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Cucina

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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About
Situated at the south end of Thames St ( the gateway to the Victorian Precinct ) OPEN Monday - Saturday at 5pm - late ( our kitchen closes normally at 9pm but if it's busy we stay open until later). Here at Cucina, we strive towards creating a consistently comfortable and enjoyable environment, in which you can appreciate Oamaru’s finest fare with your friends and family. We believe in supporting local business, in which incorporates fresh produce. Our intention is to create a restaurant filled with great food, beer and wine, and most importantly, enjoyable times, wherein maintaining a high standard of integrity.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
South American, International, European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent friendly service with great consideration for dining with an 8 year old. Not only did the food look amazing but the taste sensations were out of this world! We all had different dishes and all thought the same. The elegance of the dish did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PamelaR2669
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot fault the food. It was absolutely splendid with stunning presentation and an array of fabulous ingredients used. Mum and I went whilst we were visiting Oamaru and so glad we did. One of the best restaurants in NZ for us. Service was very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank muffworm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only got one photo as the food was consumed far too fast. My wife and I dined in on our wedding anniversary and ordered the trust the chef sharing menu. It was phenomenal. Each course was present in a timely fashion. I will certainly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank whatstheyams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband rang an hour before we wanted to book a table and we were advised to come earlier to avoid two large tables of diners. We arrived and were seated. The service was excellent and we both ordered pasta, my husband gluten free spaghetti...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 273kerrink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would take a chance as we didn’t think they had a children’s menu, but they did and our 9 year old son thoroughly enjoyed his steak! Great options on menu, we started with empanadas which were delicious. The options for smaller/ larger...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank irishnz
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We were visiting the in laws and looking for a vegan friendly menu in Oamaru and Cucina didn’t disappoint. My vegan pasta was so good and my husband - who is actually the worlds fussiest eater declared it was the best meal he’s ever had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravellingfromNZ
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Always outstanding, never mediocre, ever changing menu, good sized portions and a great wine list. Wished we stayed closer to go more often.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiwiscotsgirl
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This place does not disappoint. Creative delicious cocktails and food. Wonderful ambiance. Superb chef. Everything we ordered was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 717sfg
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, great vegeterian options and lots of tasty beers!!! Amazing service !! Would 100% recommend !!! 🙂

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eriikita
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Good ambience and pleasant staff. Good choice of wine by the glass. The chicken ravioli was very tasty. All at a reasonable price

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DavidP7153
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noelineviney
18 January 2017|
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Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
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noelineviney
18 January 2017|
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