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La Cucina Italian Grill

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1780 Chanders Lane Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
+1 910-579-9777
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our go to place when we want "good" Italian food and don't want to travel too far. Every dish that I ever have had here has been very good. Their Specials are usually outstanding for the evening. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Carol H
Cary, North Carolina
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199 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bread was excellent, the spagetti and meatballs was ordered by two of us and both really enjoyed the meal and the left-overs. The other person ordered a chicken dish that we all tasted and it too was a hit! With plenty for 2-3 at lunch the next day. The seasoning was spot on and the service was very good.... More 

Thank tarheelrider
west haven, ct
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its hard to find good italian food...or should I say food close to us northerners have come to love and this restaurant does the job.

Thank deg62us
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Don't let the unprepossessing exterior dissuade you. The food is excellent. I had crab cake special for hors d'oeuvres; thin, but with plenty of crab (and we notice these things in the DC-Baltimore area). The veal piccata over pasta was excellent and although I'm not a huge bread eater the warm bread steeped in garlic butter was also good. I... More 

Thank nodedet
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation. The place holds about 50 people and is packed at dinner time. Food is absolutely worth the wait. We waited 30 minutes and I would wait longer knowing what awaits. Make sure to eat here if you are in the area.true hidden gem. Food is fresh and tastes great. Service is well above average... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We eat here a couple times a month and always find the food prepared fresh and hot and the service excellent. Often, we request special things like using a different form of pasta or no mushrooms in certain dishes and the kitchen staff always have followed through correctly. The bread is also excellent as is the salad (included with the... More 

Thank markfarner58
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Recently we got take out and it was well prepared and package so the salad was crisp and the hot entree was still hot. Service is friendly and timely

Thank Gary W
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The best kept secret in Sunset Beach! Great food and service! A must for those visiting the local beaches.

1 Thank Mary B
Cumming, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very disappointed. Our family tried to eat here and will not return. We are not picky eaters but this didn't come close to good. Poor quality meat and ingredients. I left mine and went home for a salad. My husband and son ate most of theirs but didn't finish. Cheese sauce tasted off and they put it on everything.

1 Thank Jennifer6192770
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went in without a reservation and was offered to sit at the bar. We received excellent service from all of the wait staff. They had a couple staff who had not come in and with the teamwork that was demonstrated was only second to the delicious food! It was so good we made reservations for the following night and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chanders Lane Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777

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