Cucina Enoteca | Local Adventures Travel

For this week’s local adventure linkup, we went out to lunch at Cucina Enoteca, a great restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum. It was my first time here and I really enjoyed the food; I am definitely planning on returning again soon.

We went for lunch to share a cheese plate and the fig/Gorgonzola/pecan pizza which was just absolutely delicious. Our waitress was really sweet and even though she had only been there a short time, she already knew the menu quite well and was able to make both drink and food suggestions based on our preferences. *Note: the menu is seasonal and so the items change fairly often (update: the last time I went I had the short-rib pasta and it was incredible!).

They also have a great wine selection (to drink while dining or to bring home) and they infuse their own spirits which is pretty cool.

Cucina Enoteca has locations in Del Mar and the Irvine Spectrum, and they also have a sister restaurant, Cucina Urbana in San Diego.

Cucina Enoteca at the Irvine Spectrum

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine | Local Adventures on Eurolinguiste

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine | Local Adventures on Eurolinguiste

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine | Local Adventures on Eurolinguiste

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine | Local Adventures on Eurolinguiste

Cucina Enoteca in Irvine | Local Adventures on Eurolinguiste

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So what about you, have you discovered any great restaurants in your area recently?

 

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  • That looks yummy! I should suggest that place next time we’re in Irvine! Esther and I just went to Bar Tartine for lunch today and it was delicious! So nice to find good cheap eats in the area 🙂

    • Absolutely! I’ll have to check out Bar Tartine if I ever make it up to San Francisco. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

      • I second Bar Tartine!! 🙂 SO GOOD!

        • Sounds like I will have to head up north again soon if it comes with that good of a recommendation!

  • The food in LA and SF is so good. I feel like you guys have so many more options. We’re trying to make the best of it in Vegas though 😛

    • Grass is always greener! My parents were just in Vegas last weekend and my dad says he found a pizza chain that is native to Chicago (his home) and raved about it.