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La Cucina

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Italian
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1 Port Jackson Sq, Amsterdam, NY 12010-5546
+1 518-842-9693
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Maumee, Ohio
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253 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to a great Italian meal after our 6 mile walk in town. I ordered the Stuffed Shells with a side order of Italian sausage. The server rudely stated that there would be an extra charge for that. I told her that I didn't expect free items. I also asked that I not have croutons or onions... More 

Thank Craig G
Greer, South Carolina
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239 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was in town for the first time in ten years. Unfortunately, it was Labor Day & the two Italian restaurants on the South Side that I have always liked - as do my parents - were both closed. We decided on La Cuchina. When I hear the name I think bistro-style or similar, but this place was more a... More 

Thank CookerOfFaith40
Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ordered 4 pizzas (3 varieties) and large anti pastes. All were good and the house dressing was excellent. Wood fired pizza is available at certain times.

Thank beachbum12835
Charlton, New York, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were in Amsterdam for a Polish Fest at St. Stan's, and hungry after dancing to Betsy and The Bygones. Asked for a recommendation to a good Polish restaurant, was told none were left in town. Very sad !!! However, a bunch of older recommended LaCucina, said it had some of the best, and surprisingly most reasonable Italian food in... More 

Thank Andrew K
Amsterdam, New York
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Small but has a variety of seating from table top to booth to bar stool. Food is good. Service is ok.

Thank decels1970
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Very neighborhood family oriented Italian restaurant. Friendly waitstaff and patrons. If you are in Amsterdam NY, pop in for a meal. One of our party is on a gluten free diet. The restaurant serves gluten free spaghetti and pizza upon request

Thank SZ2013
Amsterdam, New York
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a nice place with a good atmosphere but if you are not planning to partake in drinking you will most likely not be happy with the wait for your food. The staff is very pleasant but the pizza is not one I would recommend.

Thank Chris P
Schenectady, New York
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

It's true, this is a bar first and a restaurant second....with several dining rooms in back of the bar area. It's no frills. It's also very good. Good food, overly-generous portions, good service, low prices. Ten of us had dinner there the other night and most of us brought home doggie bags....including one man who is 6'4" and weighs 250....who... More 

Thank Marilyn P
Saratoga Springs, New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is one of the best in Amsterdam NY! The food was fantastic, service was quick and the price was very reasonable. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was packed. There were two gentlemen singing Sinatra and other hits from the 60's and 70's. They were excellent and kept the atmosphere light and cheerful. Would love... More 

Thank Anon1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We decided to visit our old friend Tony at his new location. Service, drinks and meal was excellent. I brought home leftovers and I am sad to say they are gone. They do a great job and the food and service was excellent! Graci!

Thank George P

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pizza, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Port Jackson Sq, Amsterdam, NY 12010-5546
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +1 518-842-9693

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