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
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.
We've been to Cucina 24 many times altho ...
We've been to Cucina 24 many times although not in several months. Surprisingly, the service was poor. Our waiter was absent when we wanted him. The restaurant wasn't full, and yet getting our main courses was agonizingly slow. Even worse, after we finished, it took our waiter way too long to ask if we wanted deserts/coffee, and since we were tired of waiting, we simply asked for our check and left.
Cucina was fabulous! It was the only res ...
Cucina was fabulous! It was the only restaurant that we could find with less than an hour wait on a Saturday evening. We booked and were seated in less than 20 minutes. The food was amazing. I would definitely recommend the rigatoni with rosemary and chili oil. Would definitely go back!
We were eagerly awaiting our dining expe ...
We were eagerly awaiting our dining experience at Cucina 24. We left unsatisfied and disappointed. Our server was excellent, but the food was not to our liking. One of the worst meals we have had. Wish we could mention something redeeming about the food, but there is not.
We have dined at Cucina 24 many times an ...
We have dined at Cucina 24 many times and enjoyed it but time it was a disappointment. We were seated in the back room and the noise level at times was so loud that we had to lean toward each other to be heard. This was the case in previous meals in that room. The service was slow throughout the meal but our server was friendly and apologetic about our long waits. We had two appetizers the terrine and the octopus that were both pretty good but not exceptional. We also had the potato and Gorgonzola pizza that was so overloaded with cheese that the salty Gorgonzola was all we could taste. All in all a disappointing meal. Since other meals we have had that we're not in the back room were excellent we will give Cucina 24 another try.
A wonderful discovery -- now my new favo ...
A wonderful discovery -- now my new favorite. Our meal was delicious & server, Robertino, was terrific. He helped me choose a most enjoyable cocktail, the Toper, and took care of us with care and good nature. We all had pasta and every dish was tasty. I can't wait to return.
This was my fifth visit to Cucina 24. As ...
This was my fifth visit to Cucina 24. As usual, everything was fantastic. The frisée salad was exceptional. I had the bolognese and it was everything that I had remembered. I will never get tired of ordering it. Everyone else at my table had pasta dishes and they were delicious. Service was impeccable.
Nice atmosphere, good service. The chee ...
Nice atmosphere, good service. The cheeseboard was phenomenal. ThE
bolognese was tasty but there was too much sauce forthe amount of pasta. We came for the cacio e pepe but the dish was not right. The cheese coagulated and the chef missed themark badly. Would try the restaurant again. Learn to make the dish or take it off the menu.
What a shame! This place has a great foo ...
What a shame! This place has a great food and ambiance. But service was a HORRIBLE!!!
We were dining there last Saturday night. The waitress came up to us a bit of attitude. When I asked her some questions about dishes, her response was simply "Nope" , never heard of that. Not sure why but she seemed annoyed.
And some dishes on the menu were not available. So we order what ever they have at the time. The food was good. So we tried to order deserts, again the waitress was too busy chatting with her coworkers and we couldn't get her attention. After waiting her about 20minuniture we gave up. We felt like we had to deal with NYC DMV person.
I would go back there for lunch but not for the dinner.
Our entire experience at Cucina 24 was e ...
Our entire experience at Cucina 24 was excellent. The ambience is contemporary and classy, but not overly formal. You can dress up for a special night out or come in your everyday clothes and feel comfortable either way.
We enjoyed all of our food immensely. The house-made focaccia with olive oil and house-made butter was delicious to start. My husband got strip steak with mushroom risotto and the steak was cooked to a perfect medium. I had both the Rigatoni Amatriciana and Gnocchi with Italian sausage. The house-made rigatoni was cooked perfectly al dente. The gnocchi was tiny (not pillowy like I'm used to), but still perfectly delicious. All of the dishes had great flavor combinations.
Jaime F. was a fantastic server. She struck the perfect balance of keeping an eye on our table and addressing our needs, while not hanging over us or interrupting us in the middle of conversation. When I mentioned that I was having trouble deciding between two pasta dishes, she offered to do half portions of each. When my husband inquired about steak sauce (which they don't have), Jaime offered to see what she could dig up in the kitchen and she brought back a sauce that was a perfect addition. All of the other staff with whom we interacted were great as well. We highly recommend Cucina 24 based on our first experience!
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.
We were visiting Asheville, North Caroli ...
We were visiting Asheville, North Carolina and heard about this restaurant which had very favorable reviews and so I made a reservation. My expectations were met with good food and drink and very friendly staff who took time with us to see that we had a good experience. And oh those grissini with drinks!
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!
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