La Cucina Ristorante
Rustic. Authentic. Italian.
We are a locally owned, casual and authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon. The magic at La Cucina happens in “the kitchen”. We use simple and fresh ingredients to create classic, home-style Italian dishes.
Please note: we offer a two hour seating. If you are requiring longer than this please contact the restaurant directly.
Loved everything about the food and the service. A great space. The only downside is the washrooms are not wheelchair/mobility impaired accessible.
If that is not a concern for you, then I highly recommend.
We had an excellent meal on Saturday night. Our only issue was the fact that the Caesar salad was not as described on the menu, and we were not told that the menu option was not available. We were served an extremely mediocre Caesar salad, instead of the grilled Caesar salad offered on the menu. Guests need to be advised of menu changes!
Great service complimented by high quality food service.
Luigi is a great host, and the food was well done. My wife is Italian and so we don't often eat out at Italian restaurants as she thinks she can do better than most Italian spots in our city, which is mostly true. We would definitely go back to La Cucina though
Everything was very good - food, service, ambience. Will be back.
As we were one of only two tables at 6 pm tonight, we pretty much had Luigi’s undivided attention tonight. Very informative, helpful with recommendations for appetizers, mains & desserts.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, can’t wait to go back again to try other menu items. Nothing disappointed tonight, we were very happy with our meal this evening!
Louie took complete control from start to finish. We didn’t choose a single item on the menu, he chose everything for us. It was an incredible experience with great food. Will be back for sure.
Our 2020 Valentine’s Day dinner at La Cucina was fantastic. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. When in doubt, always take Louie’s recommendations! We will definitely be coming back.
It was very good. Waiter was knowledgeable and gave us good advice. We would definitely come back again.
One word - outstanding! Easily able to accommodate dietary needs too.
We had a lovely dinner. The food was excellent, and there were many items on the menu that we wished we had been able to try. Service was attentive, even though the restaurant was busy. Recommend trying it!
Beautiful ambiance, really good menu and food came out fast, fresh and tasty. Service was a bit slow.
Amazing experience. Fantastic food and service! Best Italian food I've had in a really long time. Can't wait to go back!
La Cucina is a fantastic addition to Saskatoon’s dining scene. We started with the buffalo mozzarella appetizer and each had a different entree: two pennes and the risotto with mint and pea. All fantastic. Service is warm and wonderful.
I took my husband out to celebrate his birthday. La Cucina has just came out with a completely new menu.... it was fantastic. Rich in flavour, comforting and left us beyond satisfied. The new menu has all your favourite italian comfort food options. I visited with the owner, who told me he added some of his mother’s recipes to the menu. Authentic Italian experience, from the owners right down to our server Luigi! Everyone treated us like we were a part of the family. Service was impeccable and fun! Amazing ambience... it didn’t feel like we were in Saskatoon! We had the bruschetta and buffalo mozzarella to start... then shared a pasta dish and the veal and scallops with risotto. Portions were large, we took half our pasta dish home. I’ve been dreaming about going back for the veal! Next time I will definitely order the gnocchi, I stole a bite from a guest at our table and it was soft and melted in your mouth! My husband told me when we left this needs to be our weekly tradition. Next time we will bring our kids (13 and 11) for a Sunday dinner! ❤️🍷🍝😋 🇮🇹
Awesome meal. Fresh made in-house pasta was perfect. The new York strip was perfection. Well paced meal. Impeccable service. Highly recommend
Fantastic food, great drinks and wine list!
Everything from homemade focaccia to pasta to veal has been excellent each time we’ve been. One of our fave places to eat by far!
I have been here a few times and I am never disappointed. On this visit I had the chorizo crusted halibut and the ceaser salad. Both were wonderful. Service as always is quick and friendly.
An amazing restaurant!
It was the greatest service anyone can ask for! The food was amazing! Will be going back again!
I booked a reservation for my first ever fancy dinner with my partner. I came 15 minutes early and was told that they would text me when my table was open. I left to wait for the text that I never received. I was so dissatisfied..
Service took 4 hours to eat our meal, other tables got up and left in that time frame.
Food is great and venue is cozy..bit loud and waiters are a bit pushy.
We really liked this restaurant and are definitely going back.
The food is magical and the service is second to none. Ask for Luigi and you won’t be disappointed!
From the moment you step thru the door you step into an unique atmosphere!!!!
You are greeted .. coatcheck!!! I even was hugged by the waiter who is not just that... he is friendly, knowledgeable and just sooo loveable that any suggestion he gave us we sensational!!
Thank you for a wonderful night of savouring taste experience!!!
A great place for a date night, business dinner, girls dinner out!!
Cheers to La Cucina!!!
This place is amazing! The staff is friendly and the ambiance is wonderful - cozy and great Italian music. Our appetizers were so flavourful however our mains, the risotto and ravioli, needed salt and the portion of risotto was extremely small (for $60 - with white truffles). Tony, our waiter was fantastic - very helpful. They try to upsell a lot but were friendly about it. I highly recommend this place - just watch the prices if they're recommending things that aren't on the menu.
Exceptional food, great wine and friendly service. Compliments to Chef Jesse not only does he create a culinary work of art, each dish is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds. We will return.
Amazing food and presentation - a dinning experience! Saskatoon’s next top location?
We very much enjoyed our dining experience. Service was great and it has a lovely quaint atmosphere. We realize it still in its early stages. Two of our dining party were a bit disappointed with their meal. One was a little rich and one didn’t have enough flavour. But overall it is a very nice restaurant.
Walking in felt like we were in a beautiful restaurant in Italy! The food and service were exceptional!!
The expertise of chef Jesse Zuber makes this restaurant unique in Saskatoon. His command of the details in a dish take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Always a special meal and dining experience. Luigi adds some Italian authenticity to the vibe of La Cucina!
The food is amazing and the pasta is out of this world
Amazing food, amazing service. Will definitely be back!
Simply a wonderful meal and dining experience! I will be back very soon!
La Cucina Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 952-0552.
La Cucina Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.