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Cucina Enoteca

532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
+1 949-861-2222
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“squash blossoms” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“bucatini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on 11/11/18 with my son and his family. The host seated us and immediately handed the children crayons and coloring paper. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. We had the kale salad, hummus appetizer, mushroom pizza and burger with short ribs and...More

Thank bennettdd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two Asian alcohol intolerance women walk into this bar and ate sooooo sooo sooooo much delicious food without having to enjoy the fantastic wine lists. Highly recommend it for All, yes, All occasions with all kinds of friends including solo female visitors.

Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Specially the Lasagna. Always visit this restaurant when in town. It has an excellent wine selection to drink in the premises or take home. All the food is fresh and prepared to order.

Thank osvaldom397
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My wife and I come her for a meal a couple of times a month. As the name suggests, the wine selection is excellent and there are many main dishes we like, in particular their branzino and short rib pappardelle, but my favorite dish is...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I was part of a 20 person group dinner. This restaurant labels itself as an Italian restaurant with California influence. They got the label right. They meal was wonderful. We all started off with a chopped salad and I think they delivered the best chopped...More

Thank BruceC844
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Among the best Italian food in LA region. Tried a few appetizers and a Pizza. Everything tasted great. HIGHLY recommend.

Thank NoMansPlace
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose to have dinner here from the reviews on TripAdvisor. Not sure I will do that again. We wanted to stay close to our hotel after I had a long day traveling to visit my husband who has been working in...More

Thank enroute18
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I'd been to Cucina Enoteca with friends for lunch and truly enjoyed the patio as well as the absolutely delicious assortment of small plates we shared. So, expecting the same level of excellence, I talked my husband into going for dinner. NOT the same experience!...More

Thank armhumber2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

There food taste identical to Rome and Venice. When we miss the food in Italy we go here. There margerhita pizza is so delicious.

Thank Roejen A
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The restaurant has a cool eclectic vibe, part restaurant, part Italian goods store. It has different seating areas that meet any and all groups' needs. You have indoor more traditional, outside by the fire or out on the covered patio. The decor is a relaxed...More

Thank Keith M
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Kayla C
September 12, 2017|
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November 1, 2016|
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Response from Owen S | Property representative |
Hi Teresita, We'd love to be the location for families' Christmas gathering. We have some great options for groups of your size. If you call our restaurant, Christopher, our AGM and Large Party Coordinator would be happy to... More
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November 1, 2016|
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Response from Heidi B | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask them this question. The patio is not semi private. It is open to anyone in the restaurant. While you would all fit on the patio I'm not sure staying 3+ hours would be okay....????
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222
  • E-mail
Description
Irvine’s CUCINA enoteca located at the Irvine Spectrum, one of Orange County’s premier shopping destinations, is a modern Italian kitchen meets charming bohemian eatery. CUCINA’s contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality + the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci, and signature cheese + salumi. Seasonal cocktail menus crafted with freshly picked herbs from their own gardens are precise, balanced + direct, combining simple flavors with sophisticated technique. Their NEW wine list amply represents all the benchmark regions labeled as 'Here', 'There' or 'Everywhere' for a delightful + approachable experience. Enjoy it there or take it home from their retail wine + gift shop!
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