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Cucina Italiana

The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
+44 1277 369999
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Often come here with my girlfriend always warmly welcomed and treated to amazing food. It's a little gem we found taking a wrong turn one day and stopped there for a bite to eat.

1  Thank EssexReviewed
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant. Attentive service and very warm welcome. Food exceptionally tasty and freshly cooked. Great house red wine. Will definitely return. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is our go to Italian, great food, really good staff. Pizza’s are excellent and my son had the seafood pasta- tremendous! Great wine list and house red is so reasonable we had two bottles. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A working lunch at Cucina Italiana in High Ongar saw the service at its usual high level and the fixed price one, two or three course fixed menu gave an interesting choice of six or seven items for starter, main course and dessert. The Valpolicella,...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Visited this lovely little restaurant three times in 2017. Internal decor, lighting, food and drinks bill are very good. Top marks goes to service and attention by first class staff.

1  Thank tennisplayerjohn
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I was with a party of 16 and we received a very warm welcome. Although the temperature in the restaurant was warm, my legs and feet were cold. This may have been due to the tiled flooring, or that is was chilly outside. The food...More

2  Thank paulF5692MX
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My husband, myself and a friend have just returned from enjoying a wonderful lunch at Cucina Italiana. The food was exceptional, hot, delicious and exceptional value. Our freind, who eats out regularly, was very impressed. Although it was not busy, a bonus in our mind,...More

1  Thank EssexEunie
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Fab lunch today. We will be going back very soon. Lovely lunch menu and very good value. Lovely and clean and delicious food x

2  Thank Kp22Brentwood
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a little set back from the main road and you wouldn’t necessarily know it was there. It looks like a large White House. It’s in a cute little village outside of Ongar. The staff in there are so incredibly wonderful. The young...More

2  Thank Dove1820
Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was a year since our last visit but the warm welcome by name to both myself (who booked the table) and my guest (whose name had not been given) by waitress Marioca demonstrated the personal service that is the hall mark of this Italian...More

2  Thank Keith B
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2016|
Response from EllaStefania07 | Property representative |
Hi. The restaurant is it open: MONDAY to SATURDAY: lunch time from 12:00 till 14:30 and evening time 17:30 - 22:00. SUNDAY: 12:00 - 21:00 (SUNDAYS we are open all day).
29 June 2015|
Response from EllaStefania07 |
If you call them in advance they will be really helpful :) especially the manager, Giuseppe Russo
Julie H
12 May 2015|
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Response from EssexPianist | Reviewed this property |
I think so, like the previous person said, if you call them in advance they will be really helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  High Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 369999
  • E-mail
Fresh authentic Italian food served in a modern clean environment. This is a unique building as it has great original old features with a modern design. We are a modern, fine dining restaurant open for lunches and dinner 7 days a week. We have a bar and courtyard areas too. We are passionate about Italian food and strive to create exciting specials along with all the favourites.
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