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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best Italian! Such delicious food and amazing staff… Our third trip here and it never disappoints. Highly recommend!! X

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A group of four of us went here last night for a birthday celebration.The food,all three courses were outstanding,the steaks were cooked to perfection and sauces and seasoning on all meals was on point.The service was fine,if we wanted anything we just asked and it...arrived without issue.I had taken balloons in earlier in the day and they had put them on our table before we were seated which was lovely.They also gave a free desert to the person celebrating her birthday with happy birthday piped on to the plate with a candle and sang happy birthday.All in all it was exactly as we had hoped and we will be going again without hesitation.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been before and the food and service was good, we went tonight and oh how disappointed we was. There service was shocking the food was bland and very salty. All the waiters & waitress was just walking around serving bigger tables & new...arrivals, and not once was we asked if we wanted drinks or to see the dessert menu. We only got a 2 hour slot so we didn’t have time to have anything else as they took so long to serve us. We waited over 30 minutes & still no one came up to see if we wanted anything Unfortunately we won’t be returning and on my opinion I wouldn’t recommend itMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Younger daughter and I ate here early evening before picking up her husband. The service was immaculate and the food was amazing and delicious. We were pushed for time so munched on the fabulous garlic bread before our spaghetti Bolognese with a side of courgette...fries arrived. My daughter always carries food containers so took some garlic bread and fries home as it was so generous and filling. Who wants food waste! This is one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to and was extra nice since first proper meal out since COVID.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant restaurant with excellent modern Italian food; very efficient staff with plenty of attention (especially from Francisco!)

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good night there. Our 2nd visit. Food and atmosphere excellent. Very busy and bustling. There best Italian in Leigh-On-Sea. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place that we try to visit at least a couple of times a month. Nothing rivals it. Also the best mozzarella garlic bread ever.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Wow. just wow. This is the BEST Italian food I have had in forever. Service was very good too I highly recommend the focaccia, calamari, king prawn starter, arabbiatta and pollo milanese. I can't wait to go back. House red was fantastic too! I recommend...booking in advance, we went on a weekday evening and it was packed!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

We visited on Sat 21st August without a booking. We were made to feel extremely welcome and given a great table. I ordered the lobster spaghetti special and my husband ordered the rack of lamb special. We also ordered a side of Zuchini Fritti to...share. We shared some delicious Focaccia as a starter. When the mains arrived I was taken aback by how large the lobster spaghetti portion was. This is far from a negative - I’m easily overwhelmed by portion size and like to eat little and often rather than big meals. So my husband and I swapped mains but also shared a little so we had the best of both worlds. The lamb dish was amazing. The lobster and crayfish spaghetti out of this world. Alex and co have got something really special going on with this place and we hope to visit again soon. The food is, of course, fantastic, but credit must also go to the wonderful staff who layer great service on top of that awesome food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

We hadn’t booked but they seated us right away even though they were very busy. Not one to wax lyrical so I’ll get right to the point, it was excellent. The food and service was fantastic. Staff were so attentive. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Twilightlondo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went at the weekend but website says open at 5.30 today (Thursday)
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Response from MartinR580 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Emma, I’m a reviewer. I’m afraid I don’t work there. Sorry.
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Response from ABB2012 | Property representative |
Hello. There is street parking directly outside
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Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5