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La Cucina Ristorante

4.4
4.4
947 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 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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/Linwood

  • Cross street

    New Rd

  • 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, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 947 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic City

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. KO

    KellyO

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer our server was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, sassy and hustled. She was the only server besides the owner who was supporting her. Food was great. The Burrata was lovely and the Risotto Di Mare was delicious. Loved my Dream Bomba dessert. It was like a snickers ice cream bar formed into a baseball sized ball. A dream indeed! We will definitely be back!
  2. ML

    MarykayL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the new custard gfree dessert Hoping they put it permanently on the menu
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal as always… Great service and ambience… My favorite restaurant….
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    server was excellent and had a great personality!
  5. C

    Chuck

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Recommend Trout special, it was VERY good !!
  6. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    304 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Cucina continues to be a great place to dine. They’ve gotten quite busy since the opening of their addition to provide extra seating. We were taken aback by the staff running around from table to table. In addition to the regular menu they always offer some fine specials that we selected as our meals. Salads and grilled octopus were fine starters; the entrees grilled trout & grilled salmon over farro were fantastic. Food came out nice and hot and timely. Our server Ciera was very attentive & gave fine service despite running around like crazy to keep up with her tables. La Cucina is a well run restaurant but I hope they can keep up the pace sufficiently to continue delivering great food & service. We’ll always do a return trip in the future.
  7. L

    Lenny

    Philadelphia

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good but not great this time -food not up to previous visits -better luck next time
  8. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal last night. Service was excellent not too rushed and not slow. Food came out steaming hot and everything was delicious. Looking forward to going back again.
  9. ES

    EileenS

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I love coming to La Cucina however this time I had to actually ask the waitress if we could order dinner. She then proceeded to tell us she wasn’t our waitress. We told her she opened our wine and told us the specials, she insisted she didn’t , however then did take our order. I know the place was busy but being rude is not good business or being inattentive.
  10. t

    tzuca

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. The new section of the restaurant is great as well
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience
  12. RA

    RichA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and sensational service provided by a wonderful Derrick.
  13. JO

    JohnO

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hostess was not so friendly, had a bit of an attitude. Wait staff and food was spectacular.
  14. BP

    BillP

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Was dissatisfied with food and noise level
  15. NO

    NancyO

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and atmosphere. Their newly expanded dining room is fantastic and chef Ron and Ellis always have great specials. The wait staff has had some turnover, but the new folks are friendly and efficient. Just the right combination of speed and attentiveness. My wife and I love this restaurant because they seemly care about everything from start to finish. HIGHLY recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place. Food is excellent and service is great. Our server "G" was great. We will ask for him next visit.
  17. ER

    EricR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. One of my favorite places to go.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the young Lady in the Front could not find our reservation because Our guests got there before us and she checked us off without waiting for all of us to get there but it was resolved when we texted our friends and found out they were sitting at our table
  19. T

    Tracie

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great but way too much noise in the original dining area
  20. OC

    OCDeb

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant, was excellent. Great service , loved interior food was fresh and great. Will go back often.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was our first time at La Cucina for dinner last night. My wife and I, two of our children and a friend made a reservation based on the open table reviews. When we arrived the parking lot was very crowded so I was more intrigued anticipating that it was going to be very good. We didn’t realize that it was a BYOB which was probably one of the reasons it was so crowded since it is a way to reduce a big dinner bill. Despite the very long wait for our food after ordering, nearly one hour, with only water to drink and some very basic bread, the wait was all worth it when the food arrived. We all had something different and each of us raved about our entrees. Despite the wait for our food, which they did warn us about because of the busy Saturday night crowd and a wedding rehearsal dinner going on, the whole staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back to this gem of a south Jersey Italian restaurant.
  22. b

    barryr

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was very good, great service, and all was great
  23. TB

    TruthBeTold

    Philadelphia

    376 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    376 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food is to be found at this hidden - away Italian gem, down towards the New Jersey shore. A varied menu, including delicious 😋 Grilled Octopus. B.Y.O.B. This might be the perfect spot for a fine piano 🎹 lounge to be installed .
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a beautiful day.summer was our server and she was great. Food was very good and pipping hot.all around a great experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the vest found and service! I bring all my guests and they all love it!!
  26. FG

    FunGirl2

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening as we could sit inside (as it had been raining) but were socially distant. Our request for a round table was fulfilled. Food was excellent as always as was the service. La Cucina delivers every time so I keep going back .
  27. J

    Jerseygirl

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ALways amazing served hot, generous portions, and delish! 4 of us had different entrees and all were the best! Flounder franciase light crispy with awesome toppings, baseball steak cooked to perfection with risotto and veggies, mushroom risotto never fails and the seafood risotto chock full of seafood and a creamy blush rosa sauce to die for! Never dissappoints! GO EAT enjoy!
  28. E

    Ellebelle

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening under your lights and the stars!!
  29. l

    love2eat

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed another delicious dinner at La Cucina this time for his birthday. There was a party in the banquet room, many tables outside and inside. Even though they were very busy the service was excellent as was the meal! Ellis, you continue to do it right!!!!
  30. M

    Momof4

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was just okay, but the service was very good.
  31. L

    Lenny

    Philadelphia

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    As good as ever - no issues!
  32. ML

    MLRP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a quiet Thursday evening, cool but comfortable so we ate outside. Could have made a meal on the appetizers alone; whipped ricotta with pesto and steamed,clams and mussels in broth with crostini. Entrees equally as delicious but special shout out for the house made fettuccini. Excellent
  33. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back! Food was delicious and service outstanding!
  34. T

    Theodore

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As usual, the outside dining was very enjoyable. Food was good but the service was subpar. It took 1 1/4 hours to get our entree after ordering.
  35. J

    Jonathan

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Chris and Jenn are awesome!
  36. S

    Sean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Been here a dozen times and each time was wonderful. This time was awful, not sure what was going on in the kitchen. Waiter said we couldn't modify any items, ok no big deal. Food literally took 90 minutes from time we ordered to the table. That's way too long not to mention the food this time around was clearly hurried and very small portion relative to previous visits. Look if food is taking a while fine but you need to let the guests know. Multiple tables were walking out after an hour. Just be honest and don't ruin a couples evening waiting to eat for over 90 minutes. Let us make out own decision.
  37. SP

    ScottP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Food was outstanding Service and wait time for food was horrible. It took 20 minutes before a server came to our table. It took an hour and five minutes to get our main course. Sorry was the constant response when we initiated contact. Server was completely useless. It felt like I ordered takeout and ate at restaurant. Unfriendly and seem as if we were a bother. I would recommend if you can stand horrible service.
  38. NB

    NatalieB

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We had a 7:45 reservations outside and we were seated promptly. Our waitress was very attentive and took our order promptly. Our salads arrived and bread was served. All good. 45 minutes went by with no main courses. We asked our waitress how much longer it would take because we had someone at our table with type 1 diabetes who couldn’t really wait much longer for the food. She said she would let her manager know. After an hour I went back myself to talk to the manager Ellis who looked and saw our food order had been out in 1 hour and 12 minutes earlier. He said just wait it would be another 20 minutes. I thanked him but told him we had to leave for medical reasons. He came running after me and said chef was bring out our food which he did. Some of the food wasn’t prepared correctly become they had rushed to cook it. There were many tables waiting for food and complaining. The restaurant has far too many tables for the size kitchen that they have:: the waitstaff does their best but without a kitchen that can cook the food for the number of people it doesn’t work. Be prepared to wait at least an hour or more for your food. Clearly Ellis believes that waiting an hour and a half for the main course is acceptable. It was not for us or for many of their other customers.
  39. M

    Meeteebunny

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    The hostess was lovely and sat us right away. The restaurant is so bright and clean. The service was just okay, the real issue was that it took all almost an hour for our meals and one of the dinners (a chicken dish) was ice cold and therefore inedible. The server offered a replacement dish but it was declined because of the wait time. No one in our party of six seemed to love the food and that is unusual as we have dined here several times. Probably just an off night but it was a bummer across the board for us. We actually had to change our plans for the rest of the evening as we missed a show time because it took so long for our meals to come out.
  40. CE

    ChemE

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dined outside. Very nice and comfortable setup. Waitress was very good and knowledgeable. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Only complaint was with Risotto Del Mare. Dish was tasty, but only contained 2 scallops and 2 shrimps. Thought it was overpriced for the contents. Everyone else enjoyed their meals and thought their platters.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.4 stars by 947 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 2 times today
Google Map for La Cucina Ristorante

1205 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    New Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Northfield/Linwood

  • 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

  • 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, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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