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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
We are building a home in Asheville and visit often as a result. Heard positives regarding Cucina 24 so tried it. Overall, very disappointed. Limited choices. A few breadsticks but no bread. Mediocre salad and bolongese. Excellent branzino but our server did not offer to debone the fish. Had been to Modesto 2 nights previously and found it superior. Not sure we will try Cucina 24 again.
In a town where you can have memorable meals, this was a regular dinner with no star dishes. Mine was very salty. Services began mediocre and then picked up. I have eaten before in Cucina24 and love it, this time was not particularly impressed. The Pavlova dessert very sub-standard.
I hope you return to your original quality!
We had a party of four, sharing our food, all of which was vegetarian. The goat cheese pizza, pasta with mushrooms, and pasta with eggplant were wonderful. My dish of ravioli with corn and okra got an "A" for effort, but I didn't really care for it. Our server was wonderful and made excellent wine pairing suggestions. Most of the desserts were delicious; none of us cared for the mint ice cream. My cappuccino was dreadful.
Our experience was truly so different from any other dining experience we have ever had. Great service personnel and service, truly different food preparation, and ambiance that was the best. We will definitely go back when in Asheville. Kudos to this staff!
Every time I have come here, we have gotten the Chef's Tasting. My favorite part of the meal, mostly because of its unique nature, is the first course of locally foraged plants that you would never think of consuming otherwise. The pastas are ALWAYS to die for. (Note that almost all of the pasta dishes can be made into a half-portion. If you're like me, we always order more food after the tasting menu merely because we want to stuff ourselves silly with those delicious flavors.) The wine list is all Italian, but very guest friendly for those who don't know which varietals match to regions. The cocktails are ever rotating. Every experience here is new and not to be missed.
Excellent meal at Cucina24! I'd return tomorrow if I could. Our server was cheerful, knowledgeable about everything on the menu, and made great recommendations for us. The food arrived quickly from the kitchen, and every single bite was delicious. Can't recommend it enough!
We planned to have pasta, but talked ourselves into a "simple" pizza after starting with great veal carpaccio. Wow! The pizza was simple in concept, but complex in execution and flavor - total surprise. The pizza crust was perfect and the local tomatoes were some of the best tasting I'd ever had. Maybe a top ten lifetime pizza - I'm 64, that adds up to a lot of pizzas!
Major staff change-over which kinda scared me at first because I'm a creature of habit and comfort, ....and I had my favorite servers and cooks. But the food still delivered on goodness and that's really all you can ask for in this ever-shifting world. In conclusion, be ballsy and step out of your comfort zone, and enjoy a tasty treat while you can.
What I really like about this place is the wine list. No welcome when we got in, we had to wait 5 minutes before somebody shown up. We also had to wait for our table even if we had a reservation. I wanted to get a drink at the bar but it was a little mess. Empty glasses on the counter from previous customers. Restaurant is supposedly Italian but I'm Italian, born and raised in Italy and the menu was not "very Italian". Beside this, bread was very good and my Veal carpaccio was superb. Quails were nothing special to me. My wife's meal was good. My son got a pizza and he and I liked it. We got the check on the table while we where still eating and this is something that drive me crazy. No customer was waiting to be seated and many tables were available. It was 9.40 pm.. Little details make the different . If somebody was at the door to welcome you and check would come when you ask for I'll rated the restaurant higher because beside everything the food was good and I liked the effort in searching good wine and different menu.
This was one of best Italian meals I have had outside of Italy. The hostess was kind to recommend the bar seating to view the kitchen and it did not disappoint. My dinning companion -- my 12 year old son -- told me it was the best pizza he's ever had. They also went out of their way to make some special orders for us not found on the menu. Service could not have been better: prompt, attentive, accommodating and pleasant. Thank you. We will be back when we next visit Asheville.
I love Cucina 24. I wish they'd keep their charcuterie board year round but understand they want to highlight other things.
My only complaint is their liquor brands. Their spirits are unusual and, while I often try their brands I rarely care for them. I wish they'd stick a few of the more "usual" vodkas, tequilas, etc. I'm allergic to wine so it's important to me.
Their food is great so I order Titos and eat happily!
The service from the staff was attentive but chaotic. The bartender(s) was/were also waiting on tables while large parties were also waiting at the bar for tables; the servers were also greeting parties that arrived. There needed to be a central person at the front to maintain several positions in the restaurant. The wild boar ragu with pappardelle pasta was amazing! However, some of the dishes seemed muddled and overtly complex.
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