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Cucina Enoteca

532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
+1 949-861-2222
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Carpaccio requires a revision .. little flair and tons of cheese ... call it a mistake ... the pizza dry to the dish ... service that was so slow ,., guys make it happen

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Delicious appetizers and good happy hour. Nice atmosphere. Nice patio seating and great for summer evenings.

Thank campfamily50
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Only complaint is that the staff tend to ignore you if you're obviously about to ask for the bill, but will be with you in a heartbeat if you're asking for more wine etc. Tends to get very busy in the evenings.

Thank Ashleigh L
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

$9 corkage fee, are you serious!. We stopped over here to try their wine, we picked a bottle and bought an overpriced cheese plate $24. Won't be coming back, what restaurant charges a fee for buying their wine?.

1  Thank Pablo M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We came to CUCINA enoteca in Irvine for dinner on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was a little slow but that didn’t take away from the ambiance and the dedication that our server Blaire showed to us bout the menu and even the decor in the...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I love Cucina!! The decor is incredible and so inviting!! Tonight we tried the date, ricotta & bacon pizza. OMG!! I could eat this everyday. It was amazing!! We also love the truffle fries, the burrata (a must try) and the chocolate dessert (malted milk...More

Thank Muchara
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Kayla C
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Romance2016 | Reviewed this property |
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T. R
November 1, 2016|
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
T. R
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca's menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with house-infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant's extensive wine list will follow a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA's wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage will apply) or purchase wine to go.
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