We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cucina Rustica

76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
+1 706-374-7474
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (26 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
“focaccia bread” (10 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (281)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we have been back since it has changed ownership but we did enjoy. Looks like they are trying to expand which will probably work well for them. My only disappointment were the menu choices being Italian I will normally gravitate to the simple...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Escargot was tasteless. 22 oz porterhouse was cooked properly but had little flavor, lobster was very small but not bad. The cedar plank halibut was tasteless. The $28 bottle of wine was a $9 bottle. The PEI mussels were the saving grace for this $160...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed April 19, 2018

You're going to need reservations but it will be worth the wait! Fabulous Italian pasta dishes along with spectacular wine list...save room for dessert

Thank jchulse98
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This was our first dinner at Cucina Rustica. We decided to go because we enjoy Harvest on Main, which Danny also owns. What a treat! This is great Italian cuisine! Our party of 11 was seated in a spacious room with plenty of room around...More

Thank sahbowen
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated right away without reservations because no one else was in the restaurant. They rattled off several specials that sounded amazing. We started with calamari that was fried with no seasoning at all. I...More

Thank Wall17_10
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have reservations but Michele was able to fit us in. Excellent food and wine and excellent service

Thank larrycmb
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Initially, we were dismayed that our favorite starter, the wood-oven margarita pizza, was no longer on the menu. 😳 We almost left because I read other reviews that said the new owner wouldn’t modify anything on the menu (but that turned out to be untrue)....More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed February 20, 2018

The owners of the Cucina Rustica are people that made other restaurants, in the Blue Ridge area, a great place to go and enjoy a great meal. For Valentine's Day, this is where my wife wanted to go. My wife received a rose on arrival...More

2  Thank Jerry1542
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Our friends have talked about this place for about 2 years. We finally made the commitment and drove over to this location. Firstt, please know it is a bit challenging to find. Signage is poor and parking is a challenge. We were glad to overlook...More

Thank CondosOnTheBeach
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

A must try !!! This was fine dining!! Party of 6 here we had the best time !!! Delicious food try the lasagna and dessert Get the panda cotta so good. $$$$

Thank Smothergoose
Nearby HotelsSee all Morganton Hotels
Reid Ridge Lodge
325 reviews
4.99 km away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge
43 reviews
5.74 km away
Douglas Inn & Suites
124 reviews
6.36 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge
439 reviews
7.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dunkin' Donuts
17 reviews
1.07 km away
La Pizzeria
63 reviews
.03 km away
Morganton Grill
31 reviews
1.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tank Town USA
71 reviews
2.50 km away
Appalachian Trail Rides
11 reviews
6.42 km away
Serenberry Vineyards
79 reviews
6.74 km away
Toccoa River Swinging Bridge
233 reviews
4.95 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
April 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from HarvestonMain | Property representative |
Yes we do!
Charity S
November 15, 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a few people wearing them at dinner.
July 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from justmaryk | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress.. I hope you enjoy it!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-374-7474
In 2017, we grew our family again, adopting two well-established and well-loved restaurants. Morganton-based Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica were opened by longtime friends of ours years before we arrived in Blue Ridge. When they were thinking of retiring, we saw the opportunity to own the land where our restaurants would live. So we purchased the two Italian-style concepts and brought in Danny’s touch with fresh ingredients and classic European chef training. Cucina Rustica is focused on a fine dining experience with Danny’s interpretation of Old World Italian foods from Sicilian fish dishes to Northern Italian pastas and everything in between. La Pizzeria at Cucina is your classic New York-style pizza place. A place where everyone knows your name and what you like on your pie. We love that – we both grew up with those classic places in our hometowns in Connecticut and Philadelphia.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing