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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” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“bucatini” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Good food, very nice and comfy outdoor seating. Had Pizza and pasta with clams. The pizza was fantastic, the pasta,was not quite to my liking. I think that the pasta wa a little bland. Someone else had the truffle fries which were delicious. The service...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Been to Cucina Enoteca several times and was underwhelmed. But lately, they’ve somehow improved their menu. I’ve always felt comfy cozy in their trendy atmosphere, their lovely wine selection, great wait staff but now, I’m getting some great meals.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tmermaid
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at CUCINA ENOTECA the other day. I had the gluten free clam pasta and some sorbet. My friends also had gluten free pasta dishes. They split the flourless chocolate cake and that looked amazing. The waiter was nice and the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank CATHY A
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We’ve enjoyed Cucina Enoteca for years. We like to sit in the bar area, but the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating which are both excellent! The food is amazing! The Brussels sprouts are phenomenal and the Ivan sauce makes it. Be sure to try...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank lorderic
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Dinner started great, food was fine, service a little slow but ok because it was a holiday gathering for work. The bill came and we were surprised to find a corkage fee for wine from the restaurant. The manager informed us that this was on...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank diana c
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

This place has an ample wine selection and great appetizers. We've come here for dinner and happy hour and have liked all the wines and food. Good for happy hour.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank campfamily50
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere in the outdoor seating area. Food & service both good. We return regularly and are always happy with the food and pizza.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank D H
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We were a group of ten with four kids under 12 and two seniors. Our table was long and with cushioned bench seats on one side was perfect for the kids while they coloured on the paper table cloth to pass the time. The meals...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Clark B
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

As mentioned in the overhead - food was really very good but it took a long time to serve the meals. We were a group of 13 people and the staff was not be attentive. Price are ok.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 428serapd
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Went here with several other people while on a business trip... it is very casual place and wide selection of items.. We all shared several pizzas. They varied greatly, but all were good... They have some funky pizzas, but we stuck the basics.... we also...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank paul30
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Kayla C
September 12, 2017|
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November 1, 2016|
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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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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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