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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, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank osvaldom397
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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

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.

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

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Carpaccio requires a revision .. little flair and tons of cheese ... call it a mistake ... the pizza dry to the dish ... service that was so slow ,., guys make it happen

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious appetizers and good happy hour. Nice atmosphere. Nice patio seating and great for summer evenings.

Thank campfamily50
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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
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
T. R
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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