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Cucina Restaurant

1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (20 reviews)
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European, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing food and service. Very rare that all three courses exceed all expectations. Highly recommended.

Thank Hatzidis
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Restaurant excels at providing a very satisfying all-round experience. The presentation of Cucina, in both location and decor, pairs well with the beautifully executed food as well as a wonderful selection of wine. The staff are charming, and excel at making a patron feel...More

Thank RazzleRy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time with our group of friends. The staff was attentive and friendly. Our meal wasn't bad but not incredible either. The beef was dry and not to fond of the veggies paired with it. They were heavy and sweet. Wine selections...More

Thank travelingpenny01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is to die for!! The presentation was beautiful, service is excellent, and there is great variation on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank ginpilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was very quiet on the evening we went as the weather was very windy and very wet - the street outside was flooded in places. The meals were excellent. My partner had pork belly (slow cooked for 48 hours!) that was melt-in-the-mouth delicious....More

1  Thank John66_12
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Home from Auckland for the weekend and was so happy to experience world class dining experience from a team who is clearly passionate about what they do, from the food, to the beer recommendations and the service, we had a great night out and will...More

Thank jadestreat
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had a function here in the very cool Tees St Cafe. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and the atmosphere was awesome. A great space for a group with fantastic food and wine. Would definitely hold a function here again!!

1  Thank mongibson
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Just the very best all-round experience. The cheerful and genuinely warm greeting on arrival, to the helpful and good-natured banter with the waitresses. We are always impressed with the way this restaurant wants to us enjoy the food and the service. The food follows seasonal...More

1  Thank MariseMartin
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Love, love love this place. Stylish, relaxed atmosphere in beautiful old stone building, with carpet for quiet and cosy ambience, enhanced by jazzy background music (think Karen Souza singing), with choices of delicious, innovative Italian-influenced menu. Loved the specials of the day last week -...More

1  Thank Jude G
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I was starving when I arrived and I had to ask for the bread to be served before the main (as they don't seem to bring that beforehand) - it was grilled bread rather than rolls. The lamb dish was excellent- the lamb was pink...More

1  Thank Suzy52
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Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
495 reviews
.17 km away
Steampunk HQ
731 reviews
.14 km away
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.57 km away
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74 reviews
.19 km away
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18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
18 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5696
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Situated at the south end of Thames St ( the gateway to the Victorian Precinct ) OPEN Monday - Saturday at 5pm - late ( our kitchen closes normally at 9pm but if it's busy we stay open until later). Here at Cucina, we strive towards creating a consistently comfortable and enjoyable environment, in which you can appreciate Oamaru's finest fare with your friends and family. We believe in supporting local business, in which incorporates fresh produce. Our intention is to create a restaurant filled with great food, beer and wine, and most importantly, enjoyable times, wherein maintaining a high standard of integrity.
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