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.
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
Since we live in this area my wife and I ...
Since we live in this area my wife and I like to go there at least 5, 6 times a year. While the dining experience is always consistently above average - this Christmas Sales Dinner was absolutely excellent.
Food, choices of wine, service, knowledge and presentation - all a most delightful experience
I have been here several times before an ...
I have been here several times before and the food and the atmosphere is excellent. We went this past trip with friends from Miami and they loved it. The only disappointment was that we were too late for the chef tasting and our server wasn't the most helpful. Not bad service, just not exceptional.
Didn't receive the kind of attention fro ...
Didn't receive the kind of attention from our server we needed. It was forever until I was acknowledged after seating. Too long before taking our order & getting wine to start w. She completely forgot a second glass I ordered. I still tipped well, having myself waited tables in 3 states, but I will not b so gracious should it happen again. I hope to eat there again, tonite.
Not a good experience and won't go back. ...
Not a good experience and won't go back. Open kitchen so you could see the cooks which was nice, except it looked like 4 guys in baseball caps trying to figure out what to do. Didn't look like the tidiest kitchen either. When they say they make their pasta, they must truly make it when you order. The service was absolutely pathetic--slow, slow slow!!! They proactively offered to comp our dessert so they recognized the slow service. By the time our dessert came, we were the last table left and, to add insult to injury, they wanted to start clearing our table before we even finished our dessert.
This was our second visit, specifically ...
This was our second visit, specifically for the tasting menu. We had another couple join us who had never been. The restaurant's bar area is very small but the cocktails are always creative - no premixes used here. We left the choices us to the chef who provided a wonderful tasting menu for the table. Every dish was excellent - smoked fish, dried olive powder and chilled cucumber sauce, carpaccio - perfectly seasoned, perfectly crusted slices of beef with amazing potatoes, pesto pasta made from kale, collards and olive oil and an assortment of deserts to complete the adventure - all pared wonderfully with wines selected by the sommelier . A very special evening with wonderful friends. Worth every penny for the tasting and wine paring.
We have travelled a lot in Italy and we ...
We have travelled a lot in Italy and we are Italian food lovers so we came to Cucina 24 with high expectations. Unfortunately, except for a complete - but expensive - wine list, there is nothing Italian in this restaurant.
Even the pasta was too salty and overlooked. As for the lemon cake it has nothing to do with a ´torta al limone'.
The meat dish was OK but nothing Italian.
We will not return to Cucina 24 again.
Consistently the best restaurant in Ashe ...
Consistently the best restaurant in Asheville. Not the newest, not the most trendy. Been here at least half the time I have (maybe 8-10 years?) and just gets better. This is not easy to pull off.
As good with vegetables as with meats - and always creative and well-executed with both. Also unusual.
The local food focus is REAL and you get a true sense of unique flavors that come from this southern Appalachian environment, culture, ecology - old and new.
4 girls out for dinne 2 of us ordered pa ...
4 girls out for dinne 2 of us ordered pasta and shrimp unfortunately the garlic and lemon was burned so dish was bitter sent one back a little better second try
The flatiron steak was delicious and perfectly cooked
The other dish was swordfish and was also delicious
We have eaten at this restaurant many ti ...
We have eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. We have invited guests from out of town they have never been disappointed. No one is disappointed at this restaurant. We will be back soon.
From appetizer to dessert, the meal was ...
From appetizer to dessert, the meal was perfect. Along with our most helpful and friendly waiter, Robertino, our entire experiences at Cucina 24 was truly a delightful one.
Chef/Brian is exceptionally talented!
Thanks for a great night.
The restaurant layout provides a nice va ...
The restaurant layout provides a nice variety of seating and its quiet ambience is understated elegance. The mix of flavors in a variety of dishes - starter, small plate and pasta - is spot on. However, the food portions are quite small and there isn't a bottle of wine offered under $35.
We sat at the bar overlooking the kitche ...
We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen which I recommend. We enjoyed watching the chef cook in the brick oven and he was happy to answer questions. The food is delicious and I would recommend ordering a few things and sharing. The cauliflower was awesome as was the Italian sausage pasta. But the cocktails were divine!!! Wish I had taken Uber so I could have had a couple more!!!
Excellent restaurant. My favorite Italia ...
Excellent restaurant. My favorite Italian Restaurant. Food was delicious and well done. I had lamb chops which is my favorite food and it was the best lamp
Chops I have ever had. The wine list was very good and the waitress very nice and helpful
We were vacationing in Asheville and had ...
We were vacationing in Asheville and had heard many good things about Cucina 24. We were not disappointed. There was a variety of choices and many unique items. Our server was patient and informative with our many questions.
Cucina 24 on Wall Street is always a gre ...
Cucina 24 on Wall Street is always a great dining destination. The drinks are creative and unique, and the evolving menu is always interesting. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville, and never disappoints.
Wine list is exceptionally good. Servic ...
Wine list is exceptionally good. Service excellent but it is getting very pricey. Food is excellent but options were not as plentiful during this time of year. What we had was wonderful ( pork cheeks and polenta and stuffed veal breast) Appetizer was not as inspired as in the past.
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