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La Cucina Italian Grill

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1780 Chandlers Ln Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
+1 910-579-9777
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Calabash, North Carolina
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 parmesan is one of my favorites. The portions are large so go hungry.

Thank cchtoo
Clover, South Carolina
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235 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
Sunset Beach, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 great alternative to SeaBlue.

Thank NoVABill
Andrews, SC
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 and really have no idea what we were served. The pieces were chunked (no rings... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Cary, North Carolina
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The bread was excellent, the spagetti and meatballs was ordered by two of us and both really enjoyed the meal and the left-overs. The other person ordered a chicken dish that we all tasted and it too was a hit! With plenty for 2-3 at lunch the next day. The seasoning was spot on and the service was very good.... More 

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west haven, ct
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its hard to find good italian food...or should I say food close to us northerners have come to love and this restaurant does the job.

Thank deg62us
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Don't let the unprepossessing exterior dissuade you. The food is excellent. I had crab cake special for hors d'oeuvres; thin, but with plenty of crab (and we notice these things in the DC-Baltimore area). The veal piccata over pasta was excellent and although I'm not a huge bread eater the warm bread steeped in garlic butter was also good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chandlers Ln Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?