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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Biteme1986
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jennifer6192770
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Yambucket
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Service was great. Friendly and informative of specials and answered all questions. Clean place, we were very happy it wasn't noisy and the restaurant was packed. We could talk and hear each other great. Now the food, yummy. We had the pasta primavera, steak tip special, lasagna, all with salads. Good portions. They didn't rush us so we could talk... More 

Thank Jim G
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We absolutely think this is the best Italian in Brunswick County. We are planning to go again with the rest of the family. Make reservations. Would highly recommend.

Thank Colleen F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent Italian fare and wonderful service. Portions were perfect for lunch and served quickly. Lots of wonderful salads available if Italian food isn't for you.

Thank Toonces14

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?