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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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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“squash blossoms” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“bucatini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Only complaint is that the staff tend to ignore you if you're obviously about to ask for the bill, but will be with you in a heartbeat if you're asking for more wine etc. Tends to get very busy in the evenings.

Thank Ashleigh L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$9 corkage fee, are you serious!. We stopped over here to try their wine, we picked a bottle and bought an overpriced cheese plate $24. Won't be coming back, what restaurant charges a fee for buying their wine?.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to CUCINA enoteca in Irvine for dinner on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was a little slow but that didn’t take away from the ambiance and the dedication that our server Blaire showed to us bout the menu and even the decor in the...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cucina!! The decor is incredible and so inviting!! Tonight we tried the date, ricotta & bacon pizza. OMG!! I could eat this everyday. It was amazing!! We also love the truffle fries, the burrata (a must try) and the chocolate dessert (malted milk...More

Thank Muchara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this place out since the kids were not with us. A dimly lit restaurant with a nice vibe. The menu had many choices but for our tastes the menu lacked what we were looking for. However, we did...More

Thank ceez1
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Casual setting for light Italian appetizers and pasta. Good variety of wines. It is a good place for either snacks or a meal. Seating both inside and out. Rather loud when it is full. Wise to make reservations.

Thank Mehdi J
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you're thinking of eating at a great restaurant and find yourself at the Spectrum, there are more and more choices to be found. However, my favorite, by far, is Cucina Enoteca. This is one of a collection of restaurants owned by the Urban Kitchen...More

Thank Brian J R
Reviewed 12 February 2018 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 7 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
Description
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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