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.
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