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Cucina Rustica

76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
+1 706-374-7474
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely reserved and help with planning.Very attentive service by multiple staff. Visit from owner/ chef, all making for a warm friendly event. As for the food, my pasta was excellent. GWJ

3  Thank wayfarer078
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had dinner here on Saturday evening and it was out of this world. From the time we walked in the door till we left we were made to feel like we were the only one in the restaurant. We were greeted at the door...More

5  Thank LilyPlatteCity
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your response and your experience at the restaurant. We realize our new changes have made some of the old owners loyal customers upset, change is difficult. But we're super psyched that you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great soft shell crab, followed by a Zuppa de Pesce. Another home run restaurant from the owners of Harvest on Main!!!!

4  Thank Mary T
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much Mary! Yes the chef is a crazy fan of soft shell crab...so glad you were here to experience his preparation of the dish while it's in season. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We were skeptical of the change in management as we loved the food. When we heard they had sold it we were disappointed. We have dined there twice and are very happy with the food. We have tried the lasagna, veal osso bucco, veal Parmesan...More

3  Thank queenbeefl
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience since we've purchased the property. We truly want to make the restaurant a fabulous place to come and relax - expand the quality and specialties of the menu and breadth of the Italian/European experience. We're...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent a few days in Blue Ridge in late june. This was our first visit to the area and did not know where to eat. We tried Cucina Rustica on out first night and liked it so much we went back...More

1  Thank amiller9020
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! We are really excited to have Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria as part of our family of restaurants - And we are even more excited you found us! Hope you make it back soon!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I wrote about this Dining Establishment in July 2014 and had dined there many times thru 1-2017.It was an excellent place to get a wonderful meal. But apparently ownership has changed and the place has gone downhill in the worst of ways. During the week...More

4  Thank Tom G
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you so much for your response!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

I had dinner here a few days ago--I live nearby so very familiar with the place. This was the first time with a brand new menu/new owners. I loved it before, but this is definitely an upgrade. Everything was delicious. Mussels and sausage appetizer, shrimp...More

2  Thank artcoolie
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to respond! We really appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My vote is a big YES👍for Cucina Rustica. Our first trip and we enjoyed our dinner. Everything we ate was delicious and of excellent quality. Chicken parm was fork tender. Great pasta all around. Tiramisu was a different take, but wow, was it luscious. Salad...More

3  Thank VOBR
HarvestonMain, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond! We look forward to your anniversary! We always have inventive new dishes on the horizon - including dessert so CHEERS!

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Cucina rustica has been one of my favorite restaurants but this was my first visit since new owners took over. While the food was very good I just don't like the new formula and menu as well as the old. The menu is extensive with...More

3  Thank emorga
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this Italian restaurant. It was like finding a diamond in the rough. Out in the middle of no where with amazing food and top notch service!

3  Thank wendyzander
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a few people wearing them at dinner.
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Casual dress.. I hope you enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Forge Mill Xing, Morganton, GA 30560-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-374-7474
In 2017, we grew our family again, adopting two well-established and well-loved restaurants. Morganton-based Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica were opened by longtime friends of ours years before we arrived in Blue Ridge. When they were thinking of retiring, we saw the opportunity to own the land where our restaurants would live. So we purchased the two Italian-style concepts and brought in Danny’s touch with fresh ingredients and classic European chef training. Cucina Rustica is focused on a fine dining experience with Danny’s interpretation of Old World Italian foods from Sicilian fish dishes to Northern Italian pastas and everything in between.
La Pizzeria at Cucina is your classic New York-style pizza place. A place where everyone knows your name and what you like on your pie. We love that – we both grew up with those classic places in our hometowns in Connecticut and Philadelphia.
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