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Cucina Enoteca

532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
+1 949-861-2222
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on 11/11/18 with my son and his family. The host seated us and immediately handed the children crayons and coloring paper. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. We had the kale salad, hummus appetizer, mushroom pizza and burger with short ribs and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bennettdd
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Two Asian alcohol intolerance women walk into this bar and ate sooooo sooo sooooo much delicious food without having to enjoy the fantastic wine lists. Highly recommend it for All, yes, All occasions with all kinds of friends including solo female visitors.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Specially the Lasagna. Always visit this restaurant when in town. It has an excellent wine selection to drink in the premises or take home. All the food is fresh and prepared to order.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank osvaldom397
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My wife and I come her for a meal a couple of times a month. As the name suggests, the wine selection is excellent and there are many main dishes we like, in particular their branzino and short rib pappardelle, but my favorite dish is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I was part of a 20 person group dinner. This restaurant labels itself as an Italian restaurant with California influence. They got the label right. They meal was wonderful. We all started off with a chopped salad and I think they delivered the best chopped...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BruceC844
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Among the best Italian food in LA region. Tried a few appetizers and a Pizza. Everything tasted great. HIGHLY recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NoMansPlace
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose to have dinner here from the reviews on TripAdvisor. Not sure I will do that again. We wanted to stay close to our hotel after I had a long day traveling to visit my husband who has been working in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank enroute18
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I'd been to Cucina Enoteca with friends for lunch and truly enjoyed the patio as well as the absolutely delicious assortment of small plates we shared. So, expecting the same level of excellence, I talked my husband into going for dinner. NOT the same experience!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank armhumber2018
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

There food taste identical to Rome and Venice. When we miss the food in Italy we go here. There margerhita pizza is so delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Roejen A
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The restaurant has a cool eclectic vibe, part restaurant, part Italian goods store. It has different seating areas that meet any and all groups' needs. You have indoor more traditional, outside by the fire or out on the covered patio. The decor is a relaxed...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Keith M
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Kayla C
13 September 2017|
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T. R
2 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
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2 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
Irvine’s CUCINA enoteca located at the Irvine Spectrum, one of Orange County’s premier shopping destinations, is a modern Italian kitchen meets charming bohemian eatery. CUCINA’s contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality + the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci, and signature cheese + salumi. Seasonal cocktail menus crafted with freshly picked herbs from their own gardens are precise, balanced + direct, combining simple flavors with sophisticated technique. Their NEW wine list amply represents all the benchmark regions labeled as 'Here', 'There' or 'Everywhere' for a delightful + approachable experience. Enjoy it there or take it home from their retail wine + gift shop!
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