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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
South American, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, friendly staff ,nice atmosphere ,higher price but worth it, not a massive feed but enough so you enjoy it and are left wanting more because it's so nice and room for a couple more beers. Great place

Thank NigelT593
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful relaxed accomodating atmosphere. The food was exceptional. A nice fusion of Italian and Argentinian, don't be afraid to try. It was a windy cold evening and they had the fire going. Top service too. A hop and skip and jump from the historic district,...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deadly slow service for very average meals. Poor service and no apology for the delay and mistaken orders. Very disappointed

Thank ajrgibb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb dinner from a menu inspired by fresh local ingredients. Particularly enjoyed the spinach and ricotta ravioli, and the panna cotta for dessert. Can’t wait to go back to Oamaru to see what’s new on the menu!

Thank DayTrip99154
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish, our experience was top notch. We were greeted upon arrival and seated straight away by the attentive staff. My partner and I ordered the empanadas to start, steak for main and the chocolate dessert - all were fantastic. The flavours, the...More

Thank Law_44
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Cucina is in a beautiful old building, probably late 19th or early 20th century, that was once housed a bank or building society. It has high ceilings and elegant windows but it is very dark inside as both the walls and carpet are dark. Perhaps...More

Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We have eaten here several times over the past few months, as a couple, and with groups of friends. The food is consistently good, including vegetarian options that often tempt the meat-eaters as well, with the ravioli a favourite. Excellent wine list which also includes...More

Thank limolly
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Superb beef cheeks. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Wonderful selection of food on the menu. Beautiful wine. We will return.

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Reviewed 6 August 2018

great atmosphere. neat little restaurant . Rather noisy, but I guess its just very popular. had a very nice meal :)

Thank BronB19
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Not sure how many times we have been here. When we came first it was Italian, and we had complimentary Limoncello! That was top class. However now it is a little different, South American, I believe the current owners used to work here, then bought...More

Thank Robin W
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18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
18 January 2017|
Response from Shane_Rees | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant 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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5696
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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.
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