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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

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6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
11:30 - 14:30
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Boone, North Carolina
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally in the middle of nowheresville Tennessee you are transported to a quaint little restaurant with some of the best Italian food I've ever tasted! And to have it served by a Dolly Parton clone makes it all the better! If you don't have the lasagna you'll be missing an unbelievable meal. It has just a touch of nutmeg that... More 

Thank HundVonHimmel
Plant City, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went as a family, so much fun and the food was great. service is so personal I felt I was at home with extra guests. can't wait til the spring to go again

Thank lvrogers1212
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small ,intimate open Home, with superb, international Italian cuisine, with every dish made from scratch, by Italian owner Matteo. One can view his kitchen & prep. Daily specials, supremely fresh, made to order , & superb homemade breads, salads & desserts!! BYOB. Can,t rave enuf...a real find for lunch or dinner ( reservations, please). Definitively 5 + Stars.

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Summerfield nc
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Just outstanding. Six of us went from Boone/Banner Elk for a New Years Eve lunch. Four had been before, my first time but certainly not the last. Matteo the chef and owner is wonderful and welcoming. Our Waitress Dolly June was great and fun. The atmosphere unpretentious, clean and cozy. But the food...oh my. We have had the great fortune... More 

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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to have a night away from the baby and had a wonderful time! The atmosphere was perfect and the food was heaven on a plate. The bread app was amazing and would recommend it to everyone! We also had the meatball app, which was also to die for! We had reservations and the place started... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Lovely small artisanal Italian treat. Get a reservation, grab a bottle of wine (don't expect to grab one in Mountain City....best we could find was Boones Farm) ask for a coffee cup ($1 upcharge, but beats most corkage fees) and relax back for a delicious DINING EXPERIENCE. Feel blessed that it is only an hour away and well worth the... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A bunch of us actually followed and mini-tornado here in July. Took us about 2.5 hours. They ended up staying open for us and for a group who just accidentally found the place. Food was excellent as usual. Absolutely not a bad dish on the menu! But eh service in bad conditions was outstanding and they were so gracious! you... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you're looking for REAL ITALIAN, this is the place for you. Everything we've tried on the menu has been EXCELLENT! We highly recommend. Make reservations, it's a popular place.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had not been back for a couple of years and very happy to see that Matteo has expanded. The fruits of your labor are paying off. Thanks be to God. The food, beginning with the bread, dipping oils, caprese salad and our entrees, linguine with shrimp and asparagus, lasagna were delicious. Everything made there from scratch. Finished it off with... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Sixteen of us arrived thinking we had a confirmed reservation. They acted like they had never heard of us and were not apologetic about it. The food may be good based on other peoples reviews, but the restraurant is so small that I would not recommend more than 4 people try here at one time. DoNot make a reservation because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-0205
La Cucina is a real Italian homey kitchen offering 28 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch. Always ready to experiment new recipies, but strongly influenced by the traditional cuisine of Milan and Lombardy. From our passion for the art of eating well and from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy these delicious recipies from our Italian timeless tradition.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?