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La Cucina Italian Grill

1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
+1 910-579-9777
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“our waiter” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were a part of three with reservations for Mother's Day and were warmly greeted and seated upon our arrival. A complimentary flute of champagne was provided to the Mothers at table that day, a nice touch. We ordered a variety of dishes. My wife...More

Thank Bababooeytoyouall
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Best Italian restaurant I have been to in years. Great friendly staff and great food. If I am driving threw this area, I will make a 50 mile detour just to eat there again.

Thank wmcmasters
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Why travel to Italy--real quality Italian food and premium service can be found in North Carolina? This place is the real deal from appetizers like Saucy Shrimp through to Stuffed Sea Shells Bolognaise--made with filet mignon. Inexpensive, top flight service and pleasant surroundings, complete the...More

Thank TXDavid937
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you haven't tried La Cucina---you should. The menu is quite large, the food is excellent, and the waiters' are the best. But be warned. This is a very popular restaurant, especially with the locals. It is quite small and reservations are recommended. The eggplant...More

Thank cchtoo
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dinner with three ladies, (wife, mother-in-law, and sister in law). Made reservations. Probably not necessary. Great service. Big portions of food. Not quite North Eastern Italian standard, but very good. Ordered desserts to go. Would return.

Thank RAFincher
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Everything on the menu is delicious including the bar drinks! We go there every chance we get. Friendly helpful service, clean, good prices, interesting dining room, and easy to find.

Thank Margo444
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The wife and I have a great time sitting at the tiny bar. We enjoyed the moderately priced cocktails in addition to the large portioned pasta dishes. The wait staff was attentive and showed their appreciation for our business...we'll definitely return and this is a...More

Thank NoVABill
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Good food great service, we ate here for Valentines and the food was excellent! They even gave me a rose for the occasion.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had not eaten here in a couple of years, but had always enjoyed the food; this time not so much. The service left much to be desired. The menus and food were literally tossed at us. We ordered a fried calamari appetizer for starters...More

2  Thank Lowcountry7
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is our go to place when we want "good" Italian food and don't want to travel too far. Every dish that I ever have had here has been very good. Their Specials are usually outstanding for the evening. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Carol H
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No questions-It is the best restaurant in Sunset Beach!!!
7 July 2015|
Response from ti2m | Reviewed this property |
I haven't tried all 15 but it is the best we have tried so far.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777
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