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La Cucina - Kitchener, Kitchener, ON

La Cucina - Kitchener

4.6
4.6
393 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Pizza Bar, 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

Experiences

  • Pizza Night

    $16.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday all pizzas are $16.00. Starts at 4pm.
    Pizza Night photo
  • Pasta Night

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday we have all our pastas at $18.00. Starting at 4pm.
    Pasta Night photo

Offers

  • Half Price Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 12:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
    Every Thursday enjoy half price wine all day. Reserve and Vintage wines not included.

    Half Price Wine photo
  • Friday & Saturday Aperol Spritz

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 12:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
    $11 Aperol Spritz every Friday & Saturday.

    Friday & Saturday Aperol Spritz photo

What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

393 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was pricier than last time we went but food was still fantastic! Two meals came out quickly & waited another 10 for other two meals. Little thing in the scheme of things. We love it there!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and service in KW, our go place always . Staff and service is also excellent!

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  3. williamw

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was very good but my gnocchi was warm. The staff spend too much time getting people seated and dishes out to the guests but they are often done by others rather than the server which results in very off and no personal service. Very badly managed staff duty wise. Some interaction and timely service is better than just taking an order and having others deliver badly warm food!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and server were great. Restaurant was busy, so it was a little noisy and hard to have a conversation over dinner. Otherwise great little place.

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  5. MASA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    店の雰囲気も素晴らしく良く、ピザ窯で焼いたピザもとても美味しいです。 色々なイベントも行っており、ワイン半額の日はおすすめですね

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  6. KristenZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations for four for dinner before a show. It was a full house before 6pm. Space was loud but it never impeded conversation. Despite being super busy, waitstaff were excellent - attentive and friendly - drinks and food came quickly, and food was hot. We had four different pastas and shared a pizza, all perfectly cooked and well balanced in flavour and seasoning. Only minor flaw for us was that I had reserved a low table but we were seated at a high table. I noted my request and was told they were unable to accommodate it (even though there was an available booth, which was given to another group of four who arrived after us). No biggie and didn’t impact our time nor review, but just not a fan of bar height seating.

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  7. MIKEY

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress Francesca was amazing. Food as always great

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  8. KristinaB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and our server Dreah was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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  9. LizB

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time ever had the saltiest table water ever! Can't believe that happened. Food was delicious- caesar salad a little over dressed though. Another waitress took over for ours and we never understood why. The original waitress served our drinks and appys before she was replaced. We thought she was being sent home because it was slow but we saw her serve other tables until we left. I truly hope you didn't give the replacement server our table because she didn't have other tables to serve- never seen that happen. Hopefully you pool tips.

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  10. elaine

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband said his dinner here on Thursday night was better than Chris Ruth’s!!!!! He loves the sauce at LaCuccina and the chicken Parm here is really, really good guys!!!

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  11. DusanR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to pay Margarita for kids on Sunday although menu was showing that we should get free pizza if we order a drink. Margarita was charred last two times.

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  12. CarlyK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The truffle braised beef ravioli was excellent. The calzone was HUGE! The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 was that my caprese salad could have used more basil and the arugula salad was "good" but nothing special. Our service was excellent and overall it was a great meal at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

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  13. Andrew

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Coffee is too expensive with the refills Otherwise very good

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  14. elaine

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always good! We were saying tonight you go somewhere and have one bad meal and you don’t go back to that restaurant. This restaurant is our go to!!

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  15. SeanB

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Caesar salad was fresh but the little amount of dressing was bland. For 12.00 I expected more. I had the pasta bolognese. The sauce was good but the noodles tasted like they were cooked ahead as several of them were stuck together. The mushroom and truffle pizza was ok. Service was ok. I don’t think I will be back.

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  16. Andrew

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It would be nice if bread (with olive oil) was served with dinner. Otherwise very good.

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  17. elaine

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went tonight to celebrate my son’s birthday, and the meal was fantastic! I wish I had taken a picture ! Chicken Parmesan a new menu item, was delicious!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience! Wood fired pizza is ahhhhhh-mazing, and spouse had the rigatoni which was wonderful. Friendly and efficient service, and a full dining room with many people really enjoying their friends and food. Nice vibe, and fresh, authentic food. Yum and yum.

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  19. JoeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good. Wife and I both had the veal parm with tagliatelle. Would have been nice to have some bread or a small loaf with it. Also, no extra parmesan to sprinkle on top was offered, which is common at most Italian Restaurants. A tad pricey because of what l mentioned, but the food was good and l would probably go back.

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  20. Kari

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Did not enjoy a drink they sent me so they did not charge me, I ordered an Island Tea instead and it was delicous! Creme brulee is must get, heavenly. The pizza is delicious as always however I found this time it was quite soggy and difficult to eat without all the toppings sliding off. Ate it all nonetheless! Very kind servers, was a very enjoyable experience overall

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  21. Limbo

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There was 8 of us for dinner. Pizza orders for 2 guests arrived fairly quickly but rest of guests were left waiting a long time for their food, by which time the pizzas were pretty much consumed.

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  22. Chachi

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has amazing food, don't miss out!!!!!!!

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  23. CarrieM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza and meatballs were amazing! We'll be back again!

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  24. Darcy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around! Loved the food and the service!

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  25. elaine

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and the food was excellent as always!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out with my Valentine. Great restaurant, excellent service!

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  27. LeeL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good overall experience. It was a nice dinner and a night out. The wait staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was overall pretty good. The wait staff, while friendly, were not overly attentive. They only returned for removing dirty dishes and bringing the next course. Did not come to refill wine glasses or ask if we wanted anything additional. The food was well inspired but the execution had flaws. Overall good food, but it could have been excellent with a little bit more attention to detail. Price was fair, but near the limit of what I would pay for what we got.

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  28. Foogie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A lot of what we experienced was likely because it was Valentine's Day, a very busy night... So we'd expect a limited menu and some noise... But there was no choice at all for food and it was just ok. The pork tenderloin was especially dry and overcooked, which is surprising since we ate early (at 5:30). The rest of the food was rich but bland. The service was excellent, however, and we left a good tip but we are unlikely to go again. I know that Valentine's Day is busy but it's also a special day for romantic dinners and not mediocre ones, especially for the price! We expected better.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. We really enjoy the cocktails and easily the best Pizza in Kitchener, highly recommended!

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  30. GiannaT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service good was was great. However not enough staff working. It took a little long to get food and drinks

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  31. ReneeL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great drinks and excellent server Robin!

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  32. KatherineM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at 6:45 for a table for 4 which we had reserved a week earlier for 7pm. We were seated at a round bar table suitable for dinner for 2 a little after 7, despite many roomier empty tables being empty. Server was OK. Food was OK. Extremely noisy. Expensive for the quality.

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  33. GaryC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best wood oven Pizza. We always make a reservation and never disappointed. We both shared Pizza and Lasagna. Both had a beer and $45 bottle of wine and bill was $113 which I think is pretty reasonable. It is noisy and talking is a bit challenging, but I like the buzz of the place.

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  34. PatrickW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have dined here many times, and enjoy the great service, and delicious meals. We will always come back. Patrick and Debbie W. Kitchener Ontario

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  35. DeanK

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a really great pizza & pasta. Their staging of the food was a bit off. Half of our table had to wait for their order for about 15 minutes after the pizzas were served. However, the food was worth the wait. We just think the kitchen was swamped. For sure, we will be going back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Delicious food. Wonderful to enjoy with dear friends!

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  37. Nova

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Nice location to go with friends.

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  38. Robbie

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent. She really knew the food and gave some great recommendations. Food was delicious. My son and I both truly enjoyed. We will return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and came very quickly! The service could have been better as we hardly saw our server (I had to ask another server for a refill of my drinks). Also, no one came by to ask how our meal was or if we needed anything. Two suggestions: please print new menus! The ones in the leather folder are raggedly, ripped and falling out. It really cheapens the experience. Perhaps a laminate one pager would be better. Also, most Italian restaurants ask if you want fresh Parmesan on your pasta so I was surprised that was not offered. Overall, the food was great and it was a nice dining experience.

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  40. Andrew

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good (although had run out of veal parmesan!!) Would be nice if bread was served with meal

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FAQs

La Cucina - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Cucina - Kitchener

320 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1B7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kitchener
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Pizza Bar, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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