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La Cucina Italian Grill

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1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
+1 910-579-9777
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have eaten here often and the food is good. I happen to like the Putenesca and Eggplant Parmesan. The serve delicious bread with an Olive Oil dipping sauce which is very good.

Thank neatzandy
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This place is about as Italian as a can of spaghetti and meatballs from the grocery store. As others have mentioned, the sauces lack flavor and taste like plain tomato sauce. No garlic, no herbs added, just plain sauce. We tried a chicken dish, a lasagna, and another pasta dish with a white sauce. Nobody enjoyed their food and when... More 

Thank Liz R
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have visited Calabash / Brunswick county several times with the boys for golfing weekend... and went along with their typical choices to visit and eat BUT this time I am at Sunset Beach, NC with family and went to recommended restaurants by a new friend. La Cucina was on top of his list and he was right !! Wonderful... More 

Thank Madhukar M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This place was recommended to us but apparently you have to be a "local" in order to get decent service by the waitress. The greeter and table bussers were very friendly and courteous so props to them. But the big disappointment was when the meals came out and one dish was incorrect and the waitress was so engrossed with chatting... More 

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Spring Lake
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My daughter & I needed to find nourishment after the run event. We rode around a few and found this restaurant. The food was wonderful. Even though there weren't many people there, our server was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place.

Thank D J
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Standard Italian food in a very small restaurant with crowded seating in the back side of the Food Lion shopping center. Not bad, but nothing special. I have absolutely no clue why anyone would give this restaurant a rating above average. There are many places with better food a few minutes away in Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash.

Thank gkay64
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

My husband and I eat here often. The food and service never disappoint. The new menu, under direction of the new owner, Matt is fantastic!!! We have nothing but good things to say about this charming restaurant. It is our favorite place to take family and friends when they come to visit. It's also our the first place we recommend... More 

Thank IrishTwin5211
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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213 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Not a wide menu, but certainly all the Italian favorites. We've been twice and the food and service have been very good both times.

Thank markfarner58
New Martinsville, West Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Quite an unexpected surprise. The chef(s) are top notch here. The sauces for the appetizer and entrée were excellent. Bread was addictive. Service exceptional. Price was upper mid range.

Thank Jim P
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

While in Ocean Isle Beach setting up my new home I stopped in for a bite to eat. To say I was surprised is an understatement, I enjoyed it so much I returned two more nights. Food quality and service were excellent, it is definitely on my list for frequent dining!

Thank Captain102

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?