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La Cucina - Kitchener

4.5
4.5
51 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 26 times 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 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. P

    Pierre

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  2. EM

    EmyleeM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. M

    Monkey

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!

  4. CD

    CindyD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!

  5. SR

    ShobiR

    Azerbaijan

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  6. PS

    PaulaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  7. P

    Pamela

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed with the food! We love it there.

  8. MM

    MikeM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place ever

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!!!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. m

    mumaphipps

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    I had heard such good reviews of the food. Our table had veal parmigiana, calamari appie and gnocchi. All good but nothing special. Biggest surprise was that although 2/3 of restaurant was empty they packed the diners altogether. The table of 4loud diners was maybe 2’away. Bathrooms were dirty.

  26. AD

    ADDD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The pizza and butternut ravioli were amazing! The seafood antipasto was also very good as well. Got the salmon pasta special and was disappointed but everything else was truly authentic Italian food and would recommend this place to a friend.

  27. SD

    SarahD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and atmosphere. Loved the experience

  28. H

    Hungryforpizza

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pizza was amazing. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Thanks for a great evening!

  29. MW

    MichW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    We had a bad experience here ! food was cold, waited 30 mins for new meals only for it to be cold again. Out of 4 meals only one was right. Was not offered any alternative meal but they plopped 3 desserts down on the table. I said I was hungry and would have liked a main course the waiter just shrugged walked off he was very rude.

  30. CP

    ConstanceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service. Had the osso bucco and it was exceptional and made special to address dairy allergies.

  31. LC

    LudgerClay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet atmosphere, attentive service, very good food. I and my business partner both had the seafood pasta special, she with regular pasta, I with gluten free. There was a decent selection of beers on tap, and the pandemic check-in procedure was quick and simple.

  32. TG

    TerriG

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was great. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive food was delicious

  33. DF

    DaunF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Margarita pizza in the Region. Perfectly cooked crust and lots of delicious cheese, simple tomato sauce and fresh basil. Lunchtime deal of personal sized pizza and salad is exactly right amount of food.

  34. TB

    TracyB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place!! Food was amazing, drinks were perfect and our server was so funny! He made the night even better!!! Amazing place! Can’t wait to go back!

  35. MM

    MikeM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best pizza anywhere! Great atmosphere. Friendly service.

  36. AM

    AprilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the most lovely dinner experience. The server Bianca was 5he best ever. Super efficient and friendly! The wine was spot on. Wood fired pizza....amazing. Nobody rushed us out....all patrons were enjoying themselves. Also very clean!!! We'll go back!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such amazing food, great service and nice atmosphere

  38. ME

    MeganE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly, it was absolutely amazing! I loved everything about it. The food was the best hands down in Kitchener Waterloo for Italian food. Absolutely delicious! It was busy and the food was steaming hot when it arrived and tasted perfect. Service was awesome, the server we had was quick and even ordered the feature for us before it ran out. She was very great! Ambiance was very nice and actually busy which I loved to see considering we are coming off of global pandemic and it made me feel like how restaurants used to be. Love it! Overall option is La Cucina has quickly become my new favourite restaurant. My partner and I will go there again and again! ❤️

  39. i

    iyerson

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Italian food options and great service. Food was well presented and was well prepared. Server was very kind and thoughtful. Well priced. Theu some good vegetarian options as well and the dessert options are really nice as well. Loved the eggplant parmesan and the chocolate torte cake.

  40. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a good place to go. Something good for everyone! + friendly, efficient staff.

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La Cucina - Kitchener is rated 4.5 stars by 51 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 26 times 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

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