La Cucina Ristorante

4.6
730 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 730 people are saying
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vdas
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wife’s Birthday
Excellent selections, great service.
Veal dish was fresh and tasty.
Cavatelli with shrimp and scallops hit the spot.

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JoseQ
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. One of my favorite restaurant in the area. The only thing that it got me upset last night was seeing the owner and a server exchanging words in the dining room while I was having dinner with my daughter.

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viplyndad
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Food is exceptional. Service beyond words. Always a great dining experience! Thank you

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vipEricR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Anniversary dinner with friends. Make sure you listen for the specials.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
261 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cucina continues to be one of our favorites. We enjoyed delicious food especially the braised short ribs with polenta and cavatelli pasta with seafood. Both were rich and flavorful. We also had some great salads and grilled octopus to start. Our server Arbisa (hope I spelled your name correctly) was very pleasant and quite attentive to our needs. What we especially like is that the owner meets you at the door and remembers you by name (even though we haven't been there in couple of months) and makes you feel like family. This is great place so if you have not been there yet you should reserve a table and enjoy!

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Trez
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian in the area. We’ve been here multiple times and the food and service have been consistently phenomenal.

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PattiM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with outstanding value, equating to multiple planned lunches and dinners!

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vipFoodFan18
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's hard to believe La Cucina is in a strip shopping center since its decor is so sophisticated. The food is very good and well prepared. Specials are pricey so be sure to find out how much they are. Many pastas are homemade, as are many desserts.
It's a nice BYOB dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our party of 7 was seated at a smallish table when there was plenty of other tables available. They should have offered us another table when we questioned the size of the table. There was no reason they couldn’t have put some tables together to accommodate us. Our food came - appetizers were very good. Meals were not. Veal either overcooked or undercooked. Pasta dish with seafood,lacked sufficient seafood (3 shrimp and 1 scallop). Salads ala carte. Would have been nice to start with a salad. Meals were overpriced for what we got. I formerly had lunch here and it was fantastic. So brought 6 of my friends for dinner…….very disappointing. Service was good though.

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LIzzy
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I ordered the fish special which was supposed to be flounder with spinach. I got asparagus instead and the fish was NOT flounder but rather another fish that may have been sole or something similar. As we were with guests, I could not bring this to my server's attention. Also, it was rather undercooked. I was very hungry and did eat it, but, it was not to my liking. And, as it was a special it was $38. A lot to pay for a dinner that was not as originally described and ordered!!

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vipPatA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to LaCucina and it was great. Food was delicious and our server was the best. We had the octopus and the special artichoke appetizer to start. Both were really good but the octopus was delicious. I had the Fettuccine LaCucina and my husband had a Ravioli special filled with broccoli rabe and sausage in a maple cream sauce. Both pasta dishes were delicious. We will enjoy our leftovers for lunch! We will definitely be back!

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Tracie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Service was outstanding and food terrific

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JoeVentnor
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with a party of 4. Service and dinner was spot on. One special, Flounder Francaise over thin spaghetti was outstanding.
BYOB!
Highly recommend.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Very enjoyable dining experience. Will definitely go back!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Small restaurant was a little noisy but we will definitely be visiting again.

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vipWilliamS
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is always good. We go there all the time.

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vipSandraF
Fort Lauderdale
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Must have been an off night, usually we are happy. Dinner was okay, we had to send one of the 3 salmon's back 2x, it was completely raw inside. Service was very slow and the noise level was toxic!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would definitely recommend.

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vipRickyd
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is very talented, would go back again

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vipmike
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/05/2021
8 for dinner great meal, great service. I do not recall out server. She was a tiny dark haired young lady.

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AngelaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat. The food and staff are amazing

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loSiegal
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great, accommodating our substitutions was no problem . outdoor seating was perfect!! Chef came out to tables
Very pleased

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MaryKayK
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding as waitress was very pleasant s d recommended good choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was good, service was great. I don’t think the restaurant is authentic Italian, but atmosphere was nice.

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JacquiK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The service was awesome.

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HowardM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third trip to La Cucina and every time it has been a great experience. The food and service was great. The only bad comment was ask the price for the specials as I thought they were high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was great … The food was excellent, everyone was so friendly and accommodating!! Definitely will go back ..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great our server was as well very nice 👍

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DrewA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

First and last time we will be dining there waited for 20 minutes for someone to come to the table another 15 minutes for them to bring us setups ice and open the bottles of wine for us absolutely one of the worst services I have ever encountered we won't be back

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viplyndad
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time back ! We love the wait staff and food! Our waitress Christina was excellent. So was our meal. Everyone is so friendly. We love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful. Food-superb

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vipRichardD
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was fabulous. The food was excellent. We would recommend la Cucina as a great restaurant

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CynthiaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten here 3 times now, always absolutely delicious. Will definitely return. Great value since it's BYOB.

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vipHockeyguy
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome again!!!

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vipKathyp
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful outside patio has a great ambiance. Our server was great and they have a large selection of food choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night .

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vipTraveler
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

In general, we like this restaurant and have been here several times. We plan to return.
The server was very attentive despite having to serve a huge number of tables. The kitchen was backed up so it took an hour to get our entrees. At least bread and apps were provided in reasonable time. The veal was a little tough, one piece not chewable. Otherwise, food was great.

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Jmc1122
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had started raining so a few big parties were moved inside, the noise was a little loud but totally understandable the restaurant was amazing to cater to everyone , bravo, will Definitely come again, the chicken special was outstanding !

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vipHockeyguy
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service and by the way the owner whose name is Alice is Alice is a wonderful gentleman who went out of his way to make sure everything at our table was done perfectly! Not to mention he was very kind a kind and gentle with our dog!! We will certainly be back!

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 4.6 stars by 730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.