About Cucina 24
Chef & owner Brian Canipelli opened Cucina 24 in 2008 on Wall Street in the center of downtown Asheville, NC.
Our kitchen is focused on melding the traditions and philosophies of Italian cookery with ingredients found in the mountains of the American South.
We work closely with a number of area farms and our menus reflect produce that they bring to us.
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking on Wall Street as well as Wall Street parking garage.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Cucina 24 Ratings and Reviews
Not our cup of tea. This restaurant is v ...
Not our cup of tea. This restaurant is very eclectic with it's food choices. Had a hard time finding something on the daily changing menu (although farm to table) to eat. Pastas were fresh and would recommend the bolognese. Did not have pizza but they had a wood fired oven. Not allot of entree's to choose from.
2 weeks dining at all the well known and ...
2 weeks dining at all the well known and recommended places. Curate, Limones, Nightbell, Rhubarb, Tupelo. At the end we found Cucina 24. First night my husband and I had two different pastas, salads and shared the delicious olives. Loved it so much we had lunch there the next day and had one of the best pizzas ever (and we have eaten pizza all over the US including the James Beard winner in Phoenix). Spent our last night here before leaving Asheville. Cacio Pepe is an all time Fav!! but this preparation was the best. Hope everyone is lucky to find this hidden away place during their trips to Asheville.
We booked on OpenTable and were immediat ...
We booked on OpenTable and were immediately seated in a quiet booth (making it easy to hear one another!) and treated like queens! We returned a bottle of wine (something I almost NEVER do) and were immediately visited by a manager who made an incredible recommendation and continued to visit our table to take care of us. Everything we had (about 9 dishes from apps to salads to mains) was devine, from the olives to the tartare to the branzini. We will definitely be back!
Service was the best part of the meal, o ...
Service was the best part of the meal, our server was very friendly and knew her stuff. The bread plate was good, and the gelato was very good. However the main dishes were very lacking, my pasta was cooked well but seems like they preportioned in plastic which left a flavor transfer which I ended up only eating a fourth of the dish. My wife's dish was undercooked and the shrimp had an overly strong order to it so she couldn't finish hers either.
I will commend the staff ended up taking the main dishes off the ticket which we didn't even ask for it to happen. They do care about their patrons which a lot of other people do not.
Our favorite foodie place in Asheville. ...
Our favorite foodie place in Asheville. Celebrated my wife's birthday this trip and had another wonderful time and very interesting menu choices. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. Very good wine selection, too.
The service was marginal. This could ha ...
The service was marginal. This could have been our particular server. The menu is limited. When ordering bourbon on the rocks, we were charged an additional two dollars for what was described as a "pour charge". We had never had such a charge anywhere else in our travels or in Asheville. We officially renamed it a poor charge.
Both the waitress Chloe and the chef Nic ...
Both the waitress Chloe and the chef Nick we're amazing. Nick, who prepared an awesome appetizer tray that was not only tasty but was so beautiful to look that we took pictures of it- was impressive with his cullinary skills. Both he and Chloe we're friendly, engaging and provided excellent service. The meal was delicious as well.
Cucina 24 has a creative menu that's sur ...
Cucina 24 has a creative menu that's sure please. If you like Italian food you won't be disappointed here. The appetizers and entrees were delicious, especially the rigatoni amatraciana! And their cheese platter was divine. I definitely recommend checking them out for a meal if you're in Asheville!
Our second time at Cucina24 was just thi ...
Our second time at Cucina24 was just this last August 30th, and it was every bit as good as we remembered, even on a Tuesday night. My wife and I took two of our visiting friends. And they also loved the place for a memorable evening. As before, the ambience is terrific - warm and pleasant, with excellent service and terrific food. The bar scene is wonderful, good drinks both usual and unusual, and a show in itself. Prices seemed moderate for the quality this place keeps.
I always think twice before giving across the board "excellent" ratings, and have here. But even so I can enthusiastically rate this restaurant as excellent and highly recommend Cucina24.
We have eaten at Cucina many times. Over ...
We have eaten at Cucina many times. Over the years we have enjoyed dinner on week nights as well as for special occasions. The last three or four times we have visited we noticed the food was not as delicious as in times past. The recent visit was very disappointing as we were served quail that was extremely tough and a pork chop that was very fatty. All in all, very disappointing. Will probably not book dinner reservations in the future. Too many very good restaurants in Asheville to settle for sub par food. Sad because I loved eating here for a long time.
This is another restaurant that was reco ...
This is another restaurant that was recommended to us.My dinner was amazing...trout dish.
My husband ordered a pasta dish and he thought it had no flavor. He would not go back for pasta but he loved my dinner. You also had to pay extra for bread if you wanted it which in an Italian restaurant seemed odd. The server had a little of an attitude.
Cucina 24 was so good, we went back a se ...
Cucina 24 was so good, we went back a second night during our stay in Asheville. Our favorites were the Fig appetizer served on thick, grilled bread with fresh figs, chèvre, fig and onion jam. Delicious! One of our other favorites was the Straciatella - fresh mozzarella stretched so that it's smooth and served with heirloom tomatoes and micro greens. So good! For dessert we had the Creameax - a chocolate piece of goodness. Service was very good. Would highly recommend.
Cucina 24 never disappoints. As a local ...
Cucina 24 never disappoints. As a local Ashevillian, Cucina 24 is one of my favorite restaurants to bring out of town guests, and they were blown away by the quality of the food, its preparation, the service and ambiance of this wonderful restaurant.
This farm to table Italian has delicious ...
This farm to table Italian has delicious food. The pasta is fresh and made in house. The food isn't overly seasoned allowing the fresh ingredients to shine. My daughter's steak was perfectly prepared. We wanted to order dessert but the entrees were a good size portion and we didn't have room.
My wife and I had a really amazing night ...
My wife and I had a really amazing night . Between the perfect and helpful service from our Waitress and the beautiful preparation of the food that was so delicious from the appetizer to the dessert , our night was awesome ... We will be back
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