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Cucina Enoteca

532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
+1 949-861-2222
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wine lover's heaven - extensive wine list with reasonable prices (retail plus corkage). Eclectic indoor and outdoor decor. Menu never seems to change but you can rely on the salads, pizza and pastas. Very relaxed and casual.

Thank princpinot
Reviewed 7 May 2017

What a great menu! I could not get past the starters and wanted to order one of everything. And I'm a vegetarian.... so for me to have such a large selection of things to pick from was awesome. I convinced my husband to split a...More

Thank Alena A
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I've eaten at Cucina Enoteca many times over the years, and my reaction is always the same. I am never wowed by any of the plates. Sometimes the polenta ragu is very good, other times not. Lasagna is not custom made for you, it's cut...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for a casual dinner and/or drinks with friends. Outside area is pleasant. Kid friendly with a "make your own pizza" option. Doubles as a wine store with $8 corkage if you buy from there and no corkage on Sundays.

Thank Nicolas v
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food is inspired by Italian cuisine--a good choice of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, other entrees; a good burger if you prefer. Wine list extensive; you buy at roughly retails with a corkage fee. Can also buy wines to take with you. Service is generally prompt and...More

Thank davidcZ5008RY
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place for dinner with family or friends. Love the margarita pizza there.. got to try it. The best thing is the daily happy hour.

Thank nehach86
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you want a mouth-watering experience, be sure to start with the pate. The presentation is beautiful and the pate will melt in your mouth! Great drinks and a very fun atmosphere inside as well as out on the patio. One of my favorite places...More

Thank pmyers2017
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our first visit and we selected a table on the spacious patio. Outstanding service by Chad who made several cocktail and menu recommendations. Although they seem to feature many fine wines the specialty cocktails were delightful. Try the Cucumber Blossum, delicious. Several appetizers and main...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere was great! Have tried several of the pasta dishes and all were wonderful.

Thank englandsd
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I had only been here for dinner in the past and it's always been great. However, the brunch was even better. Something about sitting outside on their patio and sipping on champagne just seems right.

Thank Caligula800
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T. R
We have a gathering of four families which would bring number to 18 perhaps 21 adults and 5 children. I am looking for a place and I was told you have like a semi-private patio that perhaps we can use for at least 3 hours from 12 -3pm. It is our annual four families Christmas gathering and finding a place that could reconnect us all and feel relaxed for those 3 hours at least. Please advise. Thank you. Teresita
2 November 2016|
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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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T. R
We have a gathering of four families which would bring number to 18 perhaps 21 adults and 5 children. I am looking for a place and I was told you have like a semi-private patio that perhaps we can use for at least 3 hours from 12 -3pm. It is our annual four families Christmas gathering and finding a place that could reconnect us all and feel relaxed for those 3 hours at least. Please advise. Thank you. Teresita
2 November 2016|
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Response from hjobrown23 | 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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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