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“Not worth the High Prices”
Review of Cucina Italiana - CLOSED

Cucina Italiana
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This was a cute little restaurant. Service was very good. We chose this last minute with no reservations and were seated on the first floor. Loud party of men on second floor who left shortly after we arrived. The restaurant is small but a nice change from pub food. But, the food is just ok. I had lasagna which was just ok and with a price of €22 for just the dish, was well overpriced. My partner had the pasta with shrimp. The pasta was seriously al dente, meaning it was really too chewy and the portion was minuscule for the €26 price. Appetizers were over the top expensive. Two little bruschetta for €10. Maybe if they had great flavor or a larger serving size. With a half bottle of wine, small rather ordinary food our bill with service came to almost €100 for two. Would not return and sorry to not be able to recommend this place unless you are completely tired of pub food.

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Thank T_Sandy81
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Delicious food and great service but with a tricky access to a small restaurant via a spiral staircase. The flavours were marvellous and the presentation of each dish very good however where were well satisfied with the meal we left feeling that this had been an expensive treat.

Thank Harry M
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

The Italian food here was as good as we have eaten in Italy. From the appetizers to the main courses it was all good. The service was fine and hey were helpful and knowledgable about the dishes (my wife has some food allergies).

The atmosphere I'd just so so and the seating is a bid cramped. Moderately expensive but the food made it a fair value.

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Thank Phillip P
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Don't be put off by cheap looking decor... The food is lovely....best Italian I have ever eaten in, in Ireland! "however" The stater and desert was a little overpriced in my opinion. The meal for two cost €112 for starters, mains, deserts tea & coffee... (No wine) . The staff were very friendly... I would reccomend this restaurant for a special occasion. Its a little gem hidden away in a back alley in the "kingdom"

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Thank mackywalsh
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Cucina Italiana came highly recommended and we looked forward to a meal there. However, from the moment we walked in the door, we were treated quite shabbily. Our table was jammed in under the steps and our waiter was unfriendly to the point of almost driving us to walk out. Being very hungry (and somewhat jet-lagged) we stayed for the meal which was quite tasty and well-prepared, although very expensive. We all agreed in leaving that it had been a wholly unsatisfactory experience. We may have caught the restaurant on a bad night, but we will not be returning there in the future.

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