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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.
Chef Brian has three children, Mia, Skylar and Luca.
Asheville, NC 28801
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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Cucina 24 Ratings and Reviews
How this restaraunt was ever labeled Italian, I will never know. If your looking for good vegetarian cuisine this may be for you. My husband and I were craving some real authentic Italian food and ordered the Chef's special. We were served greens, kale, roasted beets along with some roasted carrots and everything NOT Italian food. Spent 150 bucks on glorified vegetables and left hungry. I feel the chef was more concerned about presentation of food and how it looked, rather than how it tasted. Very disappointed. Service however was great and our waitress was sweet. Just wouldn't recommend this to anyone seeking Italian food
It was a combination of Mothers Day dinner for my wife and a double date with friends. I was tasked with selecting our place to try. Upon entry, it took several minutes before we were even greeted. Upon sitting, Alissa promptly introduced herself. We shared that it was a first for us all at Cucina 24. We elected to do the Family Style so we could try more foods that Cucina offered. The kitchen did not let us down. The food was served elegantly and at the correct temperature. If I had to reach for a "con", it took a lil longer than expected to deliver our entree. Other than that, we would highly recommend and would go back.
An unbusy Tuesday - great service, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Superb calamari salad w/curls of celery mimicking the round squid. My wild mushrooms with polenta and kale in a rich broth was perfectly executed. Husband's smoked duck not so successful - cooked perfectly but very tough throughout. It was way too chewy - perhaps need some marinating. The accompanying red baby turnips and greens were delicious.
The Rigatoni, made in house, was some of the best pasta I have tasted in my life. The sauce was perfectly flavored, not too sweet with a little kick. The Pizza crust was perfect and the cheese was sharp. The desserts were out of this world. Everything about this dining experience was as good or better then Italian I have had in NYC's best restaurants. I can't say enough about this place. If you are in Asheville, eat here!
Food was AMAZING! Our server spilled a glass of red wine on one member of our party. She offered to pay for dry cleaning (not necessary). BUT. She declined to replace the glass of wine she spilled. NOT great customer service in our book. But do go for the food L)!
Had to wait to be seated despite having a reservation. Waited 45 minutes for our entrees, and the appetizer showed up 5 minutes after our meals arrived. Portions were small and overpriced. Food was cold by the time it arrived. Drinks were interesting. Would not return or recommend.
Was disappointed. Had wanted to try Cucina24 for some time. Was out of several wines we requested. Server said they had a "big weekend". But we were there on Wednesday and in our view they had plenty of time to get the wine list restocked - even if they had to go to the grocery store. Server was OK but not what we are used to in Asheville for friendliness and being helpful. Food was quite good but there are better Italian venues in Asheville.
Truly some of the best meals I've had in a long time. The ingredients were fresh and the menu was interesting without feeling contrived. Solid, delicious food with generous portions and a terrific waitstaff to boot. Handmade pots top off the experience and I dream of going back!
After a long day of work at our own business, we were looking forward to a fabulous dinner, and a bottle of great wine. We walked into Cucina at 9:30 pm, the last couple on their list of reservations on a Sunday holiday, and were treated as if they had been looking forward to seeing us all evening.
Brian and his staff create an array of tastes that are very exciting and different. The extensive wine list gives opportunity to step away from the usual glass, into an authentically delicious Italian experience. Our server was gracious, knowledgable, and made great suggestions when needed.
As late as we were, we weren't made to feel like we were keeping anyone at work, or rushed to finish. It was a perfect evening at Cucina 24, and a special treat to meet everyone at the end of the night for a bit of conversation.
Food was great! We did the tasting menu and it was the perfect amount of food and a nice way to try what Cucina 24 had to offer. The service was where they fell short. Our server did the bare minimum and only one of the food runners ever explained what was being dropped off.
Very nice meal, we usually visit this restaurant on our trips to Asheville and have never been disappointed. Plenty of options to chose from and served in a manner that embodies authentic Italian food. Very nice if eclectic wine selection. Will not hesitate to return on our next visit to the area.
Our dinner at Cucina 24 was slightly disappointing. We may have had too high of expectations considering all the rave reviews of food in Asheville and reviews of this particular restaurant online. We may have been one of three other couples in the restaurant - it was a Wednesday evening, so take that for what it is. The service was just ok and the food was not anything to complain about, but we definitely had better meals while in Asheville.
Came here for our last meal in Asheville. We had many good meals the last few days and this was certainly up there with the rest. My wife said it was her favorite. Having returned from Italy a few months ago, it was nice to have authentic home made pasta again. Delicious food. We will be back.
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