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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

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6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to have a night away from the baby and had a wonderful time! The atmosphere was perfect and the food was heaven on a plate. The bread app was amazing and would recommend it to everyone! We also had the meatball app, which was also to die for! We had reservations and the place started... More 

Thank StellaMeatball
Boone, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small artisanal Italian treat. Get a reservation, grab a bottle of wine (don't expect to grab one in Mountain City....best we could find was Boones Farm) ask for a coffee cup ($1 upcharge, but beats most corkage fees) and relax back for a delicious DINING EXPERIENCE. Feel blessed that it is only an hour away and well worth the... More 

Thank Alwaysgwen
Johnson City, Tennessee
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bunch of us actually followed and mini-tornado here in July. Took us about 2.5 hours. They ended up staying open for us and for a group who just accidentally found the place. Food was excellent as usual. Absolutely not a bad dish on the menu! But eh service in bad conditions was outstanding and they were so gracious! you... More 

Thank Drslowens
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you're looking for REAL ITALIAN, this is the place for you. Everything we've tried on the menu has been EXCELLENT! We highly recommend. Make reservations, it's a popular place.

Thank cajundad2016
North Fort Myers, Florida, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had not been back for a couple of years and very happy to see that Matteo has expanded. The fruits of your labor are paying off. Thanks be to God. The food, beginning with the bread, dipping oils, caprese salad and our entrees, linguine with shrimp and asparagus, lasagna were delicious. Everything made there from scratch. Finished it off with... More 

Thank Yoli J
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sixteen of us arrived thinking we had a confirmed reservation. They acted like they had never heard of us and were not apologetic about it. The food may be good based on other peoples reviews, but the restraurant is so small that I would not recommend more than 4 people try here at one time. DoNot make a reservation because... More 

2 Thank Jane K
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had Dinner there on Saturday night. Another superb evening from start to finish. Started with the prawns while my wife had the Burrata. We both had the Tagliatelle Bolagnese for our entree which was again superb. Finished off with the Panacotta which is well worth waiting for. The place was full, the staff attentive & helpful. Make sure you book... More 

Thank 89KDog
Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We came here for lunch on a Saturday. We were staying at Redtail Mountain Resort and had seen this on TripAdvisor. It is not in the downtown area of Mountain City, it is in the outskirts. Cute little place, very friendly staff, REALLY wonderful Italian food. Our server was very good at describing the entrees and the homemade pasta was... More 

1 Thank Kate M
Mountain City, Tennessee
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Save this spot for when you want to really enjoy a meal. The super cute and clean atmosphere is great, but the food! It's a place you want to savor your meal and enjoy the time with loved ones. We had two shrimp dishes and a ravioli that were divine! The shrimp was so tender and the pasta...oh my! Down... More 

Thank Packsfast2go
Bristol, TN
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our party of six had a reservation for a Saturday night dinner and the food was superb. We were immediately seated and we ordered the super-fresh caprese salad. We all ordered different entrees. I had the bolognese which was top-notch. My spouse had the lasagna which may have been the best I've ever had. For dessert, we all ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-0205
La Cucina is a real Italian homey kitchen offering 28 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch. Always ready to experiment new recipies, but strongly influenced by the traditional cuisine of Milan and Lombardy. From our passion for the art of eating well and from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy these delicious recipies from our Italian timeless tradition.

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