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Cucina Enoteca

€€ - €€€Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
+1 949-861-2222
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there last week with a group. I was disappointed. I have eaten at other Cucina Enoteca locations (Fashion Island location in Newport & others) and was always very happy with the food & service. But, this experience was a real let down for...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, very nice and comfy outdoor seating. Had Pizza and pasta with clams. The pizza was fantastic, the pasta,was not quite to my liking. I think that the pasta wa a little bland. Someone else had the truffle fries which were delicious. The service...More

Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Cucina Enoteca several times and was underwhelmed. But lately, they’ve somehow improved their menu. I’ve always felt comfy cozy in their trendy atmosphere, their lovely wine selection, great wait staff but now, I’m getting some great meals.

Thank Tmermaid
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had a lovely dinner at CUCINA ENOTECA the other day. I had the gluten free clam pasta and some sorbet. My friends also had gluten free pasta dishes. They split the flourless chocolate cake and that looked amazing. The waiter was nice and the...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve enjoyed Cucina Enoteca for years. We like to sit in the bar area, but the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating which are both excellent! The food is amazing! The Brussels sprouts are phenomenal and the Ivan sauce makes it. Be sure to try...More

Thank lorderic
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Dinner started great, food was fine, service a little slow but ok because it was a holiday gathering for work. The bill came and we were surprised to find a corkage fee for wine from the restaurant. The manager informed us that this was on...More

Thank diana c
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This place has an ample wine selection and great appetizers. We've come here for dinner and happy hour and have liked all the wines and food. Good for happy hour.

Thank campfamily50
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere in the outdoor seating area. Food & service both good. We return regularly and are always happy with the food and pizza.

Thank DJK803
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were a group of ten with four kids under 12 and two seniors. Our table was long and with cushioned bench seats on one side was perfect for the kids while they coloured on the paper table cloth to pass the time. The meals...More

Thank Clark B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As mentioned in the overhead - food was really very good but it took a long time to serve the meals. We were a group of 13 people and the staff was not be attentive. Price are ok.

Thank Serap D
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Kayla C
13 September 2017|
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Response from Romance2016 | Reviewed this property |
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T. R
1 November 2016|
Response from Owen S | Property representative |
Hi Teresita, We'd love to be the location for families' Christmas gathering. We have some great options for groups of your size. If you call our restaurant, Christopher, our AGM and Large Party Coordinator would be happy to... More
T. R
1 November 2016|
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Response from Heidi B | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask them this question. The patio is not semi private. It is open to anyone in the restaurant. While you would all fit on the patio I'm not sure staying 3+ hours would be okay....????
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222
  • E-mail
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca's menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with house-infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant's extensive wine list will follow a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA's wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage will apply) or purchase wine to go.
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