Disappointed. Cucina is one of the most overrated overpriced so called "Italian" deli. I've eaten there three times and each experience was worst than the last! The last and final time I ate there I decided to try the meatloaf sandwhich. The meatloaf was undercooked the tomatos were not fresh and the cheese tasted old. When I asked if I could order something else instead the waitress rolled her eyes and seemed very inconvenienced. For the sake of good customer service and repeat business I would have thought they would have apologized and offer to refund my money. I ended up ordering a small salad just so I could leave. The coffee is horrible yet they claim on their website it's the 'best', only if you're comparing it to the water in Mexico! The owner is a complete snob when he's actually there and more interested in flirting with his waitresses than making sure his guests are enjoying their meals. The worst is all the nats that are visible flying all over the meats that are about to be served in a meal. It's obvious Cucina is nothing more than a generic stale version of Italian inedible food. I'll stay with Subway!
healthy food and pretty consistant. we like having this place right here in the neighborhood. it's good healthy food. It doesn't leave you feeling as if you've eaten restaurant food, rather it's like a freshly prepared meal that leaves you feeling like you've eaten well for lunch.
Healthy Awesome Food & Atmosphere. This is a great place to eat. Good Fresh Bread from Crumb Brothers is served here. The selections of entrees and salads are excellent, and all fresh homemade. In the summer time they make a great frozen lemonade. Coffee is OK. but wish it were better, though refills are free. It is a great place to hang by yourself, meet with friends, or to read the morning news papers or great local rags like the Catalyst Magazine, which can be found here, and the copies are free.
comfortable - cozy atmospher . . . delicious food . . .. I love Cucina. It always feels like a special occasion whenever I walk through their door. Everyone is helpful and friendly! The owner is always pleasant and welcoming. I love getting the salad sampler (which comes with your 4 choices) . . . the pesto cranberry salad is my favorite. Great please to take friends and family. My daughter and her friends love when I take them there for a special girl's - only lunch!
great fresh food, lovely atmosphere, nice staff. I really like cucina. Food is for the most part always delightful. The iced tea is some of the best. The location. The perfect Patio. The only thing is the moody owner, who probably gives all the cute girls there a hard time or maybe he comes off as being too flirty. Nice loafers btw. He is eternally golfing ( or looks like it ) My biggest complaint is there is no tip line on the credit receipt slip. I have asked the owner about it before and his arrogant response was that , if i wanted to tip i could just tell him before hand. What a joke. Those girls deserve to be tipped, they have to deal with him and half the yuppies that come in there. GO AVENUES. HA
Spotty service, decent food. I live about a block from Cucina. I find that about half the time their service is ok. They offer a lot of pretty yummy food, but I find it a bit pricey for a deli. Their lattes are not so good and their coffee is decent when it is fresh. The last two times I went in their coffee was lukewarm. The first time, when I brought it back they offered to microwave it for me (mmm microwaved coffee)... the second time I got cold coffee I told them and the guy at the counter said "oh sorry" and went back to what he was doing. If you have nowhere better to go and you want passable food in a nice italian cafe atmosphere go to cucina, if you want some real coffee go to Two Creeks down the street on 3rd and G.
Second location in Old Mill Business center is poor.
Cucina recently opened a second location in the Old Mill business center. The 5$ sandwhich frequently comes with 2, maybe 3 pieces of meet and for some reason the wheat bread has been stale 2 out of 3 times.
The fresh foods, such as lasagnas, meat loafs, and other family fun foods are microwaved to perfection out of their cold case and their staff is not very friendly. Specifically, the man who appears to be the owner (pretty sure, anyway) tends to be a little moody and spends more time flirting with women than helping other customers.
The original deli may be a WIN, but it's clear that additional locations are going to be all about the magic dollar, poor food quality, and less than favorable service.
A gourmet deli that creates a visual and edible feast..
This colorful, bustling place features tables set amid shelves packed with cooking utensils, imported goods and other items for sale. Mediterranean flavors and comforting dishes that make you feel at home. The deli case holds heaping plates of chicken, poached salmon spirals, lasagna and grilled vegetables. There's also a rainbow of salads and pastries including pies, tarts, cookies and cakes, as well as numerous fresh-baked breads.
great locale, really enjoy it. This is a great place. I love the atmosphere, and the regulars. Being from the neighborhood helps of course, but I've always had a good meal here. It's a good sized menu for the type of place it is, and they're always coming up with good daily specials.
Wonderful!. I was introduced to Cucina by a friend and I'm so glad she did! The atmosphere is great and the food was wonderful. Try the meatloaf sandwich - yum.
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