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CUCINA urbana

4.7
4249 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Welcome to CUCINA urbana, a casual Italian American Neighborhood Kitchen and Wine Shop located in the heart of Bankers Hill. The menu highlights the cuisines of various Italian regions with a distinct California ‘farm to table’ flair for which the Urban Kitchen Group has become known. Chef Joe Magnanelli is excited to share his Italian heritage and create dishes that are fresh, simple and seasonal. Items include: antipasti, artisan pizza, pasta and piatti. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($9 corkage fee applies). The space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch | Tuesday – Friday | 11:30am – 2pm
Afternoon Snacks | Tuesday – Friday | 2pm – 5pm*
Dinner | Sunday + Monday | 5pm – 9pm
Dinner | Tuesday – Thursday | 5pm – 10pm
Dinner | Friday + Saturday | 5pm – 10:30pm
Bar Only | Friday + Saturday | 10:30pm – midnight | pizzas + vasi*

*Walk In seating only, no reservations
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Phone number
(619) 239-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Magnanelli
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Catering
URBAN KITCHEN CATERING provides four star, stunning events with menus unique to your occasion. For more information check the URBAN KITCHEN CATERING link on our website www.urbankitchengroup.com or call Alison at 619.239.2222 extension 2. Or if interested in restaurant buyout opportunities, please contact Tiffany Tassano at 619.239.2222 extension 4.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking & Valet available
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Public transit
CUCINAurbana offers nightly shuttles to and from the Old Globe Theatre.
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Special events & promotions
EVERY DAY 5-6pm Monday + Saturday | 3-6pm Tuesday-Friday | 4:30-6pm Sunday enjoy our food and drink specials.

drink | house red or white wine $7 | moretti draft $4 | seasonal sangria $6 | well drinks $6
food | burnt brussels sprout $3.75 | parmesan fries $3.5 | margerita pizza $7
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4249 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great minestrone soup. Would go back just for that.

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martin (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

I have been here many times and love this place. I booked this engagement for my wife and her friends that were visiting from out of town. They enjoyed the experience, but said their server was inattentive and almost rude. Their server made them feel unwelcome and like they were a nuisance. I would normally not write about this, but they mentioned it several times after the fact and seems to have degraded the experience for them.

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AbeA 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food is delicious to say the least. However, the portion is incredibly small. I walked in hungry and I walked out hungry.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great creative food and great service. We kept the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Lovely dinner! Busy Valentine’s day, but staff did not miss a beat! Goat cheese vasi was a wonderful start. Recommend both the tagliatelle and the snapper. Baked Alaska with pistachio gelato and blackberry was a nice special surprise!

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Nellie (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My daughter is 4 but was hearing and learning a lot about Valentine's day this year. We love Cucina for date nights and figured we would bring her along for a V-day family date. She had a great time. I wasn't expecting a child's menu for Valentine's. She felt so special being dressed up and the waiter paying great attention to make sure she was enjoying herself. The food was great as always.

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CoraC (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for a late Valentine’s dinner and the server was so pleasant and accommodating since I have multiple food allergies; everyone in our group
Enjoyed their dishes; and the non alcoholic drinks were great too; great vibe and great service

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DaveR (Monterrey)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, reasonable wine prices, lively atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and service! Hipster Italian with good bar and great wine selections! Highly recommend for lunch , dinner or happy hour!

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Cchandler (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Kevin was great! Table was tight but the restaurant warned us in advance. Love it there

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Went before the theater and the traffic was bad, we were late, they were nice, were able to sit us right away, facilitate the ordering and serve the great food and got us to the theater on time. Service was professional, personal and yet was fast. Well done, Cucina Urbana!

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MadelieneA (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everytime I go to CUCINA urbana I always get something different and I LOVE IT. The environment is fun but can be very loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Overall excellent!

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vipGreatrestaurant (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place as always.

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habbibandhabbibt (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I celebrated my wedding anniversary there and it was great. Food is delicious and different from other Italian restaurant in the city.

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