About Cucina 24
Asheville, NC 28801
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
Absolutely fabulous. We've eaten at near ...
Absolutely fabulous. We've eaten at nearly every restaurant in Asheville, and Cucina 24 is now my husbands favorite. His sister resides in Florence so it's safe to say my husband knows fine, regional dishes. He was wowed at C24's fried sardines. The country pate, made in house was top notch and the focccacia was memorable. We'l be back soon!
We had a great dinner! Rigatoni Amatric ...
We had a great dinner! Rigatoni Amatriciana was perfect, though it might be a little spicy for some. Terrific Grilled Celery Root w Burned Bread Crumbs and Caesar Sauce! Pavlova for dessert- lemon sorbet filled meringue shell fun way to end the night. Nice wine list. Have already recommended to friends. Makes Top 7 dining experiences on my Asheville List.
My son and I took my wife out for her bi ...
My son and I took my wife out for her birthday and they treated us like royalty. When they found out it was her birthday they sent out extra special dishes on the house and surprise us with amazing house made ice creams/sorbets. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Truly the best!!
Food was wonderful and the waitress was ...
Food was wonderful and the waitress was very friendly. Only two complaints - I had requested with my reservation to be seated away from service areas and was seated right next to the kitchen. I realize it is a small restaurant but even one table back from the kitchen could likely have been accommodated. Also our entrees came out separately, so the first entrée was cold by the time the second arrived. However all and all we had a great time and will be back.
Our New Years Eve dinner was incredible. ...
Our New Years Eve dinner was incredible. You could tell the chefs took great care in designing the menu with local, fresh ingredients. The courses kept coming and we enjoyed every one. Can't say enough about our food and service. Thanks for a memorable evening!
My wife and I have never been disappoint ...
My wife and I have never been disappointed with Cucina 24. The food was superb. Service was excellent. The attention they put into preparing the food ,to it's presentation was top notch. Looking forward to our next meal there.
This is our third time dining at Cucina ...
This is our third time dining at Cucina 24. This time on New Years Eve with a prix fix menu. All in all a great experience. The first course (5 items) was slightly overwhelming, most likely due to the fact that we didn't realize that this was all part of the first course and at first we thought they brought our entire meal all out together. Would have been nice had their been more explanation of the experience. Once we realized, this was just the first course, all went better. The value was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Our entrees were simply amazing and so delicious! We also had the wine pairing and were very pleased with all of the choices, especially since we really don't have much knowledge/experience with Italian wines, great picks! This restaurant never disappoints which is why we always come back each time we are in the Asheville area.
Drinks were good but We were very disapp ...
Drinks were good but We were very disappointed in food. This farm to table restaurant was more vegetarian than Italian. The bucatini pasta was lacking in flavor as was the squash pizza. Celery root and side vegetables were burnt - especially the carrots. Overpriced for quality.
This was our second time going to Cucina ...
This was our second time going to Cucina 24. This time we brought friends from out of town. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. I would encourage groups or couples to order plates for sharing and ask for the waiter's suggestions. We did this both times we visited and it was a hit! I would list our favorites but the menu seems to change often! Try it all!
Cucina 24 was an excellent find! We arri ...
Cucina 24 was an excellent find! We arrived a bit early for our reservation and were able to sit at the bar and enjoy a few drinks before dinner. The bartenders were very attentive, and the cocktails here are handcrafted, very unique and some of the best we had in Asheville. Our knowledgable server made some excellent food recommendations, and both our dishes were excellent. The menu changes often here, meaning the ingredients are fresh, seasonal and local (you can find a list of the farms where they source ingredients on the back of the menu). The pasta was delicious, the focaccia was authentic and our brussels sprouts were cooked to perfection. The kitchen is open, providing a lively atmosphere that blended well with the dimly-lit, romantic vibe of the dining area. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a tasty and creative twist on Italian fare.
A truly great experience rooted in the w ...
A truly great experience rooted in the warm and welcoming experience created by our server. With restaurants becoming more and more busy in Asheville I've noticed much of the service around the city is becoming transactional - not the case at Cucina 24. My new favorite place to dine when visiting.
Our group of four had a lovely meal at C ...
Our group of four had a lovely meal at Cucina 24 on Christmas Eve. The staff is young, hip and very professional. The menu is varied and interesting with lots of local fresh offerings. Our meals were delicious (a cheese plate, two pastas, a hearty white bean and kale soup and a beautifully prepared NY strip). The Wall street location is great for dining and then strolling to other fun Asheville locations, and a large parking garage is just across the street. We will definitely
return to this cool but cozy restaurant!
I love this restaurant, and eat here oft ...
I love this restaurant, and eat here often. The food has never disappointed, and this time we tried a few new items - the stracciatelli with butternut squash was sublime, and the duck confit crunchily awesome. The pizza chef made me a special to order pie with veggies that was delish, and my daughter couldn't help herself - we shared the chocolate panna cotta to finish. I'll be back!
We had an incredible meal. Every aspect ...
We had an incredible meal. Every aspect of it was perfection. The N'djua pizza was one of the most delicious I've ever eaten. And our waiter was personable and professional. His recommendations were spot on, including an after-dinner music venue. And he comped us dessert as a way of congratulating us on our pregnancy. I wish we lived in town so we could become regulars!
We had heard mixed reviews about Cucina ...
We had heard mixed reviews about Cucina 24 and had never dined there before. Our mistake... Everything was delicious, and the service was quite good. The cheese platter was amazing: what a delicious array and variety! My husband and I each selected a different pasta dish (homemade pasta, of course); the portions initially looked small, but that was only because the bowls were deceptively deep. (We ended up taking some home.) We also had grilled cauliflower--done two different ways--wonderful. Cucina 24 has a good wine menu, but it has an even more impressive selection of both liquor and liqueurs.
The service was excellent; the waitress ...
The service was excellent; the waitress was knowledgable, attentive, personable and efficient. Food was delicious: hot, appealing to the eye, very good seasoning, and made you want to eat more than you should. The bread was fresh. The appetizer plate was a thing of beauty(we took pictures) and the steak with the turnips and mustard greens was cooked to perfection.
MY mother in law and I dined here on Sat ...
MY mother in law and I dined here on Saturday night. We had a lovely bottle of wine, a pizza and some pasta. Our server was a sweet-natured young lady who was helpful with suggestions, especially regarding the wine. Our dessert was outstanding as well; I had the semi-freddo and it was delicious beyond description. After asking the hostess to not seat us in the entrance to the kitchen, we were finally able to get a nice two-top close to the open kitchen. The ambiance was such that my MIL and I were able to carry on a conversation with ease. My husband, MIL, and I are accustomed to eating out at high quality restaurants and Cucina24 did not disappoint.
Excellent overall experience. Seated as ...
Excellent overall experience. Seated as soon as we entered. Waitress very knowledgeable of menu items, including wine and drinks. Very helpful with our menu selections. Timing of the courses was perfect. We've been here before and will return again!
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
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