CUCINA urbana Est. 2009

505 Laurel Street, San Diego, California

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Welcome to country (and culinary) farmhouse fabulous in the heart of seaside San Diego.
This carefully curated culinary emporium is chock full of refurbished and repurposed vintage finds while the food is nothing short of fabulous. Art installation meets rustic farmhouse fete all for you.
The Lowdown
Type
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Park
Street
Style
Rustic
Vintage
Bohemian
Casual
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Culinary delights meet aesthetic bliss at Southern California’s CUCINA urbana, where dining and design form the ultimate union. The first of its kind in San Diego, the California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop opened doors in the heart of Bankers Hill in 2009.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $25 to $135

Additional Charges

service charge + tax

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
171
Buffet
N/A
Standing
175
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The venue boasts comfort and familiarity, welcoming diners to a country farmhouse with all the whimsy of a contemporary art installation.
Design:
The carefully curated emporium is not only a rustic-inclined decorator’s dream, it’s an incubator and platform for California designers, featuring repurposed and vintage design finds sourced exclusively from local artisans.
Awards & Notables “2014 GOLD MEDALLION AWARDS: BEST ITALIAN FINE DINING” California Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter, June 2014. “BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO” Zagat.com, December 12, 2013. “SAN DIEGO’S HOTTEST TABLES” Zagat, November 2013. “2013 BEST RESTAURANTS, READER’S PICK: BEST SERVICE” San Diego Magazine, June 2013. “2013 BEST RESTAURANTS, READER’S PICK: BEST DESIGN” San Diego Magazine, June 2013.
Celebration Locations
Full Restaurant :
- Max Capacity: 171 seated, 175 standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Wine Shop:
- Max Capacity: 25
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli takes the reins in the kitchen with contemporary California-inspired Italian cuisine prepared with locally sourced, organic and sustainable products. The inventive menu is comprised of vasi, antipasti, insalate, pizza, pasta, piatti and dolce.
Bars & Lounges:
The bar menu is comprised of specialty cocktails, local and Italian artisan beers, as well as house-infused liquors such as vodka, rum and grappa. Offering 140 competitively priced wines for sale in their expansive wine shop, guests can enjoy varietals during service or to-go.
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