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“Not the best”
Review of La Cucina

La Cucina
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Rustington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Cucina is the place for everyone to enjoy a warm, relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food to suit you at any time of the day. Made with fresh ingredients and always served with a smile we prepare everything to suit you. Why not enjoy a mouth watering contemporary breakfast, or a rich Italian roasted coffee with a sumptuous slice of one of our homemade cakes.
Bramber, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not the best”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Rustington needed a new restaurant, and La Cucina has clearly filled that gap, though I feel more competition could only be a good thing.
One of the waiting staff in particular was professional and attentive.
The restaurant was busy, and it was possibly difficult for the owner to make individual customers feel important. If he tried, he didn't succeed; it felt like an impersonal chain restaurant. Nice buzz from the customers, though.
The house wine was said to be Sauvignon Blanc on the menu, but was actually Chardonnay.
The sauce on our main dishes was way too thin, and the lack of texture definitely detracted from the quality, although it was perfectly well cooked.
Perhaps it is fine for a pizza or pasta.
Being old-fashioned, and enjoying old-fashioned quality, we are always disappointed when the plastic pudding menus are produced, indicating that the puddings are brought in from some pudding hub. But they were cheaper than in some places, so that helps!
We were asked if we had enjoyed the meal, but the owner was not interested in our response. How much wiser it would be for him, in a new restaurant, to ask for serious comments, and take them on board. If customers have been less than enamoured, they might then give the place another try. As it is......
Don't know if they do brunch, take-always or late night opening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Patsy S
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Rustington
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“La Cucina - great restaurant in Rustington”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect having read the reviews but it was lovely. The staff and service really good - they are so friendly and helpful. Pizzas delicious - calamari great and so too the garlic bread. Chocolate fondant for pud really nice. Would say food good, service and ambience excellent. Lovely chairs and nice décor - we'll be going back for sure. At 7.30pm Friday night it was really starting to fill up so book.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank KevinaRustington
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“beautiful food and excellent service”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We went out for a family meal, for 2 family members Birthdays. The restaurant was well laid out, spacious and aIry. The food was beautiful, excellently cooked and very tasty and so nice for the 2 of us that have food allergies to actually have a choice of dishes! The service was excellent and the staff very helpful and courteous. A great night out and would definitely do a repeat visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank wenpowersawing
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Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“mid week dinner”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The service was excellent, Restaurant layout very good and food wonderful.
Good selection on the menu and wine list
only down side, and I have heard this from others is that it is noisy,the general conversation and kitchen noises just seem to bounce around, it really seems it needs acoustic boards to help deaden the sounds.
well recommended

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank davidc288119
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Food was average
Service was not very good
But the desserts..... Amazing would recommend for people who like desserts

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Thank John G
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