La Cucina Ristorante

4.7
744 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 744 people are saying
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KarenH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to La Cucina and we had a lovely evening with friends. The food was outstanding, particularly the Veal Saltimbocco and Veal Gamberoni. We also enjoyed the Limoncello for dessert! The service was friendly, attentive and not at all rushed and the atmosphere was pleasant and welcoming. I would love to come back to dine outdoors on the terrace in warmer weather.

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ColleenH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipCathyOC
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service! Great selection of appetizers. Large offering of entrees including specials. BYOB and good coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and the Chef made us a dish that wasn’t on the menu but a request from someone dinning with us. The service was excellent. We stayed in Atlantic City and this was just a short ride over, and there was plenty of parking. Just a great place

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vipDrRMarkH
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early prix fixe dinner on NYE.Set up to permit social distancing. Delicious food; leftovers. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable- good value.

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DaniellaM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again in this cozy friendly and beautiful restaurant great meal and very attentive service.
Took my daughter from New York to introduce her to one of my favorite local places.
We both enjoyed food and service was amazing.
Ciera was our waitress and she made our dinner very pleasurable.
Also the owner came to greet us .
Never disappointed and will always come back .

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Karina
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and top notch service! Enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner immensely and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was me and my boy friends first date almost two years ago and we’ve been coming back ever since ! We love the food. The owners and staff are great !!

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ColleenH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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EileenC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good.. I had a Veal, which was a bit chewy, needed to be pounded more.. otherwise everyone seemed happy with meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server ciera was amazing

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Karina
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal....Octopus appetizer is the best I've ever had. Gnocchi with gorgonzola is super delish, Rigatoni Bolognese and Ciopino were excellent as well. Lovely atmosphere and awesome service. Our gem of a restaurant located right here in Northfield!!!

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vdas
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
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
23 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
263 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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RalphOC
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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KarenS
Atlantic City
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
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipSandraF
Fort Lauderdale
39 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
16 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.

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 4.7 stars by 744 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.