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La Cucina Ristorante, Northfield, NJ
La Cucina Ristorante, Northfield, NJ
La Cucina Ristorante, Northfield, NJ
La Cucina Ristorante, Northfield, NJ
La Cucina Ristorante, Northfield, NJ

La Cucina Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1130 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

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Cross street
    New Road
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 1,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Service

  • New Jersey

    Best Value

  • New Jersey

    Neighborhood gem

  • New Jersey

    Italian

  • Atlantic

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic

    Best Food

  • Atlantic

    Best Service

  • Atlantic

    Best Value

  • Atlantic

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic

    Italian

1,130 Reviews
  1. Hungryhippo

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing! We cleaned out plates and made room for delecious desserts

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  2. Annie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time eating there. Our waitress who was from Albania was terrific. She not only took great care of our needs - she was also entertaining and fun. We will certainly come again. It was nice to find a BYOB with delicious food.

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  3. ChristianR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was as always ver good. Soup and lamb shank was outstanding but the chicken La Cucina was a bit salty. Overall very nice experience. Loved our waitress!

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  4. Raccio

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. Ellis and his staff do a fine job. The newer room is sizable and quite pleasant.

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  5. Karen

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at La Cucina. The beet salad with arugula, goat cheese and pistachios was fresh and an excellent combination of flavors. The veal francaise had a lovely delicate sauce and the veal was lightly battered and very tender. My friend enjoyed her flounder as well. A great BYOB at fair prices!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dining experience. This was our first time here. The staff were all very friendly. Ester was our server and she was very attentive. We never had to ask for more of anything, they refilled our bread basket and drinks. The food was excellent with a decent portion size. The atmosphere was very romantic. Definitely worth trying if you are in the area.

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  7. HMPh

    Atlantic City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent food and service ,as always. Never disappoints

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  8. VinceD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience as always was amazing. Our server Joel was very attentive. The owners both came over and chatted with us. They make you feel comfortable. We sat by the kitchen and some of the staff that wasn’t attending to us would say hello. Always a great meal and a great place to dine.

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  9. dglo

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really had a nice evening. The burrata was amazing. The rigatoni with short rib ragu was perfect. And we ended with a delicious dessert.

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  10. MargheritaP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always outstanding and it’s hot when served. Our server Josh was very accommodating.

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  11. GlennB

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. Great food, excellent service. I bhighly recommend this place

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  12. SeaIsleSlicker

    Atlantic City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on a Tuesday. They got busy! The staff was great and the food delicious. We will be back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great as always!!! very quiet for a Sunday night but we enjoyed it :) We Def Coming back soon

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  14. TOTY88

    Atlantic City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Fine food, prepared with imagination and service that is second to none makes La Cucina a prime destination!

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  15. alamarina

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. The pasta and meatballs were delicious.

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  16. Vilma

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Apps - Fried calamari = 5/10. Burrata = 8/10, very tasty. salad with beets, etc = 8/10 - very good. Chicken Parm = 9/10 - solid for sure! tender, great breading, etc. Maybe a 9.5! Mushroom Ravs= 9/10 - excellent. tons of mushrooms! Creme Brulee - homemade in-house i'd say 5/10. Pretty weak. Custard was runny Cannolis - 8.5/10. Very tasty! Service - 10/10 - Excellent! Ambiance - 9.5/10 - we were seated at a table by the door which felt like we had our own room - Fantastic!

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  17. Carole

    Atlantic City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about La Cucina is fabulous! The help is pleasant and helpful. The food is always outstanding! Just delicious! *****

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I have enjoy your restaurant before but it was my families 1st time there. While service was fine and the food was good, it was so bright we felt like we were on stage… we kindly asked to dim the lights which they did. We should have asked about the strange music playing, but it turned into one of our discussion. It wasn’t Italian music (wish it was) but it was kinda bouncy & not very dinner like in our opinion. Mom enjoyed her birthday celebration there and that’s all that matters to me, thank you!

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  19. KarenC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The ambiance is not as desirable as other restaurants. The food was good and the service was great!

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  20. MSNLP

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce is excellent. Need to return to try the rossotto and some others!!

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  21. CharlesC

    New York City

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value and food great -Service was awesome -Ill be back

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  22. lyndad

    Atlantic City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love La Cucina...food is always fabulous. The staff greets us warmly like family. Our waiter Tony was so friendly . My trout special was amazing. My husband loved his veal. Thank you....

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating dual anniversaries with another couple. Ester was our server and I think she provided the best experience we’ve ever had. Food was delicious, atmosphere and ambience were excellent. I would highly recommend La Cucina and if you are fortunate enough to have Ester, it will be an experience you won’t forget

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  24. Yummmmmm

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine here quite frequently. I love everything about it- the food is consistently delicious and good quality. The servers are friendly and professional. I’m never disappointed.

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  25. DebS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The cod special was horrible. It was a terrible quality of fish. Even the schrimp was bad. I thought my husband was going to get sick when we came home. My friend had the cod- she said it was awful. I had the bronzino- and the fish was ok- but the meal was barely warm. The waitstaff is great- but don’t go there for the food.

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  26. alamarina

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta and meatballs were excellent. The service was great.

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  27. ChristianR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and food. Friservice and very professional!!!

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  28. Richard

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service was Great!! Appetizer was amazing!!

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  29. HMPh

    Atlantic City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, as always! All 4 of us really enjoyed our meal…

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place. Ive always passed by and never thought to try but then I read the reviews and boyy were they right. It was supposed to be a 5 top and my family ended up bringing others and they accommodated us for the extra 2 people. And were so nice about everything. We loved it so much, its byob so make sure to bring your own drinks! Also, we forgot a wine key and sure enough they had one a long with a cooler for the wine and glasses! The food was another level, the bread was great and all of our dishes were amazing.

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  31. BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they surprised us with happy 8th anniversary written on our dessert.

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  32. TinaL

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal. Will definitely go back.

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  33. anthonyB

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. We were with friends we have not seen for awhile. They gave us good table in the corner. Never rushed us. We sat, had a really good meal. We sat for 1 1/2 hrs. Catching up with our friends. The waitress was very attentive throughout the evening. We have been to La Cucina several times. Always feel very comfortable. Never had a bad meal eating inside or outside in the summer.

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  34. TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    328 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    328 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Cucina continues to be one of our top notch favorites to dine. It is so nice to be welcomed personally by the manager and makes you feel so at home. The food was so awesome as always. We began with the superfood salad & the grilled octopus both of which were delicious. As for entrees we chose from a selection of special menu items offered; the chicken positano & the seafood cioppino both over red pasta sauces and simply delicious (we each saved some to take home for another meal to enjoy). Everything was so fresh & came out nice and hot to temperature. Our server was so friendly and spot on attentive and had everything brought out so timely. We finished with a chocolate mascarpone dessert which was excellent. We cannot say enough how much we love this place. If you haven’t been to La Cucina you’ve been missing out & it’s BYOB. We highly recommend dining here.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was delicious and the service was spectacular. Our waitress was so kind and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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  36. Mtgayrun4me

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and will go back. Wonderfully fresh ingredients. Prepared well and very tasty. Chef Carl loves his work and it shows!

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  37. Kathyp

    New York City

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is consistently good, as is the service. I love their outside patio, but the inside is nice too. Always a good choice!

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  38. AnthonyG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and one of the best meatballs I’ve ever had in my life.

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  39. HMPh

    Atlantic City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual! Great, friendly staff and delicious meals

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  40. SteveW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and we were very pleased. The food, service and value were just outstanding.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

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

FAQs

La Cucina Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 677-0470.

La Cucina Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Cucina Ristorante

1205 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225

Additional information

  • Cross street
    New Road
  • Neighborhood
    Northfield
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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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