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CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

4.5
4.5
2233 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

10:30 PM


Booked 67 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 2,233 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. MJ

    MJmj

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service at an early dinner with my daughter, and great food!
  2. D

    Debby

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. The food is amazing.
  3. S

    Sharon

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The patio was dirty and the seat cushions in shreds
  4. JM

    JoshM

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Has a table on the patio for a business/friends lunch. It was much louder than I would have expected for being outdoor and we struggled to hear each other and the server. Server was nice but not overly attentive. Maybe could have been more attentive, had to ask for water refills repeatedly. Food was good. Average OC lunch prices.
  6. NA

    NancyA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. The Branzini was exceptional. Chopped salad also very good. Service knowledgeable, friendly and efficient
  7. J

    Jaye

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Choices of half the table were unavailable. Food came out a good 10 min apart for main. Settled on a pizza which was not good at all.
  8. R

    Ryan

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go to Cucina a few times a month and the pizza and wine are always delicious. Highly recommend the mushroom and goat cheese pizza. Add sausage and you’ll love it even more. Their staff is always great to us as well, Emily went above and beyond last night.
  9. LG

    LocalGirl

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Artemis, was great, patient and friendly. My friend and I shared our two pasta dishes, which we both enjoyed. Fun to be able to try different things. My frined and I had't see each other for months, and it was very pleasant to be able to relax and catch up over a tasty meal. Love the ambience, too. Love the patio.
  10. CE

    ClaireE

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun atmosphere/ambience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Convenient location at Newport Fashion Mall. No views but would definitely go there again.
  11. MB

    MarshaB

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The noise was awful. You have lost us. I have been there many many times but thats it. Not possible to have a conversation.....
  12. J

    Jaril

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Seems like they changed the menu, very limited. We had appetizers and decided to go somewhere for dinner. They had a big group in the patio so it was a little busy. Overall it’s a nice place to hang out, dine and will definitely come back.
  13. k

    kathryns

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Way too loud, too many crowded tables. Excellent food. Service mediocre.
  14. KY

    KY7777

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Grilled octopus is outstanding!!
  15. P

    Passyunk

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Nice waiter but…. Ordered appetizer which was OK+ but somewhat bland. Ordered pizza, chopped salad and the whole branzino. About 45-60 minutes still no branzino but did have a pedestrian salad and lukewarm pizza. Clearly held up due to late arrival of fish entree. To their credit no charge for pizza or the branzino which I sent back upon arrival. Poor waiter Alex had to take responsibility but I told him it wasn’t his fault and applied 25% tip since bill was smaller. We had been there one time last year and it was uneventful but chalked that up to the pandemic so decided to try again. I think we’re done with this place.
  16. ST

    SarahT

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, good service, cool vibe. Cucina enoteca is great for lunch and dinner.
  17. LF

    LikeitFreshLocal

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was my first time dining at Enoteca in quite some time. The service was REALLY slow. She was friendly and tried but everything took a really long time. I ordered a Lavender 75 and it was not good at all. Tasted too heavy on the lemon. No balance and just tasting like lemon juice and sparkling wine... would not order that ever again. The salad I ordered was very light and fresh. Dressed perfectly. I think overall everyone in our group was pleased with the food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice outdoor setting food was very authentic.
  19. MU

    MonicaU

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food is good but they were out of two of the pasta dishes and it was on 12:30pm.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was my 20th birthday. The hostess and server did not say anything or do anything. Service was slow. AC was too high. Portions were smaller than usual and there were no remedies to our complaints.
  21. AJ

    AJreview

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Wine selection is the best part of this restaurant. They do a good job with large parties. Service is always sub-par.
  22. MP

    MarkusP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, wine fairly cheap since wine store with a restaurant. Food special with many little fine details/super foods/spices
  23. K

    Katluna

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Cucina Enoteca many times and it never disappoints! The food is amazing, the service, ambiance and location are fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant for every to casual dining to special occasion.
  24. l

    lindar

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We had a specialty cocktail, shared a salad and pizza - everything was delicious and servers were friendly!
  25. CC

    CC60

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant surroundings and generous portions make this restaurant one worth going to.
  26. KN

    KimN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect SoCal atmosphere. Very good value
  27. K

    Keekee

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Slow service, food sub par. Not very clean. Bathrooms lacking soap.
  28. SO

    SuzanneO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The menu seems more focused on being unique than flavorful. Other than the squash blossoms and sorbet, the meal was a disappointment.
  29. b

    bsolds

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had been to Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar and it was very good, so decided to visit here while in Newport Beach. We were very disappointed. The service was very slow, the food took a long time to come out. My husband’s pizza was burnt, but he ate some anyway because we were going to a concert. My pasta entree was just so-so. I would not recommend this restaurant.
  30. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very good except for the Pizza, but will definitely be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Celebrating a Birthday . Sea bass delicious
  32. c

    csdj

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance of Cucina Enoteca. The octopus and burrata are my favorite.
  33. MO

    MORIG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our waitress was really rude. She had a bad attitude. The food was very average and the prices were high for those kind of food.Not many options on the menu. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Very disappointed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, atmosphere is great and we always have an awesome time here! They also have a great happy hour 👌🏻
  35. H

    Howarddrfish

    Las Vegas

    220 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good for what it is… local restaurant, menu not very extensive. Stick with pizza and small appetizers
  36. Q

    Queenie42

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow and probably under staffed.
  37. E

    Elsmom110

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food is very good at Cucina Enoteca….we come back every year. The meatball appetizer is delicious, well seasoned meatball and grits. We had a variety of entrees including short rib pappardelle, rigatoni, and half chicken, and they were all delicious. Service was slightly slow and a bit less informative particularly on wine options, but delicious meal.
  38. PV

    PVdines

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was really great. Wonderful laid back atmosphere and a really nice server
  39. S

    Shell

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Father’s Day dinner. Incredible service.
  40. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first but not last time there. The food is wonderful!

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 2233 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 67 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

  • 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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