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£4 - £39
CUISINES
Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Lovely little Italian restaurant in Bahrain. Nice atmosphere, very good food and fair and reasonable prices. Would recommend to anyone staying near it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Loved this cozy restaurant. The staff was friendly and accommodating. My husband and I don’t eat meat and they adapted the pasta with mushroom cream sauce and removed the chicken. We shared the house mix salad which was perfectly dressed and delicious but the star...of the night was the Pasta Norma. It was flavorful and rich with tangy tomato and eggplant sauce with just a touch of cheese. We also really appreciated that the smoking section was sealed off from the non-smoking.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

This is one of our favourite Italian Restaurants in Bahrain. The food is simple but excellent. They have an excellent drinks wine list that is reasonably priced. They have a separate smoking area so one is not affect by those who choose to smoke whilst...eating. Parking is easy enough although the restaurant shares parking with a hotel and Night Club. We usually find parking on the side of the road. The area is safe.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with a very nice and great staff. The food is very good as well as the ambiance. Good job to Bala!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023

Ordered two portions of the spaghetti with meatballs. However, the meatballs were crushed into small pieces; I should have returned this order but, in my eagerness to eat, I added ricotta cheese (which I had brought with me from Jazeera Cold Store) to the plate...before adequately inspecting the content and quality of the order. I also ordered the new veal dish without the wine sauce but with the spaghetti; I asked that the plain spaghetti be added to a separate plate of spaghetti bolognese. I asked that the veal and the spaghetti bolognese be served simultaneously but I received the veal first but not according to my instructions so I sent it back. A few minutes later came the latter two dishes. I got a couple of small pieces of veal but I really thought I would be getting something like milanese; okay, maybe I should have been clearer. However, the chef either does not know how to prepare bolognese sauce or that he is under strict orders to economize on mince-meat; I could not consider what was served to be bolognese. My guest had salmon with steamed vegetables; the salmon came with melted cheese atop; not sure if this is supposed to be an Italian dish or not -- looks to be not but he said it fit for his keto diet. I had an Entertainer coupon on my phone for this venue. I asked straight away about Entertainer when we had entered and we were told that "For the time being, Management has instructed not to accept Entertainer coupons." That is fine not to accept Entertainer coupons but then there is no need to agree with Entertainer to offer them only to renege on the commitment. Previously I tried the Linguini al Cartoccio, which I enjoyed. However this time around the dishes I selected at least were, unfortunately, unsatisfactory and not worth the money. It is hard to tell how much anything costs. The conventional menu is not updated and if you ask how much something costs, the waitresses won't tell you the price. I asked how much the ice tea was and was basically told to look at the electronic menu and then take account of some percentages added to it besides VAT. It was all too inscrutable. I asked for the bill, paid in cash and left. Too fed up. Not worth BD38. Approximately one hundred dollars -- we didn't even drink anything. Quite poor Price to Quantity-Quality. I used to like Carinos but, unfortunately, that venue closed some years ago so mostly looks like I shall have to cook spaghetti and meatballs myself using my mother's recipe. The waitresses are friendly enough but that does not compensate for indifferently prepared food.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Good place for Pizza and Beer. Would suggest to try “Quattro Stagioni” which have four pizzas in one. Ambiance is really good and staffs are friendly.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

The best food in Bahrain. My partner and I love real Italian food. They serve real authentic Italian food, not smothered in sauce and cheese. I love the interior of the restaurant, I felt at home, it’s cosy, warm and intimate. I can’t wait to...go back next week.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and service served by Ganesh. Special thanks to Bala, Mr. Sumodh and Mr. Godwin. I would like to thanks Chef Minard as well for the Amazing pasta.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

This Authentic Italian restaurant ticks all the boxes from great service, ambience, chef, menu, cocktails, varieties and above all the kindness of the staff who took care of us from the start till the end. Celebrated my wife's birthday and my family and friends enjoyed...every bit of the experience. Well done Cucina team!! And special thanks to restaurant manager Bala who made us felt special with lovely decor.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 7 May 2021

Finding good food in not a big trouble at Bahrain, however when you find good people serving you that make a whole experience wow. Mr. Gentleman (Aditya) is truly professional and knows his menu well, he gave us brief description about dishes. I never told...him that it was my birthday when I visited the place but seems like one of his team member over heard it when I got a call from friend wishing me for same. After our meal, Mr. Aditya came with small pastry which had candle on it and wished me a happy birthday. it was truly a great gesture. Thank you Mr. Aditya and team for wonderful service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to serving you again :D

Reviewed 9 April 2021

The is a nice little restaurant with beautiful environment, frendly staff, and fabulous food. For a full Italian experience you will not find anything that has a comfortable intimate setting like Cucina.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 1 April 2021

Very good service, staff very friendly and efficient and food quality amazing. Recomend to visit and repeat.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

Delicious Italian cuisine providing at this place with large assortment of wines. The taste of food is amazing, the size of portion is more then enough) Also have to mention the super professionally stuff, from hostess to chef. Stay hard at this covid time. Wish...u happy Christmas and New YearMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Same to you. Looking forward to seeing you again :D

Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

restaurant serving a very good food the employee crystal is giving an amazing service and make you feel at home, I always spend my weekend there.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bahfamleico, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again and have a great day ahead :D

Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Thanks for the night for serving our dinner #RoseCrystal#Mary Anne##.We enjoy the food( Linguini Cartocio) ( Spaghetti Bolognese) ( Starter) ( Sangria )

Date of visit: February 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing you again and have a great day ahead :D

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Response from Bahfamleico | Property representative |
Hi Yes, we have a cheese ravioli .. you should try it!! Cucina Team
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Casual is fine.
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I can not remember the actual price but we had 2 bottles of wine starters and main courses between 2 of us and my husband said it was very reasonable
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Cucina Italiana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5