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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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South American, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have just eaten here tonight and it was amazing. We couldn’t choose what to eat so went with the ‘chefs choice’ option and it was so good! 4 large courses later and we struggled to finish! The courses were well thought out and full...More

Thank spercy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner - I went for the ricotta spinach walnut ravioli as a main and my partner chose to eat the lamb . Both were cooked perfectly - the ravioli were still al dente and the portion was perfect. The lamb was...More

Thank Nadedel2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking for a cheaper pub-type meal but wheelchair access meant we ended up at Cucina which turned out just fine. We shared a plate of mussels and they were nice but I find more than four or five mussels in their shell...More

Thank Carolyn136
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant staff, good food, nice atmosphere. Enjoyed our dinner in an Argentinian themed restaurant.

Thank lir0berts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong. This place is spectacular. The couple that run it are from Argentina, he, an excellent and creative chef award winning, she, a warm and knowledgeable host. You feel so welcome walking in and she very well understood the challenges of eating...More

Thank randal4Travel
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We ate at Cucina last night - three of us - my wife and my adult son. My wife's parents live in Oamaru so we are here at least once a year and have eaten in virtually all of the local restaurants over the years....More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My partner and I visited during the busy summer period. The food was exceptional - excellent combinations of local fare served in a beautiful old building with casual ambiance. Our service experience was slower than expected due to the busy evening. It appeared tables that...More

Thank bairda
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Cucina is a delightful restaurant with adjacent cafe/bakery. We had evening dinner in the restaurant and were treated to excellent service throughout. My partner had the clam fettuccini and I had the lamb - both expertly prepared with fantastic flavours. The drinks menu was a...More

Thank lauriecrow
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a great place to eat, great food, great service and great decor. The restaurant is in a great position too, overlooking many of the city's famous buildings. Our meals were excellent, good quality ingredients, cooked well and nicely presented. Great menu too. Highly recommended.

Thank mantramoreholidays
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had a great dinner here with excellent food and drinks and impeccable service. I would highly for anyone to stop here for dinner if you're in the area.

Thank gloakley
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18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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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