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Cucina Enoteca

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532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955 (Across from Edwards Cinema)
+1 949-861-2222
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love the bechamel sauce lasagna, the little jars of gorgonzola with toasts for a starter, and not to forget the Lavender lemonade. Always a treat to eat here because it is a little pricey.

Thank travelingfam2000
Laguna Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the chopped salad followed by a really delicious, chile-accented linguine with clams. The broth left over was a decadent treat to be sopped up the supplied crusty bread. Still thinking about the flavor this morning.

Thank 4SIGHT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch after business meeting across the street. Excellent food & flavors. Service was prompt and attentive. Will return again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went here because it had good TA reviews. It's a very pleasant environment and they have an extensive wine list. The menu is not outstanding but ok. I had beef short ribs over polenta and it was rich and creamy. The other entrees were a margarita pizza which was excellent, brisket with pasta (papperadelle) and a pasta with shrimp... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. We enjoyed the squash blossom appetizer--great lemon sauce! Pizza was good, but was cold before We finished eating.

Thank Linda F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Business meeting in a mid Orange County area and it may become my favorite restaurant. Next time it will be movie and a dinner.

Thank GT P
Fallbrook, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had training in Irvine until noon. Decided to grab lunch before heading back to the office. So glad I made the decision to do so. From the moment I waled in I was impressed. The hostess was friendly and greeted us with a smile. We were seated quickly out on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the patio... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Met with friends limited to what beer available which was disappointing, enjoyable lasagne, helpful service and not rushed which was good t see, good atmosphere

Thank senna109
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just stopping by to review my wife and I's favorite restaurant on the planet. The food, atmosphere, drinks and service are all 110% awesome. Keep it up!

1 Thank MrBobBradley
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A relatively authentic Italian restaurant with great service as you expect in the US. The waiter told us most produce is sustainably sourced which was a nice touch. Standout appetisers were the squash flowers, the burnt Brussel sprouts.....and I usually hate them! Pastas were good, particularly the spinach gnocchi with ricotta. Great ambience. All in all a very nice place... More 

1 Thank jimmyhendriks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA 92618-4955
    (Across from Edwards Cinema)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-861-2222
Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego's award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca's menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Along with house-infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant's extensive wine list will follow a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA's wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage will apply) or purchase wine to go.

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