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“Great Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cucina Biazzi

Cucina Biazzi
Ranked #28 of 155 Restaurants in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We dined inside & enjoyed good service and great fresh food. The house Chianti was a great wine for the four course dinner. Reservations are a must - especially on a theater night. Inside the dining was well served, some of the chairs leave you wanting a cushion, as antiques don't work well for the 2 plus hours for dinner. All four courses were nicely served, not too big of portions- which is a blessing.

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New England
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Surprising find, very nice dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We found this restaurant a little off the beaten path, and were enticed by the prix fix menu at a reasonable price. The first course was a nice antipasto to share--marinated veggies, cheese, great bread (no meat though). The pasta course followed and we had several nice choices. The ravioli with a red sauce was wonderful and the risotto ($8 extra for the seafood risotto) was also excellent. The main course, which determines the price of your meal overall, included several options--roast chicken, roast pork (those were our choices), steak and others. We were already pretty full, so the moderate portions were plenty for us. Then the fourth course was the salad, served at the end as is traditional in Italy. Dessert, if you have room for it, is an extra charge. We were stuffed already, so passed on dessert. We also opted for glasses of the house red wine, rather than a bottle. The house wine was VERY cheap, but was really good. All in all, a nice place for a nice dinner before the theater. There is indoor and outdoor seating. We opted for inside as the day was rather warm, but when we left all the outdoor seating was full. I'd recommend making a reservation.

Visited September 2013
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El Granada, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We skipped this fine dining, Italian restaurant for several years, because we knew that they had a prix fixed menu and we were never in the mood for so many courses. This time we spied the fine print, which said that they would allow a la carte ordering as well. So, I ordered the 1st course/antipasta to share with friends and a third course/entree--poached halibut. Delicious and very flavorful. Judging from the bites my friends offered from their second course/pasta. Their delicious pasta is their highlight! Only the tiramisu impressed me more. It was the best that I have ever tasted!

  • Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Would not go again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Wish we'd paid more heed to the two most recent negative reviews here. Some of our meal was almost inedible. The sauce on the angel hair pasta with spinach was watery, had far too much garlic (and we love garlic) and some of the garlic had a burnt flavor. Pasta special--bowtie pasta--also had a watery and bland tomato sauce. Since two in our party ordered pasta for their main course, this really ruined our meal. The pork entree was a bit dry but sauce was delicious and potatoes were perfectly cooked. Side of spinach was nicely seasoned.

The restaurant is cute--in a house with a nice patio. We sat inside because of concerns about air quality from the forest fires (our party included people with bad asthma). We were not told that we could order a la carte until we asked and our server clearly didn't like that we choose to order this way. And it was a bit off putting that we had been seated for nearly ten minutes before our server finished her cellphone call, with an audible "I've gotta go now because I have a table" and finally came over. All in all, not a great dining experience, particularly for the money. With so many other choices in Ashland, we would not recommend this one.

  • Visited August 2013
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weston, ct
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“OverRATED”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

I went with five other guests. Two liked their food, and four did not. We were overcharged for food, because our waitress neglected to tell us of an upcharge, but we were billed anyway.
We had to argue with them to split the difference.
Risotto was watery and tasteless. I had a special pasta that supposedly had two ounces fresh crab. No way. There were two small pieces that amounted to maybe 1/2 an ounce with the rest of the food, pretty tasteless.
I would definitely take a pass on this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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