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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (25 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

It was a pleasure enjoying the cooking of Matteo, the owner, and talking with him about his world trotting and the places we have both been. Food is excellently. We had Shrimp a la Putanesca,which is a favorite of mine, and this one is one...More

Thank Trnsamcc
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This was my first time and my special Guy's second time...I looked at the reviews all were highly favored and he said it was very good too! He had the Alfredo and I had the Porcini Ravioli OH MY! It was so Delish! Can't wait...More

1  Thank RebeccaJ J
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The last place I thought I would find true Italian food, was in a county border lining eastern TN and western NC. Yet on a country road in Doe, Tennessee, almost one hour from Banner Elk, NC, the most wonderful Italian restaurant outside of Italy...More

2  Thank farmrzwyf
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you are looking for a taste of Italy in Tennessee, La Cucina Italian Kitchen is the place to go. I have travelled to Italy, while flying for the airlines many many times and am married to an Italian. I can attest to this being...More

Thank Pi330lot
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited La Cucina Italian Kitchen for the second time on April 12. Chef Matteo has such a gift for creating fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. We so appreciated the outstanding meal and service.

Thank E Lane G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We joined another couple to have dinner at La Cucina. Despite living in NE TN for many years we had never heard of the restaurant. I'm very glad we made the drive. The restaurant doesn't look like more than a house on the side of...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best food, hands down! Prepared fresh daily, incredible bread, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Strongly advise reservations!

Thank David G
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is just plain good Italian food. When you first sit down you are presented with wonderful bread and a marinara dipping sause. The pasta is always good. On top on everything, the pizza is cheep but amazing

Thank brodavid3849
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Don't read this review, it will take time that would be better spent driving immediately to La Cucina. You will enjoy one of the best meals you will ever eat in the cutest little spotless restaurant nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee. You won't...More

Thank 2015BMWX5
Reviewed 3 February 2017

we went as a family, so much fun and the food was great. service is so personal I felt I was at home with extra guests. can't wait til the spring to go again

Thank lvrogers1212
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Best route to get to la cucinarestrauant from banner elk nc
23 June 2017|
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Response from 2015BMWX5 | Reviewed this property |
Those directions I just gave should read La Cucina is approximately 6 miles on left after turning on to Highway 67 W not ten miles, hope this helps
I need to get two $50 gift cards. Can these be mailed to me if I call and give you my VISA card number? My husband is undergoing chemo and I am unable to come by at this time.
16 May 2016|
Response from mamapainter | Reviewed this property |
They only take cash for payments.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-0205
  • E-mail
La Cucina is a real Italian homey kitchen offering 28 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch. Always ready to experiment new recipies, but strongly influenced by the traditional cuisine of Milan and Lombardy. From our passion for the art of eating well and from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy these delicious recipies from our Italian timeless tradition.
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