphia
4 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.

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

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!

b
Washington DC
68 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.

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 !!

g
Philadelphia
7 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.

OT
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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