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£17 - £25
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My starter (goat's cheese) was the best thing I've eaten in a long time. Mains of gnocchi and tagliatelle were so good. Affordable wine menu and he service was impeccable.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere.Our party had the pizza, pasta and risotto which was all delicious Great service and a nice touch singing happy birthday to the birthday girl

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Had family lunch for son’s 50th on a Saturday,12 adults 4 young children. Service was friendly and exceptionally efficient given the size of our party, children cared for thoughtfully. Food was excellent though children’s portions rather large.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Excellent meal - menu is varied and plenty of vegetarian options. We had fish/pasta/pizza - all were delicious and the service was friendly and attentive

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Delicious, authentic, unpretentious Italian food. I had the gnocchi and then shared some of my sister's pizza - both delicious - although the pizza was vegan and I didn't have high hopes, the vegetables were exceptionally flavourful and tasty and it had a superb tomato...sauce. I wish I had ordered a side of vegetables and a starter too. The soup looked great.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

I have coeliac so am unable to eat gluten. I had the best gluten free pizza I have had in a long time. The rest of the meal of grilled goats cheese salad was fresh and very tasty. This is real treat. Strong recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely little place. Went there on a work event. Food was really good and service great. Would definitely recommend and will return when I'm next back in Oxford

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

There was a large group of us, so we pre-ordered in advance. Unfortunately due to a bus breakdown, some of the parties were running late and the team were very helpful and understanding of the delay. They asked us when we were ready and we...didn't go long without empty drinks in the meantime. The food was great, the staff were attentive and lovely and we were all happy with our food. Good vegan options as well, which doesn't go a-miss! Our main server was great too, I believe her name was Emma but I can't be sure. She was so helpful, kind and patient with our big group.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

We were a large group, on a retirement evening, over 30 years in the NHS. Great service , well organised , lovely food. Everyone was very happy and felt full and looked after. Calamari well cooked, not like rubber bands. Best pizza i have had...in a long time. Now the desert caramel pancetta, was excellent, can't wait until i go back a have ot again. Highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Rip off ! Greedy serving portions on pizza and tuna salad! We pay double the price for half a serving! This is immoral. This has happened on more than one occasion in Nov 2023. A meagre portion of serving which belies belief. The manager on...duty Iola is absolutely unprofessional and unsympathetic to the customers’ perspective. She made us feel like liars.We founds her demeanour as impolite and aggressive. We will never order from La Cucina again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

La Cucina may be the best Italian restaurant in Oxford. The pizzas are quite good (Americans may want to ask for the pizza to be sliced when ordering), and the pasta is as good as I have had anywhere. But here is the surprise for...me- we were there on a night when one of the specials was liver and onions. Not exactly standard Italian restaurant fare. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned extremely well. Most places overcook the liver and hope to hide their tough, leathery liver underneath a mound of greasy onions. Not so at La Cucina, where the flavors were great, the balance of meat and onion perfect, and the meat moist and succulent. Bravissomo!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Having spent what feels like years wanting to come and try the food here, we finally booked a table. The starters were really really nice, and came out so fast, especially given that it was busy. The mains followed soon after, and both were well...presented. The food is all freshly prepared and you can really tell they make it with love. Unfortunately on this occasion, my main lacked any real flavour to it, but the pasta itself was home made and very well cooked. The dessert was perfect, and I’m sure we will return to try something new on the menu! Glad to have found a trusty local Italian restaurant (I would agree with a previous review that the kitchen staff stare a lot - I just smiled and looked away)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Loved dining here on a trip through Oxford. Great staff (attentive/helpful, no hovering), and the menu is expansive and thoughtful with beautifully curated ingredients and preparation. We ate there both nights AND a lunch because they were so kind and welcoming and there were so...many delicious dishes to explore on the menu. If one of the owners Yola is there, you will be treated like family!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Fantastic service, delicious food, would highly recommend to anyone who loves Italian food! I hadn’t spent much time in Oxford before so took a chance based on the positive reviews elsewhere, it certainly exceeded my expectations.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Nice food and our waiter was good but the only thing I would say that was bad is that all the male staff in the kitchen kept staring at me and my friends and were trying to talk to us whenever we went to the...toilets through the kitchen door. All of us felt really uncomfortable and I would actually tell all my friends and other young girls not to go in to La Cucina because of this.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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La Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5