Similar to our San Diego location, the restaurant’s interior evokes a modern kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse. A touch of home, splash of bohemia and many objects new and old attract the eye. A focus on natural and reclaimed material is found throughout. Additionally, two large patios provide various outdoor seating options for semi-private dining, a quick bite or lounging on couches while basking in the afternoon sun.
Whimsical expressions of Italian classics coupled with the use of the freshest local produce, organic and sustainable products comprise a diverse menu of items mostly at or below $20. Whether dining traditionally or ‘family style’, guests will enjoy favorites such as Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms, Ricotta Gnudi, Polenta Boards, Assorted Jars, Duck Cavatelli, Short Rib Pappardelle and Veal Piccata.
Along with house infused liquors, specialty cocktails and artisan beers, the restaurant’s extensive wine list follows a retail-priced program where guests are invited to visit CUCINA’s wine shop, select a bottle to enjoy on site ($8 corkage fee will apply) or purchase wine to go. Please note: guests are welcome to bring in their own bottle of wine. We charge a $20 outside corkage fee.
Owner: Tracy Borkum
Executive Chef: Joe Magnanelli
General Manager: Harry Nguyen
Wine Director: Ed Manetta
Executive Sous Chef: Chad Urata
Sous Chef: Matthew Robinson
Pastry Chef: Sergio Chavez