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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
What an excellent find in downtown Asheville! The lunch menu is a bit limited, but there are plenty of great items, and everything we had was delicious. The server was super friendly, and the rigatoni, mushroom pizza, and a side order of meatballs were all excellent. We had a peak at the dinner menu and it looked even better. I definitely strongly recommend this place!
We had a great dinner at Cucina 24. The green olives and foccocia bread were fabulous. Three of us ordered pasta dishes and one a fish--full body with eyes and all. The toasted pound cake for dessert was to die for. We had a fun evening with family and friends.
My husband and I decided to try the tasting menu for $45 each. Although, some of the food was tasty and very creative , some of the courses were a little too weird and not so great. The pasta course was miniscule, literally two bites of each dish. One good thing is that my husband and I laugh a lot about the unusual meal we had on our visit to this Asheville Italian (?) restaurant.
Once again, Cucina 24 exceeds all expectations. Nothing fancy, but by no means ordinary. House Salad, Pasta Bolognese and Farfalle alla Norma to die for. Oh, did I mention the focaccia? Actually, we are still talking about the bolognese 2 days after we dined at Cucina 24.
From top to bottom, great meal. Great atmosphere. Definitely,
a return visit in the future. Perfect dining spot in the heart of Asheville. Check it out!
Spectacular evening!! We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was unique and absolutely delicious. My wife is a vegetarian and her requests were happily accommodated. The parings were unique Italian varietals (vernaccia, ciliegiolo) and paired perfectly with the meal. We will return during our next trip to Asheville.
One of our favorite upscale restaurants in Asheville for out-of-town guests or special occastions. Their menu now offers a delineation of their more traditional Italian offerings (e.g. pasta or pizza) and more imaginative items on a tasting menu that can be ordered for the table or a la carte. Everything prepared with care.
Being quite familiar in all things from the garden or in a recipe, we were served some greens that I still couldn't identify, to dip in an white anchovy bagna cauda. Sounds like a "so what" dish, right? Wrong! It was outstanding. I ordered crudo mackerel with an orange gelee and it was also outstanding. Pretty amazing considering I kept looking at the menu and thinking, uhm, what to do? Everyone else felt the same about their meals. Everything was light, and totally out of the ordinary while being perfectly delicious. Would never hesitate to close my eyes and just point at the menu, and hopefully not land on steak. Though this place would do steak right!
We just returned from three weeks in Italy and wanted to remember that wonderful trip. Cucina 24 was excellent in every way, waiter, food, we had the fixed menu , and they let us bring a bottle of wine we brought back from Italy . Would return again and again. Recommend the chef go to Bel Poggio near Tivoli, outside Rome. We understand he travels to Italy to get ideas, it is a farm to table restaurant that fits in well with Cucina 24. We can hardly wait to go back to Cucina 24 . So glad we live in Asheville so it is possible
Share price fixed menu which we enjoyed. My finicky son did not like the pasta which I thought was excellent. our very nice and accommodative sever Nicolle substituted it with the best tasting pizza this side of Italy _ he gobbled it up. The baked served up some freshly baked bread as I chatted with him while leaving. It was so wonderful that I suggest bread be served with dinner.
First time eating here and sorry we didn't go sooner! We had the tasting menu so we got to try lots of things, everything was prepared to perfection and the creative use of local, seasonal ingredients was great. It was quite a lot of food, we would have been fine stopping after the pasta course, but a nice way to try more things on the menu. Highly recommended!
Cucina 24 is consistently delicious. The last time we went we were a group of 6 and got the $45 per person "family style" dinner, which can only be ordered if the entire party is getting it. It's a great deal and everyone was very happy with it. If you have good eaters in your party, I highly recommend going this route. Enjoy!
Fresh herbs and ingredients from local farms, homemade pasta, great bolognese sauce, perfect amount with the pasta, crusted and moist inside focaccia bread, wonderful wreck fish ... I am salivating just remembering our dinner. We were happy the were so flexible with options. We could take single elements from the chef's sampling menu instead going with the prifix dinner.
Wow! This was one of my top 5 meals of all time. We tried 4 of the top 5 Asheville Open-Table restaurants while we were in Asheville. This one was so far ahead of the others in every respect. We had the chef's tasting and it was simply amazing. I can't see any reason to order anything but this, if you go. Every dish was five-star (and there are a lot of dishes). You get a real feel for what the chef is all about. The whole experience really works, from the stunning visual plate to the awesome palate experience. Don't miss this one - Everyone we spoke with in Asheville loves this place.
One of the best meals ever!! We had the prefixed menu (several courses) & dined for about 3 hours!! Nicole was an incredible server and new every detail of each dish that was served! The food was fresh and authentic!! Enjoyed every morsel, will definitely be back!!
We had the tasting menu that featured a variety of local and seasonal ingredients. The food was great and nicely presented. If they have the lamb loin chop on the menu do yourself a favor and order it! The service staff are very friendly and personable. My only complaint is parking but that is not a problem unique to them in downtown. Well worth the two block walk.
My wife and I were there on 6/24/17 for dinner. We both chose the pairing menu. The food was very fresh and very well prepared, but I feel like the menu was too hipster. It was like they tried so hard to pick unique items and forgot about actually preparing good food. Saluted sunflowers, canolies filled with liver foam, and a lot of other items like that. We are not picky eaters by any means.. but maybe my palate isn't refined enough to enjoy these dishes. All of the portions were gourmet sized and looked very nice on the plate. Maybe the other menu items would have been a better choice. At the end of the night, we left hungry and with $150 less dollars than we came with. On a side note, all of the adjacent restaurants on Wall St. looked fantastic. There are way too many other really good restaurants in Asheville for me to go back there.
The absolute most authentic Italian food we have had since leaving Italy! The Cacio e Pepe was on point! It's difficult to find a restaurant that even serves the dish more less gets it exactly like the Romans! This will be a must every time we visit Asheville!!!
We found this place a few years ago while driving through Asheville, and we make a point of stopping there every time we're in the area. They've added a family-style menu option which seems very popular, and includes a good variety of offerings. We didn't go that way this time, but might, next time we're there.
This was quite possibly the best meal I've ever had! Food was incredible. Fresh homemade focaccia bread that melts in your mouth. Very unique appetizer (in layman's terms it was a crab crepe) that was so incredibly delicious. Thank you to the chef for such a wonderful dining experience! We were on a weekend trip but this is a MUST the next time I'm in Asheville!
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