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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

4.5
4.5
2613 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
CUCINA enoteca is located on the west side of Fashion Island, Orange County's most sophisticated retail experience. Owner Tracy Borkum's flair for combining great ambience, award-winning cuisine and unparalleled service are once again starring components in this latest Urban Kitchen Group creation. Executive Chef Tim Kolanko and Chef de Cuisine Cesar Sarmiento bring their artistry to the table as guests enjoy an open kitchen. The menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with a diverse selection of wines by the glass, guests may visit the restaurant's retail area to select from over 200 bottles for dinner (corkage fee of $10 applies) or purchase wine to go. The energetic space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the comfort of a rustic farmhouse.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 706-1416
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tim Kolanko
  • Private party facilities
    For birthday and graduation celebrations, wedding receptions, corporate dinners and other personal and professional milestones, our spaces are perfect for your any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (949) 706-1416
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross street
    Fashion Island
  • Parking details
    Additional lot parking is available within Fashion Island.
  • Public transit
    OCTA 1 + OCTA 55 + OCTA 57 + OCTA 76 + OCTA 79
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,613 Reviews
  1. kakofanny

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Mariah was great she deserves a medal the food was good and they all liked the pizza

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  2. AalokD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a great place to go for dinner with family.

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  3. DanE

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was good, but not great. Fairly limited menu selection with no specials the evening we dined. Prices were comparatively reasonable, but like all dinning out nowadays, not a value either.

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  4. STagg

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited gluten free options. There should be an option for gluten free pizza. Need some items on the menu that are staple Italian recipes. A lot of dishes too complicated and need to be modified. Ambiance was lovely.

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  5. John

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new experience for us. The wine selection process adds a nice touch

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside but they had a beautifully lit fire and heating lamps above us! The food was immaculate and the service complimented it very well. Everyone who assisted us was very knowledgeable and kind! I absolutely would go again; it was worth every penny spent!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, ambiance was great. Waiter forgot multiple things.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was pretty fire fr. We got pizza drinks pasta and steak. The steak was good it way a good ribeye with an insane simplistic glaze. Tasted fabulous.

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  9. LocoSalsaGirlM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    could only split the check 3 ways :( but otherwise literally everything was so yummy and if your reading this order the squash blossoms. literally so good. it was so cutesy on the inside and the waiters were so sweet. fav italian restaurant in the US. but another small (lowkey big) critique: bread and olive oil should be free. it is literally illegal that you do not offer free bread. ppl stormed the bastille over this. I get that its not olive garden but srsly have u even been to italy??? bc theres more complimentary bread than ppl there. doesn't have to be focaccia, just baguette maybe? but other than that ur perfect and ur food is so yum.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful waitress name Laura. She was very pleasant and sweet! Felt bad for her, because she seemed she had too many tables. The service was very slow. Out appetizer arrived before our wine. They seemed very short stuff. The bathroom were disgusting! The food was good!

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  11. Jannie

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely the food and the atmosphere. Menu has a lot to offer.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had incredible food and service from Alexa. We can’t wait to return!

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  13. presentations

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanner was a great server, food was extremely good and we will return.

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  14. moniquef

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was great. Food was good. server was nice

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  15. FoodyInLB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great at our last lunch visit. Our waitress was very pleasant and on top of everything. Food was very good. Ambiance was splendid. Prices are very reasonable, good value.

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  16. VStarH

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a celebration with friends and family! Excellent ambience and food, something for everyone. They also have great space for larger reservations. Thank you for making our celebration special.

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  17. TaylorA

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Love going here! We finally got a table! Usually we just go in and get food at the bar because when in Irvine or fashion island cucina sounds delicious!

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  18. MichaelE

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quick business dinner with my team. Good apps and entrees. Enjoyed the grape/prosciutto/arugula pizza. Surprised no gluten free crust (for a person on the team). Good location.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. JpuffyCloud

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party of 10 that included 2 5 year olds and 2 2 year olds, and wanted to be at a table away from cold drafts. We were seated in an area that was semi separated from the main dining room that was perfect. We'll be back for this reason. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. The charcuterie board was not as it has been in the past, but perhaps it was an off day for that.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and the food was the best I’ve had in a long time. The waiter and the chef is the best at this restaurant A+++

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  21. DeborahE

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible. Sat at table for 15 minutes and no one ever came to us. We left without dining

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  22. csdj

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good in general. Nora was the person who took care of our table. She's wonderful.

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  23. Jblee2578

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant, but the taste of the food is not as good as in the past.

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  24. Dodger

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Pleasant evening, Food was pretty good, nice atmosphere. Good complimentary Birthday dessert. Service was a little slow, but not terrible.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my all time faves for a relaxing meal ! Ambience is the best ..

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  26. StephanieS

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasty, and our Server was terrific!

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  27. BarryK

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, service OK, but value decreasing as prices keep rising...

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  28. GeorgiaW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best Italian food and atmosphere in NB and surrounding areas. Our go to place for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, out of town guests, and anytime we can get there! Never disappoints! Enjoy! BW

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a great menu. The food is really good but prices are definitely higher. Good place to go for a nice dinner out!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was excellent! We had 3 toddlers with us and she was amazing with them and our group!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The weight staff was not as attentive as you would expect for the type of restaurant. Subjectively the squid imposter is excessively salty and had too much garlic. The noise level was high as well.

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  32. General

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food ok, service ok. It took a long time to be attended. Being an Italian I would expect a better pasta, but it was ok. The place is very nice

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  33. Lisap111

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was outstanding and so was the service. The door to the outdoor patio was open and it was very cold inside.

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  34. JanetR

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of four for lunch Our server Clarisse was outstanding, very attentive and responsive to all requests (some of which were out of the ordinary) and great with ensuring what we ordered was exactly what was delivered. The food was delicious and the environment really inviting and comfortable.

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  35. JenK

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good service and nice patio with a fireplace.

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  36. young

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A lousy waiter can ruin a good dinner

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic night. We had a group of 7 people on Christmas Eve. Our waitress did a wonderful job of pacing our evening. Food and drinks were both wonderful.

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  38. KimB

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I wish I could have given you a good review but unfortunately the service quality was poor including our waitress behavior, she was not professional and needs to be addressed and retrained. As we were leaving your restaurant the waitress whisper something unpleasant to me which I did not appreciate but I decided not to respond to her because, “the response to an imbecile is silent!!” Have a great holidays!

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  39. KathyL

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An overall good experience. We had a reservation but we had to wait 15 minutes even though when we were seated there were at least 5 empty tables in our section. The service was a bit haphazard but the food from the menu was good. The only disappointment was the lobster special from the special Christmas Seven Seas menu which was more of a stew with a small amount of lobster and scallops an a lot of potatoes for $42.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for late lunch @2:30pm. Restaurant was quiet, good service. Only thing was our main meals came out 10 mins apart.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • 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

CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 706-1416.

CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 2613 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 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fashion Island
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Additional lot parking is available within Fashion Island.
  • Public transit
    OCTA 1 + OCTA 55 + OCTA 57 + OCTA 76 + OCTA 79
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tim Kolanko
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 706-1416
  • Private party facilities
    For birthday and graduation celebrations, wedding receptions, corporate dinners and other personal and professional milestones, our spaces are perfect for your any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (949) 706-1416
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