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“Dinner during siesta”
Review of Cucinaa

Cucinaa
Ranked #7 of 18 Dessert in Terni
Price range: USD 17 - USD 45
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were 10 looking for some good food, positively surprised by the menu and selection. Obviously we were in between lunch and dinner. First 7 of us got food served promptly and it tasted excellent.

Unfortunately, the orders for the 3 remaining were forgotten and had to be re-ordered. However, these 3 burgers were uncooked and had to be returned.

Unfortunate because the food was great, the service not.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Bar, Deli, Bakery, Restaurant . . . Cucinaa has great food, knowledgeable and friendly staff with a great atmosphere. It is fresh and modern, but always has a nod to its roots both in Italy and Umbria. Absolutely fabulous!

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Thank Flashduck
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CucinaaTerni, Direttore at Cucinaa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Thank you for your choice. Your satisfaction is our happiness and stimulus to achieve better goals. Grazie veramente di cuore vi aspettiamo alle vostre prossime vacanze.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Our family was in Terni for the Cantamaggio Festival, and as we were wandering the streets, we came across this corner restaurant on a side street. They were offering a special menu for the festival, so we stopped to take a look at it. As our Italian is limited, we did not understand some of the menu items, so the owner (Giorgio) came out to try to explain them to us. He even took us back into the food prep area to show us how the menu items were being prepared. The meal was fabulous. As mentioned in a previous review, this is not your typical Italian fare. Though it was obviously Italian cooking, there was a polished, gourmet flare to it. The food was extremely fresh and well-prepared, and the meats and vegetables were seasoned to perfection. The presentation of the food was also top notch. The waitress was very attentive yet not intrusive. We enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant as well-- it was a modern, industrial look with a touch of elegance. We were in Italy for 10 days, and this was at the top of the list for favorite meals.

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Thank tropicalvet
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

You have to change or stagnate. Seems simple enough, but many restaurants in Central Italy have not and will not follow this idea as a matter of principle. Cucina della Momma or better yet Nonna (grandma) is the way to go . Lots of dishes - all of the standards - constitute the menus in most every place you go (sometimes competently executed, sometimes not so much)

That is why Cucinaa is such a joy. You do not have to make the same decisions, you can make brand new ones They have not thrown away the rich tradition of Italian food - based on excellent ingredients and trademark preparations, but they have allowed themselves to challenge the convention.

Lentil soup is a staple everywhere and can be very good. At Cucinaa, 5 Grain soup including inter alia lentil, barley, spelt and olio nuovo (new olive oil) is a step up and something new but familiar. Just like the bocconcini di Tacchino (lightly fried turkey pieces) served with oven baked potatoes - nothing earth shattering but not something on offer elsewhere.

Trying to give a run down the items on the menu is a fools errand , because they offer a limited number of things and change constantly. I was advised that dinner was even more ambitious, which makes me a curious future customer.

There is a namesake restaurant in Foligno which is in some sort of family squabble with this one (hence no mention of this site on the web site) . I, personally, hope they get together and extend the idea further. All in all, I favor this one - if for nothing else, for the lovely converted space inside what was a bel époque theater. The service is also very competent and in keeping with the food, the vibe is very relaxed.

number of items that were different and interesting. Probably, they should complement their daily offerings with a standard or t

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Thank Jcraigh
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Reviewed 18 July 2016
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