A California inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop in a whimsical bohemian cool setting.
Nosh with your nearest on Italian classics served with a modern twist, family-style and with house-infused liquors. We likey.
CUCINA enoteca Del Mar’s happy hour is offered Tuesday-Sunday from 3-6pm and Monday from 5-6pm, and the patio is pet friendly, so furry friends can join the fun as well.
Ample Parking Onsite
CUCINA enoteca exudes a modern Italian kitchen-meets-rustic-farmhouse feel and seamlessly blends innovative cuisine and cutting-edge design in one concept. Downstairs, dramatic ceilings provide an abundance of natural light, welcoming those who wish to enjoy a more intimate dining experience, while upstairs provides an airy, garden-inspired patio experience.
CUCINA enoteca commissioned a community of local and creative talents to co-advise on various interior elements. In the venue, CUCINA enoteca showcases a signature emphasis on custom made creations, locally procured vintage finds and reclaimed and repurposed materials. As a nod to the location’s proximity to the polo fields and the nearby Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, there is an “ode to the equestrian” theme with a cascading wall of collectible Breyer horses in a variety of colors and sizes. The installation serves as a principal design focal point flanking the oversized staircase in the main dining area.
Awards & Notables
“TOP 100 HOT SPOT RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY” Open Table Restaurant Awards 2014 “HOT 25 RESTAURANTS IN THE US” Gayot Restaurant Awards 2014 “STONE COLD STUNNER 2013 ” Eater San Diego, November 18, 2013 “TOP TEN SAN DIEGO RESTAURANTS OF 2013” San Diego Magazine, December 20, 2013 “BEST OPENINGS OF 2013” DiscoverSD, December 2013 “BEST RESTAURANTS OF 2014” Ranch and Coast, February 2014 “BEST DINING NEIGHBORHOODS OF 2013” Eater San Diego, December 27, 2013 "TOP 10 FALL RESTAURANT OPENINGS” Thrillist.com, August 16, 2013
Second-story Garden Patio:
CUCINA enoteca Del Mar’s second-story open-air garden patio is the place to see and be seen. A feast for the palate and the eyes, guests can enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience while lingering over handcrafted specialty cocktails, the most extensive selection of hard-to-find Italian artisan beers in the city, as well as fine wines.
- View: Overlooks the surrounding Del Mar neighborhood
- Max Capacity: 60 Seated, 75 Standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Under the inspired direction of Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli, CUCINA enoteca's menu combines the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California. CUCINA enoteca turns out trademark iterations of luxurious pastas, antipasti, innovative pizzas and plates small and large, sweet and savory, which beg to be shared. There is also a focus on an ambitious in-house cheese program, house made charcuterie and sausage, hand crafted confections, and a selection of artisanal breads and pastas prepared from scratch.
Bars & Lounges:
CUCINA’s wine list is comprised of a balanced and carefully curated selection of 250+ familiar names as well as more rare and esoteric small-batch gems—promising something for everyone from the novice taster to the seasoned oenophile.
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