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La Cucina - Kitchener

4.6
4.6
67 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Italian

La Cucina is a NEW authentic Italian pizzeria and restaurant in the heart of downtown Kitchener. Although a new location, the owners are not new to Italian food. With strong Italian roots, a passion to create authentic Italian food and a love of quality and fresh ingredients, La Cucina Pizzeria will soon be your favourite spot to eat and hang-out. The irresistible aromas from our custom-built Malagutti pizza oven will draw you in, and the delicious dishes that emerge from it will keep you coming back for more. Malagutti has been creating these refractory stone culinary masterpieces for over four decades. You will be able to see your pizza or calzone cooked right before your eyes.

The Pizzeria will be serving more than just pizza slices: our menu includes antipasti, homemade pastas, paninis, and larger dishes like Veal Parmigiana and Porchetta.

Dine with us at La Cucina and fall in love with Italian food all over again.

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 954-5300

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SM

    SherryM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was incredible. Great experience at an extremely reasonable price. 10/10 recommend

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very fresh delicious food. With attentive friendly waiter. Will definitely be back!

  3. SM

    SylviaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    I did I indicate when I booked that it was my granddaughtes birthday.I was disappointed that no mention was made.

  4. K

    Kathleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing. Liane was so good to us. The food was delicious. I love the fish. Cooked to perfection. Thank you so much for having us.

  5. JR

    JamieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing. The cuchina martini was to die for!! We’ll be back.

  6. KD

    KDMdiner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Good night out for the family. Good food and atmosphere.

  7. SK

    SoniaK

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the service to the quality of the food was wonderful. It was our first visit at this restaurant but not our last. Our table ordered pizza, homemade pastas, and Caesar salads, and everything was delicious. The temperature of our food was spot on when it arrived at our table. We did not have to wait long for our drinks to arrive either. We will definitely visit this restaurant again when we are in the Kitchener area in the future. Thank you!

  8. TD

    TravelnDine

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and even better service!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  10. S

    Sincs

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very pleasant dinner out just a short walk from The Museum where we saw Unzipped.

  11. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience I had with my friend there couldn't have been more perfect! Everything was so wonderful - the food, the waitress, everything! Can't wait to go back!

  12. AW

    AvaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful time at your restaurant. Love the atmosphere. The service was terrific. And the food was absolutely delicious! Wish I lived closer. Will be back for sure!

  13. MM

    MelodieM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Neil is the best - love love love this place because they treat us like gold!

  14. e

    elaine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always a positive experience. Food was fabulous as always!

  15. TF

    TanyaF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere, the genuinely sincere wait staff, and the ambiance make this a great place!! The food...absolutely fantastic! From presentation to taste, a very great dining experience!

  16. P

    Pierre

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Waitress Brittany was fun and shared menu highlights really well. Pizzas came out much earlier than the pasta so we had to wait. Not well coordinated between pizza oven and kitchen. Calamari was disappointing. Complimentary tiramisu for the birthday girl was amazing. Pizza was very good

  17. EM

    EmyleeM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love it there. Neil is fantastic and always makes us feel welcome!

  18. M

    Monkey

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food And Service was awesome. Neal was a very good waiter. Probably one of the best I have had in several years. Will Be back. We were in a busy section with a loud table next to us. Noise level a little quieter would have been nice!

  19. CD

    CindyD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our group of 8 all really enjoyed our very first visit to La Cucina. The staff were all super friendly, our server was amazing and had a great memory (he did not write any of our orders down and got it 100% accurate). Also super important....the food was very delicious!

  20. EC

    ElenaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent pizza. Very authentic. As an Italian immigrated to Canada I don’t say that easily. 😀 This is the best pizza in town. Even better than il piatto. Definitely better than buon gusto.

  21. SR

    ShobiR

    Azerbaijan

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    4 diners each ordering something different with an order of bruschetta to share. The bruschetta was excellent but a little pricey for the amount served - 5 small pieces but great topping for $9.95. Very accommodating to switch a cream sauce on my gnocchi for an arrabiata sauce but I am not sure gnocchi was made in house. One thing struck me as unusual - our specialty coffees were served in martini glasses! Made for a small serving although tasty.

  22. PS

    PaulaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed the evening. Got very busy so waiter was rushed but understandable. Thank you.

  23. P

    Pamela

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed with the food! We love it there.

  24. MM

    MikeM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place ever

  25. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Cucina is one of the best restaurants in Waterloo Region.

  26. TI

    TimI

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Had the fish and the pasta specials, it was excellent I would come again!

  27. LB

    LeahB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing authentic Italian food. Can't get better anywhere in town. Staff is always amazing. Neil is outstanding! Already booked in again. Try the pizza, piccata, gnocchi, tiramisu.

  28. BM

    BerylM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food, good value, white wine list could be more extensive but overall a good place for dining.

  29. BC

    BCH87

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was very good, although I struggled to tell the difference between many of the pizza and pasta offerings as they mostly seemed to be various kinds of cheese with tomatoes and possibly 1-2 types of (lunch?) meat. Do you hate vegetables or have something against chicken? Calamari was very good. Some of the specials sounded interesting as well. All in all, our meals were good but nothing special. I would recommend 271 West (right across the street with similar but more diverse menu) over La Cucina.

  30. B

    Becca

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    The ambiance was nice and had plenty of TVs for sports fans. The food tasted good, but was not the best designed (I.e., the dough of the pizzas was so thin there were holes in it and couldn't be picked up or else the toppings would fall off, and the pasta dish was fairly small). The menu has a large selection of pasta and pizzas to choose from though, and they have great cocktails.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful meal at La Cucina! The pastas are done well with proper semolina flour so you don't feel heavy, the stone fired pizzas are delicious and the homemade tiramisu is off the charts! Couple this with great cocktails and wonderful service and La Cucina never disappoints!

  32. TR

    TwoRiders

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great service and the food is always delicious.

  33. KC

    KimC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good ... waitress seemed to be stretched thin, so service was a bit slow

  34. SK

    ScottK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Pizzas took a very long time to arrive despite a very empty dining room. Nice thin crust pizzas with quality ingredients and very friendly service made up for the wait. I would go again.

  35. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband has been looking for this kind of pizza got a long time. He will be back for sure. Thanks.

  36. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Cucina is our favourite restaurant. The food never disappoints and the atmosphere is always friendly. We’ve been going there for many years now and feels like home when we walk in. Our waiter Neil knows exactly what we want and makes sure we are well looked after. He’s amazing!!! I’ve recommended La cucina to many friends and relatives. The pizza and pasta is as good as when we were in Italy!!! Definitely 5 stars!!!

  37. KM

    KathrynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The whole dining experience was amazing. Thanks so much to our server Hailey.

  38. GB

    GaryB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    We are spoiled by having a daughter in Italy and able to experience the best food in the world. The meal was excellent, reminiscent of Italy. Congratulations to the chef. I've found no one, in Canada, who can make Arancini di riso. La Cucina got it right, like we had the original from Sicily. Both our main dishes were excellent; prepared right and exploded with wonderful flavor. The one knock is that it was extremely noisy, with a large group near us who were load and lacked civility. The acoustics amplified the noise. That spoiled what would be an extraordinary experience. The restaurant personnel did nothing to tone these wild ones down. Because the food was so outstanding, we will return (this was our first time) but will seek a different time and day to avoid the noise.

  39. M

    Miscname

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was great quality and well sized portions. Recommend!

  40. JB

    JordanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Neil as our server and he was outstanding. Great food and great service.

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La Cucina - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for La Cucina - Kitchener

320 King St W Kitchener, ON N2G 1B7

  • Neighbourhood

    Kitchener

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

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